Veteran musician and former Member of Parliament (MP) for Mzimba West Constituency, Billy Kaunda has announced his retirement from politics to spend time with his family.
He said ina na interview the decision to retire has nothing to do with the assertion that he may not have the popularity to win his former seat.
“If you can do a research, you will find that people of Mzimba West still love me. I have done good things for them when I was MP and I left a very good record.
“Moreover, I always believe that the best time to leave the stage is when you are still dancing very well,” said the Mwapindulanji star.
The former legislator made history by winning legislative seat in two different constituencies of Blantyre City South East Constituency in 2004 and Mzimba West in 2009.
He contested on an independent ticket and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ticket in the two elections respectively.
Apart from NDA, he has been a member of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and served as deputy minister and then joined People’s Party (PP) when Joyce Banda was President of Malawi.
The accomplished musician, who is well known for speaking on behalf the poor through songs such as Agalatiya, Mwapindulanji, Lupanga and Kumidima, was also accorded the opportunity to hold a Deputy Ministerial position during his political days.
Meanwhile, the artist also says he has nothing in stock for his music fans and is on a short break.