Chakwera blocked from ‘eulogising’ Msowoya’s brother: DPP, UTM,  UDF recognized

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera and some of the party’s senior members on Friday were shocked when they were not given a chance to speak at the funeral of the brother of its former vice President Richard Msowoya who is also the Speaker of Parliament despite other parties given a slot to give their eulogies.

Chakwera in a photo opportunity with mourners
Speaker Msowoya paying last respect to his late brother
Chakwera: Mafwa , tafwa

The burial ceremony of Mwembe Msowoya [brother to Richard Msowoya] which occurred in his home area of Nyungwe in Karonga attracted different political parties and politicians such as the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), United Transformation Movement (UTM), MCP, former vice President Khumbo Kachali and deputy speaker of Parliament Dr Clement Chiwaya of United Democratic Front (UDF_.

DPP was headed by Minister of Transport Jappie Mhango, Chidanti Malunga UTM, Chakwera of MCP, Chiwaya  of UDF and tiny Freedom Party  of Kachali.

However, out of all parties and politicians, only MCP was not given a chance to speak despite the party’s leader presence being recognized.

Despite the development which some quoters at the funeral described it as a political move initiated by Richard Msowoya as a revenge to his former boss, Chakwera and MCP officials did not leave the place until the burial ceremony ended.

Speaking to Nyasa Times after the ceremony, Chakwera said his coming was not political but to comfort Msowoya as the Speaker of Parliament,the former MCP senior member and fellow politician.

Chakwera who was seen unshaken with the move said he was sorry with the death of the brother of Msowoya because he was acting as his parent.

“In Tumbuka there is this proverb ‘Mwafwa tafwa’. Apart from that after hearing that the deceased was a brother to Msowoya we regarded him as a parent too. So as MCP we believe that Msowoya has lost his parent hence our coming to comfort him,” said Chakwera.

Effort to talk to the bereaved family or Msowoya on the matter proved futile.

Msowoya dumped MCP to UTM on what he described as personal reasons.

However, it is believed that this was after Chakwera opted for business tycoon Sidik Mia as the party’s vice president.

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kaya
kaya
3 years ago

Funeral ceremonies are not conference platforms for politicians to present their manifesto. Mosowoya did well to stop them. We understand there is political chaos in both MCP and DPP

Ungwelu
Ungwelu
3 years ago
Reply to  kaya

If what you are saying is the case, then DPP, UTM and UDF should also not have been given the platforms. Logic and consistency lacked here.

Xanda
Xanda
3 years ago

Kodi amanita kumaliro kapena amafuna akalankhule

UTM mwana we Pumbwa
UTM mwana we Pumbwa
3 years ago

U did well going. If uhad not gone akanati mwamuwona.mnzakewaferedwa sanabwere..leave them . u hv done it part..UTM and DPP ndiamodzi paja anangogawana zida.
Thank God anthu aku Karonga think and use their brains….

winson msowoya
winson msowoya
3 years ago

Ones we akulimbana ndi MCP. paja DPP has sent UTM to deny MCP chance to government. paja wawina they join has again in looting the country……rotten thinking…..Bravo Chakwera.

dinky
dinky
3 years ago

a msowoya ndinu afiti anthu abwera pa maliro panu kumakwiya ngati mthakati iwedi sukalamba bwino

Adansonia digitata
Adansonia digitata
3 years ago

Zopanda pake,. What have you achieved?

Cognitive Dissonance Theory
Cognitive Dissonance Theory
3 years ago

At the end of the day. what has a family achieved? The man is gone. He did not even know who spoke or not. It is the family which is now Msowoya who is left with bitter filling that is eating his heat away.

Nalingula
Nalingula
3 years ago

Chakwera is so mature.I saw him at Church during the wedding of Bikoko despite the later having dumped MCP.He was blocked to Speak at the Funeral of Sam Mpasu despite him being a friend and one of the few people who used to Visit him in prison.That’s how a Mature leader should behave.

Che Ntopeya
Che Ntopeya
3 years ago

CHakwera mpaka kuchita ‘phozi’ choncho nkumati your presence was not political? Aaah abusa !

Central
Central
3 years ago

This just shows how hard hearted and unforgiving Msowoya is…………………….!! If God forgives who is man not to? Udindo wake wa pansi pompano wakuthauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu! Koma anthu mudazimvetsetsaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ndipo maudindo mudawakondetsetsa!! This means if it happened to Chakwera, Msowoya wouldn’t have dared to go and console Chakwera!! Khalidwe limenelo muononga nalo UTM yanuko chifukwa ndi mtima osakhululukawo umene anthu amayamba kupha nawo amzao!!! Ana a njoka muzikopa za nkhosaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! Tadzioneniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!

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