Paramount Chief Lundu is facing strong condemnation for his derogatory remarks at a political rally addressed by President Peter Mutharika when he called Goal Malawi — a non-governmental organisation (NGO) stupid.
Lundu, infamous for his foul-mouthing, could not even come out clear on what Goal Malawi has done wrong to deserve such a public slur at a political meeting broadcast on tax-payers Malawi Broadcasting Corporation
“The vile and vulgar language by the Paramount Chief Lundu is unacceptable,” youth activist Steven Simsokwe said.
Lundu has been accused of political rubble rousing over several issues.
Malawi’s flagship newspaper, the Daily Times, in its editorial comment pointed out that chiefs are supposed to be role models who must conduct themselves with decorum since they hold positions of authority.
The paper said Lundu had no point to castigate Goal Malawi but all he wants is some undue attention.
“NGOs—especially respectable ones like Goal Malawi—must not be put under pressure because of some chief’s love for inexplicable reverence,” the paper said.
It said traditional leaders in the country should be reminded that their role in society is to provide guidance to subjects other than being “some loudmouths who talk before reasoning.”
In its editorial, the paper said the behaviour of Lundu must be discouraged because it threatens organisations that are in the country on goodwill.
“We all know that the government’s gaps in areas like education, health, agriculture and nutrition are covered by organisations such as Goal Malawi and others and it would be imprudent for some chief to make statements that would discourage such organisations. The truth is that this country needs these organisations and we must make sure we create workable environment for them.”
The paper strongly condemn the crude remarks made by Lundu and persuaded the relevant authorities to spare some time to civic educate some of the chiefs on decency and decorum.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :