Former Sports, Youth and Culture Minister Moses Dossi, who also has presidential ambitions, has welcomed veteran politician Gwanda Chakuamba for announcing his return into frontline politics, saying he will help in the fight against Mutharika dictatorship.
Dossi in his contribution in Monday’s Capital FM’s Newstalk programme in which Malawians were asked to have their say on Chakuamba’s return to active politics.
The former minister said he has respect for Chakuamba and thinks he is among the few notable ndividuals who can help in resolving some of the problems Malawi is currently facing.
Dossi said Chakuamba is a true soldier and that he played a vital role in bringing in the freedom Malawians are enjoying today despite the economic and governance challenges the country is facing.
“I have high respect for Honorable Chakuamba, he is a man who has spent his time in trying to put things together for the better of this country,” said Dossi.
He further expressed concerns with some leaders who have spent much of their time abroad – Matchona – only to come back and spoil things and benefit from other peoples sweat.
“People who have not invested anything in our country are those who are eating our money” he said.
He further called upon Malawians to vote wisely in 2014 by bringing into power ‘genuine Malawians’ who will be able to appreciate the extreme povery people are facing and work with all stakeholders to alliveate the people’s suffering.
Dossi has called upon Malawian politicians to iron out their differences and work as one family the way things are happening in Zambia where former presidents and the incumbent Michael Sata are having good relations.
There was mixed reaction from other callers who contributed in the programme on whether Chakuamba has made a justifiable move to return into politics.
Others backed his decision and urged him only to play advisory role and gloom the youth on how they can become reliable politicians.
But speaking on Capital FM Daybreak Malawi programme on Tuesday, Chancellor College political lecturer Mustapha Hussein said he does not beleive Chakuamba return will have any “value.”
Chakuamba himself told the radio:“I am Malawian bonafide Malawian, my father Malawian, my mother Malawian, full blood Malawian. If things in this country went very well I could have retired completely but I don’t want to be a traitor.”
The veteran polician said he is back to fight tyranny, saying President Bingu wa Mutharika is “autocratic and intolerant of criticism”.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :