Drunk MP Gowelo irks imbibers at hotel, humbled

Member of Parliament for Blantyre West, Tarsizio Gowelo was Wednesday evening involved in a shameful act when in his drunk state he called women sex workers and also provoked some imbibers at the Malawi Tourism School, popularly known as Alendo Hotel, in the commercial city.

Gowelo, who was drunk on Carlsberg Green and in the company of a lady and a bodyguard, first sat outside the hotel’s bar in the garden, where he called the lady unprintable names. He later misplaced his drinking glass in his car and also accused his lady and a young student waitress serving them of prostituting.

When his glass was finally located by his bodyguard, the MP walked inside the bar where he found some men and a woman chatting. He loudly started to belittle one man as belonging to a religion that has churches only along the road – from Blantyre all the way to Chitipa.

He also boasted of having stayed in Blantyre City for the most part of his life and that even Sanjika Palace was in his constituency.

Gowelo: Honourable?
Gowelo: Honourable?

“Let me say one word, Sanjika Palace all the way to outskirts of the city are my area. I therefore welcome you all on this bar,” he said drawing attention to himself.

It was when his victim was welcoming his arriving friend into the bar and Gowero said those who were there for ‘his free beer’ were not welcome that the man exploded.

“What type of an MP or honourable are you who disrespects and belittles people? You must learn to respect yourself first and people will honour you, not otherwise,” said the annoyed man.

He went on to tell the MP in his face he was ready to pay for all the beer Gowelo had bought for anyone in the bar and produced a bunch of K1,000 banknotes worth close to a hundred thousand.

“Here is my money all for beer and I can also buy you beer. You ought to be ashamed treating people like this,” charged the man who was restrained from leaving the place by the other imbibers.

Humbled, Gowero still threatened he was going to embarrass the man back at home because he had been embarrassed himself by the man, whom he called ‘apongozi’.

When all the imbibers ganged up and talked against Gowelo’s unbecoming behaviour, and challenged them to buy them all beers if he indeed was ‘man enough’, Gowelo only bought one pacifying middle aged man a glass of wine and walked out after exchanging bitter words with his alleged ‘apongozi’.

The MP also said he was a peace maker only out to chat and that people would choose between keeping him as MP or not, and he would respect their opinion.

“Not with such behaviour,” roared the imbibers as the MP was advised out of the bar by his shabbily dressed bodyguard.

The MP swore he would deal with the man later.

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