Ex-UDF women campaigner ‘Abiti Yesiyesi’ appeal for support

Former United Democratic Front( UDF) women campaign director for Lilongwe, Mai Lucina Abiti Yesiyesi Chirwa, is battling for her life after her body got paralysed from the hip to the legs from 2013.

Mai Lucina abiti Yesiyesi Chirwa

Mai Chirwa popularly known by UDF followers as Mai Bakili fought for the party in the struggle to oust the dictatorial leadership of the late Ngwazi Kamuzu Banda and the Malawi Congress Party( MCP) for Malawi’s transition to change for democracy in the 1990s.

Ever since she got paralysed, UDF officials including its leadership, have never had time off to visit her at her home in Lilongwe.

Speaking in an interview from her mat, Mai Chirwa, appealed to the UDF leadership not to forget her for being paralysed saying she is still UDF.

” I will die with UDF, the party that liberated all Malawians from atrocities of the MCP, I have danced for Bakili and the UDF cannot forget me,” said Mai Chirwa.

Later , Chirwa  said , William Ching’amba( Lilongwe urban UDF governor) and District governess, late Mai Hawa Snake, led to the formation of a strong UDF region of Area 25 which produced the first UDF MP, Kamangadazi Chambalo for Lilongwe City Central constituency in 1994.

She said she feels very sorry for herself as she cannot move out from her mat on her own only with the support by her two children and having failed to register for the National Registration Bureau’s( NRB) identify cards.

Chirwa expressed disappointment for failing to support  Atupele Muluzi’s candidature in the UDF convention slated for 1st August, this year in Blantyre.

” Had it been that my body was of that Mai Bakili one used to know, I would have gone  and vote for Atupele,” she lamented.

The former women campaign director thanked well wishers who include members from her church, St. Francis Parish, Kanengo, for tirelessly coming with material and spiritual support hoping that the UDF leadership one day before she bid bye to this earthly world, will be with her in prayers.

Born in 1938 as Lucina abiti Yesiyesi at M’bwana village in the area of Traditional Authority Nankumba in Monkey bay, Mangochi, got married in the 1950s to late Mr, Mark Kadama Chirwa of Likoma, has four children and twenty four grand children.

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Zikomo
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I am glad that she had been featured on this media. Being a former member of the UDF is true but I don’t know if it is in the party’s constitution that the party shoul help the former members. I was just a little boy when she went to and fro for the party. We don’t care that the party is not helping her now. We are doing our best to fend for her and other family members. I’m happy to be one of her grandchildren

Similandu
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Similandu

Atupele should step into his dad’s shoes go and assist the woman she naturally joined UDF for Nga Ntafu and Che Bakili Mr Tcheya is struggling with his old age but call the lady to BCA

ndele
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ndele

ndikuva cisoni gogo. pepani. monga zinalili kale lija ndipo mpaka pano , nkhani zake ndi zoti tipange ici kuti andipangile ici. taonadi azimai ambili ovinila motsogola kuonjeza apo wena onyoza ndi kutukwana aliyese odandaula pa comwe sicikuyenda, otelewa amamngilidwa manyumba, kukwezekwedwa ndege, kumayendetsedwa mmagalimoto a boma, kukwezedwa pa maudindo, zisazo nzambili , lelo tili ndi mai wa DPP yemwe ali pa salary ya PS pomwe ncito yake nkumangoyenda nao ndi boma lilipoli komwe likupita, kukakhala kutsogolo. kwafusa za ncito yao sanenapo kanthu. ndi mavuto akulu brain wwashed basi ,palm oiled life basi tizimangotelo. podikila yankho tipemphe ana ndi zizukulu zanu… Read more »

Kholowa
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Kholowa

What goes around comes around,these are the women who were cheering muluzi when he was castgating malewezi for taking 32 tablets a day. Now you cheered muluzi but he’s nowhere to help you,what a shame? Know that no matter what we are all Gods creation and we need to respect each other because we do not know what tomorrow might bring for us! Pano chair ali pheee kukwela kamwana kaja inu mukuvutika nokha chonchi, You cant die for a politician you just waste you time bola kumalima mpilu basi!

Waku Gauteng
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Waku Gauteng

African politics you are used like soap when the bar is finished just get another one. Shame on you people odyera pa mitu ya ena

Dipipi wa Yudiefu
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Dipipi wa Yudiefu

Atupele is temporarily busy with his fellow thieves making money for himself . Inform Bakili about this.

chaione wawo
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Yes UDF as a party need to help this woman. However we are told of four children and over 20 grand children. What role are they playing? should this mama be looking like this with all those children and grand children around?

Awize
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Awize

Eti-eti abale 24 grand children still this old woman is in poor shape during old age like this. Zoona? How come that 1 parent can raise over 10 children but the same number of children cannot take a good care of an old single parent, really?. Achinyamata tisinthe ndithu, Ambuye atiyendere kuti tizikhudzika. Anthuwa anatibereka n’kutilera

Zikomo
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Is it reported that they don’t help her?

Central
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Central

Mr Atupele Muluzi ntchito iyoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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