I’m sorry for my careless remarks, MCP’s Kusamba Dzonzi tells North Malawi

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) financial spokesperson in Parliament, Alexander Kusamba Dzonzi has apologised for his controversial remarks he made towards people of the Northern Region.

Kusamba-Dzonzi: My sincere apologies

While responding to the Mid-Term Budget Statement, Kusamba Dzonzi accused Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe of allocating more water projects in the North, where he said there are ‘just few people’ than  Lilongwe, Kasungu or Thyolo.

The remarks irked members of Parliament from the region and former vice president Khumbo Kachali who is Mzimva South West MP addressed  a news conference to condemn Dzonzi’s remarks as nepotism.

Kachali  said: “ I would like to condemn in strongest terms portions of the  response by MCP through Kusamba Dzonzi.”

Transport Minister Jappie Mhango earlier also condemned  Dzonzi’s remarks,  saying they were a confirmation that MCP has not changed.

Mhango, who is also national campaign director for ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said the remarks remind people of the North the atrocities that MCP committed during its 31-year rule.

He further claimed that MCP does not want to see any development in the North, which he said was sad.

Kusamba Dzonzi’s pronouncements forced MCP president Lazarus Chakwera to ask the Speaker to exclude the remarks from the Hansard and not form part of the the parliamentary record, saying they were not views of MCP.

Meanwhile, Dzonzi told the House that he is sorry for his carelees remarks and asked for forgiveness.

“I would like to extend my apologies to all in the  North for the sentiment I made when I was responding to the Mid-Year Budget Review Statement,” said Dzonzi.

“My statement was careless and please receive my sincere apologies,” he added.

He elaborated that he was only trying to plead with Gondwe to consider all regions equally, arguing that what mattered was interpretation.

The controversial statement was duly taken out of the Hansard.

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“I’m sorry for my careless remarks, you are educated for nothing Mr, i can see that you are biting your finger;
Alexander Kusamba Dzonzi , you have to be very careful if you want to say something.


The Honorable Kachali says that the Honorable Dzonzi’s remarks constitute nepotism. Perhaps he means teapotism. Kikikiki


Kukanakhala kumwamba bwenzi Chakwera ali Satana ndipo ma supporter onse a MCP ndi ziwanda!


Thank you Kusamba Dzonzi, very wise not the useless unwise Khumbo who instead of dealing with matter in parliament when it started he decided to go on MBC TV and radio to respond to an issue which could have best be handled by the speaker in parliament through a point of order.


Kusamba’s remarks are very retrogressive; Nevertheless we are still geared at voting for the lesser devil

Ngulenje Chilumba
I’m from the north and I am not happy with Dzonzi said about the north if indeed He mentioned the North in his statement but at the same time I do not want the DPP members to take advantage of this and use it as their campaigning tool against the MCP for several reasons, 1st – DPP has completely done nothing here in the north except the Killing of young demonstrators and empty promises compared to MCP. There are several development that MCP can point at here in the north compared to DPP. MCP took government from the grass root… Read more »
Alfred Minjo

Awanso ndi matenda ndi mbuli yeniyeni. Sakudziwa chimene akunena!!


We are done with you MCP now all we are for DEPECO the only party can help Northerners


I salute you brother. DPP sikanatha kupepesatu…ask Jefure Wa Jefure she refused to do the apology.

I am the great son of the North ndipo we salute you Hon

Mudika Ngwira
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There is more that unites than what divides us. Some of you commentators have criticised Donald Trump for his decision to build border wall with Mexico. This is exactly the kind of thinking being displayed by most of you Malawians. We are all Malawians; the tribes and family names signify our heritage of Malawi (Malawians). All the people that you meet in your everyday life are Malawians. It is therefore a waste of time and energy to box your own people into tribes or family names. Let’s build a country united by its one heritage as we head towards a… Read more »

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