Kabwila explains ‘stealing  from corpses’ comments amidst backlash

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) spokesperson Jessie Kabwila  has explained that her comments in relation to the controversial grants the National Aids Commission (Nac) gave to Beatify Malawi (Beam), National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) and Mulhakho wa Alhomwe were not insulting as being construed by some section of the society.

Kabwila: Semantics

Kabwila: Semantics

Kabwila described the release of money from Nac as “stealing from corpses.”.

She said: “Pa Malawi pano anthu afika pobera maliro, poyamba timangokamba zaCashgate za achina Lutepo ndi Mphwiyo koma lero anthu akumatenga ndalama zogulira ma ARVszimenezi zikutanthauzanji? Sikubera maliro kumeneku?”

The MCP spokeswoman said she stands by her remarks but defends herself , saying they were not deragotary to HIV positive people.

“What I said was that those  stealing at National Aids Commission(NAC) are committing the similar crime like that of  stealing from the funeral house, I said that just to emphasize the point on the gravity of the crime,” said Kabwira.

Kabwira said people should  waste time in checking semantics.

“These things are coming in order to divert the attention of real issues[ economic turmoil and governance],” she said.

A Blantyre based  Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) involved in advocating and promoting for health rights of all the people of Malawi  and in particular HIV/AIDS, commonly known as Health,  Rights and Education Programme (HREP) through executive director Maziko Matemba called on Kabwira to apologise to Malawians over  her remarks.

Matemba said the statement has a potential to  encourage stigma especially during the time Malawi is eying for door to door advocacy.

He  said studies conducted so far  singled out stigma and discrimination as major challenge hampering the fight against HIV and Aids in Malawi.

Matemba said it is against this background that various stakeholders involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS are making huge investments to stop stigma and discrimination.

Chairperson for the Supreme Council of Ulama Imram Shareef Mahomed said Kabwila has  also added its voice on the comments.

“Jessie Kabwila is a respected person whom I believe reasons before making statements. We are concerned, however, on what she meant by connecting people with HIV/ Aids to death. As a person who has a big position we were expecting her, after explaining what she meant, to withdraw her statement since it has incensed some people,” said Shareef- Mahomed.

He said, the MCP publicist should have, before speaking, understood the fact that HIV/Aids is a sensitive issue and that it is uncalled for to condemn those living with the virus to death.

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Original Northerner
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chitsiru cha munthu chimenechi, kuyakhula ngati akubiba. Ngati kuti alibe abale akachirombo. uzafa imfa yowawa Jessie Chindere kabwila. Paujeni pa mako

Original Northerner
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chitsiru cha munthu chimenechi, kuyakhula ngati akubiba. Ngati kuti alibe abale akachirombo. uzafa imfa yowawa Jessie Chindere Kabwila

Yuri Phumisa
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Zachabe, zonse zili chabe…atelo mlaliki! we never knew that Kabwila’s mouth could voice such filthy comments, what do u pipo take Malawians for? usay one wrong thing today n tomorrow ucome and talk even more nonsense. watch ur toung madame spokesperson!

phiriwaphiri
Guest

thats why banja linawavuta amayi wawa, if one can speak like that in opposition what if she in in government , that can be worse u have to apologise, dont you know that some of the members in in mcp are on ARVS/ TIMAWAONATU KU LIGHT SHAME ON YOU KABWILA

Isaac chagwa mzuzu
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Malawians wake up chilungamo sichipheka and God is the righteous Judge.Courts are clossed but God’s eye is ever open to see us.Let God punish the one with evil motive in this issue.

wamasomphenya
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Winawe ukuganiza ife a congrss we hate Jessy iiii not a single bit we love her just as we love our mighty party

wamasomphenya
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Proud of our Jessy she has no match ndipo she will take soo head-on. Inu a HIV ndimabungwe any mukudana ndimunthu iyi skyline.yerani nkhondo ndinu prank inuuu mukusangalala ndikuberedwa??? Inu simukudziwa kuti anzanu sakupeza mankhwala mmidzimu ndiye first lady ideas zinyalala ndi alomwe kukatenga ndalama inu nkumalimbana ndi Dr Kabwila? Mwatani inu thinking yanu njotani yomvetsa chisoni chonchi??? Mayi wakustatehkuseyo apepese iyeyo palibe good judgement of all organizations why target NAC for contributions towards petty projects,?? Wish a Malawi!!!!

Wazingwa Makoswa
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Special request to Jessie Kapasula Kabwila. It is not too late please apologize because if you DO NOT, this will haunt you and your party later.

Ine ulemu wanga pa inu ndichita withdraw.

Makoswa Wazigwa
Guest

I have all along respected Jessie but now I think I gave my respect to a wrong person. Jessie to regain my respect you need to withdraw the statement and apologize to us people living with HIV. Otherwise we will condemn you too.

The statement is not even ambiguous for one to be talking of semantics or misinterpretation ayi. If you are honest apologize please.

Takhumudwa nanu mayi

Rift Valley
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Pali anthu ena ouma mtima motelo kuti kuba alibenako chisoni kapena, manyazi angakhale nthumanzi, kotelo kuti akhoza kumubela m’mphawi mbale yokhayo alinayo. Panopa a Malawi tili pa umphawi wadzaoneni m,mbali zonse za Boma chifukwa cha cash-gate. Anthu ouma mtima chotele akhoza kubela maliro atapeza mpata. Ine ndikuganiza kuti izi ndi zomwe mai Kabwila amatanthauza osati kunyoza anthu a HIV/AIDS.

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