Kamuzu left legacy more lasting than bronze, preserve it – Kandodo

The family of Malawi founding presudent  Ngwazi Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda has asked the government and the people of this county  to preserve the legacy  more lasting than bronze that he left.

Chakwera (left) and Mama Kadzamira (2nd right) during the function

Mama Kadzamira laying a wreath

Kamuzu’s grandnephew Ken Kandodo said this at Kamuzu Mausoleum in Lilongwe on Monday during the memorial service for the Ngwazi.

Kandodo accused the Democratic Progressive Party  (DPP) led government of trying to erase Kamuzu’s legacy.

He said government is not honouring phase two of the Kamuzu Mausoleum project that includes a construction of a mesium fit people to learn more about the founding presudent.

“Why  are they failing to finish the last phase?”

He said Kamuzu left a legacy more lasting than bronze as his rule was  characterised by stability, food security and self-sufficiency – in stark contrast to Malawi’s current plight.

Those in attendance included party president and Leader of Opposition Lazarus Chakwera and his wife, Kamuzu’s long-time companion  and official hostess Cecilia Kadzamira, MCP officials  and Kamuzu’s family members.

Ngwazi Kamuzu Banda aka ‘Alidzi’ of the generation of African nationalist leaders that came to power at independence, led in the struggle against colonialists in the 1960s before forming the first indigenous Malawian government in 1964.

Kamuzu, who is believed to have been born on February 15 1898, died at a South African hospital on November 25 1997. And laid to rest on December 3 1997.

He ruled Malawi from July 6 1964 but was defeated by Bakili Muluzi and his United Democratic Front (UDF) in the first post-independence multiparty general elections on May 21 1994.

 

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Chisoni
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Chisoni

Kamuzu and MCP adandiphela agogo anga, I never got to meet my grandfather because he was brutally murdered by MCP, your hands are not clean, I will never forgive you

Pumbwa
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Pumbwa

He was a murderer too!

Gertrude
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Gertrude

Kamuzu’s legacy is not all rosy, he was a brutal dictator……..don’t forget that!

Namaseko
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Namaseko

Kamuzu was a Dictator who stole from poor taxpayers. He ruled Malawi for 30 years, he had the opportunity to develop Malawi way more than the few projects that are sighted by his MCP followers. Look at Rwanda a country that was in a civil war but now has transformed itself in less years than KamuU ruled this country

Maliseche
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Maliseche

What ever Kamuzu built was our tax payers money that is what he was supposed to do as a leader, don’t make it sound like he used his own money

The Malawian.
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DPP is busy allocating land to build Gandhi’s statue. I has no time for Malawian heros.

kabila from chulu
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Kamuzu had a good vision for the country.Remember politics is very dirty even in the best democaries around the world because when you put power..positions..money…and tribe especially here in africa …the result has always been thick politics. Thus Kamuzu did his best but other chaps also captured the situation to create their own empires. During HKB reign few chewas came into prominence but it was the others who ursuped power from a very trusting Kamuzu Banda…i.e he was basically “CAPTURED”.

Ntengo wa Kesia
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Ntengo wa Kesia

Couldn’t be farther from the real truth!

Vindere
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Vindere

You cannot mention or glorify Kamuzu without mentioning that he was a ruthless dictator who ruled Malawi with an iron fist. Anali wa nkhanza ndiponso Chipani cha MCP will never rule this country again because of that

Tizanka
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Tizanka

Lest we not forget, Kamuzu was a despot who ruled Malawi with an Iron fist. He eliminated his enemies or anyone with a Voice of dissent.

ELIJAH VERSUS BAAL
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ELIJAH VERSUS BAAL

LONG LIVE KAMUZU !!YOUR SPIRIT IS STILL RULING MALAWI !! HOW ???ALL THESE INFRASTRUCTURES WE SEE WAS KAMUZUS DYNAMIC VISIONS !!

Apumbwa
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Apumbwa

No it was tax payers money

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