Malawi’s celebrated vernacular theatre outfit, Kwathu on Kamuzu Day took their latest play titled ‘Ufulu’ to Lilongwe with a wake up call to Malawians ahead of the elections May 20.
The play, which is more like a documentation of the past leaderships in the country, reminds Malawians of the Dr Kamuzu Banda era, Bakili Muluzi, Bingu wa Mutharika and finally, Joyce Banda’s two years reign.
The foremost question the play ask people is “why do politicians fight for leadership when actually they say they found nothing in public confers once elected.”
“This was what Muluzi made us to believe in 1994, Mutharika repeated the same in 2004 and that’s what we are being told by the current president Banda.
“This time around we need a visionary leader not just a politician. Someone who will say we found something in government and we want to use it for development. Politicians have failed us and it’s up to
Malawians to have only one voice to speak about their wish and it’s through the vote,” said Charles Phoka, the playwirght.
Phoka said time has come for people to stand up and demand actions from their leaders.
“At 50, we are old enough for someone to be taking us for a ride, we have had enough and we should be very careful when selecting our leader,” he said.
He said Ufulu’s life span end on May 20 after the elections.
The play tackles corruption and governance issues while on the same spot saying a lot of politicians are greedy that’s why Malawi, a small country it is have 12 contesting for the presidency.