Lilongwe Mahatma Gandhi statue unveiled at Indian High Commission

A statue of Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi has been unveiled at the Indian High Commission in Malawi’s capital city Lilongwe.

The Indian High Commission in Malawi unveiled the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the Chancellery’s office in Lilongwe with Malawi Foreign Affairs minister Mkaka in attendance

The unveiling comes on the birthday of the revered political leader, a world known civil liberty activist and Indian nationalist  who was born on 2nd October 1869.

Indian High Commissioner to Malawi Anurag Bhushan said Mahatma Gandhi, who led India’s freedom movement through non-violent struggle, is not only an icon for India, “but also a global icon that set the ball rolling for emancipation from the colonial struggle.”

He said: “Gandhi made his mark in Africa and gave a message that it is possible to defeat colonialism without violence.”

The India Government  had proposed to erect Gandhi’s bust on the junction of Mahtma Gandhi Road and Masauko Chipembere Highway in Blantyre, but thousands of Malawians signed a petition against the move citing recent revelation that Gandhi was a racist.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Elsenhower Mkaka witnessed the unveiling of the statue and said it will promote Gandhi’s values of social uplifting and the fight against social evils.

The government of India has provided a grant of $10 million (about K7.3 billion) for the construction of the Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centre at Chichiri, Blantyre opposite Golden Peacock Five Star and International Convention Centre.

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Mfera
Mfera
8 months ago

This is a bust and not statue.

Chamunorwa
Chamunorwa
8 months ago

I find it strange that the erection of the Mahatma Ststue at the Indian Embassy should make more public news than the deayh of 13 people in a minibus / bus accident on Friday night. Not even on MBC national news did we hear the announcembent of this tragic death on our roads. Instead we are told of Trump and wife having corona Here is a guy who thought Corona was a fluke taking centre stage in our national news. Even you Mr Editor you normally bring us the breaking news. Is there something to the accident that is not… Read more »

Chokazinga
Chokazinga
8 months ago

Hon Mkaka is not really convinced with pause… but what could he do? He was perhaps tricked into it. But anyway this is India Embassy so apparently he is in India.

Untouchable
Untouchable
8 months ago

Ghandi was a racist and sex pervet, read his history. We do not want this stupid statue in this country, should be taken back to India or better still just smash it. Nonsense.

The Karanga of Soshangumve
Reply to  Untouchable

If it is within the Indian embassy premises then it’s on Indian soil, its not in Malawi

The Sniper.
The Sniper.
8 months ago
Reply to  Untouchable

And by the way, it seems this God of India has only being planted in Malawi,have they done the same in other Countries? Next year Malawians will bow down before this thing, you know why? Because Malawi is a begging Country, and too much thieves! Take the one you have at the Parliament to India, you will not have a space as they have here! They can’t do this in South Africa,Botswana,Namibia, Zimbabwe, Israel, Lesotho, Swaziland,Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Russia,it’s only this stupid Country called Malawi full of educated fools! Who just say yes Bwana kwa ma Indians! Why not just… Read more »

Roy Phiri
Roy Phiri
8 months ago
Reply to  Untouchable

You must be totally illiterate. I have read his history and let me educate your tiny brain. Albert Einstein said of Gandhi “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.”
Do you understand that? In case you did not know, Einstein was voted the person of 20th Century and Gandhi was number 2.
Now go back to a decent school and get a proper education. First thing you must do is to find out who Einstein was.

Aabwino
Aabwino
8 months ago

That status must be inside their Embassy. We can have a statue of Makewana or Mbona.

wa vakabuw
8 months ago

ofunika kukachigwetsa

mtete
mtete
8 months ago
Reply to  wa vakabuw

Ayi ndithu. Panopa chili kwawo

I patel
I patel
8 months ago
Reply to  wa vakabuw

You idiot it is in their embassy you can’t demolish it

KWENGWERE
KWENGWERE
8 months ago
Reply to  I patel

Patel or whatever you fool yourself to be, we dont need you idiots. That thing is going. That’s our promise

DRAKE
DRAKE
8 months ago

When is the Blantyre conference centre going to be built?

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