Malawi lawmaker collapses after Brandy binge

Blantyre City South East constituency Parliamentarian Jeffrey Mtelemuka has become the talk of Chilomoni township when he collapsed having consumed two bottles of Premier Brandy of 750 ml each.

Mtelemuka collapsed in front of shocked onlookers, having been drinking in the company of a friend at one of the pubs in the township on Saturday.

It is understood that he had drunk two bottles of Brandy “neat”, having been drinking the spirits since early morning with his pals.

He collapsed when stood up to leave for home amid jeers and shouts from onlookers.

Brandy on ice

“It was a big show to see the MP collapse because of alcohol,” said an eye witness who spoke to Nyasa Times.

“He could not balance himself and he fell down. He had taken two bottles of brandy, actually he was gulping it” said one resident of the township who witnessed the drama.

Another resident said Mtelemuka came to the rescue of some of his friends who evacuated him into his car.

The lawmaker just laughed off when called for an interview but refused to comment.

Mtelemuka is one of the few MPs from the Democratic Progressive Party that rebelled against the late president Bingu wa Mutharika. Others were the current Information minister Moses Kunkuyu, Peter Nowa of Mulanje Pasani and Wells Gama.

Carries a gun

Last week the lawmaker made headlines when he told   members of the District Advisory Committee for Blantyre that he carries a gun in his car because people are “disrespectful” and he wants “to be respected”.

“I can’t allow to be threatened. I move around with a gun in my car because people are so disrespectful,” Ntelemuka said Wednesday.

Ntelemuka repeated his earlier statement when some members said “muti shuta” meaning you’ll shoot us.

“That’s me. I can’t allow to be threatened. I need to be respected,” Ntelemuka said.

 

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