Malawi: Notable quotes

“We are dealing with people who are going to be yellow when the favourite colour of the day is yellow, blue when the favourite colour of the day is blue, orange when the favourite colour of the day is orange.”

late Malawi president Bingu wa Mutharika’s legal adviser Allan Ntata in a radio interview . He claimed a current Cabinet minister – Ephraim Mganda Chiume-  instigated the failed plot to block President Joyce Banda from ascending to power.

“The lake historically belongs to us. Malawi must be firm on this and not relent. No inch of the lake must be given away… even at gunpoint.’
Activist Billy Mayaya on the long-dormant border dispute between Malawi and Tanzania which has reignited as oil companies push their exploration work deeper into the continent.

“I have told the Cabinet I will never use that jet. It is better for me to use commercial planes than waste so much money that can be used to buy medicines in our hospitals.”

-President Joyce Banda on  the use of the presidential jet but says Malawi will not sell off the controversial Falcon 900EX presidential jet, in an apparent response to wishes of some Malawians.

“When you are entering a competition you enter either to win or lose. In democracy the mere fact that you are entering a competition demands you to accept the result and I will move forward.”

–Brown Mpinganjira  on his defeat for the position of People’s Party vice president  and assuring that he will not quit the party.

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