Malawi Vice President Khumbo Kachali has made a public apology over the remarks he made in Karonga.
His spokesman Kondwani Munthali told Nyasa Times that the vice president offered his unconditional apology at Kanthete Primary School at Engalaweni in Mzimba where he addressed a mass rally.
“Yesterday I offered unconditional apology and total retraction over the remarks I made at Lupaso in Karonga,” said Kachali.
“I hereby personally offer my sincere apology and retraction of all the remarks that I made. I apologise to all Malawians unconditionally and regret the pain the remarks caused to all.”
During the opening of a telecentre at Lupaso in the northern Malawi district of Karonga, Kachali was quoted as saying the President and himself would not bow down to demands to cut on travel to save scarce financial resources, arguing the two do not visit individual families or people’s mothers
The remarks wwere described as “insensitive” and “rude” by many.
Outspoken Consumer Association of Malawi (CAMA) boss John Kpaito called for the firing of Kachali saying his remarks were “very insulting.”
“We have leadership that is extravagant and insensitive like the Vice President,” he said, adding that it was “shocking” that this was happening when Malawi was going through a “pathetic financial situation.”