Malawi youngest MP Magonjwa draws fire over tribal bigotry 

Malawi’s youngest Member of Parliament Fyness Magonjwa of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is  drawing criticism for openly saying that Yaos and Lomwes and other tribes in the southern region should be voting for each other because the opposition  Malawi Congress Party (MCP) with UTM Party have ganged up the support from the Chewa base in the central region.

Fyness Magonjwa: No Yao and Lhomwe vote for MCP and UTM

Magonjwa’s remarks captured in a video clip which is circulating on social media were made when she addressed a campaign meeting in her Machinga South East constituency.

She challenged to be recorded on her remarks and warned chiefs in her constituency against attending political rallies organised by the opposition.

Sindikufuna kuzaona mfumu iliyise itaima pamsonkhano wa UTM ikuti UTM wooye, Kwacha Kwacha, (no chief should ever speak at a political rally organised by the opposition,)” she said

Meanwhile, commentators have   denounced the  speech on social media and accused te MP of propagating violence and tribalism of the worst type.

Private practice lawyer Bright Theu described the MP’s remarks as “spectacular display of her ignorance and tribal bigotry.”

He said:”Even with audacity to command chiefs – probably believing she is above them as this other rogue-minded fella  [apparently referring to President Peter Mutharika] who thinks one branch of the state is supreme above the other.”

Social and political commentator Idriss Ali Nassah pointed out that MP Mwagonjwa is a “poorly educated, semi-literate disrespectful little tribalist.”

Nassah said Magonjwa is a “useful idiot for illustration purposes. The lesson she is teaching us all is this; if you elect tribalists, they will give you tribalism in return.”

Another commentator Rhodrick Junaid Kalumpha,  who comes from the  Yao land like Nassah, cautioned Magonjwa against dragging Yao chiefs in “such gutter politics.”

Kalumpha advised: “Politicians have come and gone. You have come and you will go. Our chiefs have remained and will remain. I f you don’t believe me, ask the colonialists who came to colonise this part of Malawi.”

Many  believe the parliamentarian lacks political maturity as evidenced by her speech which has potential to divide Malawians.

” The remarks made by that young MP are the worst I have seen from a politician in years. That is an impeachable and prosecutable offense.

“Education is important and it is a necessity for men and women in leadership. It exposes you and shapes you to think and reason critically. It’s why I said at the start that she needed be in school. I think she should be impeached and arrested for those remarks,” wrote Pemphero Mphande.

Economist Henry Kachaje said: “God forgive her for her zeal is rooted in ignorance and probably poor upbringing.”

A firstborn in a family of four children, Magonjwa who  turns 26 on June 26 grew up in Machinga, is a self-styled admirer of First Lady Gertrude Mutharika.

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Sam
Sam
1 year ago

I think should go back to school to learn about democracy and life in general. She is inexperienced in anything we may talk about. MSCE is of very little value and poor education in our school as of today and she wroter her MSCE 3 years ago and accidentally joined politics to become MP. She knows nothing at all

Chimanga
Chimanga
1 year ago

One of the useless people

Flamingo
Flamingo
1 year ago

Walakwa chani mzimene atumbuka ndi achewa akhala akunena, others have the courage to say it in public. The DPP/UTM will get massive support from the south thus their base just as much MCP/UTM will get their supoort from central region. thus their base

#NotMyPresident
#NotMyPresident
1 year ago
Reply to  Flamingo

DPP/UTM lero, mwauponda amwene.

nyalikwi
nyalikwi
1 year ago

Mmmm kakhuta chigololo aka inu.

Mapwisi
1 year ago

Well done Fyness. Walasa tcthe..e lawina by calling a spade by its name. Achewa ndi atumbuka akhala akunena ndikumenya anthu aku mmwera openly all this time ndiye lero zaipa coz Fyness wabwezera?

Omex70
Omex70
1 year ago
Reply to  Mapwisi

Ine ndiwa kumwera bwanji sindinamenyedwepo?

Namulondola
1 year ago

She just called a spade a spade. What she said is right,it has nothing to do with education. Idris and Kachanje are educated but they vote for MCZp because of their region. Stop insulting her , it is true we vote by regions from referendum, it started. The central except Ntcheu was for MCP, including Kachanje and Idris. If school helps , then it hasn’t helped Idris, all what he learnt was opposing. He is myopic.

Zoona
Zoona
1 year ago

Mukamati alomwe this, alomwe that what did you think you were doing? Lero muziti athu akugawana mitundu when you are actually propagating the same. Seing a veh reg TO… what were you saying, what have you bèen peaching in relation to the Southern region officials in various institutions? Now you want their votes? This girl much as she is very undiplomatic but there is nothing fabrication in her statements thats what Malawian politics has been known for since Democracy replaced the one part system of governance.

political commentator

I loved the fact that we have the youngest MP representing the youth….ALAS!!!! what a waste of thinking. The family of this young illiterate girl – should atleast put some sense into her empty skull. It is clear that this girl can not even marry anybody from other tribes except Chewa and Lohmwe.

innocent gama
innocent gama
1 year ago

Mbuzi ya munthu ameneyu. u MP WOUPEZA CHIFUKWA CHA BOTTOM POWER WO ? ADYEDWA DYEDWA AWA

Good critic Mtamba
Good critic Mtamba
1 year ago

Just forgive this chick she is too small minded she think that to be an mp she have power and authority undermine community leaders like chiefs

Stupid small b▪▪▪h

Fake Petros
1 year ago

The lady MP is not wrong. In fact that’s what APM has been doing since he was elected president through his actions (nepotism, cronyism). Only that young lady ndi mbuli ndiye wangonena pali video

Kelvin Sabola
Kelvin Sabola
1 year ago
Reply to  Fake Petros

Mwana Opusa Fyness. Zolankhula Zako Zero, English Kulankhula , Zero,, Mmutu Mulibe Nzeru. Politicians Amabwera, Amapita. B4 Iwe, Kunali Ena, Mwabwera inu, Kudzabweranso Ena So Mind Mmene Ukulankhulira.

How Can You Demand Mafumu Yet Akusamala Iwe? How Old Are They Kuti Akakumvere Iweyo?? Unawachotse Udindo Wawo Mafumu Iwe? Ur Too Young For That.

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