Malawi youngest MP Magonjwa fired up with Mutharika’s special congratulations in Sona

Machinga South East Constituency legislator Fyness Magonjwa, 23 —  the youngest of the members of Parliament elected on May 21— has said she is fired up after President Peter Mutharika made a special mention of her in the State of the Nation Address he delivered when opening Parliament on Friday.

Fyness Magonjwa: The youngest parliamentarian in the 2019-2024 cohort

Magonjwa has achieved a feat formerly held by Thyolo South West’s Roy Commsy and Blantyre North East’s Angela Zachepa Muluzi.

In his address, President Mutharika said he  reserved  “special congratulations” to Magonjwa, on her election.

“It is a great achievement to become a Member of Parliament at 23 years of age. She is probably the youngest Member of Parliament in this part of Africa,” said Mutharika.

“This is how the Democratic Progressive Party is determined to empower women and youth in politics in this country,” the President said as Magonjwa giggled honourably.

“Honourable Magonjwa represents the pride that honours us for our women and youth to break the record. Keep pressing forward in the pursuit of your dreams. With determination, not even the sky is the limit,” said Mutharika.

Magonjwa told Nyasa Times that she was “greatly honoured” to get such a  motivation from the Head of State.

The youngest parliamentarian in the 2019-2024 cohort defeated seven other aspirants to be elected MP.

According to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Magonjwa amassed 8 108 out of the 30 497 votes cast.

A firstborn in a family of four children, Magonjwa will add another year on June 26.

Magonjwa attended both primary and secondary school in Mangochi. She is currently studying for an advanced diploma in public health.

She wants to include good medical care, potable and safe water for all households, a good road network to ease transport problems and issues of electricity.

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Joseph Tsokwe
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Joseph Tsokwe

Kodi kulibe rush to parliament?

Kampiru Kokoma
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Tidye zimenezi

Emmanuel
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This so wonderful. The girl is beautiful and has done something her peers have failed to achieve.

Holly Tit
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Ka mwana aka kamadyetsa aka. She doesn’t look innocent at all.

Che Mbole Mbole
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Ku Chiyao sitisunga kape. Go girl go. Ukhanakhala Mtumbuka bwezi Nysatimes itazadza ndi ma praise and worship. Kuziziwa mochedwa.

mahome
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Anthu adye zimenezi ku Parliament

Mbolo
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Mbolo

She lacks experience ,she has made very wrong choice in her life.She could be there for only 5 years.

Magodi
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Magodi

You don`t need experience to be a polichicken.

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Hon Mugonjwa those health, water for every household & good road network are sitting govt duties & u dont have the capacity to do them apart from asking in parliament & if ur beloved aspirant APM govt dont allocate these projects u r as good for nothing women MP’s time in memorial.

saundi
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saundi

Choka apa ! What do you know when deserving people who should be in parliament are not there.

A Few Good Men
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A Few Good Men

Useless comment you jelousy guy

Noxy
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Wow! Beautiful! Go Go places you isnpire the youth Congratulations!

Holly Tit
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[atengedwa] This is Malawi parliament. Basopu!

Holly Tit
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Aaaa iwe moderator, kutengedwa ndekuti chani? Chabwino let me write in slang: “adyedwa”, “amuonetsa njoka yotulutsa misozi ya mkaka”; amubandula nayo