Minister Chaponda behaves like ‘rattlesnake’, taunts MP Harry Mkandawire: Malawi Parliament

Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda was subject to taunts and slurs in Parliament by Mzimba West MP, Harry Mkandawire who kept calling him  a “rattlesnake.”

Chaponda:If provoked I can be dangerous
Chaponda:If provoked I could be dangerous
Hary Mkandawire MP: Chaponda behaves like a rattlesnake
Hary Mkandawire MP: Chaponda behaves like a rattlesnake

Mkandawire told Parlaiment that they are dealing with “a rattlesnake” in  Chaponda, who is also a leader of the House.

But First Deputy Speaker Easther Mcheka Chilenje cautioned the parliamentarian to “choose proper words” in referring to the minister.

Mkandawire was adamant and repeated calling Chaponda a rattlesnake, saying “he himself told us that sometimes he becomes a rattlesnake. It is on record.”

He continued: “Sometimes he behaves like a rattle snake. He said it here.”

The First Deputy Speaker asked Chaponda if indeed he said in the House that sometimes he becomes a rattle snake.

Chaponda, however, accused Mkandawire  for  not understanding English.

But Mkandawire retorted:  I do speak better English than you.”

Chaponda attracted laughter from the House when he said: “I did not say that I am a snake. I said that if you provoked me, I could be dangerous.”

First Deputy Speaker commented by saying that  Mkandawire  had quoted Chaponda “right to say that once provoked, you behave like a rattle snake.”

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The Liberator
5 years ago

This parliament is foolish. One day we the youths will riot in this country. you will not contain us. Daily we are becoming fed up

No Longer Proud of Malawi
No Longer Proud of Malawi
5 years ago

Kumadya misonkho ya anthu nkumakamba zimenezi in parliament instead of discussing development issues! Really sad for Malawi, the poorest country in the world! Just check statistics for Rwanda, aja amapanga lease ndege yathu ya Sapitwa aja! Change of mind set and determination to succeed is the answer.

5 years ago

hahahaha rattlesnake nice1 harry

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