Minister Mtambo begs Mangochi for mercy over MCP’s one party atrocities:  ‘Healing past wounds’

Minister of Civic Education and National Unity Timothy Mtambo on Tuesday visited people of Moto Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Chowe  in Mangohci to apologise for the atrocities  the locals experienced under one-party dictatorship.

Mtambo addressing community members
Mtambo starts work on healing the wounds inflicted by some politicians under the brand of MCP. We regret and say sorry

Malawi Congress Party (MCP), under Kamuzu Banda’s authoritarian rule, torched  the village on  suspicion that the villagers  were harbouring Henry Masauko Chipembere.

This happened after Chipembere, who was from the area, went into hidding  after taking up arms to fight against Kamuzu’s rule.

The development has ever since led people of Moto Village and surrounding areas to develop a strong hatred towards MCP, calling it a “killing party.”

But in a move aimed for reconciliation and  healing the country if its past wounds, Mtambo was in Mangochi where he held strategic meetings with all Senior Chiefs and Traditional Authorities from across Mangochi; the family members of the late Henry Masauko Chipembere and Moto Village.

Mtambo apologised for  MCP’s atrocities and assured the  people that the new MCP has a new leadership style led by President Lazarus Chakwera, a former evangelical preacher.

“I want you to know that this is a new MCP with new faces and new style of leadership. The old oppressive party which inflicted pain on you is gone,” said Mtambo.

The minister described Chipembere as one of the revolutionary nationalists who, in their young ages, pledged themselves to fight for an independent Malawi.

“Chipembere was part of the movement comprised of young and intelligent Patriotic citizens who came from all the different regions of our country. They never thrived on regionalism, a vice that has strangely visited our political field soon after self-rule. It is a vice that, under the new Malawi that we want, the administration of President  Chakwera is dedicated to root out,”  said Mtambo.

Mtambo said the ordeal at Moto village  presents “a sample of tragic wounds which need proper healing in order to move together as a united and peaceful people.”

Said Mtambo: “ It is pleasing to note that the people have welcomed the Government’s initiative of reaching out to them and reconcile a new chapter of peace, love, togetherness and unity.”

The minister  then asked the people to support the Tonse administration which he said wants to “bring development in the country”, saying  development cannot com “if there is enmity, hence our coming to correct all the wrongdoing some leaders caused in the country.”

The villages took opportunity to voice their concerns accusing some the pitiful conduct of some politicians who come to them during each campaign period, just to remind them of what they had gone through, thereby denying their wounds a chance to heal.

They highlighted that once voting finishes, the politicians never returned to them to deliver development.

Sheik Hussein Akim told Mtambo that the people have forgiven MCP.

“We are ready to move forward,” he said, adding “ we can’t keep grudges with people who are no longer in the party or who died.”

He asked government to honour the people by constructing a statue for the late Chipembere, a good road and a secondary school in the area.

The state of affairs in this community it deplorable. The community lacks proper roads and other essential public facilities like clinic, school and potable water.

The Minister assured the residents of Moto village that  President Chakwera, who sent him to visit them, is committed to draw a new chapter of their community.

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Mkati mopanda panti
Mkati mopanda panti
2 months ago

What’s up with them RED SUITS THOUGH. Ching’ala ng’ala galore just looking at them suits. Ndiye ndi kukhalaso yo thina. KKKK

Zio ine
Zio ine
2 months ago

Let’s talk about imedi and the businesses of mangochi that you destroyed in Lilongwe. The generation i
If kamuzu is gone..if people of mangoci were wise they should have stoned this terrorist to death

Mofolo
Mofolo
2 months ago

There will be no healing as long as this idiot is minister of national unity. He presided over the worst violent take over of government with white wash elections provided by a partisan judiciary.

William Ruto
William Ruto
2 months ago

In 1964 after the security forces had arrested some insurgents supporting Chipembere, Kwame Nkuramah the President of Ghana appealed to Kamuzu not to hang them as he had threatened to do. Kamuzu replied to Nkrumah and said the rebels who were Yao would be hanged in public at Zomba because Yoas were primitive and had to be thought a lesson. So that is MCP the party of darkness and death.

Pamtambo pako
2 months ago

But why is mtambo wasting people’s precious time with his nosence? Mtambo must kneel down and apologize to people who lost lives and property during his reign of terror. He must also say sorry to southerners for chasing them from central region and victimising them in Lilongwe. We are only being tolerant and human enough by allowing mtambo to be moving freely despite the misery he inflicted on us so that he should learn a lesson on how to live in society despite having desenting views. Mtambo must apologize first if we are to give him the benefit of doubt.

Bauleni12
Bauleni12
2 months ago

Chakwera will be a one term president

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
2 months ago

I personally don’t understand why Mtambo is busy propagating words of peace on behalf of MCP.Why does he forget the atrocities he brought when he was fighting DPP on behalf of MCP,people lost properties .Billy Mayaya was about to be killed in Blantyre.What compensation can MCP bring to such people.Mukuuza ana kapena anthu achiyawo opusa kkkk.The reason behind is to convince that people from Mangochi should vote for MCP in oncoming by-elections.I don’t know if ACHAWA ACHILANDILA CHIMENECHI.For as we know that anthu akumwera ndiadyera azilandiladi.My take is that Mangochi should not rally behind MCP..Anthu akumwera ndianthu opanda chipanganoo.Ogulukira opanda… Read more »

Segwe
Segwe
2 months ago

Imedi🤔

Wawa
Wawa
2 months ago

Mtambo should apologize for his own atrocities. Why waste time apologizing for the deeds committed by people who are no longer in this world. If he wants to be taken seriously, he must apologize for his own actions first. Don’t hide behind the sins of the departed .

Last edited 2 months ago by Wawa
ERUTU
ERUTU
2 months ago
Reply to  Wawa

Sizikufanana konse nkhanizi

Wawa
Wawa
2 months ago
Reply to  ERUTU

Erutu
ndiwe mbuzi yopanda mano kunsi ngati ukuona kuti nkhani sizikufanana. Dont u know kuti Mtambo is responsible for Imedi’s death?

Money first
Money first
2 months ago

Mtambo ndi nyansi ya munthu

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