Movement against Mahatma Ghandi statue denies political links

A movement which is fighting against the erection of Indian fallen hero, Mahatma Ghandi statue has denied that it is receiving funding and support from the opposition as the High Court is set to hand down a ruling on the matter.

The base on which the Mahatma Gandhi bust would be placed in foreground

Pemphero Mphande, an official of the movement said the grouping is apolitical.

“This is a grouping of Malawians who want to send a strong message that Malawi is not for sale,” said Mphande.

Last week, India’s Vice-President Shri Venkaiah Naidu  was in the country dangling a US$20 million aid package and other bilateral agreements which included a Mahatma Ghandi business centre in Blantyre which was to go with the statue.

Mphande claimed that India can give the aid to Malawi but should not give conditions, saying the movement would fight against the erection of the statue.

“Malawi is not up for sale. If we lose the case today, we will immediately appeal, we do not want the statue on our land because Ghandi had nothing for us, the statue is irrelevant to us,” he said.

He described the erection of the statue as neo-colonialism which he said must challenged in modern Malawi.

During his two-day visit to Malawi, India’s Vice-President was shielded  bu his aide from responding to any questions from the media even after President Peter Mutharika suggested that his guest should talk to  reporters, after they had had a closed-door meeting at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.

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Luka
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Luka

Gandhi . . . ?

Noxy
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There are certain battles that are not worth fighting for? Statue?????? Eish very foolish grouping

Bystander
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Bystander

Noxy, so you think a statue is nothing. It shows how naïve and gullible you are. A total sellout. A shame to yourself.

Dzikolathu
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Dzikolathu

Upumbwa uja ndiye umenewu. Have you seen a statue of an african leader past or present in Asia. Stop and think about the implications of such edifices on African soil. These Asians are racists and worse than Europeans. We don’t need racist reminders in our streets in form of statues. To hell with shallow thinking. No wonder you pigs are selling your country’s resources to foreigners cheaply.

SUPER NATURAL MIRACLES
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SUPER NATURAL MIRACLES

IN INDIA PEOPLE ARE PROTESTING THE ERECTION OF THE TALLEST STATUE IN THE WORLD ERECTED A WEEK AGO —SEEING IT AS A WASTE OF RESOURCES AND AN INSULT TO THE PEOPLE THERE —HOW STUPID ARE MALAWIANS TO BOW DOWN TO THEIR SILLY AND STUPID gods ??WE NEED GUENUINE DEVELOPMENT’S NOT THESE TRASH OKAY ??

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