Paramount Lundu stuns Chakwera at meeting with chiefs: ‘We need tinted cars to hide our girlfriends in’

Paramount Chief Lundu of Chikwawa last week turned Sanjika Palace into an ampitheatre when he publicly told President Lazarus Chakwera that although majority of the traditional leaders are old and frail, they engage in extra marital affairs and; hence, they need tinted vehicles in which to hide their girlfriends.

Lundu: Dares Chakwera on promises

On October 26, 2020, Chakwera held an audience with traditional leaders from the Southern Region during which he is reported to have appealed for their support for his Tonse government.

But the outspoken chief took advantage of the platform to lay bare his grievances, including those of his love life.

“Be assured of our support on the following conditions: Deliver your campaign promises and uplift the welfare of the chiefs. We appreciate the health schemes such as the promised MASM, but even some of us look old we have girlfriends we therefore need cars with tinted glasses to also enjoy life just like anybody else,” Lundu said.

Senior Chief Chikumbu of Mulanje seconded the need for the President to buy them cars.

Lundu further informed Chakwera about the looming hunger in many parts of the region, especially in the Shire Valley.

On the Agriculture Input Programme (AIP), the traditional leaders brought to the attention of the President that majority of the farming families were left out.

Chakwera is reported to have shocked the chiefs when he rejected their request for personal vehicles bought by the government or the President himself.

He told them in the face that his administration does not have any business to buy them cars.

The President further reminded Chikumbu in the face that “mesa inu Kondwani Nakhumwa anakugulirani galimoto? Ndiye mkufuna ina? (I thought Kondwani Nakhumwa  [MP for Mulanje central  and leader of opposition] bought you a car? Do you want another one?)”

On AIP, Chakwera said there is no way the government could give the chiefs preferential treatment in the implementation of the programme.

Ironically, the President appealed to the chief to help in the establishment of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) structures in their areas so that it should have a large following in the region.

“It was largely a political engagement because even  MCP  deputy president Sidik Mia was in attendance,” said one of the chiefs who attended the meeting, but opted for anonymity.

It is reported that the chiefs spent the whole day surviving on a small glass of juice from 8 am to 4pm without even a snack.

This prompted Lundu to speak in a parable.

Bwana mwatiyitana ndinu tibwere pano. Choncho chomwe mutadye inu, nafenso tidya chomwecho (We are here at your invitation. So, if we are to eat, we will eat together with you, if you won’t eat we will also go hungry,” he said.

At the end of the meeting, Chakwera is reported to have splashed K200, 000 each to Paramount Chiefs, K150, 000 each for Senior Chiefs, T/As got K100, 000 each while Sub Traditional Authorities (ST/As) pocketed K50, 000 each.

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A Bakha
A Bakha
8 months ago

stupid

iyamw
iyamw
8 months ago

Chief Lundu only need to be advised that when a vehicle is provided to him, he only needs around MK 15,000 from his allowance kukayikitsa tinted, its that cheap. This is the same asking for someone’s sister, kenakonso kuwapempha azichimwene ake omwe ma condom…….useless chief

Happy socks
Happy socks
8 months ago

Such old man chiefs in a very important meeting all the will have to say is they want tainted cars to hide their girlfriend what an insult to the president and then I feel sorry for their community, this issue of chiefs is totally nonsense because they don’t think of other generations future only for their selfishness

Zwisto
Zwisto
8 months ago

Certain positions come with moral authority and mentorship obligations. This is unacceptable. That’s the problem with Malawi; we make appalling behaviour the norm. If a man’s action cannot pass a “pub test” then it is wrong. Our chiefs need to do better before we make them obsolete. Millennial politicking.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
8 months ago

silly kangombwa.tacionani nkhope ngati khungwa

mtete
mtete
8 months ago

Should we really be wasting time on the utterences by this drunkard Lundu? You can tell from the colour of the man’s eyes that he has already had one too many.

Nanyati
Nanyati
8 months ago

What is the point of trying to embarrass the honourable southern region chiefs with stupid and malacious innuendo and conjecture? Because the south normally isn’t Mcp. Don’t bring traditional chiefs to shame over stupid issues. Mitu yanu a galu inu.

mtete
mtete
8 months ago
Reply to  Nanyati

Zotukwanazi ndiye ayi
Only shows the author’s lack of logical thinking

Nanyati
Nanyati
8 months ago
Reply to  mtete

Clearly the chief was joking and taken out of context. So it’s fine for you to embarrass the chieftains. But me calling the writers dogs is not okay?

Medson
Medson
8 months ago

Boma , ilo
Nthawi ya campaign mafumu mnawalonje Jerusalem wasopano
Lero mli pampando
Mafumu mukuwayankha za nyenkhwe kkkkk

Ochewa
Ochewa
8 months ago

Nawe olemba udzilemba zomveka kugulu la wanthu, there is nothing like tonse govt but chakwera govt. We voted for chakwera on the ballot paper, there was no tonse. All the nonsense of splashing k200 thousand kwachas per day from taxpayers money was done by chakwera govt not tonse govt. Malawi is watching and will appraise Him accordingly.

Khekhi
Khekhi
8 months ago
Reply to  Ochewa

Divisive comment.. retrogressive thinking… Obsession with trivial matters

Ngulenje wa Ngulenje
Ngulenje wa Ngulenje
8 months ago

Giving an allowance to the village headmen is just good thing and right thing but the amount was just beyond

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