Usi aka Manganya says ‘I won’t join frontline politics’

Malawi’s top notch comedian, Michael Usi popularly known as Manganya has re-iterated that he has no intention to join politics despite several political parties’ approaching him to stand as Member of Parliament on their ticket come 2014.

Usi said in an interview that  he is satisfied with his rewarding job as deputy country representative for the Adventist Relief Agency (ADRA).

“Let me stress here that the work I am having now is not even simple. I have a rewarding job and I am satisfied with it.

“Of course several parties have been approaching me to stand for their parties as Member of Parliament and even the presidential seat. They have been coming here not in the evening but afternoon hours telling me to go and join their party but I have refused that.

Usi: No to politics this time around
Usi: No to politics this time around

“I have no reason to jump to another profession. My job is contributing a lot to the lives of people,” said Usi, adding that he is not denying politics because that is what affects people in their daily life.

Asked if he has plans to join politics in the future, the comedian said the answer he can give is only for today and not tomorrow.

Usi who is also known as Manganya in comedy circles said he knows the reason why a lot of people approached him to join politics but he is not ready to share with everyone the reason.

“On why all these political parties have been approaching me to join their political parties, I think those party’s can have a better answer to that question.

“People started approaching me long time ago to join their political parties but I feel my profession contributes a lot to the needs of the people which is why I cannot abandon it.

“I know politics concerns me as decisions made by these politicians affect the innocent Malawian,” added Usi.

Usi therefore said his stand is that he is not joining politics as people have been speculating.

Apart from being a comedian, Usi is a Malawian movie actor, playwright and musician.

As an actor, he is most famously known for his role as “Dr. Manga” in the film Dr. Manga.

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