Yatuta Chisiza’s weaponry to be displayed at Malawi military museum

Minister of Tourism  Dr Micheal Usi has said the former cabinet minister during the one party rule of Malawi Congress Party  (MCP) Yatuta Chisiza will have his weapons which he wanted to use to overthrow Kamuzu Banda from power on display at the proposed military museum.

Yatuta Chisiza
The pistol Yatuta was using to be displayed at the museum
Some of Chisiza’s weaponry

The museum will be  located in Zomba but  the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Wildlife and the military are working on the finer details.

Yatuta, a former minister of Internal Affairs during founding president Hastings Kamuzu Banda’s administration, led 17 exiles in a military incursion in October 1967, just four years after fleeing the country in the 1964 Cabinet revolt against Kamuzu.

Political commentators say the reinstitution of multiparty democracy in post-independent Malawi was not an event, but rather a process and more so, the victory that was finally attained in this regard on June 24 1993, was actually a product of an arduous struggle that had spanned almost 30 years since the Cabinet crisis of 1964 if not a little earlier than that.

It is in light of this that Chisiza becomes an integral part of the history of this arduous struggle for freedom and democracy in post-independent Malawi.

Yatuta Chisiza was shot dead by soldiers from Cobbe Barracks on 11th October 1967   in an armed combat  in the hilly forests near the confluence of the Shire and Lisungwi rivers in the southern border district of Mwanza.

The casualties on Yatuta’s side included Luteghano Mwahimba.

Yatuta disagreed with Kamuzu together with Henry Masauko Chipembere, Orton Chirwa, Kanyama Chiume, Augustine Bwanausi, Willy Chokani and Rose Chibambo.

President Lazarus Chakwera has ensured that there should be national healing and has brought close Kwacha Chisiza the son of Yatuta and Chirwa’s son to be part of his Tonse Alliance government led by Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

During the visit to the proposed site Usi also had audience with military personal on the same who said they want Malawians to have a glimpse into their military’s history.

“These will be huge attractions for Malawians and tourists, you will be amazed,” Usi said.

Chisiza was buried at Zomba prison but up to now his remains have not been traced.

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Munthu
Munthu
8 months ago

His brilliant kid brother, Dunduzu Chisiza was the first to be murdered by Kamuzu, in a staged road accident..

Hawell
Hawell
8 months ago

Kkkkkkk mcp kuvomereza kuti inali yakupha kodi kuyaluka eti? ndakuwonani mulamulira 5 years yomweyi bcoz mwakhala mukunyoza anzanu kuti ndiye akupha pamene lero mwabwera poyera nokha shame. And inu ana a chisiza ndinu wopandanso nzeru kwambiri what benefit is it kuyika weaponry and yet ur father was gone for good? If it were me pakuti avomereza kuti anaphadi bambo wanu ndiye kuti panafunika compensation. A mpoto mumawoneka ngati wochenjera koma ndinu wochepa nzeru kwambiri ndi zimenezotu mcp kuululira kuti anapha wanu koma pa 23 june mwawapatsa mavote kaya?

John D
John D
8 months ago

Whilst you are at it can you also investigate from the MCP where Yatuta Chisiza and Mwahimba were buried. Please give their families closure.

Lota
Lota
8 months ago

MCP is the one that killed Chisiza and it is now building a museum for Chisiza after agreeing with his son. Is this a priority? Uchitsiru siudzatha dziko mwathu muno.

Nzeru nchuma
Nzeru nchuma
8 months ago

Thats not the best way to celebrate yatuta chisiza. Mcp just want to remind us of its victory over its enemies longtime ago. Its a message to the opposition of what might happen if you disagree. It will be hard to convince us to visit your little museum.

Nyekhwest .
Nyekhwest .
8 months ago

YuorHonor
YuorHonor
8 months ago

That place is already a military museum.It seems these people are in a shock that they are leading.These familiarisation tours are useless..Nothing gained

James Banda
James Banda
8 months ago
Reply to  YuorHonor

Don’t be quick to blame the ministry. it could be the mistake of the one writing the news story. This is normally the case with the so called Nyasatimes journalists. And you cannot say familiarisation tours are useless just because. From you comment one can easily deduce you are “nanfedwa”

Gisi
Gisi
8 months ago
Reply to  YuorHonor

Ndiwe galu

Nyekhwe
Nyekhwe
8 months ago
Reply to  YuorHonor

Pepani ananfedwa. You have 5 years + in the opposition.

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