Some of concerned Malawians have advised government to demolish Kamuzu Stadium as part of the Red Star campaign being undertaken by the Blantyre City Council (BCC) to destroy all dilapidated buildings in the commercial city.
This suggestion has come as the BCC assessed ninety one buildings in Limbe and hundred and ninety one buildings in Blantyre for the demolition exercise.
One of our readers who identified himself/herself as Shepherd advised government to take down the oldest stadium saying it is a death trap.
“Musasiye Chichiri stadium. Destroy that death trap”, he said.
Shepherd said this when commenting on a story we had published about the campaign which BCC announced during a press briefing the council conducted today in the city.
Former Malawi president, late Bingu wa Mutharika had planned to take down the stadium but in a very unpopular move as he relocated the Lilongwe National Stadium to Blantyre, a move was then reversed when Joyce Banda took over the presidency in 2012.
So far, the Southern Malawi does not have any stadium that can host significantly bigger sporting events.
The closest to Kamuzu Stadium on capacity will be either Balaka or Zomba Community ground as BAT, MDC and Escom stadia either belong to private entities or have been deemed unfit and could as well be listed for demolition.
BCC says it will demolish 161 buildings through the exercise.
BCC is yet to comment on the call,which has also been echoed by soccer analysts.