Political experts condemn MCP despite public apology

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Despite making an apology in parliament on Monday, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leadership is still receiving condemnations over racist and derogatory remarks made to Lilongwe City Centre constituency legislator, David Bisnowaty.

The MCP legislator in question who is reported to have uttered the remarks to Bisnowaty, Alekeni Menyani in parliament last week, told Bisnowaty, that he is a “Jew and a foreigner”.

This came as Bisnowaty fact checked MCP claims that Malawi was a land of milk and honey during Kamuzu Banda in that reports of food insecurity were mere fairytales.

David Bisnowaty

Bisnowaty: Victim of MCP’s racist MPs

While standing on a point of order, Bisnowaty said there were severe food shortages as Malawi was rated one of the poorest in the world during the MCP era only that people were afraid the bloodthirsty dictator would kill them if they were to speak openly of the food scarcity. With that, the MCP legislators took turns hurling racist slurs, asking Bisnowaty to leave Malawi.

Associate Professor Happy Kayuni of Chancellor College expressed disappointment over the remarks.

“It is disappointing that the main opposition party is perpetrating racism in the country and Malawi as a democratic nation should show maturity,” said Kayuni.

 

However, MCP has defended the remarks made by Menyani saying the party was provoked as Bisnowaty insulted the founder of the party and they could not do otherwise.

Meanwhile MCP leaders has issued an apology which he read in parliament.

“In as much as one understands the intervention made by the Hon. Member of Lilongwe City Center, the instantaneous emotive responses from some members of the MCP can also be appreciated, particularly when one feels that a leader’s economic policies to meet the needs of those he led are belittled and that leader is dead and cannot respond for himself. Its almost like someone insulting your father in your face and you are expected not to react.”

“Let it be on record that as MCP our reason for being is to promote development, help consolidate democracy and protect the dignity of every person.”

“Our Founding President used to admonish all Malawians to live together in peace and harmony. He would especially single out those whose origin and culture may be different from typical Malawian to be treated with respect. While many point to human rights abuses during the one party rule as a reason to haul insults on present day MCP, I appeal to all of us to be careful with the language we employ as fights can get started over very trivial matters as human history demonstrates.”said Chakwera.

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  1. Mukutisokosera nazo nkhani zopanda phindu kwa a mphawife.
    Mimba tukumu tukumu ngati akukambiranako za phindu kumeneko koma ziri za uchitsiru. Kumangoti MCP ipepese ndiye m’mene mukuti anapepesamo chasintha kapena chikusintha ndi chiyani pa moyo wa mphawi? Za ziiiii basi

  2. MCP is the same political party chased all the tumbuka s from central region ,so don’t be surprised with this party,use watumbuka tikukumbuka makola ivi imwe wa MCP mkachita nase so ninkhalo yinu yakusankhana mitundu mbwe chakwera ukut ndiwe mubusa tieuko

  3. a MCP ndinu amatama kukana mabillu kuti aduse ata mukufuna muzapangenokha zitukukozake ha mwagwanayo muzawina DPP ndi UDFIkazatha koma ngati ikhalepo simuzawina mpaka muzasiya momwe wachitila Tembo.

  4. The guy jst wnted to inform the Nation dat if we r not careful foreigners will rule dis country. Most of u ddnt evn knw Bznowaty is foreigner jst lyke Chinese. Ngati tikusankhana tokhatokha aMalawi kulibwanji mu juda & u seem to b much concern ndi za mu uda simuyankhula tikamatsankhana mitundu aMalawi tokhatokha

  5. OLO MUTANDITHILA MCHENGA MMASO SINDINGAVOTERE DPP YA BWAMPIN .INE NDILI KAKAKA PAMBUYO PACHAKWERA OLO NONSE MUTAPANDA KUVOTA KOMA VOTE YANGA YOKHA ADZAIONA. CHAKWERA MACHINE, KUCHITUNDA, KUCHIKWEZA, ANAMANYONYOLO, MASAPITWA 8 KUPHATIKIZANA KUPANGA BIG MAN CHAKWERA.MCP WOYEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  6. A party of death and darkness. The late Chakufwa Chihana already cursed them on 21st April 1992. Even a Pastor President will never cleanse this Party.

  7. Dont Forget The Backbitters R Alwyz On The Back.Ngat Fanz Ikulimbana Ndichipan Chachikulu (mcp) Ndiye Kut 2019 Ndi Boma Kale. Kupepesa Sikupusa Koma Umunthu Mwamva Mbuli Inu!! Mwandikwiitsa Kwambiri.

  8. Ayiwalanso zomwe zinachitika ku mzuzu pa 20 July 2011.komanso mawele ankadulidwa ku chiladzulo aja kapena nkuti Bisnowarty asanabwere kuno ku Malawi.kupha ndikupha kaya wapha munthu mmodzi kaya ndi awiri

  9. On the contrary kukamba moonjezera zokhudzana ndi anthu omwe ena amawalemekeza kwambiri zimabweretsa mavuto ngati awa. Try to air out Late Mandela’s weakneses in Johanesberg tione ngati mukabwereko. Mwina enanu ngati mwaiwala izo zinachitika kwa Goliati nthawi ya ulamuliro wa JB.

  10. Mcp is my party. Ine ngati Mmalawi sindingalore kunyoza ma heroes athu chifukwa ndife osauka. Zero. Bisnowaty made stupid sentiments that should not be celebrated by any upright thinking Malawian. Amalawi ulesi mumamunyengerera mzungu cholinga mumuddyere. Let us work hard and excel. He is indeed a foreigner and I don’t have better words for his stinking comments in the August house

  11. why condamination if chakwera wapepesa pamaso pa MPs onse wa onesa kugonja.Thats what we call leader.Munaonapo inu leaders azipan akupepesa? this is the first man

  12. Dispite this kazungu kakumachulutsa mbwerela ngatiso sikazungu adzikakumbutsa zakalekale malomwakuti akambilane za mavuto anthu. MCP need solution for the Problem that Malawians are facing not what he was rase in the House ok! Musiye ku fukula zomwe MCP idachita anuwake ndi ife ovote or mutachifukula bwanji nganganga pambuyo pake ok

  13. Nkhaza zachiyani inu ana mwabadwa nthayi ya muluzi mukikamba zankhaza kuti chani. Ufulu wake uti waumbuli owononga dziko lanu lomwewu kupusa mcp is mcp

    • ANAYIPA NDI AMAKO WAVA, CHIKHOPE CHAKUDACHO FITI IWE NDIPETULO WAKOYO. A2 AKUTHEKERANI ZELU MULIBE , KADZINGOKWERAN PAMWAMBA PA THOCHI BASI

  14. I beleive that it is responsibility of every leader in parliament to maintain peace and tranquility,to foster sustainable development. It sad that some people can not forget the past and keep on insnuating conflicts, Iam sure that Hon. Bisnowarty should have been rensiponsible in preventing his statement in which irked some members of the august house to behave wildly. Malawi upon attaining democracy in 1994 the office of tribunal was commisioned in order to create torerance among the citizens of the republic. Lets forget the past and work hard to alleviate this poverty which is getting its roots deeper than ever

  15. palibe chomwe chingasinthe mmitima ya mazanamazana ya amalawi ngakhale akuti wapepesa aliyense anadziwa ,akudziwa ndipo adzakhala akudziwabe zoti mcp ndi chipani chankhadza,chatsankho,chokupha,chokuba,chopondeledza maufulu awanthu ndi chodzunza ndie ngakhale mukuti ati apepesa sizingaphule kanthu kuti amalawi angakhululukire mcp never and ever

  16. But Kabwila defended the racist MCP MPs. Was she not speaking on behalf of MCP? Surely the MCP house is pathetically disorganised. Why apologising when you had also supported the racist MPs? Mr. Chakwera, be in control of the party including Jessie.

  17. You pple hv problems,,,,,you wanted apology and you hv been given but your still complaining,,,what else du u wnt??,,,,go to hell you bastards eeeeiiiisssshhh you mk me sick!!!!!!!!!!!!,,,,,, let’s call a spade by its name Bisnowaty crossed da boundaries whatever or whatsoever he z a foreigner hate it or lyk it..Malawi z no longer under whitemans dominance

  18. Only houses built on very strong foundation survives the storm. Malawi congress party under the leadership of Dr kamuzu Banda was short sighted hence our current sufferings. Our major problem is the foundation on which malawi was built after Atsamunda. Currently, Malawi is like a house built on sand which is prone to be blown off by hailwind. If we want real change of development, lets all fasten our belts and support the reforms being implemented by the rulling DPP. Even in a game of football, when you are failing to break your opponent’s defence, you push the ball back to restart the formula. Lets all support APM in restarting such a formula of bringing change to Malawi. War of words will not take us anywhere as a country.

    • That’s being naive my brother,,,r u trying to say that KAMUZU built this country poorly?…Kwacha was one to one with pound during KAMUZU era, many things were better during KAMUZU era l..90% of hospitals,xuls,roads you are using today were built by KAMUZU regime…If we r to develop ds country we hv to remove sch mindsets and forge ahead not pointing fingers at each other that won’t help other wise we wl only b at loggerheads

    • Even when the Kwacha was 1:1 against the British Pound, there was dire poverty at the grassroots. In case you don’t know, during Kamuzu era, Malawi was rich on paper and books but people were predominantly poor.

    • During kamuzu’s erra how many population was? And u said economy was better comparing to this Dpp regim ,how many people who were bult decent houses ? Osamangokamba za mmapepala apa koma muziika pa ground

    • Nthawi ya kamuzu mmudzi munthu munali nyumba imodzi ya malata……koma pano nyumba zamalata zili mbwee…komanso tym imene ija palibe akanalimba mtima nkumanena za umphawi wa mdziko…aliyense ankangoti yes bwana.

    • kamuzu’s erra there was only one decent house only sanjika palace but look at now u r saying the dpp is nothing look the way people are doing kumanga mamanson kuposanso kamuzu palace yomwe ikanakhala nthawi imeneija anthu oterewo ali ndende kamba koponderedzedwa ndi boma la mcp .mcp sidzapatsidwanso mpata wolamulira mdziko muno nkhaza too much ndie ena ati pano inabona kuti mwana wafisi sangasanduke mkukhala wa gwape mwapanga bwanji kodi

    • A DPP NONSE NDINU ZITSILU NDI2 SIINU MWATIKHAZIKA PAZELE KUGULA SUGAR INU? ZITAVUTA ZITATAN SINDINGASAPOTE BWAMPIN WANUYO.NDILI PAMBUYO PACHAKWERA MPAKA DZIKO KUTHA.DPP NDIAGALU AMICHOMBO

    • In almost every country under the earth pipo are suffering what matters most is how we deal with those sufferings, how those sufferings began! Mind u we even suffered during the past regimes including the kamuzu’s so why the fuss now? Why kuchuluka nzeru as if the sufferings have just cropped now and from the blues? Why playing nice dribles when u r out of the football pitch? Kwacha devaluation yayambira pa this govt? Lets not just be gud at criticising and not critiquing? Nonse mumangochuluka nzeru yet kukupatsani or committe mukulephera kuyendetsa ndiye munene dziko? Lets be patriotic because no matter what malawi will remain in the hands of we the malawians

  19. MCP has made an indelible mark of RACISM on its face. Since racism go together with nepotism we can truly say MCP is also nepotistic

  20. Sorry, but sorry is not good enough, plus its a bit too late. Mwawotcha #CV a #MCP come 2019. What you’ve done will not be forgotten, and you will regret it as wrong move that cost you a lot. 😀 :p

  21. Mumati apepese wapepesa koma kubwebwetabe!,zitsilu za anthu!malo moti muzimuuza petulo kuti pipo are sufferin under hz leadership mukukakamira zinthu za zii.Racism wil owez b there.e.g Qota system

  22. It is a fact kuno si kwa azungu ayi. Uyu ndi mtsamunda mommuja tidakana kale. A Malawi tikanenana tokha simubwetuka koma akati adzudzula mzungu ndiye makutu tchereee! Umphawiwu kalena chiyani?

    • Think wisely before u post ur comment, growing one place makes more people dull remember that even Kamuzu got his education outside Malawi so don’t be stupid and unreasonable MCP is wrong with its members cos they need to hide the truth kamuzu was evil

  23. Dr Laz Chakwera you are indeed our next leader come 2019. For Bisnowarty please learn to respect elders, yes of course you are doing that to win favours from governing leadership for you dirty business deals like the one at Kamuzu Central Hospital where you are claiming K25,000,000.00 for servicing Xray/CT Scanner which only worked for five days and broke again, we know of the substandard drugs you are supplying in our hospitals which are not fit for patients consumption. So be careful with your foul mounth Hon Bisnowarty