Malawians asked to hold Chilembwe Day in high regard

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As Malawi today is commemorating Chilembwe day, people in the country have been asked to treat the day as of vast significant since it symbolizes the genesis of the freedom that citizens are enjoying today.

President of Chiradzulu Foundation for Development (Ciffode), Richard Karim made the call in an interview with Malawi24.

A church which replaced the one Chilembwe built

A church which replaced the one Chilembwe built during the colonial era

Karim however expressed dissatisfaction that the district where the fallen hero was coming from remains undeveloped up to date, a thing which he said is a result of negligence and lack of interest from top country officials.

“It is worrisome to see the district where John Chilembwe was coming from in undeveloped state like this up to date. A lot has to be done that can mean Chilembwe commemoration,” said Karim.

Chiradzulu is a privileged district where three current cabinet ministers, Minister of Labour and Manpower Development, Henry Mussa; Minister of Trade, Joseph Mwanamvekha; and Minister of Education, Emmanuel Fabiano come from but it still has no bank and shopping outlets such as PTC.

Lack of these essential developments in the district has led to some top district officials such as the District Commissioner, District Health Officer and civil servants to be residing in Blantyre.

Chilembwe is celebrated as a hero of independence and John Chilembwe Day is observed annually on January 15 in Malawi. Among other activities during the celebrations, prayers are held at his Presbyterian Industrial Mission in Chiradzulu district.

Reverend John Chilembwe was born on February, 3 in 1871 and is believed to have been killed in 1915. He was a Baptist pastor and educator, who was trained as a minister in the United States, and he returned to Nyasaland in 1901.

He was an early figure in the resistance to colonialism in Nyasaland – now Malawi – opposing both the treatment of Africans working in agriculture on European-owned plantations and the colonial government’s failure to promote the social and political advancement of Africans.

Soon after the outbreak of the First World War, Chilembwe organised an unsuccessful uprising against colonial rule.

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  1. Azungu anawona kuti ku malawi kulibe gold ndi miyala yina monga diamond osati chilembwe anathamangitsa a dzungu ayi.koma adagonjesa oipayo

  2. Zikuonetsa kuti facebook yazaza ndimbuli mdzikomuno!tayendani muone/mudziwe kuyipa kwamdzungu!-I for 1 i’ll salute this true son of the soil.ufulu sinsima2 Ayi Malawi.anatero oziwa kuyimbayo

  3. Kodi mukuti John Chilembwe adapanga chani mmalawi muno??? Munthu adayambisa nkhondo,, nkuthawa, and u are calling him a hero?? Wat kind of hero is he who ran away from battle which he himself provoked?? Kupusa kwake, kuwatuma anthu akabe mfuti asakudziwa kuombela, and munthuyu mukuti adali m’busa, but he killed mzungu and chopped off his head. Chilembwe has a case to answer. His record leaves alot to be desired

  4. Chilembwe nde muthu amene anasaukisa malawi phuma lelo ndizi osasiya azungu apange chitukuko kaye anafelanji palizofusa apa mesa anafa chifukwa anali kape mbuzi anati saukisa bakha

  5. Why do u alwez praise pipo that killed Malawi by chesing the white pipo. Whre do u think black pipo wll take the country to. Akhungu okhaokha angatsolerani njira never. Every country new without a white man is in hot soup.

  6. Mukuchedwa nkutukwana mafupa ?tukulani nokha osati azungu ayi.ndipo maholiday aanthu akufa athe pa Malawi pano,sitikhulupilira mizimu ya anthu akufa ife.Umenewo ndi usatana.

  7. Mukuchedwa nkutukwana mafupa ?tukulani nokha osati azungu ayi.ndipo maholiday aanthu akufa athe pa Malawi pano,sitikhulupilira mizimu ya anthu akufa ife.Umenewo ndi usatana.

  8. Kamuzu samafuna anthu ozindikira ,chilembwe anali mbuli. Days why Malawi is stl poor in mind En fiance timatamanda munthu osati zomwe tufuna or tupanga pamoyo wathu.

  9. Kamuzu samafuna anthu ozindikira ,chilembwe anali mbuli. Days why Malawi is stl poor in mind En fiance timatamanda munthu osati zomwe tufuna or tupanga pamoyo wathu.

  10. Kamuzu samafuna anthu ozindikira ,chilembwe anali mbuli. Days why Malawi is stl poor in mind En fiance timatamanda munthu osati zomwe tufuna or tupanga pamoyo wathu.

    • Akulu nthawi zina zinthu ngati musakuzidziwa ndibwino osayankhira.ndipo inu mukuoneka ngati sinu m’malawi chilembwe anali wophunzira kuposa inuyo ndipo anayamba kupita kuulaya poyelekeka pa inuyo ndachambuyanu anali iyeyo.komanso ndizambiri apanga chilembwe.mbuli yaikulu muthanso kukhala inu munaphunzira umbuli kuposa inu.

  11. Chilembwe anali Wa phuma komano kamuzu ndiye analinso mbuzi ya munthu…. Akanakhala komwe anali….. He rushed… Azungu akanawApatsa mita mpaka 1980…..

  12. Mwina mudakakhalapo ambiri mu nthawi imeneyo bwezi mutamva kuwawa kwa nkhanza za nzungu……Lero tili pa ufulu azungu tikudya nawo pamodzi. Patokha dziko tikhoza kulikonza kuti lidziyenda bwino ngati tikupanga zinthu moyenela komanso ndi maso mphenya. Fusani munthu obadwira mu nthaka ya south africa ngati amakhala nacho chilakolako chobwelera ku chitaganya cha azungu. Atsogoleri athu ndi omwe ali ndi vuto…..

  13. panono athu ayamba kuziwa kuti john chilembwe adali ndi phuma pothamangisa Adzungu koma ineso ndimaona kut Kamudzu Banda adali opusa koz ndikamanva mbili ya kamudzu akut amagwirizana kwambiri ndi adzungu and so adali muthu wakuda oyamba kuyenda mu #Small Street kuno ku south Africa nanga bwanji iyeyo samawatenga azunguwo kumakawapasa Malo ku malawiko

  14. To hell with ur chilembwe. ufulu omangodya nsima basi?? we are failing to develop on our own as a country because of this nigga’s phuma. now we need the very same whites u chased to fund our annual budget, to build infrastructures for us which they wud do way back if u didnt chase them. A white man is the most clever creature on earth and he knows how to run things but this chilembwe guy chased them. now show us the ufulu which u r saying this guy faught for. “sometimes i think that this guy fred to a certain country with his wife and kid and settled down and his great great grandchildren are alive”

    • I think ur a fucken mad black ass nigger. sinanga wakhuta mkana ukutero. mmene amkazuzikila anthuwo kalero thus y anaganiza zomuthamangitsa munthu oyerayi. u mean iweyo ulipo ungalole udzigwira tchito ya ulele komaso yosapumila? uzinyamula nzungu pa chithatha kuli konse komwe wanenako ungavomele? mmutu mwako mulibe ubongo muli manyi okha okha!

    • Uwu nde timati umbuli uwu. kuyankhula ngati kuti mwayambana nane ndipo mukundidziwa. pakamwa panu panangozolowela kutukwana basi. Sorry man, thats how u were raised and o dont see chfukwa choyankhulira zoipa zanuzo. Everyone is entitled to his opinion.

    • fuck u! who is ignorant btwn u and me? bas mmafuna tizilambila a amzungu? ur de one u hv to open yo eyes. nzungu yemweyo pano akuti muzinyengana amuna nokha nokha ndi akaziso nokha nokha. nde ndiuze. ubwino wao uli pati?

      • I’m with you 100% Pax.Its bcoz of lazy bastards with inferiority complexes like Ma Nganda that Malawi is still in poverty up to today! They just sit pwii waiting for ‘clever’ whites to save them, not realizing that the solution is to get up off their asses and develop this country THEMSELVES!! Yes John Chilembwe was not perfect ,but at least he fought back like a man. Fuck you Manganda!!

    • You dont know what you’re saying, if you went to school, you better go back, and learn again! You just say Whites whites, you dont know what is or how white people are to black people! Dont you see what are doing/ how are treating you here in Africa? May be, you never stay and work with these people, if you was, you would study them how they are!

      • Thank you Ishu.That Ngamanda fool doesn’t know anything.He hasn’t worked for these mgunzus.Their master-servant attitude is still prevalent.They treat Africans like pets.They dont regard them as equals.

    • Anyamata apatu palibe kumanyozana! What you have to do is to understand each other, and who did wrong just accept your mistake thats all!

    • Inu inu u r busy saying fuck and the like. look man i aint got hard feelings for u. look at your country. the living standards and the social status of its people. u r getting me wrong. i am not saying that the whites are good pple but they have the guts, they know how to run things. had u not sent them parking as early as 1940 imagine how this country would be. now mukulephela kulutukula dziko lanu panokha and mzungu yemweyo mukumufuna kuti akuthandizeni ndi ndalama

    • Inu inu u r busy saying fuck and the like. look man i aint got hard feelings for u. look at your country. the living standards and the social status of its people. u r getting me wrong. i am not saying that the whites are good pple but they have the guts, they know how to run things. had u not sent them parking as early as 1940 imagine how this country would be. now mukulephela kulutukula dziko lanu panokha and mzungu yemweyo mukumufuna kuti akuthandizeni ndi ndalama.

    • If you were there I think you couldn’t talk lyk this ask your grand parents who were there people were slaves ithe farms of the whites kagwere ndi azungu akowo akutibweretsela chikhalidwe chachilendo muno mu Africa.

    • u still dont accept it that Mzungu rules the world. i think mukanazindikila kale lomwe lija mzungu sakanakupusitsani ndi kukutengelani ma minerals onse mkupita nawo. Now the very same Mzungu has brainwashed u and made u live, dress and eat like him. he is implementing so many projects in your land where many people are getting well paying jobs which ur govt is failing to do and it is looking upon the Mzungu to help it run its country. AM NOT SAYING THAT I LIKE MZUNGU BUT WE MUST ACCEPT THAT MZUNGU WAS CLEVER AND STILL IS AND WILL BE, LEAVING AN AFRICAN WITH HIS SO CALLED PRIDE SUFFERING