Unima should hang its head in shame for decorating tyrant Tembo

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If anybody ever doubted that the University of Malawi (UNIMA) is a disgrace to our democracy and the academic freedom it is supposed to espouse, the University’s decision to award a honorary doctorate degree to John Tembo should remove any doubt.

John Tembo awarded honorary doctorate

JZU (right)

Tembo, commonly referred to as JZU, is the least of any Malawian to deserve such an honour. It is well documented that Tembo’s word, during the dark days of Kamuzu Banda, was law. He was the undisputed right hand man of Kamuzu, one of the three people who made Kamuzu’s inner circle during that notorious period. This inner circle ruled the country with an iron fist, crushing without any remorse anyone who opposed them. Their authority over Malawi was cemented with tears and blood of innocent lives.

Firsthand accounts have revealed that hundreds of Malawians were arbitrary detained on orders from JZU and his fellow henchmen. Some were mercilessly murdered. These people include heroes who founded this country after defeating the British white supremacists who had colonised this land on orders from their Queen.

Others, like Attati Mpakati, who thought they were lucky by seeking asylum in neighbouring countries had bombs concealed as letters follow them.

To award Tembo with an honorary degree is therefore a spit on the graves of those who fought against the tyranny and brutality of the Malawi Congress Party.

Even the same UNIMA that seems to have been hit by amnesia was not spared. As the esteemed poet and academician Jack Mapanje puts it: it was turned into a synagogue of spies. There was no academic freedom.

Lessons in the university were formulated to programme all those who passed through its corridors to worship Kamuzu and his unholy trinity with a blind loyalty. This befitted the propaganda that was aired on sole radio station then. Without surprise, most of people in this country still believe to this day that politicians are demigods who must not be followed without checks as if some extraterrestrial beings pick them on a polling day. This is what outraged UNIMA’s members of staff and students alike when Peter Mukhito summoned Blessings Chinsinga for questioning over a lecture he delivered in one class.

So, what should we make with this honour when the same institution that fought tooth and nail to defend academic freedom decided to award one of the very few who mercilessly butchered academic freedom?

How could this same University forget that this same John Tembo campaigned for Bakili Muluzi’s efforts for a third term, effectively shooting democracy (which he has always abhorred) in the heart?

Such an honour pins UNIMA as a place where history is forgotten deliberately.

The decision to honour Tembo endorses autocracy and whatever happened during the one party era that was ruled by this trinity of Tembo, Kamuzu and Kadzamira.

Jack Mapanje

Mapanje, one of Tembo’s countless victims

The honour is a message that Malawi holds in higher esteem the villains who have made it impossible for the country to develop considering that everything was highly controlled by Kamuzu Banda and his family – with Tembo being one. As a majority of Malawians were basking in poverty and food insecurity, this ruling family became filthy rich.

Others have said the honour is justified because Tembo has over the year demonstrated extraordinary leadership qualities. My foot! One does not need to dig deeper to see that Tembo is an oppressive person with leadership skills that must never be emulated. With his leadership, MCP broke into two blocs: one led by Gwanda Chakuamba since JZU was not bold enough to concede defeat at the convention that was held in Blantyre. Thereafter, Tembo used Kamuzu’s originality to instigate hate towards the front that was headed by Chakuamba which ended up breaking into another party as Tembo gripped MCP.

With Tembo’s leadership, MCP was further reduced into a party for a tribe in the central region. Indeed, JZU’s leadership skills shut down anyone who dared to oppose him. MCP hardly had intraparty democracy with Tembo at the helm, a tradition that has been retained by the current crop.

The problem with Malawi is that we are so immersed in a binary worldview. Others are justifying the award on the basis that UNIMA also honoured First lady Gertrude Mutharika. It is claimed that Mrs. Mutharika is the less deserving awardee between the two. But just because Gertrude Mutharika does not deserve an award does not imply Tembo is justified to get this honor. This comparison is sickening and the reason we are failing to progress.

This binary confusion is the reason that some people are quick to rate highly Joyce Banda over Peter Mutharika’s poor governance and leadership skills. Just because Mutharika is failing must never be the basis to value JB, the same person who presided over one of the worst looting in the country’s history as K24 billion was stolen and K553billion (K0.55 trillion) was uncounted.

So to limit our take on JZU’s disgraceful awards to that of Gertrude Mutharika is itself a threat. We are justifying one evil with another. Neither of the two deserve any award.

As Mwai Kasamale posted on Facebook, the award sums up “the moral myopia” that Malawi has become.

“That surreal and odd sensation moment watching JZU being honoured with a lifetime achievement award by APM, the young brother of the man who had to run away from Malawi because of JZU. The moral myopia of Malawi never ceases to amaze”.

Thus, honouring John Tembo with an honorary degree is an appalling insult to Malawi’s democracy and human rights. I would not be surprised if other people decide to return their degrees and demand to be dissociated from the University because this decision has left a bad taste among many who walked through UNIMA corridors.

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271 Comments

  1. You just know fubricating nkhani za bodza za munthu. Kukutengerani ku khoti kuti mukapereke umboni muzayamba kunena kuti wanditengera ku khoti ndi oipa. Zopusa basi

  2. You deserve it Hon JZU Tembo. It is only God who judges according to what we have done. But a man especially wicked man like the one writing this article in which he has demonstrated ungodly characters by shooting down the fact that God commanded us to forgive one another our trespasses and sins. We must confess to one another our sins so that our Father in heaven can forgive us. Some of us cannot receive God’s favour in healing, deliverance etc because of keeping grudges against one another.This is ungodly and we a liable to curses for disobedience to the teachings of our LORD Jesus Christ. You are thinking the pharisees way. You need to repent your sins so that God can forgive you all your sins.

    I therefore congratulate Hon JZU Tembo for being awarded this PHD in Leadership and Management. Many parties are dead due to leadership problem but not MCP due to Hon JZU Tembo’s mantle of the party. I agree with some who have said this is all jealousy that is spoiling Malawi. Unless we remove this, we shall remain a cursed society. May God Almighty deliver us and deliver Malawi.

  3. I wish maganizo were universal but unfortunately they are not. It reminds me of what people thought of Saul who later became Paul and what heavens thought about him. In the eyes of many they looked at Paul as a butcher and the worst thing to have happened to them but Jesus looked at Paul as an instrument to use in His gospel. While we are entitled to what we think of others because of their past ,don’t think that they are the only ones with past besides others still hold contrary views to yours.

  4. Whoever came up with that idea would have been the worst if he/she was in Tembo’s shoes. Tembo has been MCP’s 31 years past with Dr Chakwera as his ‘only’ choice.

  5. Whoever came up with that idea would have been the worst if he/she was in Tembo’s shoes. Tembo has been MCP’s 31 years past with Dr Chakwera as his ‘only’ choice.

  6. Palibe chimene mukunena ,JZU ndi muthu oyenera ulemu ngati wina aliyese amene anachita zolozeka pa Malawi pano chepetsani jerasi (JZU) khothi linati alibe mulandu (cogrants JZU)

  7. Palibe chimene mukunena ,JZU ndi muthu oyenera ulemu ngati wina aliyese amene anachita zolozeka pa Malawi pano chepetsani jerasi (JZU) khothi linati alibe mulandu (cogrants JZU)

  8. Which pheasible case does JZU has which accentuate him to be a tyrant????? Do you respect the rule of law and oblige to what the court of law determines? Unless u r above the law

  9. Dr JZU Tembo should have been honoured long time back when he was still in active opposition.However,this is a welcome development.Congratulations Dr Tembo.

  10. ….yachokera pa peji 1. yathandizila a Malawi kukola zambiri pamalo ochepa, kugwiriska ntchito feteleza wochepa pamalo akulu, kusunga nthaka ndi chinyontho kwanthawi yayitali ngakhale kukhale ng’amba kwanthawi yayitali about 60days without rain. Nanenso simunipaseko degree yaulemuyo?.I have really cotributed to the nation pilizi.

  11. Mwawanthu imwe mukukangana waka paziiii! Nyimbo ikuti, “Chomwe chapasidwa ndikuti zikomooo, zikomo mbuye wangaa.” Joseph Nkasa wakuti vichi? “mveserani nyimbo ya PIN CODE. A UNIMA nanunso mwaoneka kuti muna printer zima honorieum degree zochuluka zedika. Inenso pokhala first model leadfarmer wa ulimi wa SASAKAWA zomwe zinapangisa akunyumba ya malamulo kenakonso aku Japan komwe kuli munthu wotchedwa Sasakawa pamodzi ndi Accountant wake kubwera pakhomo panga kuzasimikizila mumene technology’yi…..

  12. Well done UNIMA for decorating the unforgettable Opposition Leader Malawians will remember . Bravo. To hell Malawi 24. What we know is to keep weak areas n you forget faster positive sides of JZU.

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  14. Ndatsala pang’ono kuyitsika malawi24, Inu mumafuna alandire Ambuyanu poti akwanitsa zaka 100 akudya nyama mu mdima?, infact i dont stand by any side koma pachilungamo John Tembo deserves such honor,enanu anakuphunzitsani pa ROBERT BLECK(Kongwe)when he was a reserv bank govaner kwacha was stable,ali leader of oposition,a oposition amadziwika ntchito yao.Koma inu mumafuna akadalandira AMBUYANU oti ndi AEIOU yemwe samudziwa koma mano anatha ndi kutafuna nyama mu Mdima.Shupit.

  15. Unima is a democratic institution. Thumbs up. Kodi tidzakhaka tikuzindana mpaka liti mmalo moti tibwere pamodzi ndikugwilira ntchito limodzi kutukula dziko lathu. Space imeneyi mwalembapo za negativeyi mukadakhala pansi ndikubwera ndi proposal ya chitukuko mwina mmene tingaachepetsere njala mdziko muno zikadakhala zaphindu kwambiri ndipo udindo wanu ukadaoneka pamenepa. Chonde zilembani nkhani zomanga malawi osati kupasula. Titakondana ngati amwenye dziko lathu litukuka kwambiri

  16. Mmmmm Malawi 24 ur ndt jerous on him, no body z right on hand of God. Nthawi ya bakili achina matafalexo snags, nthawi ya bingu chasowa anaphedwaxo, kd nanga wa police anaphedwa kwa goliat uja.ndi ndani anakoza chiwembucho kd ondewa ndi jzu? mwangodana naye. I dnt trust politicianz onse ndi akupha. Kungoti oyipa ndi yemwe zakke zaululika. Lero ndwe ngelo pt zako zabisika. Kd ngt Soto Tembo amapha bwanji mpaka lero sanamumange pa nkhani yokhudza izi. Think & say truth, muchedwa ndi azanu akupita.pa tsogolo. Let God judge, bcozbubexpected 2 be judged.

  17. Honouring him for wat?come on guyz kukhululuka satumana.dis person called Tembo is evil and he made malawi asuffering place and now wow???chosadziwa anayimbiradi mfiti mmanja,amboni za yehova were being killed bcuz of him lero nkumati if we,re not forgiv him we wil not prosper wat an insult,for sure he must go to hell.

  18. Vuto enawa ndi ana woti abadwa tym ya Muluzi ndikuphunzi grade 1 to 6 then ndumapita ku collage pano mukungoyakhula wosadziwa mbiri yadziko lanu Muluzi anali wa jokes tu ndeakamanena zatembo amanera moralo mwamva thats y Bakili Mulizi amatha kupanga acomodate azipani zosiyanasiyana

  19. I don’t know which criteria they use to decorate individuals to earn Doctorate…But my view is that John Tembo has a history both very bad and good.Therefore he needs to go into history of Malawi with elaboration…..Remember a lot of people both either were slain or migrated during his reign infact during Kamuzu banda

  20. John Tembo is a big CROOK, CROOK and a criminal. A silent killer, amachita zinthu zosaonekera pomwe wachita ndiye.
    Anakhala ku prison pa alimande miyezi 9.
    Mulandu wopha a Gadama,a Chiwanga,a Matenje, a Sangala. Kupha kwakenso mwa nkhanza. Anawakhoma misomali mmutu, mkuwaunjika mgalimoto kukawaponya ku Mwanza ati tidziti galimoto yachita ngozi. Ameneyo mungampatse Degree?
    Inu mukudziwa kuti a Gadama anali mkhristu wa Chikatolika. Akuwakhoma msomali mmutu adagwira kolona wawo, ” A Tembo mukundipheranji? Mukundiphera pachifukwa chiyani ?”.
    Ndiye lero tingamakambe za Degree kupereka kwa John Tembo? Rather this country is moving forward, silikubwelera mmbuyo. Ifeyo a Malawi tingatenge Degree kumpatsa munthu amene mmanja mwake muli magazi ,,,,,a Malawi tapenga bwanji?

  21. Mwangobesa degree imeneyo ngakhale apulesident opuma aBakili muluzi anatiudza kuti munthu uyu temboyi ndiwamagazi m’manja.silent killer no reason to give him that houna

  22. All I understand about Tembo us that he was a”Mmanjamo!!!” enterpreter to late “ERTENAL” Ngwazi. Thats according to my all knowing.
    Nothng inspirational he dd during his time.
    Honestly speaking…This is a “MXiii!” for me

  23. Bushit, a doctorate degree? For what? This is politics. What has he done to desrve an honorary degree? I wasn’t there during one party era, but fro the books and history i have read, Tembo is nonsense. With what UNIMA has done in honoring JZU and Getrude Muthalika, it left me in no doubt that our UNIMA is not competent locally and internationally. It is a shame that after 51yrs of independent with total enjoyment of freedom but we are on number 75 on ranking in African universities. We can’t even beat Somalia on ranking despite them being in war for ages. Malawi is a country governed by educated broots. Not even one in the governing body has wisdom to take our beloved Malawi to the next level. The that has been awarded to JZU and Getrude Muthalika us political not that they achieved a single thing that as a country we can be proud of.. Why talk big brains and courageous people like Olton Chirwa, Dunduzu Chisiza, Levi Ziliro Mumba, there contribution to indendence is forgotten especially to us the youth.

  24. Bushit, a doctorate degree? For what? This is politics. What has he done to desrve an honorary degree? I wasn’t there during one party era, but fro the books and history i have read, Tembo is nonsense. With what UNIMA has done in honoring JZU and Getrude Muthalika, it left me in no doubt that our UNIMA is not competent locally and internationally. It is a shame that after 51yrs of independent with total enjoyment of freedom but we are on number 75 on ranking in African universities. We can’t even beat Somalia on ranking despite them being in war for ages. Malawi is a country governed by educated broots. Not even one in the governing body has wisdom to take our beloved Malawi to the next level. The that has been awarded to JZU and Getrude Muthalika us political not that they achieved a single thing that as a country we can be proud of.. Why talk big brains and courageous people like Olton Chirwa, Dunduzu Chisiza, Levi Ziliro Mumba, there contribution to indendence is forgotten especially to us the youth.

    • am agreeing with #dumisani. regardles of whatever has bn writen in the news or whatever Tembo did in the past i am here to say that for a person to be gven an honorary degree it means that person has really toiled with research to get it. but if we can c these two ppl (Getrude Mutharika & JZU) nothng that one can pnt out that make them to deserve their awards. what nosense is unima doing! inu ndani sangakwanitse kupanga zomwe getrude mutharika akupanga atakhala kuti ali ndi ndalama? it jst requires money. any body can do that as long as there is money. so thnk how many people can/wil get their degrees through ths proces if ths can/wil continue? so many people can be awarded degrees whch is foolish and nosense!!! inu anthu akuvutika m’ma-university_mu inu. kumati kuganiza thesis iyi, yosagwira kulemba iyi yosagwira, nde ena azingowapatsa yaulere? thats awkward unima has embarked on. they r degrading the unima’s degree. i wud rather like if College of Medicine is out of ths trash.

  25. Zachamba how about Gertrude Mutharika uja? mxiew I’m bored with you guys. Bias too much. please act like journalists, muzikhala ngati muli ndi ma rules osati u chitsiru mukupanga apawu

  26. Zachamba how about Gertrude Mutharika uja? mxiew I’m bored with you guys. Bias too much. please act like journalists, muzikhala ngati muli ndi ma rules osati u chitsiru mukupanga apawu

    • Mwina tiziwe kaye imfa ya Chasowa kuti inakhala bwanji? kapena ya Njaunju? pakuti mwana wanuyo anali atabadwa mmene zimachitika izi.

  27. Ngati zili choncho bwanji DPP ikulamula Boma kumachita kuti idapha anthu mulu…Nsanje ndiyo yakula basi, mapeto ake mudzakhala nazo mafreeloader.

  28. Ngati zili choncho bwanji DPP ikulamula Boma kumachita kuti idapha anthu mulu…Nsanje ndiyo yakula basi, mapeto ake mudzakhala nazo mafreeloader.

  29. tembo is a true definition of evil.its a mockery to the likes of GADAMA,SANGALA who were brutally killed by the likes of tembo and then we give him a honorary degree.what the fuck is that?we are forgeting the unsung heroes kumakhala busy ndi achina tembo?

  30. kaya zakusangalatsani kaya sizinakusangalatseni the fact is he is nw DR John Zenus Ungapake Tembooooo its all because of his works in one way or the other

  31. Tembo ,reminds me of Gadama, Sangala, Matenje, Chiwanga mmene adawanyongera, he really deserves to be honoured, sankafuna zachibwana. Amapheratu

  32. i dont blame you malawi 24 because of your imbecile critics everyone has a secret in this country even you mr man,so i find it amusing finger pointing jzu as a tyranny its obvious that your brain is not big as an ostrich,think before you post shit!

  33. kukadakhala kuti Juses were counting our past deeds then panalibe munthu amene akanaza pulumuka why can’t you Malawi 24 forget the past and forge ahead with that ldeology we cant develop why put something done in 1978 as an accusation today in 2016?

  34. Pipo, dont beat about the bush. JZU deserves this so much. Please understand history glancingly then go and write ur article, comments whatsoever. U only want to praise someone when is dead. Why a Malawi? What is it that mai Getrude performed to honoured so far? Ndale basi! These honours must imply the deeds

  35. Why a tyrant? do u understand hw the world moves? ask urself kuti anakuchangamusani mndani inu? mwakula moti mkumaloza ndege ndimchombo eti? Tembo deserves more than that…muziona zolemba,,,,, ndipo kamalawi 24 mkawanthu ofoila bwanji? kkkkkkkk

  36. You are waiting for him to die to shower him with tributes?y do you always look on the negative side of things?i salute the UNIMA council for honoring JZU.You have done some thing that has made him glad and its all coz you have done it while he is still alive.VIVA JZU…VIVA UNIMA

  37. HAVE U FORGOTTEN that barely a month ago,you have Awarded one,,to that useless stingy woman ,who has done totaly nothing in refering to what has been awarded for,,So whats wrong with Tembo,,This guy deserve it,,He showed maturity in his politics,remained unshakable,despite all political prostitucion which was and is happening in malawi,,IF NOT TEMBO,THEN WHO,,

  38. HAVE U FORGOTTEN that barely a month ago,you have Awarded one,,to that useless stingy woman ,who has done totaly nothing in refering to what has been awarded for,,So whats wrong with Tembo,,This guy deserve it,,He showed maturity in his politics,remained unshakable,despite all political prostitucion which was and is happening in malawi,,IF NOT TEMBO,THEN WHO,,

  39. Useless article,we look at good side of a person ,not hearsay. Ambirinu ndinunso woyipitsitsa kuposa JZU koma dziko limakupatsani ulemu.

  40. Useless article,we look at good side of a person ,not hearsay. Ambirinu ndinunso woyipitsitsa kuposa JZU koma dziko limakupatsani ulemu.

  41. Why now? Honourable Mr Tembo is too old why awarding him at that age? Why not the time he was active in politics so that he would use to atract more people to follow him? Now, where he is going to use that award?

  42. Why now? Honourable Mr Tembo is too old why awarding him at that age? Why not the time he was active in politics so that he would use to atract more people to follow him? Now, where he is going to use that award?

  43. Both accolades are a mockery to this great nation. Two wrongs do not make a right. Problem is people are looking at these issues from a partisan perspective but sober minds know that there were no premises upon which both accolades should have been hatched in the first place. Those who are 40 and above know who Tembo is and what has done in this country and what he was capable of doing. Why did Kamuzu appoint Gwanda to lead the party or to be his running mate in 1994 elections? If there were leadership qualities in JZ why didnt Kamuzu see those qualities but opted to pick a prison graduate? We have made these honorary degrees zamasanje tsopano

  44. Both accolades are a mockery to this great nation. Two wrongs do not make a right. Problem is people are looking at these issues from a partisan perspective but sober minds know that there were no premises upon which both accolades should have been hatched in the first place. Those who are 40 and above know who Tembo is and what has done in this country and what he was capable of doing. Why did Kamuzu appoint Gwanda to lead the party or to be his running mate in 1994 elections? If there were leadership qualities in JZ why didnt Kamuzu see those qualities but opted to pick a prison graduate? We have made these honorary degrees zamasanje tsopano

  45. kkkkkk!ambilinu ndi ana simukudziwa nchito zabwino zimene Dr Tembo wagwila pa Malawi pano,ife tikusangalala nanu baba mopanda nosing

  46. kkkkkk!ambilinu ndi ana simukudziwa nchito zabwino zimene Dr Tembo wagwila pa Malawi pano,ife tikusangalala nanu baba mopanda nosing

  47. CONGRATULATIONS DR JZU TEMBO

    Vuto ndiloti a Malawi timalowetsa ndale paliponse

    Dr. Tembo akuyenera kulandira ulemu wawo, mwina enanu simukudziwa chomwe mukuyankhula pitani ku reserve bank akakuuzani kuti munthuyu adagwira ntchito yosaiwalika

    I know kuti zakupwekani coz mudazolowera kuti zotelezi zimapelekadwa kwa ajawaaa……

  48. CONGRATULATIONS DR JZU TEMBO

    Vuto ndiloti a Malawi timalowetsa ndale paliponse

    Dr. Tembo akuyenera kulandira ulemu wawo, mwina enanu simukudziwa chomwe mukuyankhula pitani ku reserve bank akakuuzani kuti munthuyu adagwira ntchito yosaiwalika

    I know kuti zakupwekani coz mudazolowera kuti zotelezi zimapelekadwa kwa ajawaaa……

  49. No one can reply u foster bcoz pple no nothing abt what Tembo done to this country to deserve to awarded the honour of docterate can u tel us one of the things which tembo has done to malaawi. Apart from killing innocent pple like sangala , gadama and others jst brining disgrace to malawian it’s indeed shameful we had pple born fighters and they foght for this malawi but bcoz of the same Tembo thats they fost to go to grave yard early and other were runing away to exile and to day it’s jst non stop noise we hear that has given to being killer or abig cluks open ur eyes and tel pple the truth. Yes is last days

    • Man, smetimes do sme homework before speaking. Jzu was the first n only black prime minister for this beautiful country. He is also the first black governor for the Reserve bank of Malawi. He is the one that secured the production rights from Carlsberb, making Malawi one of the 3 only countries to ever be awarded such. There is more but for now, tilekele pompo. Get over yourself man.

    • Then tel ppl what has done jst making headlines here explain in details abt wat he has done to malwi bcoz u jst making noise bcz always we let person’s job to speak for him or her its jst show that u becoming mad bcz u acting abnormally where by u jst know to make subject but u fail to explain it mbuli yeni yeni

    • That position it was not for him was going to aleke banda but chifukwa chamutima wa selfishness ohoo shame on you it seems u know nothing oooooooo

  50. No one can reply u foster bcoz pple no nothing abt what Tembo done to this country to deserve to awarded the honour of docterate can u tel us one of the things which tembo has done to malaawi. Apart from killing innocent pple like sangala , gadama and others jst brining disgrace to malawian it’s indeed shameful we had pple born fighters and they foght for this malawi but bcoz of the same Tembo thats they fost to go to grave yard early and other were runing away to exile and to day it’s jst non stop noise we hear that has given to being killer or abig cluks open ur eyes and tel pple the truth. Yes is last days

    • Man, smetimes do sme homework before speaking. Jzu was the first n only black prime minister for this beautiful country. He is also the first black governor for the Reserve bank of Malawi. He is the one that secured the production rights from Carlsberb, making Malawi one of the 3 only countries to ever be awarded such. There is more but for now, tilekele pompo. Get over yourself man.

    • Then tel ppl what has done jst making headlines here explain in details abt wat he has done to malwi bcoz u jst making noise bcz always we let person’s job to speak for him or her its jst show that u becoming mad bcz u acting abnormally where by u jst know to make subject but u fail to explain it mbuli yeni yeni

    • That position it was not for him was going to aleke banda but chifukwa chamutima wa selfishness ohoo shame on you it seems u know nothing oooooooo

    • This comment & makani a Tayaniyu clearly shows great need to rewrite Malawi’s History in the Post-Colonial era in much detail. Ana ochuluka akusekondale lero samudziwa Kamuzu. Aku primary samudziwa or Muluzi. Historians ntchito yanu iyi. Mulondoleni Tembo, Aleke, Bwanali, etc

    • Tati bwelani pagulu apa tikuyankheni kafuso kanuko osamabisala uku ndikuziwa ndi chichewa chonveka chimenecho tiyeni ife tilibe mantha ndikulongosola thats y talemba pagulu manthawo bwanji achikulire

    • @#Tayani pali funso what has Getrude mathanyula done to Malawi to be called Dr???? sometimes anthu enanu mumangoyankhula zinthu zomvera kwa ena. It’s simple if you say anapha jus go to court and sue him sinanga umboni onse uli nawo. Umvere nyimbo ya Lucius Banda Yahwe

    • As far as I know people die each n every day for political reasons or not if their is evidence for murder it must be presented if their is no evidence your not guilty n your mentioned about death of achina Gadama n others what about lately achina chasowa anapita kuti ndi Tembo emweyo

  51. You are busy counting the past sins of somebody that’s the problem with Malawians. In the scriptures Saul who was a notorious murder was converted to become paul he repented and all his past atrocities were not counted. He become successful evangelist. So if Tembo repented why counting his past sins? everyone knows what was happening in the one party state, but a man cannot be bad for ever Tembo repented in parliament that he is a born again politician in 2005 if am not mistaken.

    • He repented when did Tembo repent. Chakwera apologised to malawi for the past atrocities of mcp but i dont recall when tembo did that

  52. You are busy counting the past sins of somebody that’s the problem with Malawians. In the scriptures Saul who was a notorious murder was converted to become paul he repented and all his past atrocities were not counted. He become successful evangelist. So if Tembo repented why counting his past sins? everyone knows what was happening in the one party state, but a man cannot be bad for ever Tembo repented in parliament that he is a born again politician in 2005 if am not mistaken.

  53. People like you will soon realise that Tembo is good man than you were told by Bakili that he is full of blood.

    Politics dented Tembo. If feel sorry that bad people are freely moving around our towns as innocent people yet they are more evil that Tembo.

    Tembo has been victim of politics.

    You are not mentioning Chasowa, July 20, Njaunju and the alubinos. You are clapping hands for killers.

    Tembo was cleared by court, lets wait for God Judgement. You will be suprised to see Tembo cleared by God.

  54. People like you will soon realise that Tembo is good man than you were told by Bakili that he is full of blood.

    Politics dented Tembo. If feel sorry that bad people are freely moving around our towns as innocent people yet they are more evil that Tembo.

    Tembo has been victim of politics.

    You are not mentioning Chasowa, July 20, Njaunju and the alubinos. You are clapping hands for killers.

    Tembo was cleared by court, lets wait for God Judgement. You will be suprised to see Tembo cleared by God.

  55. Kuweluza ndi kwa mulungu amene amaona za mseli, ngat zakuwawan pepan kwambiri koma ngat ndi zoona akathana ndi mulengi.

  56. Malawi 24 a disorganised lot,which court of law convicted Tembo in Malawi for what ur claiming or else get an injunction,useless!

  57. Malawi 24 a disorganised lot,which court of law convicted Tembo in Malawi for what ur claiming or else get an injunction,useless!

  58. Izo Za Mwanza Murder Musiyileni Yahweh Kumwamba! Tione Za Chitukuko Chamalawi Kupanda Tembo Kuitana Company Ya Carsberg Enanu Bwenzi Musanamulawe Green Mumatumbwanayeyu!

  59. so honourary degree to getrude muntharika its fine but to JZU Tembo u r saying its a disgrace to democracy and to the extent of callin him a tyrant mmmm nsanjetu iyi.

  60. Tembo Alandire Degree Ya Ulemu Basi. Why He? It Means He Is Not Amalawian? And He Never Contribute Something In Malawi. A 24 Akugulani Eti? Akunyambitisani Mchere? Ndikudabwatu Kunyambitilako Kkkkkk

  61. Kaduka inu, Tembo deserve kulandira ulemu, congrats UNIMA. The problem is tikungoyang’ana zoipa and forget kuti munthuyu has contributed alot .

  62. No! We don’t keep gradges against people like that. Those were collective weaknesses of an autocratic regime of Dr Banda who never tolerated decent. Tembo was indeed a bad man then who caused misery to many POLITICIANS of different views that time but it doesn’t mean that he still is now. The dude retired and is a no political heavy weight now. Please learn to forgive and forget. Thumbs up UNIMA

  63. thus ur own opinion according the angle u are looking at it but looking at it from the other angle different from yours it really holds water he deserve it, thus my opinion also

  64. Muli ndimtima wankhwidzi ndiye mukalankhula chocho mutanthauzanji? Analibe zabwino munthuyi? Mesa anakhalapo chancellor wa UNIMA ameneyu tinene kuti anthu sananjoye munthawi yakeyo? Guys pliz follow what is happening dont jst have one side. You talk of properganda on public radio do you want to say there is equal airing today? (democrancy in programs) on public radios? Think before speak! Am out /reply ngati muli ndi mzeru

  65. He is worthy it………wy nt him?……..every leader is a killer…..wats the difference? Every thing we do on earth its a drama…..