Malawi is led by educated fools – Chakwera

Lazarus Chakwera

Leader of Opposition Lazarus Chakwera has claimed that Malawi’s politics is riddled with educated fools who are entrusted with leadership positions.

Chakwera who is also Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president made the remarks at a two-day convention Transformation Alliance in Blantyre on Friday.

Lazarus Chakwera
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The MCP leader told delegates to the convention that if Malawi is to have transformational leaders, the country should stop measuring leadership by education and electing leaders according to tribe, age or region.

“We have a lot of educated fools in the country’s political leadership. What we need is to know who we are, where we are and where we want to be. Not mediocrity and politics of appeasement,” he said.

Speaking at the same conference, economist Henry Kachaje cited misplaced choices, resistance to change, lack of patriotism and politics of appeasement as some of the factors affecting the country’s economy.

In a presentation at the convention, Kachaje said oppression is hindering personal economic development. He also advised leaders to consider future generations when making decisions.

On his part, Transformation Alliance chairperson Moses Kunkuyu condemned the rise in corruption in the country saying lack of patriotism is the root cause of the vice.

He called for a change in attitude among Malawians which he said is one way of developing the country.

Various traditional and religious leaders also attended the Transformation Alliance convention on Friday. The convention is expected to end on Saturday



  1. Our party leaders are Educated fools. Our Pastors are Educated fools. All our MPs are Educated fools. So everybody is a fool, what next?

    It is as foolish to think that a President, chosen by many people from his own region, will a point many ministers from another region. I mean, look at MCP shadow cabinet, its dominated by the central region, why? The central is its strong hold. It is being foolish to think that regionalism can end overnight in Malawi. It is their even in America. So in democracy, the majority rules, is this not foolish? We can’t all be fools and only ABUSA Chakwela to be clever? My foot!!!!

  2. It began with Hastings Banda who after being educated in model democratic countries decided to impose dictatorship .As a country we did not have television. Many died because of having opposing views.

  3. Mr.Nkukuyu should be the last person to criticise issue of corruption .He was minister in the JB administration which was characterized and marred by high levels of corruption. The current regime is spending millions of taxpayers money to prosecute cases of corruption. who doesn’t know that many civil servants and some contractors are answering cases of corruption in court which occurred when Moses was minister of information?
    As for Lazarus please forget being a president of Malawi. Take a lesson from what happened in Kenya elections and just now in ANGOLA. You will never test u president as long as you are in MCP
    Mark my words

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