Written by YAMIKANI SIMUTOWE
BLANTYRE—Some Malawians have described celebrated musician Lucius Banda as a “true and patriotic son” following what he posted Friday on Facebook, a social utility that connects people.
Following the submission, some Malawians observed that there is no one, among the presidential hopefuls, who can bail out the country from the economic hard times, bad politics and poor health system, among others.
Wrote Banda: “Politics...very poor; football...poor; music internationally...poor; commercial farming...poor; tourism...poor; healthcare system...poorest; corruption...so high; nepotism...so high; drunkardness...too high; prostitution...extremely high; theft by public servant...uncontrollably high.
“Religious system...deceitfully free. Prejudice and jealousy...highest in the world. Which country in the world is like this? And if you know it how would you help it out please!!!”
The status attracted at least 78 comments from his Facebook friends.
Arron Kazembe said, “Who wanna change Malawi government [for] be better? Atupele, Tembo, Joyce Banda? No one. So, every part is going to be poor.”
Noxy Tembo: “Soldier fit!! U r indeed a true & patriotic son of Malawi! Big Ups!”
Godfrey Lwanja: “That is Malawi "MR BANDA". It’s not that easy to change Malawi. There's no politics in Malawi but corruption. There's no respect but there's Jealous. There's no Football but there's so many clubs.
“The problem with Malawi is that we don't change our leaders, I mean it’s just like a passport when it expires u renew but you have the same photo of yours because you can't use someone's photo. Same with the Government of Malawi we renew them. We can only change Malawi by voting for new leaders, and let old leaders "step down" coz corruption is in their "Blood now "nothing else they can do,” Lwanja added.
Felix Thawani said, “Nsanje to Chitipa. That’s Nyasaland, Blackout of Africa!” On his part, Van Persie Kanthula observed that is “the so called warm heartless of Africa”.
However, John Ngulube suggested that it was high time Malawi eliminated the “greedy 'sachets' of political ‘prostitutes’ and hypocrates by “mob justice”.
While most subsequent comments were seconding Banda’s comment, Ailu Dimlight Malowa was of the contrary view, arguing that is “your music also poor.”
(c) The Maravi Post 2013