Written by PIUS NYONDO
MZUZU--Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) interim leader Peter Mutharika last weekend surprised masses when he went to Chinsapo flea market in Malawi's capital Lilongwe to appreciate the pinch of the current economic crisis Malawians are going through.
Mutharika, who is younger brother to late Pres. Bingu wa Mutharika, bought Malawi's cheapest relish bonya (tiny small) and a bucket of maize at K3, 500.
Accompanied by some DPP officials including Patricia Kaliati, the 73-year-old lawmaker who had boarded a local minibus on his way to the market said "the economic hardship has really hit our people hard.
"While in the minibus, I gathered that those operating minibus businesses in the country are equally feeling the economic pinch since prices of fuel are going up...The minibus driver actually told me that he is making less profit these days than before," said Mutharika.
(c) The Maravi Post 2013