BBC GRILLS CHAKWERA AS THE MCP LEADER SAYS SORRY OVER CHILIMA’S RECKLESS REMARKS ON COVID-19
Saulos Chilima made life difficult for Reverend Chakwera over his remarks stating that it is safe for members of the opposition Tonse Alliance to hug each other and not contract infectious diseaseCOVID-19.
“If you see someone wearing MCP or UTM or PP regalia, hug them, you can’t infect each other with disease,” said the country’s estranged Vice-President in a televised political campaign rally on Sunday.
Chilima, who is UTM Party president and running mate to Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera, was speaking when he addressed Tonse Alliance rally at Likuni Boys Secondary School ground in Lilongw
However, The BBC Focus on Africa has taken Chakwera to task and he had to say sorry and apologize over the careless remarks made by novice Saulos Chilima.
In one of the public rallies Chilima told people that there are no Coronavirus in Malawi and that people can go about their normal lives. In the BBC interview, Chakwera insinuated that Chilima is simply childish and made that remark ‘with tongue in cheek’.
The BBC has helped to reveal further the hidden rift between MCP and UTM as Chakwera and Chilima can simply not walk together.