Minister Booed for Mentioning Bingu
Malawi’s Minister of Sports, Youth Development and Culture, Symon Vuwa Kaunda was on Sunday forced off stage, cutting his speech short after he mentioned President Bingu wa Mutharika’s name in his speech.
The Minister was presiding over the launch of a gospel music album by Miriam Kuseni at Sheafer Conference Hall in Lilongwe.
“I am happy to be here…..this (the event) is all possible because of the wise and dynamic leadership of Ngwazi Professor Bingu wa Mutharika…,” said Kaunda drawing anger from the public who argued that there was no connection between the show and the President.
The audience continued booing and chanting that he should leave the stage immediately, a thing he did but he did not completely leave the hall.
When zodiak online sought his reaction, the Minister disputed the whole thing insisting that he was yet to make a speech.
After a few minutes he took to the podium again and started announcing that he had a gift of K250,000 from the President’s brother, Professor Peter Mutharika who has been handpicked to represent the ruling party in 2014.
But when the Minister attempted to mention the President’s name again, the audience went mad and booed him until the Minister was forced off the stage again.
However the resilient Minister simply went back to his seat and continued watching the show.
Most cabinet Ministers in Malawi mention the President’s name for sheer praise whenever presiding over functions. - Zodiak Online
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