MZUZU--Vice Pres Khumbo Kachali on Monday apologised to Malawians over his scathing remarks against critics who accused him and Pres Joyce Banda of spending too much time on the road and not in office attending to the country's many challenges.
Kachali made the attack last week when he officially opened a multi-million telecentre at Lupaso on Karonga, saying: “As long as we are serving, we will never stop visiting you Malawians, anywhere where chiefs want us to go, we will be there.
"They say, 'you are travelling excessively’; do we travel to your mothers’ homes? Aaah! The president is travelling too much. The president and her Vice are always together. Did you want them to be sitting in your mother and father's homes? Do you want your mothers and fathers to be the ones travelling? Shame on you!"
The apology is contained in a statement signed by Information Minister Moses Kunkuyu.
"Right hounarable Khumbo Kachali, vice president of the republic of Malawi , sincerely regrets his recent remarks on travells by the presidency, that he made in Karonga on wednesday, 12th september 2012," Kunkuyu, government spokesperson, wrote. "The vice president would like to apologise for the pain and distress the remarks have caused to Malawians. The remarks are fully and unconditionally withdrawn."
Reaction to Kachali's remarks was swift. MaraPost has three articles hammering the vice president over the unsavory remarks. The following are the articles: