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Malawi VP Kachali now personally 'apologises', retracts remarks

Malawi-VP-Khumbo-KachaliBLANTYRE--Malawian Vice President Khumbo Kachali has made a public apology over the remarks he made in Karonga.

According to his spokesman Kondwani Munthali, the vice president offered his unconditional apology at Kanthete Primary School at Engalaweni in Mzimba where he addressed a mass rally.

Kachali said: "Yesterday I offered unconditional apology and total retraction over the remarks I made at Lupaso in Karonga. I hereby personally offer my sincere apology and retraction of all the remarks that I made.

"I apologise to all Malawians unconditionally and regret the pain the remarks caused to all."

Last week, the vice president berated critics for expressing concern over what they view as excessive travel by Kachali and Pres Joyce Banda at a time the cash-strapped government is preaching austerity.

Kachali's remarks triggered off a barrage of criticism and on Monday, the vice president offered an apology through Information Minister Moses Kunkuyu.

But some questioned the sincerity of the apology, saying Kachali himself should have made the apology.

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