BLANTYRE--Outspoken rights activist John Kapito isn’t sparing Vice Pres Khumbo Kachali over his controversial remarks made in Karonga that he doesn’t go to the homes of critics for him to stop travelling frequently.
His remarks, made last week, have been seen as insulting the taxpayer who pays for Khumbo's costs including his presidential salary of close to one million kwacha every month.
Kapito wants Kachali fired, saying his Consumer Association of Malawi (CAMA) found the remarks "very insulting."
Kapito, who has called for Pres Joyce Banda to resign for lacking policy direction, said the Finance Ministry should investigate how much he is blowing on his travels.
"We have leadership that is extravagant and insensitive like the Vice President," he said, adding that it was "shocking" that this was happening when Malawi was going through a "pathetic financial situation."
Kachali has since apologized.
“I hereby personally offer my sincere apology and retraction of all the remarks that I made,” he said at a rally in Mzimba Tuesday. "I apologise to all Malawians unconditionally and regret the pain the remarks caused to all."
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