Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Spokesperson, Jessie Kabwira is under fire over her recent remarks that all people living with HIV and AIDS are corpse.
Kabwira said this when she was commenting on the NAC-gate issue where the country’ First Lady Madam Getrude Mutharika’s Beautify Malawi (BEAM) trust is being accused of using state Machinery in obtaining funds from National Aid Commission (NAC) worth MK5 million.
In her comment Kabwira said: “Tilipano kwatuluka nkhani ya NAC-gate, chonsecho sitinamalize cashgate. Tafika pobera maliro pa Malawi pano. Mukati muone zachitika ku NAC, n’zomvetsa chisoni…Kodi ngati tafika pomaba ndalama za ma ARVs, zikutanthauza kuti chani? Ndiye izizi ndizomvetsa chisoni; sikuti tikungoba kokha zachita Lutepo ndi Mphwiyo timamva zija ai; pano tikuchita kukabera maliro”.
Kabwira’s remarks received strong criticisms from Malawians and some even took the issue to the social media (FACEBOOK) to express their anger.
Innocent Thierry Mwanjabe said in his comment: ” paja school imangochotsa umbuli koma uchitsiru suchotsa….mumati avoid stigma against amene ali positive and inu akuluakulu achipani ngati mukuyankhula nchonchi how will ada citizens act infront of those who are positive?kumakhala ndi umunthu and who doesn’t know that ARV’s are life prolonging drugs….chili pa mzako wosamangoti tachigwire nyang’a apa izi sitingasekelere.
Concurring with Mwanjabe’s remarks Yusufu Maulana said: ” Its true.. komano kuima pachulu ndikumalalata choncho sibwino ayi!”.
This is not the first time for the MCP spokesperson to be entangled in controversial issues. Earlier last week, Kabwira found himself in a similar situation when she supported the salary increment of Leader of Opposition in Parliament Dr.Lazarus Chakwera who is also the party President.
Hours later, Chakwera contradicted her, Saying the increment was unethical and he branded President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika as a hypocrite.
Meanwhile unconfirmed reports indicates that the Party is planning to Fire Kabwira from her position.