Well-known comedian Andrea Thonyiwa, popularly known us Mr. Jokes has apologized to the opposition Democratic Progressive Party for ridiculing its party leader Peter Mutharika.
In video clip which has gone viral, Mr. Jokes is quoted mocking Mutharika describing him as the only leader who had problems in communicating with the general public.
‚ÄúPulezidenti yemwe analamulira dziko la Malawi amene sindidzamuiwala ndi Peter Mutharika. Peter Mutharika amapangitsa nsonkhano, anthu ndikubwera, kudzadza, iye kuyankhula, anthu osamva.
‚ÄúImvani sipitchi ya Peter: leyi mjemeni, zikokambi‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶..¬¨‚Ä¶‚Ä¶ Zikokambi. Iwe ndikumufusa mzako kuti kapena iwe wamva, iye mkudzati amwene tiyeni tikangogule madzi. Peter Mutharika, takusowani kwambiri,‚ÄĚ Jokes was quoted in the video.
The remarks did not go down well with some of the DPP youth cadets who started demanding a public apology from Mr. Jokes.
Some even went further by threatening to deal with him.
Due to pressure, Mr. Jokes has come on the open to apologies to DPP supporters.
‚ÄúUthenga uwu ukupita kwa akuluakulu a DPP komaso ma membala onse. A zimayi ndi azibambo, ndikufuna ndipepese kaamba ka kanema amene ndinapanga yemwe ndinatchulamo mtsogoleri wanu a Peter Mutharika.
‚ÄúSindimadziwa kuti izizi zikupwetekani. Mapulani anga anali oti ndingosangalatsa anthu koma kaamba koti mwaona kuti ndinalakwitsa, ndikuti pepani. Sindidzachitanso, chonde ndikhululukileni,‚ÄĚ said Jokes.
Meanwhile, Mutharika is yet to comment on the matter.
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