MP Steven Malondera apologizes to Malawians for asking for raincoats in Parliament

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Member of Parliament for Lilongwe South East Steven Malondera has apologized to Malawians over a request made in parliament on Wednesday which has attracted a backlash from citizens.

Malondera is said have requested the house to start providing rain coats to legislators saying they are facing challenges to access the August house when it is raining.

The legislator said the distance from where MPs park their vehicles to the chamber is long hence the request.

Responding to Malondera’s request leader of the house Richard Chimwendo Banda assured the MP that the house will look into the matter.

Few hours later Malondera retracted the request following an outcry from Malawians.

“I would like to unconditionally withdraw the sentiment I made today in Parliament, which were on a lighter note regarding wet and heavily soaked Parliamentarians and the short term suggestion while waiting for a long term solution in the way Parliament building and the car park were designed.

“I am not an insensitive person; more reason I will not be restructuring the comment since it was grossly captured out of context and would also be misrepresented as a justification of an open wound. I therefore withdraw my contribution unconditionally,” wrote Malondera on his official facebook page.

Malondera’s apology comes barely a week after Malawi Congress Party (MCP) also apologized over his utterances regarding cooking oil.

The MP was quoted as saying cooking oil is for the elite people in the country and not for common Malawians.

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Robert Ngwira
Attended Our Future Private Secondary School in Rumphi from 2006-2009 Holder of Diploma in Journalism from Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) Hobbies, reading newspapers, going out with friends, listening to radio and watching football. Email: info@faceofmalawi.com

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