Former president Joyce Banda has stressed on the need for the country to be united and desist from hate, anger and petty politicking, saying Malawians need to learn from the legacy of late John Zenus Ungapake (JZU) Tembo who was accommodative and had love for all.
According to Banda , the hate speeches on social media by the new generation of people born after 1990 is as a result of badmouthing by politicians who openly attack and call each other names.
In her remarks today, at the funeral service of worship of late JZU, Banda described Tembo as a teacher and a leader who loved his people and the people loved him back.
Said Banda: “Chipani is about bringing people together, and John Tembo could open his home and as party supporters we were able to eat with him. He had the ability to mobilise a good team and build future leaders.”
Banda also took time to narrate the key role JZU played in the passing of domestic violence law by Parliament at a very difficult time when political tension was high during the Democratic Progressive Party regime.