Mu­lon­goti’s Malawi roots traced

Daily Nation Newspaper - - HOME NEWS - By NA­TION REPORTER

A TEAM of vil­lage head­men from Pe­tauke has claimed that Peo­ple’s Peo­ple leader, Mike Mu­lon­goti hails from Rumphi dis­trict in Malawi near Ka­tumbi bor­der close to Muy­ombe in Zam­bia. This comes amid claims by Mr Mu­lon­goti ques­tion­ing the na­tion­al­ity of Pres­i­dent Edgar Lungu and ac­cus­ing him of be­ing a for­eigner. Team leader, Ledger Tembo (head­man Chen­je­lani) re­vealed that in fact the Peo­ple’s Party leader was re­lated to late Mr Mike J. Mu­lon­goti a broad­caster who used to work for Ra­dio RSA in Jo­han­nes­burg, South Africa. Mr Tembo ex­plained that Mr Mu­lon­goti’s rel­a­tive hailed from Malawi, which put the op­po­si­tion party leader’s na­tion­al­ity in ques­tion. The Head­man, who is part of a del­e­ga­tion that had de­cided to sue Mr Mu­lon­goti for al­legedly de­fam­ing Pres­i­dent Lungu won­dered how the op­po­si­tion leader could hail from Zam­bia when all his rel­a­tives were Malaw­ians. “This Mr Mike Mlon­goti who used to work for Ra­dio RSA in Jo­han­nes­burg, is re­lated to Mr Mike Mu­lon­goti here. Mr Mlon­goti, the rel­a­tive to our Mu­lon­goti comes from Rumphi dis­trict Tra­di­tional Au­thor­ity at Ka­tumbi bor­der dis­trict close to Muy­ombe in Zam­bia,” he said. A del­e­ga­tion com­pris­ing Pres­i­dent Lungu’s fam­ily mem­bers and seven head­men, ar­rived in Lusaka on Satur­day from Pe­tauke to de­mand an apol­ogy from Mr Mu­lon­goti over his claims that the Head of State was a for­eigner. On Sun­day they gave Mr Mu­lon­goti a 24- hour ul­ti­ma­tum to apol­o­gise or prove the Head of state was a for­eigner which he (Mu­lon­goti) has not done prompt­ing the team to take le­gal ac­tion against him.

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