Malawi’s celebrated artist Annie Matumbi, popularly known as Nyakwawa, has rejected a monetary offer to lure him into Vice President Saulos Chilima’s breakaway United Transformation Movement (UTM).
Writing on his Facebook page, the Lilongwe based artist, who is to contest as Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Candidate for Lilongwe City South West constituency, said no matter how many times the self-made opposition label him as one that has never benefited a single tambala from the ruling party, he will still be loyal to it and serve President Professor Peter Mutharika.
“I am not taking your 2 million [Kwacha] ndinekaye wa Adad pepani am sorry guys try some one weak not me..,” said Matumbi born Chiyanjano Muyeziwa.
Commenting on the post which attracted over 260 likes and 200 comments, one of the Matumbi fun Collings Nyirenda said: “tili pambuyo panu a nyakwawa,azilubwa lubwa tizawayankha 2019 DPP pachiwongolero”
Atsogo Mathews Kapanda said, “I like this stand. You need to make tough and radical decision when you want to for something in life.”
According to reports making rounds on social media, Chilima’s new movement strategy to get support is through ‘buying off’ supporters from their mother parties.
There has so far been a major backfiring of that strategy and Nyakwawa’s story is the latest among the many stories of rejection.