Malawi: If I was a young man, there could have been blood in this country

According to Malawi Politics, the president of New Republican Party (NRP), Gwanda Chakuamba, is a man of many faces: “Mr Chakuamba has a reputation for violent outbursts and has spent most of his adult life either on the political platform or in prison. “If I was a young man, there could have been blood in this country,” he said after losing the election to President Muluzi in 1999. He claimed he was robbed of victory after polling half a million fewer votes than his opponent.”

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