People eat food, not politics, Bushiri tells Malawi politicians
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has challenged Malawi political leaders that people of Malawi cannot go to bed on politics.
“The wonderful people of Malawi do not eat politics. They eat food,” he wrote on his Facebook page which has 3.8 million followers.
Bushiri, through Shepherd Bushiri Foundation, is currently selling maize at the cheapest price of K100 per kilogramme. The exercise has already been in 7 districts namely: Thyolo, Phalombe, Balaka, Mangochi, Ntcheu, Salima and Mzimba.
Writes Bushiri: “The food I am selling at the cheapest price across the country is not meant to personally benefit any politician or businessman. Neither is it meant to appease the egos of bureaucrats and king makers.
“Nobody should ride the wave of these gestures of goodwill to advance their own interests!
I hereby humbly request and warn those at the forefront of this mischief to stop forthwith.”
It is not clear as to who Bushiri was targeting but he empathizes that the food he is giving should NOT be politicized.
“In fact, we should not even be discussing politics when people are dying of hunger. We should not discuss political ambitions, strategy, or benefit when people are suffering all over Malawi,” he wrote.