Chakufwa Chihana, the Forgotten Warrior

March 21, 2017 by Staff Reporter

In fact the road for Chakufwa started with his trade unionism where he led the labour struggle with vigour but then this altered into pro-democracy activism.

GREGORY GONDWE

Chihana: The Forgotten Hero

By Gregory Gondwe
Chakufwa Tom Chihana is a name that is associated with multiparty politics of Malawi when the talk is in different shade where politicians are trying to out-do each other with some politicking.
He is a man who until his death, the northern region where he came from, stopped taking him seriously. This is the reason they kept decreasing number of parliamentarians that he took with him to parliament.
Chakufwa, the Czar

Chakufwa as he was and still is fondly called, is the only political party leader who was being referred to as ‘Czar’ for his party the Alliance for Democracy (AFORD).
When you try to look any the meaning of the word ‘Czar’ you will get more confused with Chakufwa Chihana as he, according to the Malawi media, is the only one who earned this title.
To start with, ‘Czar’ in political sense…

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