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Dziko lafika pa mtendere

 

The character’s name is ironic. “The country has reached prosperity” is a political character dating from 2002. In the middle of a famine that was killing people across the country, the then president Bakili Muluzi infamously observed to the world media that there was no such problem in Malawi. His denial of a disaster angered many Malawians, and this character warns those in power not to ignore or deny the needs of their people.