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Minister of Unity Mtambo pays poetic tribute to John Chilembwe

Civic Education and National Unity Minister Timothy Mtambo
THE CHILEMBWE SPIRIT LIVES ON: ALUTA CONTINUA
By Timothy Pagonachi Simbega Mtambo
The winds of uprising decorated 1915.
A revolutionary crashed pythons of segregation.
A forty-four year-old captain in arsenals.
Unquenchable patriotism and nationalism, his guns.
Today, we breakfast on smouldering blood of Chilembwe.
The Chilembwe Spirit Lives On: Aluta Continua!
The winds of anti-federation crowned 1958.
Our forefathers sacrificed the altar of 1959.
Kamuzu Banda, Orton Chirwa, Kanyama Chiume, Dunduzu Chisiza, Henry Chipembere.
With armless blue fire struggled for Malawi not Nyasaland.
In the Rubadirian dawn of the song of self-ruling 1963.
Marvelously like King’s Men shaked to mighty 1964.
Today, we lunch on the smouldering blood of Chilembwe.
The Chilembwe Spirit Lives On: Aluta Continua!
The winds of referendum streamed with 1993.
Our epical Chakufwa Chihana and iron men triumphed.
 As they attested multiparty and democracy in 1994.
A new political trajectory of its own thorns.
And a litmus paper of our political establishment and national justice streamline.
John Nkolongo Chilembwe’s spirit keeps burning with a sage.
Today, we supper on the smouldering blood of Chilembwe.
The winds of justice and peace prevailed in 2019.
In the foot steps of a manipulated electoral struggle.
Citizens rose to the occasion with an Odysseus vigour.
In Chilembwe’s reflection HRDC wore a castle of expensive jewelries.
Forged a gallant fight against the contemporary electoral injustice.
Like  King Edward’s hailed Scottish Macduffs in 2020.
Malawi drank  her democratic juice of history at final grip.
We were shooting shrubs on a revolution bud.
As Friar Laurences, we craftily orchestrated mega peaceful protests.
With the Chilembwe philosophy in our democracy concepts.
Today, we dinner on the smouldering blood of Chilembwe.
The Chilembwe Spirit Lives On: Aluta Continua!
Rest in Eternal Power Prime Comrade Chilembwe, as your spirit smoulders.
Aluta-Continua, People Power.
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