President of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), I would have taken action against racist jibes that Lilongwe City Central member of Parliament (MP) David Bisnowaty was subjected to by my MPs.
If I were Chakwera, I would realise that it is in such situations that a leader demonstrates his leadership qualities through intervention.
And while I could be given the benefit of the doubt that it was difficult to react in the heat of the moment, at least I would have been modest enough to apologise to Bisnowaty.
How I wish I were Chakwera, because I would not have just sat phwii in the House when my ‘honourable’ members were racially harassing Bisnowaty because it somehow portrayed a picture that I am not in total control.
I would also realise that making my stand at a later stage will not carry weight as it will be seen as if I am reacting due to pressure.
That was if I were the man of God that is the Reverend Chakwera, unfortunately I am not the MCP leader. Kwachaaa!!! n