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Hastings Kamuzu Banda Quotable Quotes

There are many quotable quotes from Late Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda, first President of Malawi. The following are some of the other quotes;

“They practice disunity, not unity, while posing as the liberators of Africa. While they play in the orchestra of Pan Africanism, their own Romes are burning.”-Hastings Kamuzu Banda responding to accusations about Malawi’s relationship with South Africa in Malawi Parliament in 1967

“In Nyasaland we mean to be masters, and if this is treasonable, make the most of it.”-Hastings Kamuzu Banda as quoted in Neil Hamilton’s Founders of Modern Nations, California, 1995.

“If I am a dictator, it is because my people want me to be. I am a dictator of the people, by the people and for the people.”-Hastings Kamuzu Banda speaking in July 1966.

“They say my people love me and I would be naïve to deny it.”-Hastings Kamuzu Banda, first president of Malawi, as quoted in David Lamb’s The Africans, New York, 1985.

“I wish I could bring Stonehenge to Nyasaland, to show that there was a time when Britain had a savage culture.“-Hastings Kamuzu Banda, first president of Malawi, as quoted in The Observer, 10 March 1963.

“What do you want? I don’t have to fawn on you. I think you’re all a pack of liars!”-Hastings Kamuzu Banda, first president of Malawi, speaking to journalists at the All African Peoples’ Conference in Accra, shortly after his return to Nyasaland in 1959. As quoted in Rolf Italiaander’s The New Leaders of Africa, New Jersey, 1961.

“We have to start talking to each other. I go to South Africa. You come here. I allow your people to come here and see how the people live.

This might not solve the problem today, next month, in five years, ten years, or even twenty years. But I honestly believe that this in the end is the only solution.”Hastings Kamuzu Banda in a comment made after the official visit of South African Prime Minister Balthazar Johannes Vorster, twenty or so years before the end of Apartheid. As quoted in the Sunday Times, Johannesburg, 24 May 1970.

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