As the country continues to mourn late John Zenus Ungapake Tembo Member of Parliament for Lilongwe City Centre Alfred Jiya says youthful Members of Parliament should learn values such as resilience, loyalty, discipline and objectivity from the legendary politician.
Jiya said at a time when the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) looked shaky in opposition, Tembo stood steadfast in anchoring the MCP and guided it to ensure it remained one of the strongest forces in Parliament.
“JZU was a legend and has left a legacy worth emulating, especially by us, youthful Members of Parliament. The man had discipline, resilience and people-centredness. Whatever he did in Parliament was aimed at improving the lives of Malawians. He always made sure bills and laws passed were for the good of the people,” said Jiya.
Jiya further said legislators today should learn to be constructive and to be people-centred.
The former MCP President died earlier this week at Lilongwe Private Clinic and is expected to be laid to rest on Wednesday 4 October 2023.
Reported by Isaac Jali.