However, Manganya believes some of the members of his cast were bribed to sabotage the politically charged piece, which satirises the ills of the current government.
“People did not watch the original Moto wa Chilendo, which in my view is more stronger that the previous Maloto a Farao, because of the 11th hour showing up of the censorship board.
“However, the poor showing was also largely a work from within. I was shocked to see some members of the cast delivering what I did not write, direct or rehearse. We were infiltrated.
“And we are not proceeding to Lilongwe until we have sorted out our inhouse politics. We are going to Lilongwe with nothing else but the original Moto wa Chilendo,” said the comedian.
Many people who watched the play’s premier at the Robins Park last Sunday felt they have been given a raw deal as the offering did not live up to its billing.