Slip of the Tongue

People particularly the politicians need to watch their tongues when speaking as it takes tact to repudiate later.This is often attributed to off the cuff utterances or slip of the tongue.

Dr Bakili Muluzi,Atcheya, was The Master of Repudiations.Before 1994 Election,he promised people free shoes.When reminded after he had won,he said,”Anthu onse ali m’dziko muno ndingadziwe bwanji saizi yao?Very rhetorical.”And came 1999 campaign,he promised “fetereza wa ulere.“When the issue was raised after election he retorted,”Ndinati fetereza wa yurea osati wa ulere.”

When Chakwera observed that APM’s statement was empty,it was slip of a tongue because even an empty tin is not completely void.Air occupies its space.

And APM’s remark that matters relating to universities were not his responsibility perhaps considering that there were University Councils in place,was also a slip of a tongue because when the chips are down the buck stops at his door step.Let us guard our tongues when we speak to avoid wagging tongues. (‎Daniel Undani )

6 Responses to "Slip of the Tongue"

  1. Brian Masamba   December 29, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Za zii

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  2. Dixon Chikadza   December 29, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Za ziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii muluzi adasiya dziko zonse zili chimake koma kungobwera inu kuba magetsi kuzima ndalama kusika phavu ng’oooooooooooooo

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  3. Precious Chakwanira   December 29, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    that’s bulsheet had t been that hr z not responsible y did he intervine on fees must fall. y did students meet him not JZU…. anyway poti ndintchito yanu yomwe munalembedwa kuti muziremba mbwerera…

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  4. James Ganizani   December 29, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    What do u want to mean?Mw everything is a lesson.Born in mw is a lesson,but God has more than a lesson

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  5. Benson Chigonero   December 29, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Zopanda nzeru

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