The Youth Political Activist

As a Youth Political Activist, Pemphero championed the Gandhi Statue Must Fall campaign in 2018. He obtained an injunction from Blantyre high court to stop the erection of the statue in Blantyre to the support of millions of Malawians who felt that the statue of a foreigner was not wanted in Malawi. Further to this he organized vigils outside the Indian high commission in 2019 to compel them to rescind their decision to erect a Gandhi statue anywhere in Malawi.

Pemphero is also the Chief Operations strategist of Citizens for Progressive Action, a political pressure group.

In 2019, he gave a paper at Chancellor College titled the modern day scramble for Africa at a pan African public lecture organized by Citizens for Progressive Action.

From 2016 to 2020 he remained one of the most prominent young critics of Peter Mutharika’s regime. He has been featured on the same across all media houses in Malawi.

This year through Citizens for Progressive Action, Pemphero Mphande is leading protests against alleged racism towards black people from certain institutions. On the 6th of October, 2020 he issued a statement on the same regarding a case at Mpingwe Sports Club.