The Malawi leader President Lazarus Chakwera, in what he calls in the spirit of his Tigwirane Manja, in containing the Cyclone Freddy devastation, invited all former Malawi leaders to a discussion at Sanjika palace on Thursday. Of the three former heads of state, only Peter Mutharika did not show up. According to him, he wanted the meeting to take place at a neutral venue and not Sanjika Palace, President Chakwera’s official residence in Blantyre.
For this, Mutharika has been lambasted left right, and center, and his strategists seeing the fire has organized a special exclusive interview which will air out tonight with host Brian Banda where he will more likely going to defend himself against the treachery that he has committed amidst national crisis.
Of the meeting with former President Joyce Banda and Bakili Muluzi, Chakwera said it went on well. The President wrote on his Facebook page:
“On my second stint in the Southern Region for more assessment of Cyclone Freddy damage, I have engaged former heads of State who I cordially invited to tap into their pool of knowledge and global social capital as we seek short and long-term remedies for our people.
“Excellencies Dr. Bakili Muluzi and Dr. Joyce Banda, have presented valuable insights on how best we can provide immediate relief to the displaced and then rebuild resiliently against climate-induced disasters.
“In the spirit of Operation Tigwirane Manja, the two eminent citizens have pledged to support all efforts lined up by the government in providing necessary respite to affected communities.
I am humbled to receive such support from the two statespersons.
Mutharika still nurses injuries following his ouster in 2020 after courts sanctioned a fresh election.