Malawi gives special recognition to China on Remembrance Sunday

Malawi government gave special recognition to China during the Remembrance Sunday of the two world war heroes on in Zomba.

President Mutharika receives wreath of poppy

President Mutharika receives wreath of poppy

Members of the diplomatic corps (Britain and South Africa) with their wreaths during the remembrance day.Pic-Francis Mphweya-MANA

Members of the diplomatic corps (Britain and South Africa) with their wreaths during the remembrance day.Pic-Francis Mphweya-MANA

The Chinese ambassador to Malawi was given a chance to lay a wreath at the war memorial tower in Zomba representing his country. This was after the British High Commissioner to Malawi Michael Nevin and the South African High Commissioner to Malawi laid wreaths in Malawi’s old capital representing the diplomatic community in the country.

The special recognition of China by the Malawi government came just days after President Peter Mutharika openly said the country’s traditional European donors may not be returning to support the budgetary support although they might continue giving assistance outside the budget.

The British envoy to Malawi, Nevin looked not much surprised as the Chinese ambassador to Malawi walked slowly, solemnly then placed his wreath at the cenotaph.

The former colonial power, Britain was the major budgetary support donor for Malawi which accounted for 40 per cent of the total national budget.

However, China has emerged to be ,Malawi’s great donor and friend as the new world economic and political power and has constructed multibillion infrastructure developments in Malawi and have promised seven new projects that will propel Malawi to new development heights in a few years to come.

President Peter Mutharika and opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera briefly united at the pillar to remember the heroes of World War I and World War II when the nation fell silent at 11am.

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Issa Kabudula

Uku ndiye kubwela – a Malawi atopa kulemekeza zigawenga, come China come!!!!!!

Ronald Chisaka

Yes indeed even if u divorce the new comer will be given first choice respect so what?


I wonder why this media indicated the laying of wreath by Chinese Ambassador as strange. This is normal but I would like to Congratulate the two leaders Peter and Lazarous for the tribute. This shows solidality of our nation and this must continue. Bickering will not take us anywhere let us all be united to develop our country and revive our tumbled economic situation.


China has always been recognised during previous functions . But I don’t think anyone would fault the APM Administration if it started to give special recognition to China whenever and wherever necessary. China has been a true friend to Malawi in the short period we have had diplomatic relations with Mainland China .


Even if Malawi gives China 90 percent recognition against 10 percent for Britain. It wont be bad at all. We are tired with Britain’s support which is always attached to million strings. Lets recognize China beyond that. China is our main donor, friend, partner in development. Lets form a very serious relationship with China, first of its kind whereby Malawian men will be be able to exchange wives with Chinese men. Hahahaha I am enjoying downtown here.


You Nyasatimes

What is your problem? China has always attended these ceremonies and has always been represented and laid wreaths since Malawi established diplomatic relations with Mainland China. Before that it was Taiwan which also attended these events. What is your point in bringing this story? We know your hidden agenda on this.


It was indeed a special recognition when I observed that Chinese ambassador was accorded separately while Britain was given the same time with south Africa. Bravo China! The British have that feeling of saying we have been helping Malawi since independence while for us, what we are counting is who is helping us now. China we are solely behind you in everything even if you may want to persuade your agenda of being super power. We are with you in any water depth.


Muthalika world war I ndi II anali ku US.That is the reason he attended the function anaona anthu akuphana ndipo anabisala in the carton.

“for you to survive,you have to take a bold step to put youself in a closed carton”Prof Dr Geoge Chaponda Minga

Prince Edward rsa

Pitala you wish if you were the president.its only in malawi where somebody just come overnight from america and become aleader


good friend amadziwika pamavuto so yes china is a friend indeed. amene amakuthawa pamavuto ndi adaniako amenewo, alibentchito

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