Mutharika calls Mugabe ‘a real African hero’ : Malawi, Zimbabwe in ‘excellent relations’

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has underscored the notion that Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe is an African Hero.

Mugabe and Mutharika

Mugabe and Mutharika

In an interview carried by Voice of America (VOA) which he has with Blessings Zulu in New York recently after attending the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Mutharika said Mugabe is a real African hero with a rich history of fighting against colonialism.

“We have excellent relations with Zimbabwe. We have never had any problems … In the whole African Union I think it is clear that comrade Mugabe is seen as a real hero you know, when he speaks everyone listens because he has such a rich history of the struggle against colonialism,” Mutharika said.

The Malawi President said Mugabe, who is loathed by the West, “ symbolizes that generation of very great African leaders.”

Mutharika’s elder brother late president Bingu wa Mutharika also decored Mugabe to a hero’s status by naming a road after him.

President Mugabe himself inaugurated the Thyolo-Muloza road from Malawi to Mozambique, which is called the Robert Mugabe Highway.

The road was funded with money from the European Union, which imposed sanctions on Mugabe.

Malawi leadership hails Mugabe as a true son of Africa and a democrat who has liberated his people.

During the interview on VOA, Muthaika was also asked to comment on presidential term limits, he said: “It really depends, I think in some cases people think term limits are good that it brings in new leadership. Some people think that the only term limit that is important is the voters themselves. The voters can decide when they are going to term limit you.”

He said normally in parliamentary systems it is difficult to have term limits. “It really depends on each country.”

Asked about democracy, he said even the United States after 250 years has been struggling with this form of governance, which is a political process.

“ … And we have embarked on that in Africa and I think there are a lot of elements of democracy we are having. Malawi for the first time we had tripartite elections in 2014 for president, parliament and local councils. So, for the first time we had elections at the local level which means that democracy is now going down to the people, to the roots and I think that is success.”

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MaKopa
Guest

The problem of African leaders they love singing songs of praising each other, and be praised for looting the economy.

MaKopa
Guest

Shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa professor Peter l see you are clueless every time you open your mouth. Who is advising you. Here in Malawi we will not run away like the Zimbabweans we will stop you from looting our resources. We are sick and tired with leaders like Mugabe We want leaders with ideas of dealing with the problems Africans are facing. Let Jesus be your hero he will help you to deal with the problems we have at hand.

Alex Likoswe
Guest

Madala,am your supporter. Can you land grab for us in Thyolo and Mulanje.

sayi upha
Guest

Mugabe is a hero even some African nationals they call him an African Hero

Rodgers Banda
Guest

Our president says HERO Means butchering and molesting natives and politicians,

Stampycious
Guest

TO BE HONEST MUGABE IS NOT A HERO BUT A CHIEF TRAITOR. HE IS FOLLOWING THE FOOTSTEPS OF ADOLF HITLER, BENITO MUSOLIN, IDI AMIN E.T.C

Kandapako
Guest

Just to enlighten some, Malawi is not in a parliamentary system. Remember that an independent can become a President even if he does not have a single MP.

Ndinunkha!
Guest
President Mutharika you goofed BIG TIME on that one! What hero will kill his own people just to cling to power? What hero refuses to give up power when he loses an election and will rather use the military to beat his opposition into submission? What hero impoverishes his own people just for political expediency? Visit Bulawayo Zimbabwe’s second largest city which Mugabe has single handedly turned into a ghost town. Go to Harare’s industrial sites in Workington, Willowvale, Graniteside, Msasa, Ruwa and see the many factories that are lying idle simply because of Mugabe’s ruinous economic policies. How many… Read more »
Antiracist
Guest

One as useless as the other! I wish they would die violent deaths just for what they have done to their own citizens. Disgraceful leaders these, Africa can do much better without these types of tinpot dictator types.

Wiston Kaunde
Guest

I agree with muthalika
Mugabe is the hero everybody knows that he is a hero and he dealt with gay n lesbianism in his country….
He’s a hero indeed….
live long Mudabe
live long Muthalika

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