University of Stellenbosch students visit Malawi ex-president Muluzi to tap knowledge on leadership

Students from University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) in South Africa travelled to Malawi and paid a courtest call to former president Bakili Muluzi last Sunday at his BCA Hill residence where they wanted to tap knowledge on African leaderships from him.

USB students with Muluzi at his BCA private residence

The delegation expressed their respect for the outstanding contribution made by Muluzi as leader of Malawi from 1994 to 2004 and his role in southern Africa  region and the entire continent.

Christiaan Coetzee, who led the delegation, described the audience with Muluzi, as successful and saluted the former Malawi leader for his book, ‘Democracy with a price’ which he said most students at USB like it.

“We came to know more about Bakili Muluzi through his book which is in our Library at school,” he said.

“In our topic we were focusing on African leadership, and we choose Dr Muluzi as our case study after reading his inspirational book,” said Coetzee.

He said seven students in their group from Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa and Vitumbiko Mumba from Malawi, proposed Muluzi to be their case study looking at what he achieved during his political career.

“We came to meet him and learn a lot on African leadership. I must admit that Dr Bakili  Muluzi deserve an honour from Africa looking what he has achieved. We believe the current leaders can tap advise from leaders like Dr Muluzi,” he said.

Mumba said they interacted with Muluzi on values, integrity, discipline, morals and ethics.

“The fact that his book is found in a library in South Africa it’s quite interesting. I wonder if this book is in our libraries here at home. We need to tap ideas from veteran politicians like Bakili Muluzi,”he said.

He said Muluzi has done a lot that the nation can learn from and move forward interms of development.

Mumba also said the delegation also met former cabinet ministers during Muluzi reign such as  Patrick Mbewe and Ziliro Chibambo.

The University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) is situated on the University’s Bellville Park Campus in Bellville, Cape Town.

It is one of the few management schools outside Europe that is accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) of the European Foundation for Management Development, based in Belgium.

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Bingu wa Mutharika once said, Malawians we love eating our history. The transition from MCP regime was not school boy task, it required a balanced minded politician to manage the whole gigantic process. While defusing the well established MCP “cartel” to pionering of proper democratic process wasnt an easy feat. Muluzi managed regional boundaries well, we hardly feel the tribalistic tensions due to his ability to handle the transition. He had his flaws on other aspects of governance but politically was best suited for the very dangerous moment of this country. I feel the USB team looked at African setup… Read more »
I am one person who opposed everything Muluzi did when he was president and I have never voted for him or his party. But looking at successive presidents after him, I now believe what Lucius Banda said “Muluzi is the best President Malawi will ever ever have”. Despite being a Yao from the Southern Region, Muluzi never displayed any regionalist character. He knew quite well that the Northern Region was up in arms against him, but he continued to pour a lot of development to the North and even appointed people from the North in various strategic positions in government… Read more »
Those of you who think Dr Muluzi is not worth tapping knowledge from ask what your own fathers have achieved on earth. If you got knowledge and advice from your fathers to make you what you are today do not underrate Dr Muluzi who has managed to be a successful businessman and became president of the republic. These are achievements your own fathers and most of you will not manage to make.Dr Muluzi as a human has his own shortfalls, honestly his shortfalls can not outweigh his achievements in his personal life and as a leader. Some of us who… Read more »

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koma!!!! apa ndiye kwabwinonso kukafunsa Kalua za leadership ya Africa. Nanga nzeru kuchokela kwa amenewa. Maybe you guys want to learn kuchenjela pa town


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