Chakwera’s next stop Zimbabwe for talks with Mnangwagwa: Malawi leader to have sleep over in Harare

President Lazarus Chakwera leaves the country this Wednesday for Harare, Zimbabwe for some talks  with Zimbabwean leader Emmerson Mnangagwa as two leaders are turning to Israel for  diplomatic support.

President Chakwera: The foreign trip s have started

The director for communication at State House pastor Sean Kampondeni announced on Monday at the weekly briefing in Lilongwe at Kamuzu Palace.

Kampondeni said the President will spend a night in Harare.

President Chakwera announced  Malawi establish diplomatic relations with Israel with a mission in Jerusalem and not Tel Aviv while  Mnanagwa whose administration is battling to contain a restive populace amid a worsening economic crisis, has engaged the Israeli government for possible deployment of security experts to Harare to train local forces   on how to effectively contain civil disobedience.

This comes at a time Zimbabwe’s human rights record has deteriorated sharply largely due to Harare’s heavy-handed approach when dealing with dissent.

Since grabbing power through a military coup that toppled long time ruler Robert Mugabe in 2017, Mnangagwa’s embattled administration has resorted to brute force to contain swelling civil unrest, which has resulted in the death of scores of civilians at the hands of state security agents.

In the aftermath of the disputed 2018 elections, state security agents shot dead six civilians while injuring a dozen others as they battled to contain protesters who were demanding the immediate announcement of results of the hotly contested polls.

The centrepiece of the envisaged training of Zimbabwe security forces by Israeli military and intelligence experts would crystallise with the establishment of a “defence academy” in Harare.

Chakwera’s visit to Harare comes after his  first outing to Lusaka, Zambia last week.

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Mwini muzi
8 months ago

Zimbabwean dialogue needs to take place through SADC and African Union. The best solution would be for all ZANU PF that are on the list of sanctions to just resign and give Zimbabwe a new breath. These individual dialogue peacmeals have shown to be toothless. South Africa has for a long time engaged Zimbabwe starting with Thabo Mbeki to Jacob Zuma and now Ramaphosa but nothing seems to be effective. Unfortunately their challenges are affecting the SADC region.

Mpakateni
8 months ago

Majekete oterewo siirani a Trapence ndi anzao. Wear Presidential jackets, don’t look like fingo.

Neserare Noiz
Neserare Noiz
8 months ago
Reply to  Mpakateni

kkkkkkkk koma mmpakana Fingo kkkkkkkkkk i ashi

Mchikulire
Mchikulire
8 months ago

Quite interesting how this article has been written. Chakwera definitely knows the shortcomings of Mnangagwa’s rule, and his visit is more of a gesture of good neighborliness between Malawi and Zimbabwe, two nations with a longstanding close relationship, than a stunt aimed at showing his support for the Zimbabwean president’s misrule. It’s a necessary move altogether in spite of Mnangagwa’s failure to deliver what was expected of him

Last edited 8 months ago by Mchikulire
Chisale
Chisale
8 months ago

Surely not! Don’t align yourself with Zimbabwean leadership. They have no respect to human rights.

Bentby
8 months ago

am sceptical on the importance this visit to zimbabwe, i don’t know what benefits will it bring to the mw nation.

Bauleni12
Bauleni12
8 months ago

Who invented you? There is Covid. Stay home do a zoom conference.

Brute
8 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni12

Bauleni,Bauleni nsanje idzakupha anzako asadye allowance

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