Chilima says ‘big up Trump’ for crossing into North Korea:  ‘Malawi leaders should emulate and not making Al-Shabaab allegations’

The country’s immediate past vice-president Saulos Chilima has commended  United States President Donald Trump for  becoming the first American president to cross the Korean Demilitarized Zone into North Korea as he seeks to make a legacy-defining nuclear deal with the North.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un cross the Military Demarcation Line into the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom. Photograph: YONHAP/EPA

Chilima said this at a televisied political rally in Blanyte on Sunday that Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un were in verbal tirade that threatened peace but have  choosen to consider  re-starting working level talks for peace.

He said Malawian leaders should emulate leaders who seek peace “not being obstinate.”

Said Chilima: “Big up Trump. I am not a supporter of Trump but for now his actions to reach out to Kim is commendable whether the talks  will lead anywhere.”

During the meeting in North Korea, Trump declared it “an honour” and suggested Kim would be welcome in the White House.

Chilima said political leaders in Malawi should emulate what Trump has done with Kim to talk where peace is threatened.

He accused President Peter Mutharika for making sensitive allegations that some politicians are trying to ‘recruit mercenary militias from Al-Shabaab and the Congo war zone to create anarchy in the country.

Making his State of the Nation Address (Sona) in the National Assembly on Friday, Mutharika alleged that some politicians had conspired to bomb Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on May 28 when he was being sworn in following the contested May 21 presidential elections.

But Chilima said the President  is making statements over “fake intelligence” and yet no-one is being disciplined for gathering baseless intelligence information.

The country’s  security organs were unwilling to comment on the Al-Shabaab allegations.

But a lecturer in the department of governance, peace and security studies at Mzuzu University, Eugenio Njoloma, said it is unfortunate that the President made such a serious allegation during his address to the nation. He said the allegation can lead to panic.

The lecturer observed that even where the President has some intelligence, he does not need to share it with the public.

“We know Al-Shabaab is on global spotlight. It attracts a lot of negative publicity; therefore, to be associated with such a terror group doesn’t send a good message about Malawi,” said Njoloma in quotes reported by the local press.

And retired Brigadier General Marcel Chirwa, who is now executive director of Centre for Peace and Security Management, said Mutharika made serious allegations.

He said such allegations have serious repercussions if they are made for the sake of buying political sympathy.

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Mwe'ene
Mwe'ene
2 years ago

Koma nkhani zimenzi, za ku Koleazi, sikuthikhuza ife m’Malawi muno eti?

Kaguta
Kaguta
2 years ago

Free advice to the immature, overzealous and over ambitious Chilima: Stay away from making your sentiments known in public about other heads of state. You are stupid to say that you are not a supporter of Trump, you didn’t have to say that in public . You are castigating the Leader of the free world and you dream of becoming President?

Acapulco
Acapulco
2 years ago

Chilima trying hard to stay relevant… Go man, we are tired of you already. You are history..you are finished, done

Walai
Walai
2 years ago
Reply to  Acapulco

U know nothing chilima is trying to keep better for future leaders my friend. Keep it up Dr Chilima.

joseph Banda
joseph Banda
2 years ago

Shaaaa ndiye chani ichi a Saulos. To remain relevant in Malawi Politics. Koma u President munaufuna zedi. The whole World, only the President of a Party who got 4 MPs in a recent elections, congratulates Trump. For what again?

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
2 years ago

UYAMBE NDI IWEYO

Truth Pains
2 years ago

If the whole lot president can listen to Dausi then what do u think will be the out come??

We know already that the president listen alot and most of time take head on what ever Dausi said with his fake intelligence.

We have security experts who can advise president much better than these mere rhetoric types of Dausi’s.

Change your security adviser now b4 it’s too late Mr President. That’s my simple advise.

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
Yasser Arafat Hamdani
2 years ago

This was a stupid remark by a foolish empty tin. What does he know about the Trump-Kim relationship? Nothing. And about ballistic missiles? Nothing. Why waste time and breath?

Harold
Harold
2 years ago

Koma ulova wayamba kufinya ndithu.

catsuit amigo
catsuit amigo
2 years ago
Reply to  Harold

CAN LOVA SPEND MILLIONS IN HOLDINGS RALIES?

Mwitiwa
Mwitiwa
2 years ago
Reply to  catsuit amigo

Ask him…Koma a Haroldnso

Mwe'ene
Mwe'ene
2 years ago
Reply to  catsuit amigo

Yea! Easy.
Spending stolen monies.

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