Malawi foreign ministry attacks South Africa govt as Chakwera talks to Ramaphosa over his delegation treatment

President Lazarus Chakwera has spoken to his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa on phone over the treatment the Malawi presidential entourage faced on departure in South Africa forcing Chakwera’s presidential jet to delay for  about seven hours.

Chakwera with Ramaphosa having  spoken diplomatically
Mkaka: His ministry of foreign affairs has issues a statement attacking South Africa over ‘improper’ treatment

State House press secretary Brian Banda has confirmed that Chakwera and Ramaphosa have talked on telephone over the matter but could not give details of their conversation.

South African authorities subjected the Malawi presidential delegation to what the Malawi Foreign Affairs ministry says “improper treatment “as Pretoria suspected that Chakwera wanted to smuggle Prophet Shepherd Bushiri out of South Africa after he jumped bail.

Presidential aide, Sean Kampondeni says Malawi is awaiting confirmation from South African government in relation to the extradition of Bushiri.

He, however, said Chakwera will not get involved in the matter.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs  which is headed by President Chakwera’s blue-eyed boy Eisenhower Mkaka has issues not so diplomatic statement attacking the government of South Africa for giving President Chakwera what Lilongwe calls improper treatment.

“The government of Malawi is aware and grateful that a public statement was recently issued by the South African government, exculpating President Lazarus Chakwera from false allegations dominating South African social media that his presidential plane was used as a conduit for trafficking two Malawians [Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife] wanted by the South African authorities.

“Notwithstanding, the government of Malawi notes with concern that the statement falls short of acknowledging that the treatment President Chakwera was subjected to upon his departure was improper and incongruous to the warm hospitality he received on arrival,” says the statement.

Lilongwe says the Malawi delegation complied with all security measures out of deference to the vague security concerns of the South African authorities, despite the fact that the manner in which they were conducted and the delay they caused breached diplomatic protocols commensurate with the dignity of president Chakwera’s office and person.

“As such, the Malawi delegation was justified to dismiss as unacceptable and unsatisfactory the South African authorities’ use of unspecified security reasons to hinder President Chakwera from leaving with his advance team,” says the statement.

The statement says the Malawi presidential advance team was barred from boarding the presidential plane at Pretoria Waterkloof Military Airbase.

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Zio ine
Zio ine
14 days ago

South africa might have gathered intelligence about the imminent escape of Bushiri with the president of Malawi. Though Chkwera has been cleared but his boys Kampondeni and Nkaka know something about Bushiris escape. We have many Malawians living and working in South Africa but Nkaka and Kampondeni made it a priority to meet Bushiro and take photos with him. It is not surprising, these same guys were on top of the pardoning of Sabao who was sentenced to 10 years but was pardoned after serving jail for eight months only. This Bushiri issue is not by accident that it is… Read more »

Shiri
Shiri
14 days ago

Somewhat untrue, Chakwera was not delayed. He and the Government Officials that landed and boarded at the Air Force Base were free to depart for Malawi on time. It was Chakwera that delayed the flight. A new Flight Plan needed to be made for a move to Tempo Airport to pick up the advance team who were not registered on the inbound Presidental flight which caused the delay. Malawi did not follow their own advanced notice protocol of arrivals provided to SA. The advanced team originally arrived at Tempo and were not provided prior clearance to enter and depart from… Read more »

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
14 days ago
Reply to  Shiri

Tambo.

Gwede Mantashe
Gwede Mantashe
14 days ago

Uzingochedwa anzanu akupitilapitila patsogolo

John chidongo
15 days ago

Nsabwe yoyenda inakumana ndi challa.Mbuzi ikakonda amalonda alipafupi mukhale pansi tsopano ndi nthawi ya lockdown ino. Kaya ife sitinapange iwo akupanga.

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
15 days ago

Sorry kwa eni umadya nthanga dzungu nulifuna.Nkhuyu zodya mwana zimapota wakulu.Pepani a MKAKA mau samatha matsotsi ndimmene amakhalila ku JONI.Iwe Bushiri usatopetse anthu eti,

JO GALU WAFA
15 days ago

the south africans always feel like they are second to God, but bible says pride goes before destruction and haughty spirit before a fall. proverb 16:18

Gee
Gee
15 days ago
Reply to  JO GALU WAFA

South Africa likes bullying more African countries coz of money power, they r only scared with Nigeria

Gwede Mantashe
Gwede Mantashe
14 days ago
Reply to  JO GALU WAFA

Uzingochedwa

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
15 days ago

That’s the more reason that THESE THIEVES MUST BE SENT back to face the music in South Africa. How dare they humiliate our president and hence country?

Francis sumbulero
Francis sumbulero
15 days ago

your president say it correctly

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