Malawi withdrew from World Economic Forum in SA not due to Xeno – Minister

Malawi government officials are not attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa meeting taking place in Cape Town,  South Africa from Wednesday  September 4 -6 due to logistical challenges, Minister of Information  Mark Bottomani has said.

Botomani: Malawi withdraw is due to logistical problems not Xhenophobia

Botomani, who is Malawi government spokesperson, confirmed that  President Peter Mutharika  is not attending the Forum where several issues relating to economies in the continent will be discussed.

There have been rumours that the African countries, including  Malawi, Rwanda and the DRC, are not attending in protest against the xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg this week.

But Botomani refuted reports that Malawi has pulled out of the WEF in protest of xenophobic attacks .

He said Malawi withdrawal is linked to logistical reasons.

The forum is expected to discuss regional architecture related to smart institutions, investment, integration, industry and innovation.

The xenophobic attacks started after a taxi driver was murdered by an alleged drug dealer in Pretoria.

Shops owned by citizens from other countries have been looted in recent days, while truck drivers from neighbouring countries have also been targetted.

The first day of WEF meetings, held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, has seen large protests from hundreds of people who want the South Africa government to take action against violence aimed at women.

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Nambuma Girl
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Nambuma Girl

Malawians, are you surprised that Mr. Mutharika is not attending WEF? Nkhanitu apa ndi kukanika kuyankhula Peter Mutharika, that is they reason why he doesn’t attend important meetings.like these. zoyankhula zake sizimveka, komanso ali ndi manyazi kuti anabera zisankho. That’s the problem of having a DPP Tippex Government leadership.

Eagles Eye
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Eagles Eye

Botomani and the DPP led government are all very very very stupid. Call a sped a sped . Africa leader should gang up and tell SOUTH AFRICA and its stupid ANC that they won’t stted in protest against the killings of innocent an armed people. If the HAGUE truelly exisit – then the South African president should be sent for a trial
He’s

Mbangi
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Mbangi

Malawi president must be the one who is sent to the Hague for letting its citizens to live like scavengers in a foreign country

Rex Msiska
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Rex Msiska

HA HA HA. Thats the problem of us malawians. Under the heat of things we lose constructive minds. Who should go to Hague here, South African President or Malawi President and all other presidents who have passed the responsibility to care for their citizens to South Africa? Lets face it malawians. This ANC you call it stupid ever since it came into power has made it possible for all citizens in African countries to trade freely. Even illegal immigrants have been treated with respect. Talk of their resouces being strained! There have service delivery protests because their yearly budgets are… Read more »

Msambanjati
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Msambanjati

Kodi chi minister ichi! What a clown ! what a dick!

Mathanga
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Clueless government, clueless granny President!! By saying you have not pulled out coz of xenophobia you are actually saying you are tolerating the xenophobic attacks on our brother and sisters!! You could not have lost anything to say yes, it’s due to xenophobia. But we know the big man doesn’t want to meet other world leaders. Imagine, he has never attended even SADC Heads of State and Government meetings. Then you tend to wonder how he can promote Malawi’s interests! His actions are isolating this country.

chaos
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chaos

kkkkk koma ma advisors enawa ,this is your opportunity kuti munamizile ma xeno,otherwise we know kuti Xeno or not Mutharika sakanapita ,sinanga paja ndi BTZ via mangochi,,,Tam Tam buses,,,kkkkkkkkkk

Jinja wa Jinja
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Jinja wa Jinja

I thought as much too. No president leaves a house burning to attend a meeting with little significance to burning taking place in one’s own house. Akuopa adzapeza ena atasintha ownership ya nyumbayo, as much as it may be burnt.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Just say the truth that, other countries have also realize that this is the Tipex Government, so they have nothing to offer to the meeting. Chicken!!!

C Banda
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C Banda

“(Botomani) said Malawi withdrawal is linked to logistical reasons.”

But he seems (as usual) to not have said what were the specific reasons. Logistical nonsense is a cliche used to sound impressive, but without telling the taxpayers anything of substance.

Nafenso
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Nafenso

so Malawi is for Xeno?? What is at stake to say we are not going in protest for xeno than the life of your citizens? Cry my beloved country

Chief
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Chief

We know for sure that your old man is under house arrest, so why not just tell the world

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