Malawian teachers taught Botswana President Masisi

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi was taught in school by some of Malawi’s finest educationists and teachers.

Masisi revealed that he personally benefited from Malawi as he was taught by some of highly reputable academics.
Late Prof David Rubadiri taught Masisi
Prof Mnthalo taught Masisi and Chakwera

President Masisi  was in the country just for about three hours for bilateral talks with the Malawi leade on Monday, March 8, 2021 and  was accompanied by his Foreign Minister, Lemogang Kwape, a presidential Press Secretary, Director of Health Services and Scientific Advisor, among others.

He said: “Malawi is extremely important to Botswana. Malawi is a great partner in so many ways and the people of the two countries enjoy the mutual benefits of the bilateral relationship that the two countries have had for many years since time immemorial.”

Masisi revealed that he personally benefited from Malawi as he was taught by some of highly reputable academics.

Said President Masisi: “I was at some point taught by some Malawian finest teachers, which include Professor Felix Mnthali in English and Professor Davidi Lubadiri.”

Coincidentally, Professor Felix Mnthali also taught Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera.

Professor Mnthali is a Malawian academic who was born in Selukwe, Rhodesia now Shurugwi, Zimbabwe and he was educated in Lesotho and Canada.

Mnthali, a renowned poet and novelist went into political exile in 1979 after a period of detention that ended with a government apology.

His publications include; the poetry collection ‘When Sunset Comes to Sapitwa and the novel, ‘Yoranivyoto’

Professor Mnthali retired in 2010 as a professor of English at the University of Botswana where he taught the current president of Botswana for 28 years and he returned to Malawi.

President Masisi was welcomed on arrival in Malawi by State Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima who said: “There are many things the two countries would benefit from each other.

“Malawi and Botswana must make sure to foster their relationship and to grow it stronger.”

Chilima assured the Botswana leader that the Chakwera administration will ensure to strive to having a good relationship with Botswana, which has just been rekindled through the visit.

President Chakwera on his part assured the visiting Botswana that his government will build on the two governments’ existing agreements to enhance and solidify the two countries diplomatic ties.

During the working visit, the two Southern African presidents exchanged views on bilateral and regional issues of mutual interests, including potential areas of cooperation between Botswana and Malawi.

Masisi also extended an invitation to Chakwera to visit Botswana for further discussions.

The two leaders also indicated that they discussed plans to establish resident diplomatic missions to strengthen what was described as longtime friendship and bilateral ties.

Masisi said beyond the current areas of cooperation such as tourism, mining and agriculture, Botswana, is eager to go beyond.

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Humble Bantu
4 months ago

He tought the current president of Botswana for 28year full stop.very clear nothing like umbuliso apa

Zamadula
Zamadula
4 months ago

When I was finishing my studies at the Poly in the mid 1980s we used to joke that the University of Botswana was actually the University of Malawi, Gaberoni Campus due to the number of Malawian lecturers who were trekking to Botswana at that time. It was the same when the Botswana College of Accountancy was opened. The Irish lady who was in charge of the project had been at MCA in Bt. When looking for lecturers she simply turned to some of her former colleagues at MCA…

Kumavalo Nsamaonetsa Nyoni
Kumavalo Nsamaonetsa Nyoni
4 months ago

The President of Botswana was at University for 28 years?

What was he studying all that time?

Mbuzi kusi
Mbuzi kusi
4 months ago

Ur problem ndi umbuli thinking kuti ukuthyola tea kuthyolo, pliz understand basic english

Chidzulu cha A Wazilinda
Chidzulu cha A Wazilinda
4 months ago
Reply to  Mbuzi kusi

You are right. The sentence is ambiguous. The meaning appears to be that Prof Munthali taught someone for 28 years, but the context clarifies the meaning. It is illogical that Masisi was taught by one Professor for 28 years, but logical that Prof. Munthali taught for 28 years.

Prof Munthali also taught me at Chancellor College. In addition, he agreed to come to Solusi University, as an external examiner when I was head of the then English department.

He is a very humble humorous and approachable Professor.

Bob
Bob
4 months ago

They are talking about Professor Munthali here, he lectured there for 28 years before retiring

Justice for all
Justice for all
4 months ago

I know he didn’t just come but there is something fishy I know politicians always use government talks but inside must a tender of particular company need to symphony someone now need government intervention anyway the visit was good idea tell the boswana government to reduce their restrictions on foriegners pls

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
4 months ago

May the professors be given a big applause
We do their footprints on the sands of time
Their literature works are our heirloom while our children will use the wisdom from their works
Rubadiri the shining star he still living through karibu ntu muwepu the fence opens to the west at the court of Mutesa

phade
phade
4 months ago

mzanutu wangobwerera zantchito sanagone. inu ndie mukazamapita muzatenga ndi virombo zomwe mpaka mwezi muli komko. mxiiii

Chisale
Chisale
4 months ago

Malawians have been working in these countries for a long time with no problems and many are valued. It’s strange all of sudden we are hearing that Malawians are persecuted. No names mentioned but you follow and respect the laws of any country like everybody, you will be valued.

Precious Atiele
Precious Atiele
4 months ago

The other side of Malawi, not all is bad about Malawi.

Master
Master
4 months ago

U have forgotten yo say that Professor Felix Mnthali is the father of one noisy Seodi White, a distinguished academic of global repute

Mpulula
Mpulula
4 months ago
Reply to  Master

Distinguished Academic yo akhale Bambo aketu? Nanga Seodi Matako amene aja muli Nzeru? Amangodziwa kuyamwa ndikuwelenga ceiling basi. Cadet wachabe chabe

Master
Master
4 months ago
Reply to  Mpulula

I mean the father yes not the cadet daughter

Francis
4 months ago
Reply to  Master

Za ziiiiiii

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