By Courtex Nzima, a correspondent
Embattled President Bingu wa Mutharika has blasted Malawians in Diaspora describing them in general as desperate crooks and thieves.
Mutharika was speaking in Blantyre soon after Tuesday prayers when he was meeting his party officials at Sanjika palace.
He was irked that Malawi Diaspora Forum UK chapter met officials of the Britain’s Foreign Office in London in the aftermath of July 20 blood demonstrations that left around 19 people dead and received assurances from London that it will put more pressure on President Mutharika’s administration by supporting civil society groups and the media in Malawi to consolidate the economic and political gains made in recent years.
The Diaspora Forum also successfully campaigned against awarding Mutharika the Food Prize by the United States based Hunger Project.
According to the source who attended the meeting, Mutharika blasted Malawians abroad as “desperate crooks” who he said “want to reap where they did not sow”
It is not the first time Mutharika have blasted Malawians in Diaspora saying they have tarnished the image of his government and the country for reporting “lies” to United Nation, IMF, human rights groups and others.
MDF official Pastor Patrick Mtimbusya said the President’s remarks were “unfortunate and uncalled for”, saying the forum is not surprised with the tantrums of the President.
Meanwhile, Nyasa Times has learnt that Malawi intelligence agents are on a mission abroad to instil fear and disrupt the anti-Mutharika movement in the Diaspora. They are stalking bloggers (writers of internet articles) including Facebook posts and tweets.