Minister Chiumia disowns letter banning Julius Malema in Malawi: Dausi raps Zambia’s Chishimba

Malawi’s Minister of Internal Affairs, Grace Chiumia, has disowned a letter circulation on social media that she has  told the South African Airways and the immigration department that  South Africa’s firebrand politician Julius Malema and a Zambian opposition leader Saviour Chishimba have been banned from attending an inaugural conference of political movement Transformation Alliance (TA.

Chiumia: Fake letter, Malema and Chishimba not banned in Malawi 

The letter claims that the two leaders were “prohibited immigrants” in Malawi.

But Minister Chiumia said the letter is “fake” and work of propagandists who have forged her signature.

“It is criminal to forge a signature and that letter is not coming from me. The signature has been forged,” Chiumia said in an interview.

“The authorities are investigating the origin of the letter and who forged my signature,” she said.

Chiumia said Malawi government has not banned Malema and Chishimba, saying they were free to enter the country.

Malema, together with Chishimba, were set to take part at TA conference organised by former  minister Moses Kumkuyu where they would  have been speakers as the movement is set to turn into a political party.

According to The Citizen news of South Africa,  Malema was left confused on Thursday after he learnt  that he had been banned from Malawi.

“I never spoke good or bad about the government of #Malawi or the president of that country, but I’m told the government of #Malawi banned me,” The Citizen quoted Malema speaking in  Limpopo where he was attending a funeral.

His followers asked him when he was scheduled to visit the country, but Malema said even that was not in his plans.

“But for what because I was never scheduled to speak in Malawi.”

Spokesperson  for Malema’s party EFF Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has said  there was never a plan by Malema to visit Malawi “on the invitation of anyone.”

In Lusaka, Zambia, Chishimba claimed he decided to cancel the trip to Malawi because of what he described as ‘security risks’.

“I was about to leave for the airport a while ago, but I have decided to cancel my travel due to, inter alia, security risks.

“Intelligence information available to me indicates that I may either be refused entry into Malawi or be exposed to the dangerous cartel,” claimed Chishimba in a statement.

But Malawi government spokesperson Nicholas Dausi dismissed claims by the Zambia’s opposition leader as baseless and unfounded.

“The claims are false and baseless, the government of Malawi has nothing against Zambian opposition leader, Chishimba,” said Dausi who is also Minister of Information and Communication Technology.

“The opposition should stop making unnecessary political speculations. Chishimba cancelled the trip because of reasons best known to him,” he added.

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Jesus is LORD
Jesus is LORD
6 years ago

Malawi should ban Malema in advance just in case he ever decides to visit. Evil piece of trash.

6 years ago

According to the South African newspaper The Citizen Comrade Julius Malema was never invited to Malawi by anyone, by extension by Transformation Alliance. It’s a disgrace to start lying from the word go. No wonder TA is chaired by a known lier who once faked abduction in the 1990’s. If they were really in touch with comrade Malema they should have a better reason for his no show like the one that he was attending to a funeral. Nyasatimes balance your stories by contacting concerned parties including Malawi government and Malema’s EFF in order to publish true story.

6 years ago

Juju can’t get involved in silly fights especially in Malawi where there is nothing to fight for apart from tax money. He doesn’t have any plans of coming to Malawi nor has he ever dreamed of coming to Malawi, he would rather go and chill in Limpopo .

6 years ago

Why should Malema be a threat to Malawi politics? What is it that he will speak at the launch that will make the DPP shake? The TA itself is not a party which can make things move even if it is backed by Trump in the USA. Malema is just like Kamlepo. These guys are vocal and good at attracting people’s attention on trivial matters. Kamlepo has been trying to make a name in Malawi politics since 1994 but he is yet to achieve this. Talk of Malema in South Africa. He was kicked from the ruling ANC. He formed… Read more »

I love Malawi
I love Malawi
6 years ago

And gwede and his friend rushed to write that peace of shit here on nyasatimes!!!!!they should stop giving us half baked kapena kuti ‘not baked at all’ stories.dzulo atalemba mtima wanga unatentha kwambiri poganizira kuti people like them are the ones who are tarnishing our image out there.please,can’t you love your country at least for once? Can’t you really appreciate some of the efforts the government is doing to develop this country? Munangokhala otsutsa kuti muzingotsutsa zilizonse,ndizabwino zomwe?Titukuka ndi khalidwe lake limeneli zoona?

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