Mutharika meets Mugabe to seek ‘wisdom’

Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika, whose government is dogged by economic and governance challenges,  on Thursday flew to Zimbabwe to pay a courtesy visit to his political ally  President Robert Mugabe at State House in Harare.

Government insisers said Mutharika was “seeking wisdom” from Mugabe on “survival tactics” amidst social-economic problems his country is facing following donor freeze.

Mutharika and Mugabe: After sharing notes. Photo credit: ZBC

The two leaders work closely.

“The President was consulting his comrade to seek wisdom since President Mugabe has been in the situation Malawi is facing when donor funds dried up,” a source said.

According to Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), Mutharikaand Mugabe talks ended for nearly three hours.

Mutharika told journalists after the meeting that he went to Zimbabwe “to compare notes” with  Mugabe as an elder brother.

ZBC reported that Mutharika said there is need for African countries to increase trade among themselves.

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