Prince Harry urged not to meet Malawi president accused of violence, screams UK newspaper

An influential  British broadsheet newspaper says Prince Harry has been urged not to meet Malawi President Peter Mutharika who is accused of violence and vote rigging.

Flashback:  resident Mutharika and Prince Harry meeting at Buckingham Palace in London

The Telegraph newspaper in its online September 28 edition says Prince Harry will “insult” Malawians if he fails to meet with civil society figures after shaking hands with Mutharika next week.

The Duke of Sussex is expected to arrive in Malawi on Sunday, where he will meet Mutharika and pay tribute to Guardsman Mathew Talbot, a British soldier who was killed by an elephant while taking part in counter poaching operation in May.

Macdonald Sembereka, one of the organisers of the anti-Jane Ansah protests says Prince Harry’s coming to Malawi might bring to the attention of the world what is happening in Malawi.

“It is an obligation for the Duke to visit countries. What is currently happening in Malawi needs the attention of the international community, and his presence might bring that,” Sembereka told the newspaper.

Mutharika is currently facing down a wave of anti-government protests following the highly disputed May 21 election that the opposition say he rigged and is accused of turning a blind eye to the violence against human rights activists by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets.

“But if he is just coming to greet the president without seeing the aggrieved parties, that is tantamount to an insult,” said Sembereka.

Britain spends about UK Pound Sterling 75 million a year on aid projects in Malawi but pulled out of direct budgetary support due to corruption among others.

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Charie
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Charie

Wast of time

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

@Analyst APM elected u say kkkkkk waaaah wait for the re-run.

ERUTU
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ERUTU

MUSIYENI HARRY CHIFUKWA PALIBE CHOMWE ANGATHANDIZE APA CHOPOSA TOKHATOKHA KUKAMBIRANA KUTI TIPANGA BWANJI

mpilu
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mpilu

elected presdent?????????????????? my foot

winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

Heko British Paper to scandalize the bloody President of Malawi hyaena Mathanyula.The fact is that Mathanyula is second to former brutal tyrant Hastings Mphonongo Banda.When I was in Tanzania,Masauko Chipembere,warned the Youth Wing of the Party not to give Mathanyula secrets of the Party,because the Central Commitee of the Party could not trust the Muthalikas at all.I think Chipembere was 100% right,see what Mathanyula is doing to our people and how he is doing with the country’s financial resources.By the time the rogue leaves Malawi,chaos will follow.Malawians,unite to protect the people and national resources.

HRLGBT/LGBTIQ
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HRLGBT/LGBTIQ

Zochita kulimbila,tieni tione.😂😂😂😂

Richie
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Kodi asembereka mukulakalaka kukumana ndi prince?
Mukambanaye chiani
Zokaswa ma shop ndi maofesi (kuba )?

ANSAH MADANDO PITALA
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Dear prince please respect the will of the people of Malawi —

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

UK newspapers can also be unreasonable

Wewe
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Wewe

Prince Harry needs to meet President Mutharika. He is the president of Malawi. Activists should stop issuing these demands.

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