Scotland issues travel advisory to Malawi ahead of election case verdict

Scotland has issued a travel advisory to its citizens planning to visit Malawi end of January or early February, 2020 warning of violent protests.


Security alert as President Peter Mutharika has said opposition are trying to take advantage of Malawians by lying that they won the elections case so that if they lose the case in court people should cause anarchy.

In a message to Scotland Malawi forum, the advisory says the court is expected to rule on the election case between end of January and early February, 2020.

The Constitutional Court has until February to determine the case in which Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera and UTM Party’s Saulos Chilima are disputing the President Peter Mutharika re-election in May 2019 polls.

The travel advisory warns of violent protests in reaction to the court ruling regardless which way it might go.

This comes at a time when religious leaders and diplomats have been advising leaders of the major political parties in the country to prepare their supporters psychologically to accept the election case outcome.

UTM, MCP and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) say they have sensitized their supporters to maintain peace, calm, law and order after the election case outcome.

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Charity
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Charity

Irresponsible journalism. Its incorrect and not factual. If you do not have anything to write about then please stop.
They did not say violence regardless of the ruling. Its the FCO not Scotland who gives travel advise
Be objective and factual in your writing
Who ever is the editor needs to go back to school

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Travel advices comes from Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom and and not Scotland/England/Wales or Northern Island separately.

C Banda
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C Banda

This article does make any sense. Tell us exactly where we can read for ourselves this “travel advisory”.
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I cannot find the “Scotland – Malawi forum” anywhere on the internet, so I cannot see how the Scottish will ever see the alleged warning … to a country which most of them never heard of, far less have as a destination for a visit.
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Scotland is part of the UK, and any travel warning would be give by the Foreign Office of the country, and so would be targeted at all UK citizens.

C Banda
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C Banda

OOPS!!! This article does NOT make any sense!!!

Kwangwgwa
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Kwangwgwa

The reason is because you do not have sense yourself

David Harris
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David Harris

I suspect a lot of Scots will have heard of Malawi, because of the David Livingstone connection etc, but I agree that only F&CO give travel warnings for the whole UK

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