Students from University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) in South Africa travelled to Malawi and paid a courtest call to former president Bakili Muluzi last Sunday at his BCA Hill residence where they wanted to tap knowledge on African leaderships from him.
The delegation expressed their respect for the outstanding contribution made by Muluzi as leader of Malawi from 1994 to 2004 and his role in southern Africa region and the entire continent.
Christiaan Coetzee, who led the delegation, described the audience with Muluzi, as successful and saluted the former Malawi leader for his book, ‘Democracy with a price’ which he said most students at USB like it.
“We came to know more about Bakili Muluzi through his book which is in our Library at school,” he said.
“In our topic we were focusing on African leadership, and we choose Dr Muluzi as our case study after reading his inspirational book,” said Coetzee.
He said seven students in their group from Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa and Vitumbiko Mumba from Malawi, proposed Muluzi to be their case study looking at what he achieved during his political career.
“We came to meet him and learn a lot on African leadership. I must admit that Dr Bakili Muluzi deserve an honour from Africa looking what he has achieved. We believe the current leaders can tap advise from leaders like Dr Muluzi,” he said.
Mumba said they interacted with Muluzi on values, integrity, discipline, morals and ethics.
“The fact that his book is found in a library in South Africa it’s quite interesting. I wonder if this book is in our libraries here at home. We need to tap ideas from veteran politicians like Bakili Muluzi,”he said.
He said Muluzi has done a lot that the nation can learn from and move forward interms of development.
Mumba also said the delegation also met former cabinet ministers during Muluzi reign such as Patrick Mbewe and Ziliro Chibambo.
The University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) is situated on the University’s Bellville Park Campus in Bellville, Cape Town.
It is one of the few management schools outside Europe that is accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) of the European Foundation for Management Development, based in Belgium.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :