Former Zambian president Rupiah Banda has commended Malawi for holding democratic and peaceful elections.
Banda said this yesterday on arrival at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe.
He said, unlike other elections that are associated with chaos, Malawians voted peacefully and remained calm until the time the results were announced.
“I would like to congratulate Malawians for conducting very peaceful elections and also for maintaining calm for eight days before the electoral body announced the results.
“This is a sign of maturity and Africa as a whole is impressed with how the country conducted its elections,” explained Banda.
He then wished President Peter Mutharika good health.
Banda disclosed that he was also in the country to condole the President and his family on the death of the former President Bingu wa Mutharika on April 5 2012.
“After losing the elections in Zambia, I went to the United States of America at Boston College. Therefore, I did not have time to come and condole the President for the loss of his brother,” he said.