Dr Lazarus Chakwera will never interfere on Bushiri issues
By Our Reporter
State House on Monday said Malawi President Dr Lazarus Chakwera will not interfere in the issue surrounding South African based Pastor , Shepherd Bushiri.
Speaking during the weekly Press Briefing at Kamuzu Palace, Director of Communication , Sean Kampondeni said the President has all the time stressed the need not to interfere on the matters of state saying there are state agents which are given those tasks on the matter.
“The President will not hold any meeting on the matter , the president will not issue any directive on the matter the president will allow the rule of law on the matter,” Said Kampondeni.
Kampondeni read a statement released by Foreign Affairs Ministry containing the trip.
Kampondeni explained that the plane carrying the president and Madam Monica Chakwera delayed by seven hours.
Kampondeni said the plane was scheduled to leave South Africa at 15:30 Hrs, but did not leave until 22:30 Hrs.
Kampondeni said chief among the causes of the delay was the South African Government’s refusal to allow Malawi’s advance delegation
to travel back home together with President Chakwera and
his delegation citing unspecified security reasons.
Kampondeni said the South African authorities’ inexplicable refusal to let Malawi’s President leave with his advance team came despite being informed of the arrangement in advance, in conformity to a similar arrangement made in all the countries President
Chakwera has visited thus far.
“Dissatisfied with the vague security reasons given for the refusal, His Excellency the President decided that he would not travel back to Malawi without his advance team. In the impasse that followed, the Malawi delegation proposed to the South African authorities that only President Chakwera and his delegation should leave from Pretoria Waterkloof Military Airbase where their plane had landed, while the advance team should be picked up en route from OR Tambo International Airport.” He said.