‘President an African hero’

President Mugabe shares a lighter moment with his Malawian counterpart President Peter Mutharika on the sidelines of the 72nd Ordinary Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York yesterday. —  (Picture by Presidential Photographer Joseph Nyadzayo)

President Mugabe shares a lighter moment with his Malawian counterpart President Peter Mutharika on the sidelines of the 72nd Ordinary Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York yesterday. — (Picture by Presidential Photographer Joseph Nyadzayo)

Munyaradzi Huni in New York, Unites States
MALAWIAN president Professor Peter Mutharika says President Mugabe’s rich history makes him the only remaining hero of African nationalism.

He said he always cherished meetings with President Mugabe whom he described him as “the last man standing’’, adding he learns a lot from the African icon.

President Mugabe and his Malawian counterpart are in New York attending the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, which started on Tuesday.

Speaking after visiting President Mugabe at his hotel, the Malawian leader said Zimbabwe and Malawi shared a long history that will never be forgotten.

“We spoke about Malawi and Zimbabwe. The long history. You know President Mugabe is my brother. Former president of Malawi and myself, we have worked very cordially.

“Zimbabwe and Malawi are almost one country. No conflict, no dispute whatsoever. Hundred percent friendship,” said Prof Mutharika.

“I would like to come to Zimbabwe and he also wants to come to Malawi. We spoke about the continued exchange of our visits in the near future,” he said.

Turning to his meetings with President Mugabe, he said: “I always learn so much from him. You know he has such a rich history. He is the only remaining hero of African nationalism, the struggle for independence. He is the last man standing. He has such a rich history of Africa.

“Each time I meet him I learn so much. He gives us a perspective of where we have come from. I am always excited to meet him.”

The Malawian leader has continued to disappoint the West that was hoping they could use him to strain relations between Malawi and Zimbabwe. Instead, he has spoken openly about his affection for his Zimbabwean counterpart.

After attending the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in New York two years go, Prof Mutharika spoke about his country’s close relations with Zimbabwe.

“We have excellent relations with Zimbabwe. We have never had any problems . . . In the whole African Union I think it is clear that President Mugabe is seen as a real hero you know, when he speaks everyone listens because he has such a rich history of the struggle against colonialism. I think he symbolises that generation of very great African leaders,” said the Malawian leader at the time.

Despite efforts to cause divisions between the two countries, the Malawian government has maintained strong ties with Zimbabwe.

When those seeking to cause friction between the two countries planted false stories on social media of bad relations between the two countries, the Government of Malawi responded: “Malawi has no business to dictate to the people of Zimbabwe how they should conduct their affairs. The people of Malawi and those of Zimbabwe are assured that the Government of Malawi remains resolute to its policy of not interfering in internal matters of other countries.”

Zimbabwe and Malawi have a rich history dating back to 1963.

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  • yowe

    Stop praising munhu uyu he has destroyed a whole generation of Zimbabweans

  • Piankhi

    I guess he is a hero only to my brainwashed African people on the continent and what other blacks abroad believe. If they only knew the real truth behind this 37 year grand desception and the suffering this ego manic has put Zimbabweans thru for his so called nationalism. Whites needed to go. That is a fact. But people do not realize Bob had little to do with the whites being defeated in the liberation struggle. I will respect my brothers and sisters. But black devils never.

  • Piankhi

    You are absolutely 100% keeping is real. Respected is earned. And this President not a leader hasn’t earned that yet. And it is his end that will speak volumes about his none legacy.

  • Madara

    what sanctions? the sanctions your party imposed on the ordinary zimbabwean by telling them to deposit their USD and then never returning it?

  • succuba

    Surely Zimbabweans could use the ZB Bank?

    There are around 200 countries in the world, was the RB Bank banned from every country from scrounging credit…. kikikikiki…

    You really are dumb and gullible (fakey)

  • Gary WekuZviyambe

    Just showing you that there are no real sanctions on our country. These are just excuses used by the oppressive regime. If we has sanctions against us, even Zim 1 would not be able to get new wipers

  • eliah

    i do not get the gist of this ,why not reserve the energy for another day?

  • Pungwe

    Chilla blaz. Ko wapindwa nei? Hasha ndedzei? This is platform for airing views and ideas. If everybody shuts up then who are you going to talk to? I guess you will just listen to yourself….just like ZANU does…….

  • Garwe

    Because they don’t have the same issues that Zimbabwe had. The main reason for Zim’s credit crunch has always been as a result of banking sanctions given to Zim as a result of the land reform and other issues came later

  • #Resh

    Nhai ndokumbirawo kubvunza kuti kana ZANU PF ikaruza MDC ikahwina Herald munenge matovawo Mouthpiece yeMDC here kana kuti munoramba muchingova veZANU PF

  • gede-think tank

    Svitsai kune vanoronga ikoko. We the zimbos with their brains in the right position want to appreciate our president in his life time . Gushungo ngavaone kuti tiripo isu vanomira navo . Give this gallant son of our nation a heroes welcome upon return from Nyc. TinofambanaJesu mumoyo ,president wedu tinawo parutiwi ,ungatidii. We pray for you president ,no weapon of any kind fashioned from where and whom ever will prevail against thee. The Lord is with thee until your commission to us is fulfilled ,until then Long live president.

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  • zimba ngoma

    These leaders use this mudhara as a scapegoat heap praises then go back and do the opposite whilst attention goes to the ranting President if they agree with his policies why don’t they challenge the west openly

  • zimba ngoma

    Akuwanza Ma feelings kkk

  • mandevu

    Prof. Take a look at your writings and rantings and tell e you are not a stooge of Zanu PF

  • Piankhi

    You are 100% correct in our analysis of Zimbabwe and this worthless ignorant corrupt government. It is time for the private sector to stand up and create what is needed for the people. And it can be done without waiting for FDI to come here at government has been preaching for long. It is just a distraction to Zimbabweans as government runs thing in Zimbabwe day by day. People with paper university degree and are dump as a sack of bricks. Only in positions for ####kissing a worthless ###r who has long provided he and his family and bootlickers do not give a damn about this country. Only their own person greed. It is time for the change. No one one has to destroy the country in that process of change.