Why it is unAfrican to celebrate the death of a despot? Well, I don't think it is.
Although I suppose it is predictable that Mugabe sent a message he was "shocked" at the loss of wa Mutharika, I very much doubt that the mainstream of society in Malawi will miss the destruction wrought by this man over the past two years.
While he can be shocked and in disbelief by the Malawian's death, Mugabe should really stop insulting the people of Malawi by lauding a man who took his country to the brink of bankruptcy . It is ridiculous that Mugabe sang wa Mutharika's praises, saying"His innovative agricultural programmes for fighting hunger and for improving rural incomes will forever stand as a spectacular example, on our continent, of people-centred leadership."
This is the same despot who terrorized Malawians by arresting and detaining civil rights activists, who repressed his own people and brought the country to its knees in a mere two years.
Then the very next day Mugabe was sending off messages of congratulations from his bed in I.C.U. At least the Malawian authorities did the right thing and adhered to their constitution. Makes us here at home wonder if our esteemed leadership will follow the same path, or when the dictator dies will chaos ensue?
Mugabe and wa Mutharika were two of a kind, may the legacy that has seen the demise of our neighbours extend to within our own borders. My prayer is the lake of fire consumes all that deserve it.....soon.
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