Conflict in Mozambique Won’t Affect Malawi Peace-Minister
Government says locals living in boarders areas with Mozambique are safe despite reports that Islamists in that neighboring country are beheading children in Cabo Delgado province that is located some 300 kilometers away from Malawi’s Mangochi district.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Eisenhower Mkaka has disclosed that Lilongwe is in contact with Maputo to ensure that conflict that is neighboring should not affect Malawi.
"Malawi is aware of the developments in Mozambique. We are monitoring the situation, and will ensure that our citizens in Mangochi are well protected,” said Mkaka.
Insurgence has been terrorizing Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province which is close to Mangochi district.
Traditional Authorities Jalasi and Makanjira lie in the border areas with Mozambique in Mangochi district.
Security expert Sherrif Kaisi has told Zodiak in a separate interview that the Government should start preparing protection for its people that are border areas.
Said Mkaka, "the preparation is not about the combat. It is about protecting the citizens of Malawi."
On his return from Mozambique in October 2020, President Lazarus Chakwera told Journalists at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe that ongoing conflict in the northern part of the former Portuguese colony poses a threat to Malawi as a neighboring nation.
President Chakwera is also on record to have discussed the security matter with Mozambican leader Filipe Nyusi.