Lazarus Chakwera claims he did not attend the Chilembwe Day commemoration in Chiradzulu because of security concerns. But he has a habit of shunning events, especially those taking place in the South. For example
1. Chakwera never visited nor consoled people in Mulanje and Phalombe during the blood suckers terror in 2017. Nor did he even issue a statement on the matter.
2. Chakwera does not attend cultural ceremonies in the Southern region. He never attended the launch of Ngumano wa Asena & Amang’anja and Chiwanja Cha Ayao as well as Mulhakho wa Alhomwe gatherings. Yet he attends Kulamba Ceremony, Umhlangano wa Angoni and Gonapamuhanya
3. Chakwera never shows up when disasters strike the Southern region. For instance he never showed up in Nsanje, Chikwawa and Phalombe when they were devastared by floods in 2015. Yet he was quick to visit people affected by floods in Lilongwe and Lake Malawi boat tragedy in Rumphi..
4. People are also questioning his absence as Leader of Opposition during the welcoming ceremony of bodies of MDF officers killed in DRC.
It raises the question whether there were also security threats in these events.