President Arthur Peter Mutharika has described former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a true friend of Malawi.
“He was a man who loved Malawi and Malawians. He used to come here in numerous occasions; when we have a funeral or weddings, he was always here. He even declared Chinyanja as one of the official languages in Zimbabwe. This is the reason I have decided to bid him farewell in person,” said President Mutharika at Kamuzu International Airport on his departure to Zimbabwe.
President Mutharika joined more than a dozen African leaders who gathered in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare.
Mugabe, who was 95, died last week while being treated in Singapore.