Government says Kagame not Visiting Malawi

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Malawi Government through Minister of Foreign Affairs says Malawians should ignore information claiming that President of Rwanda Paul Kagame will visit the country.

The social media is flooded with the information that Kagame is expected to visit the country soon.

But a statement issued by the Ministry is advising Malawians to ignore the purported visit.

The Ministry also ignores claim that President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, and First Lady Monica Chakwera will go on State Visits to Namibia, Qatar, Germany and Kenya in the near future.

The Ministry has described the social media claims as fake, as they did not originate from any department or office of the State. It says this is the work of impostors usurping the authority of state officials, which is a crime punishable by laws of the country.

Government, has therefore warned all those committing these offences that the law will catch up with them since such conduct has adverse effects on Malawi’s diplomatic reputation.

Similarly, media houses are advised to desist from publishing such claims as that makes them complicit in illegal acts of disinformation.

Both the media and the public are therefore encouraged to verify with responsible offices the authenticity of all communication purporting to come from State offices.