Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Did I just read that?

Malawi president 'a bad choice'

Former President Bakili Muluzi has apologised to Malawians for choosing a successor who has turned against him.
Current President Bingu wa Mutharika was proposed by Mr Muluzi as the United Democratic Front candidate in the 2004 presidential elections.

But he resigned from the UDF after a bitter political tussle and is now launching his own political party.

President Mutharika accuses Mr Muluzi of thwarting his high-profile anti-corruption campaign.
I did not think I would live to see the day when an African President would admit to have imposed a succesor at the head of their country. Moreover, I am still stunned at the pettiness displayed by Pres. Bakili Muluzi. Any responsible leader of a country should be happy that their successor take on the task of doing an even better job than they did, in sanitizing the political and economic environment, by tackling such issues as corruption. Sometimes, when thinking of some of Africa's pseudo-leaders, I truly wonder...

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