The United States Embassy has responded to accusations going around that the United States government is conniving with Malawi Congress Party and its leader Lazarus Chakwera to oust President Peter Mutharika.
In an interview with Malawi24, Edward J. Monster, Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy said the accusations are a total fabrication.
“The accusations are completely false. The U.S. and Malawi enjoy a strong and productive relationship and we intend to continue working closely together for the benefit of the Malawian people,” said Monster.
The accusations, first published by a pro-government online publication, started when Chakwera went to the US where among other things he toured various states and attended a prayer breakfast in Washington DC where US president Barack Obama was the main Speaker.
Almost all Malawians that Malawi24 has monitored have however taken the coup plot allegations with a pinch of salt, arguing that the accusations are a propaganda by government and agents of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) intended to divert attention from the numerous problems Malawians are facing.