Opposition People’s Party (PP) acting President Uladi Mussa has asked Malawi leader Peter Mutharika to apologize to President Barack Obama and the United States of America (USA) government over Chancellor College (Chanco) demonstrations that prevented US Second Lady Jill Biden from visiting Machinga district.
On Tuesday last week students from Chanco blocked Biden’s motorcade as she was on her way to visit humanitarian projects in Machinga.
During a meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi’s First Lady Gertrude Mutharika apologized to the US second lady for the demonstrations that prevented a visit to one of the districts that requires humanitarian support due to drought.
Reacting on the development, PP acting president Mussa has urged Mutharika to write to the US government over the protests arguing that they have given a bad image to the country.
Speaking to the press, Mussa further blamed authorities for ignoring security threats arguing that the demonstrations were known to everyone in the country.
“It is not only Biden who should be apologized, our President must write a letter of apology to the US government on the demonstrations because it has given bad image to the country,” said Mussa.
Hours after Biden was forced to abandon the trip to Machinga, Chanco principal Richard Tambulasi closed the college indefinitely citing security threats to people living in Zomba city.