Malawian Opposition Leader Blasts President Banda's Handling of Lake Border Dispute

6 Aug 2013 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LILONGWE, Malawi
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The head of Malawi’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Peter Mutharika, this week criticized President Joyce Banda’s handling of the country’s border dispute with Tanzania over Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa.Speaking during a whistle-stop tour in the lakeshore district of Salima on August 5, Mutharika – who is also the young brother of late Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika – said: “There is no need to engage in negotiations with any country over the ownership of the lake because it belongs to Malawi…”However, another opposition leader, Alexander Ngulube of the New Republican Party, said it was unfortunate that Mutharika had chosen to attach the president...

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