Ben Longwe accuses Malawi opposition parties of lacking intelligence

By Vincent Gunde

One of the country’s prominent human rights activists who is in South Africa Charles Ben Longwe, has accused Malawi opposition parties of lacking intelligence to see things from far saying all members in opposition parties are too sleepy hence giving President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera an advantage of doing whatever he can to destroy the country.

Ben Longwe observes that if the opposition was made to be well- alert they would have seen that what the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is doing sending youth to Israel without transparency and in secrecy, they would have advised the government to either stop or prevent it from happening.

Leader of opposition Kondwani Nankhumwa

He says the news surrounding 221 youth that have safely arrived in Israel to work in farms has exposed the Malawi opposition sleepiness on duty claiming that if President Chakwera wants to kill all Malawians it is because of opposition parties inactiveness.

Speaking through an audio clip circulating in various social media platforms, Ben Longwe saya it is sad that all opposition leaders are hungry for power to rule forgetting that their role is to offer constructive criticism to the MCP-led government for it to know that God reveals hidden agendas to come at open open air.

Longwe further observes that Leader of Opposition in Parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa wanted Government to clarify on the 221 youths flying to Israel in secret saying this is speaking for itself that the cohort that has safely arrived in Israel on Friday is not the first and second,but many youths are in Israel on secret deals.

He alleges that since 2022, Malawi has been exporting labour to Israel in secret recalling that former Minister of Foreign Affairs Eisenhower Mkaka was pictured with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in August, 2021 saying nobody knows what jobs these youth are being offered best explained by President Chakwera and the Government of Israel.

The activist claims that the Israeli Government cannot offer Malawi 60 million US Dollars for nothing describing this as a good business for President Chakwera and an offence on the other side, exporting labour to other countries is Slave Trade and in the modern world-Human Trafficking.

“There is no law that allows the youth of the country to be exported as labour to another country, to Malawi, the leadership has failed to create job opportunities,” said Longwe.

According to an audio clip circulating in various social media platforms from one of the youths, said at Area 30 National Police Headquarters, they only came out with a clearance letter, passport withheld, and opening an FDH Bank account for salaries to be deposited while working in Israel.

The youth in the audio clip expressed doubts with all of these arrangements describing the deal as pure 100 percent human trafficking.

However, Ben Longwe has asked Malawians to pray for these youth to have their phones so that they communicate to their parents and guardians progress of what they will be doing in Israel.

He is suspecting someone to be behind this business claiming that if the passports of those travelling to Israel are detained here in Malawi, the youth will have no freedom to come back even if there parents and relatives buys a return air ticket.