Government has refuted false claims going round on Social Media that the President of Rwanda Paul Kagame, is coming to Malawi for a State Visit.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also equally refutes claims that His Excellency the President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, and Her Excellency the First Lady Madame Monica Chakwera will go on State Visits to Namibia, Qatar, Germany and Kenya in the near future.
The Ministry has described the social media claims as fake, as they did not originate from any department or office of the State. It says this is the work of impostors usurping the authority of state officials, which is a crime punishable by laws of the country.
Government, has therefore warned all those committing these offences that the law will catch up with them since such conduct has adverse effects on Malawi’s diplomatic reputation.
Similarly, media houses are advised to desist from publishing such claims as that makes them complicit in illegal acts of disinformation.
Both the media and the public are therefore encouraged to verify with responsible offices the authenticity of all communication purporting to come from State offices.