This was the advice that Malawi’s former Vice President, Dr. Justin Malewezi offered to 18 politicians drawn from all the member political parties of the Malawi Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD-Malawi) at the graduation ceremony of their political leadership training.
When Malawi was gearing up for elections in 2009, the political climate was characterised by high tensions. There were signs that if not managed properly, the violence that devastated Kenya in 2008 might be repeated in Malawi.
Malawi has successfully overcome some of the challenges that Uganda now faces in the run-up to its general elections in early 2011. That’s why a delegation of Ugandan politicians visited Malawi last month, to learn how it was done.