Former President Peter Mutharika has accused the authorities of not taking heed of warnings about Cyclone Freddy, which has led to the death of over 530 people in the country.
Mutharika, who was speaking today when he donated relief items to cyclone victims in Mangochi, claims that authorities in Mozambique managed to evacuate people before the Cyclone, which he says minimised the number of deaths.
“The Mozambique government evacuated people before the Cyclone and kept them in hotels and other areas, while here they waited for the disaster that is why we lost a lot of lives than in Mozambique where only 66 people died,” he says.
He further called for unity when implementing interventions meant for the support of cyclone victims by making sure that all people affected are being reached without discrimination.
Mutharika visited Samama primary school and Mponda evacuation camps where he donated maize floor, beans and other food items.