An international relations affairs expert has warned President Lazarus Chakwera against making a unilateral decision without Sadc to send Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers to fight Islamist insurgents in Mozambique.
President Chakwera told the media in Botswana during an extraordinary SADC Troika meeting last week that he would send the Malawi troops in Capo Delgado to fight the insurgents.
But Wilson Khembo, an international relations expert says making the commitment unilaterally comes with risks.
“We potentially open a new battlefront for the Islamic insurgents, Ansar al Sunna. Ignoring the problem also leaves us exposed as intelligence has already suggested the existence of sleeper cells within our borders,” says Khembo on his Facebook