The annual Pastoral Letter by eight Catholic bishops who form the Episcopal Conference of Malawi has accused Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera of corruption and a failing government system. “The present environment, in which the people of Malawi live can be described as very dehumanising,” the bishops said, adding that Malawians were, “… languishing in abject poverty while wealth and luxury are enjoyed by a few who are unconcerned about these dehumanising conditions of the majority”. News24 reports that the attack on President Chakwera comes a week after a United Kingdom based publisher African Leadership Magazine named Chakwera as its African Leadership Person of the Year but also following demonstrations in Lilongwe by a group called Citizens Against Impunity and Corruption.