Malawi’s ministry of foreign affairs has issued a stinging statement criticising South Africa for the way that President Lazarus Chakwera and his delegation was treated on leaving the country on Friday after his two-day visit. According to the BBC, it described the treatment as “improper” and that it “breached diplomatic protocols”. The statement details extensive checks on the luggage and the president’s plane for “unspecified security reasons”. The foreign ministry’s comments come after well-known Malawian Christian preacher Shepherd Bushiri skipped bail in South Africa and fled to Malawi. The South African authorities have however made it clear that the preacher was not on President Chakwera’s plane.