Chakuamba recycles in DPP: Returns to frontline politics 

Malawi’s veteran politician Gwanda Chakuamba who retired from frontline politics a couple of years ago has bounced back and expressed his commitment to President Peter Mutharika and his ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which he helped found.

Chakuamba speaking at the DPP rally

Chakuamba speaking at the DPP rally

Chakuamba meets President Mutharika

Chakuamba meets President Mutharika

The veteran politician made the announcement at a developmental rally Mutharika held in Nchalo Chikwawa on Friday 8th April, 2016.

Chakuamba now 81 said he decided to attend Mutharika’s rally on Friday believing it was a good platform to thank the President for the kind gesture he showed in serving his life by sending him to a South Africa hospital for medication the time he seriously got ill.

He therefore pledged to support Mutharika and serve as a member of his party until the day he will answer God’s call.

Having recovered from his illness, Chakuamba said God has kept him alive because he has unfinished business serving the Malawi nation.

Finally, he assured Mutharika that come 2019, DPP will sweep all parliamentary seats in the lower Shire districts of Nsanje and Chikwawa.

The former minister who hails from Nsanje himself has also advised all Chiefs from the lower states to support and rally behind Mutharika and his party.

Chakuamba is among the few respected politicians who have struggled and served the country since 1960’s.

He served as a cabinet minister in various portfolios from 1960 before his arrest in 1980 as he was charged with treason by the then ruling Malawi Congress Party (MCP) in the  one party state ruled by late Ngwazi Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda.

Chakuamba was released in 1993 and after Malawi attained multiparty democracy in 1994, he served as leader of opposition in parliament.

He also served as a minister in late DPP founder Bingu wa Mutharika in 2004.

In recent years, Chakuamba admitted to have been living a destitute life due to financial problems a development that led to receiving constant threats of eviction from Malawi Housing Cooperation House (MHC) in a house he was living in Chimwankhunda.

At the pick of his political career, Chakuamba was a proud owner of farms, houses in Chigumula, Mount pleasant among other areas.

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amangwetu
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5 months 15 days ago

Dear God take people like this one Chakuwamba and his friend Bakili they are disturbing this country

Bololo
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Bololo
5 months 15 days ago

Vagabond, as described by JZU

YJK
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YJK
5 months 16 days ago

Eeeeeee izitso nde ziti? Inu tazivomelezani mwakula. Ena mwa anthu amene samafunira zabwino dziko lathu ndi anthu amene. waaaaaa. ….. baba kamuleni shiiiii.

Omex70
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Omex70
5 months 16 days ago

A silly old man who can not any value to the development of our nation.

Mai a Farai
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Mai a Farai
5 months 16 days ago

KAMUZU ALIBE UTSIRE. ANANGOCHIMANGA ICHI ZAKA 13. A MAN OF NO PRINCILES.
ANACHIPANGA BWINO.

Truth
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Truth
5 months 16 days ago

Chakuamba is the one who mercilessly beat chiefs at 1993 MCP convention of 1973. He is an evil man. He has joined Peter Mutharika who is making the life of ordinary Malawians very difficult as he is dismally failing to manage the economy.

Hannock Chiweto
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5 months 16 days ago

PITY FOR THE OLDMAN PLEASE FOR YOUR RESPECT GO BACK AND REST, POLITICAL YOU STARTED THIS GAME LONGTIME AGO BUT YOU ARE STILL POOR IT WILL BARE YOU NOTHING YOU WILL DIE POOR .

Ze Roberto
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Ze Roberto
5 months 16 days ago

Chakuamba is one politician who has no morals. It could be just one of the worst case scenarios we see if this dude was allowed to be any closer to becoming a state president. A guy who has dismally failed to manage his own personal life. But we know why he is making all this hogwash. He wants to find someone who will buy him a descent coffin. Malawi politics become more adulterated with the mention of the likes of Chakuamba.

Advisory Committee
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Advisory Committee
5 months 17 days ago

Gwanda is a waste of time now

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
5 months 17 days ago
Gwanda Chakuamba is not only a beast incarnet,but he is also a moving Komodo dragon.I couldn’t expect Chakuamba could again contemplate rejoining politics the way how he was beaten up on 10th Sept,1964 in league with his friend in evil A.Muwalo for siding with Mphonongo Banda during the famous Cabinet crisis that plunged our then newly independent nation.Indeed,to me who was there when the two friends were brutally manhandled by radical youth supporters of Masauko Chipembere and his comrades,thought that Gwanda was dead.When he was released from prison on trampled treason case which he served for 11years after multi- party… Read more »
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