Malawi army commander fired: Maulana replaced by Supuni

President Peter Mutharika has fired General Ignasio Maulana from the Malawi Defence Force and replaced him with Lieutenant Geneal Supuni as the new military chief, Nyasa Times learnt on Saturday.

President Mutharika tires Malawi Defence Force General Ignasio Maulana on arrival at MAFCO in Salima (C)Stanley Makuti

President Mutharika fires Malawi Defence Force General Ignasio Maulana -Photo (C)Stanley Makuti

Mutharika has promoted Supuni  to the rank of General and appointed him the new Commander of the Army.

Former army spokesman Clement Namangale now becomes the deputy commander.

Chief Secretray to government, George Mkondiwa confirmed the sacking of Maulana, saying  Supuni had automatically ascended to the rank of the General.

No reasons were given for the top military shake up.

But General Maulana has since been deployed to the National Food Reserve Agency ‘to manage food security’.

Maulana took over from General Henry Odillo  who was dismissed by President  Mutharika in June 2014.

Supuni served as Malawi’s military attache at Malawi’s Embassy in United Nations before he was appointed deputy commander.

The appointment of the new army commander comes after Nationa Intelligence Bureau is been giving reports to President Mutharika thatsome opposition leaders of plotting to overthrow his government.

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@ Fire Warrior- we don’t give a damn if Maulana is your relation. The fact remains he was the worst army commander in history. His sacking is good riddance!!!!! Munthu wathamo ngati ameneyu. Nawo a Che Petulo ndi mbola ya president ndiye zidangokumana. The best Army Commander remains Odillo and we doubt if there will come another of his caliber. Odillo and Msonthi were just a perfect duo!!!! Problem z the idiocy of DPP could not recognize this.

Namangale is a good officer with Integrity. The idiot remaining is Nundwe. The senior officer who fucks other officers wives including his juniors. arrogant and nepotistic . He is boasting that his brother is married to Mutharikas niece and he has direct access to peter the president. Recently he has masterminded the reduction of all allowances MDF members get when training outside the county. yet when he was in DRC he was getting an extra 3000 dollars a month from MDF on top of 6000 dollars UN allowances. Stay put, we shall expose a lot from MDF…..MUKUNGOTITHERA MISOHALA yathu………by the… Read more »


It looks like the president does not want Corruption to end. If he was really serious about it he should not have relocated Maulana from Command of MDF to NFRA. Maulana vehemently opposed and condemned the Odillo regime on their frauderent activities and in turn he became a black sheep in the eyes of Odillo and his cronies. Maulana has never been interested in or associated with any corruption related issues even when he was Director of Logistics ku MDF kwanuko, a post which is lucrative and very tempting in as far as corruption is concerned. He is a professional… Read more »

Well said


Namangale zatheka bwanji mmesa unali signitory nthawi ya Odillo. Was cashgate iwe. You sold Odillo.


Namangale fakeni mmesa umanama kuti niwe wa zomba nthawi ya pp pano wasanduka wati ndiwe wa mulanje hahahaha


kkkkkkkk uku timati kuyimbila chinyawu.Ku MDF lindani madzi apita .awa abwelawa nde mavuto.I fear for this
blood sucker Namangale, he is very bad.Amakusekelera pa maso pansi akukudya.Monsieur Army

Here is the truth about MDF CHANGE. Of command. Is this new General the one who was arrested by Malawi police for excess drink and misbehavior . I fear for MDF. Was he the same guy who was served by a senior commissioner of police 4 weeks ago following another nasty incident in a car? I doubt if he is the same guy who likes dancing at a pub off kagame road. That’s the choice by Mkondiwa and Nankhumwa. By the way is the procurement of 500trucks disguised to be for MDF by Nankhumwa and the new General going a… Read more »
Kichenje Seko

Iwe Chalo. Chalani chete. This has never happened ku Army. Sukudziwa hw our soldiers suffered under this mans leadership.


The type of comments on this article clearly shows our men and women in uniform have lost the sense of discipline they have been reknown for. Again, it shows our barracks are littered with gossip and politics has encroached on a serious scale.Am scared to say the least.

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