Malawi denies President Mutharika ill health: State House refutes foreign doctors flown in

State House has denied reports that President Peter Mutharika is ill and that foreign doctors have been flown in to treat him.

Mutharika:  Malawi President fit and well, says Viola

Mutharika: Malawi President fit and well, says Viola

Social media rumours have been spreading that Malawi government has hired doctors from South Africa to treat the President who tripped last Saturday during a tree planting function at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.

The information circulating indicates that government had flown doctors by private chartered jet spending K420 million for their services and that Mutharika is undergoing specialist treatment.

But Presidential spokesman Gerald Viola strongly dismissed the claims, labelling them load of rubbish.

“The President is fit and well and he is performing his normal routine,” Viola said on Daybreak Malawi program aired Monday on Capital Radio.

He said those speculation about the President’s ill health are sick and evil minds.

“Malawi government has not hired foreign doctors.  We have [competent] doctors in Malawi,” said Viola.

He described the reports as “propaganda on social media.”

Viola stressed that President Mutharika is energetic and alert and that reports suggesting he is poorly are “laughable.”

The Presidential spokesman maintained that Mutharika was “OK”.

Recently, Mutharika hired physician Hetherwick Ntaba as domestic advisor.

A long time Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spin-doctor, Ntaba was also personal physician of founding President Dr Kamuzu Banda and later on hired by former president Bakili Muluzi to be a physician of his late mother.

He was also an aide of late president Bingu wa Mutharika.

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Bodzalabwino
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8 months 2 days ago

Kuipa mtima a Malawi Manu as age basi waft eh koma eeeeeeeeeeee apumako

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
8 months 3 days ago
The same thing happened in Harare,Zimbabwe Banda fell nose- down during recess period when he was attending Commonwealth Conference of which he did not have any clue of what was taking place inside due to senility.From there his people back home had no information of his mishap because they used to be told that their messiah was immortal,but then he was jetted out to Britain for medical treatment,the people of Malawi were left in darkness.So to say the truth,Peter’s health is not in good form whether mentally or phisically.God himself knows and Malawians will know this later.Where there is smoke,there… Read more »
Davie chisanga
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Davie chisanga
8 months 3 days ago

So bad just wish him well

Rodgers Banda
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8 months 3 days ago

economy will run nose down since the remaining few cents will go for Peter’s maintenance.

Filbert Mughogho
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Filbert Mughogho
8 months 3 days ago

Eish this country annoyed me when r u ever going to work up leave boma for young health and energetic boys zadziiiiiiiii

Dr Kamoto, Chief Kwataist
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Dr Kamoto, Chief Kwataist
8 months 4 days ago

A Viola pana akazi anu anakukunthani ndii mithiko. Ukondaa kuchinda ife Pali can Nzuru unganene. Mapwaraaa a mako

Peter Mathanyula
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8 months 4 days ago

Izi bisani, koma zikadzachitika simudzabisa. Mxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

CHIPAPWICHE
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CHIPAPWICHE
8 months 4 days ago
I think Malawians now have no news to tell, you only think of someone sick and then he dies. Why cant you be one day think positive about your own presidents? Olo atadwala ndi nkhani? Inu simudwala? he is a human being like you, koma zomangonamazi si bwino mulungu akuonani. No matter how you hate somebody but never wish him dead at all. No matter the economic problems we are facing, this should not make someone wish the president sick and dead. Now listen if you accept to have a president in the country you should accept that if at… Read more »
wakum'mawa mario
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wakum'mawa mario
8 months 4 days ago

Alex chilongo ndiwe chitsiru zedi ulibe mfundo

Lazaro
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Lazaro
8 months 4 days ago
The word of God says” Bless others so that you should be blessed as well” I therefore declare that who ever is wishing APM bad luck, will be bereaved before December this year so that you should know how painful death is and you should learn to respect Human kind. I pray in the name of Jesus that those who wishes others bad luck should suffer the same ailments so that the holiness of God should be appreciated. Woyenda ndi lupanga azafa ndi lupanga chomwecho ofunira mnzake choipa choipacho chim’bwerele yekha! Amene sanaferedwe alandira maliro chaka chino chisanathe kuti adziwe… Read more »
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