Malawi First Lady apologises to US second lady over Zomba fracas: Chanco students given bail

First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has apologised to the US second First Lady Dr Jill Biden for her failure to visit US funded projects in Machinga and Zomba because of protesting Chancellor College students in Zomba.

First Lady Getrude Mutharika: Sorry Biden

First Lady Getrude Mutharika: Sorry Biden

The students blocked the road to Machinga with burning tyres and branches of trees.

Mutharika said the government and the people of Malawi apologises to Biden for her failure to fullfill her engagements in Machinga on Tuesday.

Biden, US ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer and Education minister Emmanuel Fabiano took refuge at the dilapidted Eastern region police headquarters in Zomba after the students run amok damaging vehicles.

However Biden emerged from the police offices after 40 minutes with a broad smile on her face.

Meanwhile, the Zomba magistrates court in Zomba has released on bail 12 of the 23 arrested stidents over the violent students on bail.

They were told to pay K10000 bail bond, report to nearest police and they should not get involved in any protests before the end of their case.

However the Chancellor College student union leadership remain in police custody.

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Mmalawi saiwala

How can the first lady apologies; this is supposed to be the government of malawi through the chief secretary apologising. first lady does not have an official government post; but for madam biden, she was here on official business (and not visiting the first lady)! koma diplomacy tikuidziwa amalawi

Kholowa mkabudula

Who cares? She supposed to say l and my husband and DPP not malawians, some of us we are very happy with what happened. That’s exactly how pipo behaves when they eat rats and grasshoppers! The President should have known about this!They will hopefully carry a very good message to the senators! Nanu ana a xool apolice ndi abale athu koma akamachita nkhanza timatchola miyondoyo akaledzela mmamidzimu!

sis zee

Atchena a first lady she looks good but she needs a a make up artist


Apologise on behalf of your incompetent husband and the stinking DPP not us Malawians. We really don’t care for people like that. We are too busy thinking about the next meal to be embarrassed by incident like that.

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