Malawi govt again denies President Mutharika’s critical condition in America: Rumour mongers warned

Amid rumours of ill health of President Peter Mutharika in United States, government has  denied such reports of grave illness causing him to seek medical help, saying the  Head of state is “enjoying very robust health.”

Mutharika: Heath rumours denied

Mutharika: Heath rumours denied

Mutharika’s absence without leave in Malawi two weeks after attending the United Nations General Assembly has created a lot of rumours, including allegations that he is in critical condition at a hospital in the US.

An influential quasi-religious body, the Public Affairs Committee has slammed government for the continued secrecy surrounding Mutharika’s prolonged stay abroad.

“Mutharika is a public figure, therefore, as a public figure Malawians have a right to know to [his] whereabouts,” the religious body said.

Information Minister and government spokesman Malison Ndau said in a statement made available to Nyasa Times Sunday evening that Mutharika is fit and well.

He said government wishes to condemn the behaviour of people who are spreading rumours on the social media to the effect that Mutharikais critically ill.

“These rumours are baseless, malicious and sickening to say the least. The President is enjoying very robust health and is continuing to carry on his functions and duties whilst in the USA,” Ndau said.

“We would like to remind all Malawians that in response to the so many inquiries as to what the President is doing in the USA, the Presidential Press Secretary, Mr. Mgeme Kalirani, has repeatedly stated that the President is continuing to carry out other duties which could not be concluded whilst he was at the United Nations General Assembly.

‘This information was released by the State House to the public for those who genuinely desired to know the truth. If this information released by the information holders cannot be accepted by those who postulate to disseminate news, then it indicates a very serious appetite for rumour mongering in our society.’

He warned Malawians that spreading false rumours about the health of the President is a criminal offense, warning that government will not hesitate to bring to book those responsible for “rumour-mongering which is clearly aimed at spreading fear and panic among law abiding Malawians.”

Ndau said the nation will be advised in the next few days regarding the dates Mutharika  will return home, assuring that  there is therefore no need to panic.

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mchisala
Guest

The guy is servicing his American Green card, he will surface after 30 days!

Hangman
Guest

He is dead

Kkkkkkkk
Guest

I second

Nsipe-Bawi
Guest

Check for info. on website of HBC hospice. Munthu mukufunayo ali pa O2 kuyamba pa 8 Oct. Mwina Malawi nkupulumuka.

Uncover Malawi
Guest

Minister Ndau should be subject to the same law. If he has distributed false information then he too should be brought to book.

Chonchobe
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share link

Fisi Chaponda
Guest

I like that. Now Malawians are thinking!

Fisi Mtambo
Guest

The ministry of information is right. The president has no problem, he will be back this week. It’s just that he went to a certain state in America where he is trying to demonstrate the hyena tradition. You know everything has to be very secret.

Achimphamba Oyera
Guest

We hope for the BEST for our Nation and our President. God Bless Malawi

Maunits
Guest

He is incapacitated meaning not fit to be the president because of his illness therefore Malawi and Zambia zochitika zao ndi zimodzi. We will call Parliament to amend the constitution by ensuring that a group of Leader of opposition, Speaker of National assembly and Chief Justice be on acting basis for the period of 90 days and there after we will hold elections. The Vice President will not be allowed to finish the term because of the history that we experienced in 2012 to 2014 where cash gate was older of the day, we don’t want to repeat the mistake.

khongona
Guest

whats ur interest- how many times should the constitution be changed to suit you opportunists-wait 2019. it seems ur not happybecoz ur party failed elections

Fisi Chaponda
Guest

Why should there be an amendment to the constitution when it is already there that VP takes over for the remaining period.

Fisi Nicholas Harry
Guest

This thinking is what is delaying the announcement of the president’s incapacitation. Your comment has just confirmed that the president is either dead or critically ill. Thank you!

YANGA IJA
Guest

hahaha

hhhhhh
Guest

chikuvuta ndi chiyani kuti pitalayo alakhule kudziko la malawi kuti anthu atsimikize kuti zomwe zikuveka kuti akudwala ndi zabodza, dziko likufuna live mawu ake, muluzi ankanena chilungamo ndili kuchipatala ndipo fuko la malawi limadziwa akamabwela kuchokela kuchipatala anthu amasangala mtsogoleli wanthu alibwino. izi ndiye ziti?

CWN
Guest

This is true…Honesty is the best policy!!!

Labs
Guest

What “other duties” is he attending to….. we need to know….

CWN
Guest

It’s unfortunate that they think Malawians are stupid or something…They lack the respect for the people of Malawi…so they think they can do whatever they want and don’t have to explain things

NJIRA YA MTANDA
Guest

zidatero ndi malemu Bingu, ichi mwanena icho mwanena, ngati watisiya mkuluyu tiuzeni for the progress of the country, he is not the first one to die in office, Tsoka la wina ndi mwayi wa wina, adatero a mvula zakale

tman
Guest

stupidity lies in an individuals mind,everybody can fall sick.Be civilized and talk sense you stupid Njira yako yakumanda

NJIRA YA MTANDA
Guest

you fool! are you an alien, don’t you know that people die everyday? and for you own info. as the situation is now in Malawi the only hope is the death of APM, can’t you see, r u blind?

CWN
Guest

It is sad that people have been pushed to these limits, to hope for the passing/death of our leaders but in all honesty, no one can blame us…Malawians have been mistreated for a long time now and basi Mulungu amamva kulila kwa anthu and consequences follow such leaders…very difficult to be sympathetic!!!but may God’s will be done

Fisi Nicholas Harry
Guest

Hahaha koma ma cadet yakuwawani comment

NJIRA YA MTANDA
Guest

nanga siakudziwa kuti nsuzi sauonanso ndi zosiirana izi ena adyeko nawo bas, wakufa sadziwa kanthu bii! malemba akutero

Zosiirana
Guest

Hahaha! Ndipotu confirmation ikuchedwa, tikufuna kutsitsa mtengo wamowa ku bara kwathu. This time it will be double as much because it is bye bye forever the Mutharikas. Agalu amenewa ativuta bwanji!

YANGA IJA
Guest

mundizuzeko bar yanu malo ake tizamwere..hahaha
Mutharikas atikwana

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