Malawi President Mutharika delegates VP Chilima to Zambia for Lungu’s swearing In

Vice President Saulos Chilima will on Monday leave for Zambia to attend the swearing in ceremony of President elect Edgar Lungu, after bveing delegated by President Peter Mutharika.

President Lungu with Vice-President of Malawi Chilima

President Lungu with Vice-President of Malawi Chilima

A statement issued by the VP’s press officer Pilirani Phiri says Dr. Chilima will leave on Monday morning and return on Wednesday.

“The Vice President has been delegated by His Excellency Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika to attend the ceremony at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Tuesday 13th September, ” reads the statement in part.

The swearing in of President  Edgar Lungu delayed despite concluding the elections three weeks ago following court proceedings after the opposition claimed fraud and irregularities.

The petition by the opposition was however thrown out to mark celebrations from Lungu supporters.

Zambia’s High Court declined to block the inauguration of President Edgar Lungu, in a further legal setback for opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema’s push to have his petition against the outcome of an Aug. 11 election he claims was “stolen” be heard by the courts.

Hichilema, 54, applied to dismiss a Sept. 5 Constitutional Court decision to drop his challenge against Lungu’s victory. The president of the United Party for National Development rejected the outcome of the vote and said he doesn’t recognize Lungu, 59, as president, urging his supporters to “fight to restore your democracy.”

Lungu, who was due to be sworn-in on Sept. 13, won 50.4 percent of the vote against Hichilema’s 47.6 percent, enough to avoid a run-off, according to the Electoral Commission of Zambia. Hichilema accused Lungu’s ruling Patriotic Front of colluding with the commission to manipulate the results, a claim they both denied.


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7 thoughts on “Malawi President Mutharika delegates VP Chilima to Zambia for Lungu’s swearing In”

  1. Winston Msowoya says:

    CONGRATULATIONS MWANA WA MUTUMBUKA!!!! This proves to others that Tumbukas are intelligent and born leaders,but at home are hated beasts,jealousies always are signs of failures and inferiority complexes.Tumbukas are a small society,but they have played pivotal roles in other countries for instance in Zimbabwe,Dunduzu K. Chisiza helped form the first African Youth League Organisation in Southern Rhodesia along side Robert Mugabe,Nathan Shemuyalira,George Nyandoro,James Chikerema,Joshua Nkomo,Dr.Tichafa Parelinyatwa,Ndabaningi Sithole and many others while in South Africa,Clement Kadali from Nkhata Bay,formed South African Trade Union in 1919 the first in Africa and which still goes strong hitherto,J.Kamanga from Mzimba was the first Minister Of Education in Patrice E.Lumumba’s first Government of Congo (DRC),In tanganyika (Tanzania),Austin Shaba from Mzimba,was appointed the first Minister of Housing and Social Development and Dr.Charles Chitepwete Mtawale from Mlowe,was appointed the first PS in the Ministry of Health by President J.K.Nyerere,but astonishingly,in Malawi itself the Tumbukas are nowhere to be seen or heard since the tragic dismissal of the first Ministers on 9th September,1964,to date.The ramifications of this are ineptitude,corruptions,incapability,nepotism leading to down spiral of our economic developments and political downfall.GOOD LUCK LOMWES and your MHLAKO!!!

    1. Beyonce says:

      I find comments by this winston msowoya guy very tribalist, ancient, antiquited, and backward. He must be a dull old man who still nags wounds of a bitter past generation which is now irrelevant for us young people.

  2. [email protected] says:

    We want high profile engagements not inauguration ceremonies.

  3. Kokani says:

    Its not enough to send VIP to inauguration ceremonies as I can see this is the second time now. He went to Tanzania and now Zambia. We want the VIP to represent the country during UN meetings, AU as well as SADC.

  4. Lwazi says:

    Its good to allow the VP to attend on behalf of the president though staying their up to 3 days its something that could been avoided. it takes few hours to be in Zambia, He could have gone their the same tuesday and be back later on the same tuesday afternoon..

  5. kamangadazi says:

    Congrats Mr Edgar Lungu!!!!One Zambia! One Nation! Peace be to you all Zambians. Hakainde, just accept the results & move forward to develop Zambia.

  6. Aku Mphate says:

    Finally APM you have listened to us to send VP on foreign duty and not your Chaponda.

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