Mutharika yet to replace Ntaba, Thoko Banda as Malawi diplomats

Ministry of foreign Affairs and International Cooperation spokesperson Quent Kalichero has said  the ministry is waiting for the appointing authority, the President to make flesh nominations to replace two proposed diplomats who withdrew their appointments to foreign missions.

Ntaba: Doctor-cum-politician  withdrew from diplomatic posting

Ntaba: Doctor-cum-politician withdrew from diplomatic posting

The two are veteran politician -cum-medical doctor Hetherwick Ntaba who was posted as High Commissioner to UK and Thoko Banda who was posted to Zimbabwe.

Ntaba withdrew his name for “personal reasons” and Bernard Sande is still the High Commissioner in London.

While  Thoko Banda  who once reportedly described Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as an “idiot” turned down a posting as his country’s top envoy to Harare.

Banda’s scathing insult to neighbouring Zimbabwe’s long-serving head of state was recalled by Nyasa Times, shortly after he was named as Malawi’s ambassador to Zimbabwe.

He was widely quoted as telling Germany’s The Foreigner magazine in 2006 that “Zimbabwe has an idiot for president.”

And that Mugabe is “ a horrible man.”

Banda, who has served previously as a diplomat in Japan and Germany, said he was not consulted on his Harare appointment by President Peter Mutharika and was “surprised” to learn of it through the media.

Malawi and Zimbabwe, both members of the Southern African Development Community, have enjoyed cordial diplomatic relations in the past.

Jane Kambalame is still in charge as Malawi diplomat in Hrara .

Meanwhle, Chancellor College political analyst Boniface Dulani told The Nation, Malawi’s daily, “there is need for some quick action on the diplomats because they are the first point of reference for Malawi to the outside world.

“Atleast they should have brought back the old ambassadors and briefed them on the new foreign policy of this admistration”

Brian Bowler and Charles Namondwe have since been redeployed to their  diplomatic posts in the United
States of America  at the UN mission and China,respectively


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17 thoughts on “Mutharika yet to replace Ntaba, Thoko Banda as Malawi diplomats”

  1. A COMMONER says:

    Which town in Zimbabwe is Hrara? Pamsoroyi!!

  2. lawirani says:

    Kodi anthu achosedwa ntchito ngati Nsaliwa ku MACRA, Benson Tembo ku MBC, Bisika ku NAC, M’mangisa ku NFRA and Jerry Jana ku ADMARC sangapite ku ma Embassy? Otherwise tiwalira ndalama zambiri.

  3. True patriot says:

    Kudya nthanga dzungu ukulifuna,Ntaba.

  4. Mercy Gogoda says:

    People say every face tells a story, in our case we will have to rephrase the statement – “Every name tells a story” nanga Matokoso angalembe zomvekaaa? The wording jumbled left and right, misala chiani? Kupanda manyazi eti?

  5. Mduli says:

    Mutharika is fold of making decision without proper consultations. No one can be wrong to call him a dictator. I wish Malema was a Malawian as we need Malema type of people in Malawi now as ruling parties are full of nonsense.

  6. galu wa galu says:

    Madziakapitasaoleka. You very right. Please this is a good point.

  7. kd says:

    ntaba sanakane koma the queen made it point blank that her government won’t be able to work again with DPP…..musova paja ntaba anali spokesman wa bingu …..

    1. Yuiko says:

      Ndie Sande akuimbira boma liti Kumeneko Boko Haramu



  9. madziakapitasaoleka says:

    Nanga za ma recalls zili pati? some pple akhalitsa and others shud enjoy in other countries too. Komanso boma liunike ma fees amene limapeleka kwa ana, ena akutenga ana abale awo chifukwa akupita ku embassy. Ana awo anakulakula so they carried ana achibale ndi anzawo omwe. Thats a waste of money bearing in mind how poor our country is.

  10. Matokoso says:

    Just rost intelest leading the alticle; whats up with the flesh and stuff

  11. jacob says:

    FLESH!!!!!! come on guys its fresh, what is happening

  12. Achimidzimidzi says:

    We will hold an audition of people who answer questions before they understand it.These are mentally ill and suffering from ….. Hallucinationmentalosis
    – Hertherwick Ntaba Dr.
    – Nicholas Dausi
    – Jessie Kabwira (dotolo)
    – Kasaira (mp)
    – Patricia Kaliati (mp)
    Kondwani Nakhumwa (mp)
    -Vuwa Kaunda
    – Bowler (un, ambassador)

    Our judges will be APM, Ken Msonda, Chihana Jr.

  13. mutu says:

    Abale, interchanging l and r even in writing? what is flesh appointment?

  14. Yankeez says:

    Mtaba kuzolowela ndiwo za Sinjilo mutu gwa UK ndikumalawi munthu ungasankhe ku MW? Sichimodzimodzi kusankha 20 kwacha mmalo mosankha 1000mk? Peter anthu osakhonzeka ngati awa usadzawapetsenso mpando wanva? Ndimakudziwa osamanyengelera munthu m’boma lako!!

    1. ahoy says:

      He knows he won’t make money as he wud in Malawi n he knows by appointing him to work outside Malawi he will loose whatever political or economic influence he has in MW.

  15. DJ?????? says:


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