Old age catches up with Goodall, fails to walk in J’oburg airport, wheeled

Eighty-one year old Finance and Economic Development minister Goodall Gondwe on Friday had to be put on a wheel chair as he failed to walk from a check in point to a boarding lounge due to old age.

Goodall Gondwe, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning: Old age catching up

A journalist who coincidentally happened to be at Oliver Tambo International Airport in South Africa Deus Sandram says Gondwe was put on a wheel chair and wheeled off to the boarding lounge.

It was not immediately known if the minister was just making fight connections or he was in South Africa on official duties.

Sandram writes on his Facebook wall: “I met my minister of Finance at OR Tambo. Goodall Gondwe was on a wheel chair today. Not because he is unwell but the old man cannot manage walking from the check in point to where the boarding takes place. In all fairness, the old man needs to retire now. Please save the old man.”

However, although Gonndwe is fast eging, the economy is fast picking up with banks now cutting the base lending rate.

The National Bank of Malawi has cut its base lending base on Thursday to 30.5%.

Inflation rate is also down from 24% to 16%.

IMF says the economic outlook looks pretty good.

President Peter Mutharika is likely to hold on to Gondwe, the captain behind the steering of the economy from the muddy waters to clear waters.

Gondwe was born on December 1, 1936 and worked for IMF and African Development Bank.

He served former president Bakili Muluzi as economic advisor until 2004 when President Bingu wa Mutharika appointed him.

Minister of Finance and later served as minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment and Local Government.

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Amon Zuze

This guy wakula he needs to retire otherwise to be honest why do they put age limit for civil servants to retire? The same reason applies to him politics aside isah


The journo Sandram has not been kind but publicising this. Not a good story.

winston msowoya
Yahya Jammeh,I think you have faked your real name,for sure you are not a Muslim why do you conceal your identity?For your good information,81 years could not prevent Gondwe to work diligently,he is astute and brilliant economist having worked in internationally respected Institutions for a number of years which earned him vast respects in many countries.If Banda ruled you at the age of 98,how could Gondwe have failed to carryon his respectful job at the age of 81,right now Mugabe is ruling those fools in Zimbabwe at the age of 93.The fact is that Jammeh’s forceful temper is propelled by… Read more »

his innability is affecting the country s evonomy he doesnt know that the donors will not come again to support these rotten thieves

masa masina

old age is not a sin. Sickness is not a sin. Learn to respect old people. Reaching age 80 implies that the old man looked after himself very well. Such lives should be celebrated instead of being ridiculed, spited, mocked, scorned. Congratulation Goodall for being active at 80. What is your secret for getting to 80?


@biggy…….. I do not remember Goodall ever working with Amayi ….. definitely when she was State President??

Baba wa boy

He was secretary to the treasury.

Kambewa Chisale

Too old to work Koma dyela these shit politicians. What is the retiring age of civil servants. .? That same age should be applied to all politicians.


Why can’t you came and succed him, that means you ‘re damn

be humane

How do you know when you already said you dont know whyhe was on wheel chair? poor journalist why concluding from the little knowledge you have?

Nyau Thing

A Deus Sandram inuyo mufika olo zaka fifite? Tamusiyani Goodall!

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