Chakwera now addressed as ‘Professor’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus  Chakwera, who is also a leader of opposition in the 193 strong Parliament,  is now being addressed as a Professor.

Professor Lazarous Chakwera

Professor Lazarous Chakwera

On Sunday, at Kalambo School Ground, where Chakwera conducted a joint politicall rally all people who spoke saluted the leader of opposition as a Professor.

MCP Organising Secretary Dyson Kamphambe Nkhoma started it all by saying that “You Professor Chakwera is the only hope for this country, Professor Chakwera the only candidate for MCP in 2019”.

The party’s regional Chair for the Centre Patrick Chilondola also did the same throughout his speech addressing Chakwera as a Professor.

While Kamlepo Kalua and Enock Chihana of People’s Party and Alliance for Democracy too, recognised Chakwera as Professor.

MCP Deputy Secretary General Eisenhower Mkaka in an interview with Nyasa Times, confirmed that Chakwera is indeed a Professor.

Mkaka said there is no politics played in the title.

“There is no politics here, Chakwera has been Professor since 2005, he has been lecturing in various Universities, so he was conferred Professor in that line,” said Mkaka.

Mkaka denied that the party is using the title as one way of repositioning Chakwera for the 2019 elections, so that he is able to compete with Professor Peter Mutharika the incumbent head of state.

A Biography search indicate that Pan Africa Theological Seminary awarded Chakwera Professor  in 2005.

Chakwera obtained his first  Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) Degree from the University of Malawi in 1977 before  getting Honours Degree (BTh) from the University of the North, Sovenga, South Africa.

The profile indicate that in 1991 he got his masters (MTh), from the University of South Africa before getting his PHd from  the Trinity International University, in Deerfield, Illinois, USA.

Mkaka said: “Chakwera is a humble man he has been refusing to be called Professor because of his humbleness. But as a party  we can’t just let it go he is a professor he is supposed to be addressed as such.”

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Lazalo sangazawine 2019, Mulungu adakwiya kwambiri posiya nkhosa zake in suspense. Olo atakhala pulofesa nothing will change.

Keen Observer
That’s the the biggest mistake with our dear country people think that leadership is all about education NO, of course you just need atertiary education even a first degree so that you can understand things but it doesn’t mean that the more educated you’re the better leader you can be NO. Leadership is all about wisdom which most of our educated leaders lack, they’re knowledgeable yes but don’t have wisdom. So professorship will never take you out from the quigimire that my dear malawi has found herself in. Ask the Lotd for the leader not qualifications. Proof is that most… Read more »
Chris Dambuleni

kaya mufune agalu inu kaya musafune chakwera akulamulanibe.kodi mumawona ngati dziko la malawi ndi la alomwe basi.BULL SHIT MOTHER FUCKERS!!


zopusa basi ngati chakwera ngothandiza osathandiza boma kuti anthu azakonde patsogolo.ngolephera palibe azapange


Even me am aproffessor


Life is hard in Malawi .You can be busy supporting them but you yeid nothing by the of the day.Think of yourself.

Imraan Sadick

This is rubbish of highest order

Dr Thapatula

Chakwera and Bushir, Bushiri is better of for the presidency. Bushiri is generou. He helps out people not Chakwera. He has never donated even a grain of maize to the locals. Blue shit Chakwera. He is stranded for presidency but you will never make it at all.


Ine ndikuti MCP inakanika ndi JZU nanga Achakwera angatani


Childish MCP and you pastor Chakwera kumasekelera zimenezizi choncho mkuzakuvoterani? tapitani mukakambe ndi president olamulayo kuti tidziwe kuti ndiinu okhwima nzeru osati za zii mukusekelera apazi.

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