Chakwera to be sworn in as new Malawi president: Chilima to take fresh oath as VP

Malawi ‘s newly elected president, Dr Lazarus Chakwera, is expected to be sworn in at Parliament in the administrative capital of Lilongwe by Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda as the court-sanctioned presidential elections.

Incoming president Lazarus Chakwera

Chakwera will take the oath of office as Head of State and government will organise a presidential inauguration ceremony to be held later.

But Chakwera will preside over  the Malawi Independence Day celebrations on July 6 likely to be at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.

The country’s Vice-President Saulos Chilima will also take an oath of office to continue serving in that position for the next five years after he won together the elections as Chakwera’s running mate.

Former president Joyce Banda, who threw her support behind Chakwera in the nine-party electoral Tonse alliance, said  she was “proud to have been part of history in the making in my country”.

Africa’s known opposition leaders have already congratulated Chakwera.

Zimbabwe’s Nelson Chamisa took to Twitter on Thursday and posted a goodwill message.

“New life to Malawi, congratulations President-elect. A true believer in Christ,’’ read Chamisa’s tweet.

“Kudos to state organs’ professionalism and citizens’ vigilance, well done Malawi,” the tweet further read.

Mmusi Maimane of South Africa also took to twitter and posted: “Fewer days I get to celebrate more than this, my friend, brother and leader has just won the Malawian elections…pray for his nation and thank God for renewal in that nation, change is coming.”

The MCP leader, known as “Dr Laz” to his supporters, led the Malawi Assemblies of God church for 24 years, before retiring at the age of 58 in 2013.

His decision to go into politics surprised many – but he once said in an interview that he was asked by God to serve in another ministry.

Chakwera rebranded the MCP, the party of independence, which was accused of rights violations and has been out of power since 1994.

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Geoffrey
7 months ago

You are blessed to have such a God fearing Man as a leader of the nation.

Mtsogoleri opanda mano
Mtsogoleri opanda mano
7 months ago

Adadi atilodza sitinawavotere. Grezelda naye paja ndi mfiti yayikazi. Chipani cha athakati

Braimu
7 months ago

Thanks God for an opportunity! Give New president good wisdom of government nation accordingly.

SMM II
7 months ago

Cadet aki akuti apa. Wabisala kuti

Kandulu
Kandulu
7 months ago

Congratulations to Dr Chakwera, God bless you and God bless Malawi. Long live our genuine democracy.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
7 months ago

Most of malawians have spoken out.
sibasi wanyenya nzake nde ndaniyo pano.
hedeeeee.

Ken Kumwenda
Ken Kumwenda
7 months ago

Am gd to hear that mr chakwera is nw our president of malawi

Wachiona Ndani
Wachiona Ndani
7 months ago

ChiPresident chathu chi Dr Laz chakwera pampando uja !🇲🇼

Malawi citizen
7 months ago

To all our brothers in Zimbabwe, Zambia, south Africa and beyond we would like to say a Big thank you. Evil regimes will go. Zim is next. Then Zambia. Last one is south Africa. To Chakwera and Chilima and tonse alliance team please let me give you free advise. The only good Indian is a dead one. We want to see malawians to prosper. Corrupt Indians NO. Let them go to India. As long as there are pink send them to india.. malawians are black people. Most corrupt are indians. Give business to Malawians. This is our country. We deserve… Read more »

Muthalirenji
Muthalirenji
7 months ago

Hello Blantyre! You have started harvesting what u sow! While ALL “elected” Presidents were sworn in and inaugurated in Blantyre listen to this:
Chakwera swearing in :Lilongwe.
Chakwera inauguration :Lilongwe
Chakwera Independence celebration :Lilongwe
Chakwera first thank you party: Lilongwe
Chakwera first………….Lilongwe
Chakwera district of origin :Lilongwe
Hello Blantyre!
Kutha ngati makatani! Kkkk

Amuna Kudambo
Amuna Kudambo
7 months ago
Reply to  Muthalirenji

What is the capital city of Malawi? Doesn’t it make sense to you for all these to happen in Lilongwe. Do you know how far people from the north have to travel to get to BT?

Wagwa nayo cadet!

Muthalirenji
Muthalirenji
7 months ago
Reply to  Amuna Kudambo

Nzowawa aise kuli ngati kulanda nkazi wanzako nkumuitaniranso nzakoyo ku birthday party yankaziyo. Iwe ungamve bwino….kkk. Anyway congrats as Bakili used to say “nzosiyirana ngati ekeleziya katolika izi”. We are feeling the pain u felt in 1993 and 1994. What saddens me most is a win would have made us equal your 31 years record of ruling the country.

Luckson
Luckson
7 months ago
Reply to  Muthalirenji

Out of sense

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