Chimulirenji security beefed up as threats intensify over presidential succession

Malawi’s government has beefed Vice President Everton Chimulirenji’s security detail  as epic battle for the  presidency of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) deepens.

Chimulirenji: Security beefed

Police has increased officers manning his two official residences and accompaning  his motorcade, Chimulirenji’s spokesman confirmed.

“Indeed,  the security has been beefed up but I cannot tell you why the security has been beefed up because it is also a security matter,” said Wahara in quotes reported by Malawi News on Saturday.

“But I can confirm that security has been beefed up., it is not an easy thing but it is working for him now,” he added.

Police spokesman James Kadadzera didn’t answer his phone when Nyasa Times called him seeking comment.

Chimulirenji has taken  his rightful place at the political vortex of the ruling party.
As State vice  president he is the recognizable second person in the country’s chain of command and that in the event of anything happening to President Peter Mutharika, he becomes Head of State.

According to Malawi News report citing unnamed sources,  Chimulirenji’s security detail has been beefed up due as a measure to control threats targeting the Veep.

The script is already been written for  Chimulilenji, with him as presidential candidate in 2024, and someone from the south as running-mate.

There is divided opinion on the DPP 2024 torchbearer with some officials openly pushing for Chimulirenji candidacy and others declaring Minister ‘Dr’ Ben Malunga Phiri  should be paired with former Justice Minister Samuel Tembenu.

Others being talked in leadership contest include DPP Vice Presidents Kondwani Nankhumwa, Bright Msaka and Treasure General Jappie Mhango.

President Mutharika is not eligible for a third  term as per the Malawi Constitution and he has warned of power struggle in the DPP ahead of his retirement as party head in 2023.

“You must exercise patience, love one another. Avoid this internal power struggle for the party leadership,” he said recently in Blantyre.

He then advised those vying for the top party leadership to prepare for the 2023 national convention where he said delegates will choose the the appropriate leader.

Since its inception, DPP has been led by the Mutharikas as Peter was elected at a convention in 2013 ahead of May 19 2014 Tripartite Elections and re-elected as the party’s torchbearer in 2018 ahead of May 21 Tripartite Elections.

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winstonmsowoya
winstonmsowoya
1 year ago

WHAT I HAVE DISCOVERED IS THAT,MY CONTRIBUtIONS ARE HINDERED DELIBERATLY TO HIDE WHAT THE NASTY REGIME OF MATHANYULA IS DOING TO THE PEOPLE OF MaLAWI.NO MATTER WHAT,THE CLEVER PEOPLE OF MALAWI WILL DESTROY THE HENEOUS REGIME OF THE LOMWE KILLERS.HOWEVER,NO CROOKED REGIME WILL LAST LONG IN AFRICA.WHERE IS MUGABE OF ZIMBABWE? WHERE IS THE SATANIC BANDA OF MALAWI AND IDD AMIN OF UGANDA JUST TO NAME A FEW BARBARIC SO CALLED PRESIDENTS OF AFRICA. MALAWIANS,DO NOT PUT DOWN YOUR HEARTS, MATANYULA AND HIS DUPES WILL CLOSE THEIR EYES IN THE AFORESEABLE FUTURE.LONG LiVE MALAWIANS AND AFRICA,ALUTA CONTINUA,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pido
Pido
1 year ago
Reply to  winstonmsowoya

msowoya, clean your mind off hatred. You are evil

chimulirenni wathawaso
chimulirenni wathawaso
1 year ago
Reply to  winstonmsowoya

You always show hatred. this can be the reason why your comments are not published.

Stupid
Stupid
1 year ago

Apa Ginnery Corner awo musataye nawo nthawi

Mbatatesi
Mbatatesi
1 year ago

Wasting our tax payers money over Chimbatatacho!

Gee
Gee
1 year ago

😂🤣😂🤣😂 koma nde kusowa zokuphatu,inu samakumvetsa chisoni mmene amaonekera nkulu ameneyi?

Bibo
Bibo
1 year ago

Beef up security for what? Chimulirenji is a liability to Tax-payers and doesn’t deserve the earnings he is getting. Who cares if he is assaulted by his enemies? The guy is a dunderhead who can’t add value to Malawi’s dreams of becoming a prosperous country due to his intellectual deficiency and lack of independent reasoning: Chimulirenji is where he is because of Gertrude Mutharika, another dunderhead, who thinks she has to control the wheels of power.

Mandevu
Mandevu
1 year ago
Reply to  Bibo

EXACTLY , WHAT SHEIKH EMRANIE MTENJE IS SAYING IS VERY TRUE ….

Mtete
1 year ago

Why should squabbles in DPP drain our coffers?

Mkamwini mwini
1 year ago

mchewa pakati pa kalingonda kaya

Bamusi
1 year ago

So the president should only come from the south? Not Centre or North? Ulendo Uno ziliko tiyeni. Agalu mwatikwana. Ben Ali ndi fake qualification Ena nawonso tiwafufuza tiwone.

Forgive them
Forgive them
1 year ago

God will use the judges to save this country from these criminals,
Lucius Banda’s anatola odutsa chikwama in my mind

Mtete
1 year ago
Reply to  Forgive them

Can’t agree more

Chimulirenji Bubuwala
Chimulirenji Bubuwala
1 year ago

This is exactly what we know about the VP in Malawi. VP finds himself in trouble within every two years into office. And to those who thought chumbulumbunde chanucho was in any way better than hardworking and bright Chilima, muona kuti mutani. Ine phee ku ma stand kuona chimbulumbunde chikudodedwa ndi alomwe

kamina
kamina
1 year ago

chimbulumbunde ndi iweyo

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