‘DPP cadet’ Mwapasa appointed Malawi diplomat

Officials at the ministry of Foreign Affairs have rejected the appointment of former acting Inspector General of Police Duncan Mwapasa on the basis that he is a core Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporter and government has resorted to post him to diplomatic mission.

Mwapasa:  Heading to Brazil

He was supposed to be a director responsible for administration after ministry of Justice and ministry of Homeland Security also rejected his appointment in the two respective ministries.

Mwapasa is now heading to Brazil for an embassy job, Nyasa Times understands.

There was no immediate comment from Mwapasa nor government officials.

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) is on record to have described Mwapasa as a “confessed DPP cadet”.

However,  Mwapasa said he is not a DPP supporter.

Mwapasa first served as guard commander for former president the late Bingu wa Mutharika.

Shortly after Bingu’s death April 2012, he was posted from State House to Rumphi Police as officer-in-charge.

Mwapasa was one of the 11 people detained on treason charges during Joyce Banda’s regime and was later indicted by the police.

Immediate past president Peter Mutharika named him his guard commander in 2014 and promoted him to deputy IG responsible for administration in 2015.

Last month, Malawi Posts rejected the appointment of former Macra and Lilongwe water board CEO Godfrey Itaye as the corporation’s director general.

Itaye is also seen as a core DPP supporter who used public money to finance party activities.

In 1994, former president Bakili Muluzi removed the then police IG Mac William Lunguzi from his position on account that his was a staunch Malawi Congress Party supporter.

He was deployed to the ministry of Tourism as principal secretary.

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George Malemia
George Malemia
6 months ago

Abusawa atichedwetsa. Chilima angotenga mpandowu asesesmo ma cadet. Nanga ku embassy munthu uyuyu mmene watizunzira tikufuna kugwetsa DPP?

JACK OBAMA
JACK OBAMA
6 months ago

Nkhani apa ndiyakuti enawa amaonesela kwambiri kuti they are cadets for DPP and fought hard for Tonse Govt not to win and why are they still clinging to the same people they fought hard not to win. Morally they would just resign voluntarily. Mwapasa was seen in the lead to confuse APM. It was him, Muhara, Mukhitho, Chisale on forefront. Today its really laughable to see them crying when they are told to resign.

Noxy
6 months ago

Very BAD headline.The whole story won’t make any sense.

Marumbo
6 months ago

MCP is really sinking so low on nepotism. Zamanyazi ndithu. Koma are you able to see far Mr Chakwera?

Makanjira
Makanjira
6 months ago

Plz send him to Kamndahar in Afghanistan as soon as possible.

Medsonchimudima3@gmail.com
6 months ago

Kenaka mzafuna okha a Assemblies God

Medsonchimudima3@gmail.com
6 months ago

Tonse government kulephera uku mmmmmm

Yekha
Yekha
6 months ago

If you don’t want to work with those that have worked with previous governments then fire all MDF personal, fire all police officers, fire all teachers, fire all medical personnel the list is endless, then recruit your relatives and party follower. Anthu ena koma needs induction before kulowa boma

Dausee
Dausee
6 months ago
Reply to  Yekha

Very well said!

Khima
Khima
6 months ago

One of the reasons Malawians voted DPP out of the government was this one kuika malile kuti awa nde angapeze ntchito or opportunities mmboma awa ai. Ndipo zokuti a department yakuti akana munthu mukulowesa mphepo mu authority ya boma.

Flamingo
Flamingo
6 months ago
Reply to  Khima

Awa akupanga chani

Jah
Jah
6 months ago

Does it mean aliyense anali bwana ndekuti asagwilenso ntchito??? Civil servants work with the government of the day. There was no way one could have worked with mcp or utm while in opposition

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