General Nundwe says Malawi army prepared ‘to defend sovereignty’ and citizens as Constitution order

Malawi Defence Force (MDF) Commander General Vincent Nundwe has the military will highly vigilant protect the sovereignty of the Republic and its citizens according to the Constitution.

General Nundwe:  MDF role number one is protection of the sovereignty of Malawi and again protection of its citizens

The Commander  has made the comments  amid on-going electoral disputes with  President Peter Mutharika directive that MDF and Police should  stop  demonstrations organised by Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC)  scheduled to take place in the country’s airports and borders from 26-30 August 2019.

Nundwe, the 13th army commander, said the MDF will continue discharging its duties according to the supreme laws of the country – the Constitution.

“As a professional we have been told how to deal with the current situation.  Primarily  Malawi Defence Force role number one is protection of the sovereignty of Malawi and again protection of its citizens,” said Nundwe.

President  Mutharika said during the commissioning of the MDF ships in Malindi, Mangochi,  that the demonstrations by HRDC,  supported by opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM are not about elections anymore but rather they are about usurping power from him.

He said HRDC, MCP and UTM are “waging war on the country and it’s treasonous.”

The President ordered the military and police I to protect the borders “with all the necessary force.”

But General Nundwe said: “I have always said as professional I have to apply what is in the Constitution and is to protect the citizens of Malawi.”

Nundwe  was appointed  commander of MDF and promotion from Lieutenant General to the rank of General on June 20 2019. He replaced General Griffin Spoon Phiri who was appointed national security adviser.

President  Mutharika said the border disruption agenda is a plot to disable the  national security at the border, allow enemies of the country enter the country unimpeded and to disrupt Malawi’s national interests at the borders.

He said MDF was established to:

▪ Protect Malawi from external forces;

▪ Maintain the Constitution order of Malawi; and

▪ Assist civil authorities in maintenance of law and order.

Mutharika has since called on the HRDC and its supporters to “deeply reflect” on their intention to cause mayhem at the borders.

“Border disturbance is an act of aggression against Malawi and its citizens,” said Mutharika.

However, HRDC’s Vie Chairperson, Gift Trapence said HRDC is non-political and is not influenced by any interests other than the best interests of Malawians.

“If Mutharika wants to declare state of emergency, he should follow due process. HRDC will not sit down and watch people’s rights being curtailed. We will seek legal redress to such decrees and impunity until Jane Ansah resigns. The president should know that,” Trapence said.

The MDF has been pivotal in shoring up efforts by Malawi Police Service (MPS) in maintaining law and order during a series of ongoing post-election demonstrations nationwide.

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kaushal sharma
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long live our soilder

Jakison Laanje
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Jakison Laanje

Citizens means All citizens. Are some of you already taking sides on who is a citizen of Malawi? Both protesters and non-protestors are citizens of Malawi. The General knows this. He will protect Malawi citizens. period. He has worked on International missions and he knows the definition of a Malawi citizen. Dont forget the army is full of people from the whole country. Why do people think they should bring their regional mentality to everything. Just because someone comes from a specific region, does not mean that they have to do their work the way you think. This thinking is… Read more »

nachama
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nachama

I like this line of thinking.

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

Nundwe is a real Air borne, bravo

UTM YAWINA KALE
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UTM YAWINA KALE

Mnyero wako Pitala. Mikono yopotokayo ubwera tizayipotokole. Getrude mbuzi nkhope ngati wadzola phulusa. Dausi ukhalira yowaula ma galimoto a Opposition. A pumbwa inu mwatha

Chipalamandule
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Chipalamandule

Bravo our men in uniform

Opportunist
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Opportunist

I salute u all our Army .God’s face should continue shining on you

China
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China

Nundwe our president

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya

Bravo General Nundwe.You deserve the Head of the Malawi Armed Forces,We Malawians in diaspora,congratulate General Nundwe for his determined position in defending the rights of the Malawian people as the Constitution stipulates.The people of Malawi have undergone 54 years of slavery and political buffoons and now time has come to demonstrate to the world that Malawians are normal people like others.What Malawians are going through today,is luck of leadership to demonstrate accountability and trust.Peter and his late brother Bingu have thrown our country under the bus through corruption and tribalism.These two rats came to Malawi to enrich themselves through devastating… Read more »

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LONG LIVE OUR SOLDIERS ! ! SALUTE !

Mbwiyache
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Mbwiyache

Game yamukulira mathanyula pitala