General Nundwe welcomes his reinstatement, says ‘soldiers to serve Malawians and nothing else’

The popular General Vincent Nundwe has welcomed his reinstatement as the commander of Malawi Defense Force (MDF), saying it is an opportunity to finish what he had started.

General Nundwe: I was removed for doing my job

Speaking to the media few minutes after President Lazarus Chakwera announced his reinstatement, Nundwe said he is happy and his mission is to ensure that the military serves the interests of the people and nothing else.

“God is great. I was removed for doing my job. I am happy that I am back and I will continue from where I stopped; serving Malawians. This is the call to all MDF soldiers to serve Malawians and nothing else” he said.

Nundwe was unceremoniously removed by former President Peter Mutharika for reasons that were not disclosed to the public.

However, reports indicated that Mutharika wasn’t happy with how Nundwe failed to stop the demonstrations.

In an interview with Nyasa Times, social and governance commentator Makhumbo Munthali said the move by Mutharika to replace Nundwe was politically inspired.

He said under Nundwe command at the barracks the Army  won the hearts of many locally and internationally by acting professionally in their handling of demonstrations.

The governance experts said Nundwe was removed as punishment for failure to take political rally orders from the country immediate past president Mutharika on using force against protesters

He noted that Mutharika was looking for someone who would play a partisan card especially when dealing with any potential demonstrations and his dwindling public trust levels.

However, the governance expert said from experience and history the  Malawi army has proved not to be an easy institution to be politically infiltrated  even if those Mutharika appointed as Commanders were hired with the objective of pursuing narrow political interests.

“Memories are still afresh of how General  Henry Odillo despite being appointed by Bingu wa  Mutharika rose to the occasion to defend the Constitution when it mattered most

“In short, the Army has over the years demonstrated to be above one individual by sticking to professionalism… Malawi  Army has a legacy to protect,” he continued.

The Malawian army has played a crucial role during times of political and social turbulence.

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Ian Gumba
Ian Gumba
9 months ago

Well done president oChakwera for reinstating this Nundwe. A word of advice to General Nundwe please release the results of our children’s army interview results anapanga mu June chonde ana adyerere za usoja nawonso chonde. Nkhawa tilibe mmene mwabwereramu. Osamalowetsa ifeye a Tonse Alliance ayi koma on merit ndi ana a anzathu omwe aja

Mwini muzi
9 months ago

Office politics plays a role in most top positions of every organization such as this military institution. The politics can even become so dirty to an extent of being muddled by character assassinations through gossip.When it comes to the military, presidents need to exercise caution when firing and appointing generals and their deputies because each of them have their own loyalists left behind.You can fire a general but you can’t remove his title and influence inspite of being out of the system. This is where it needs managing those that are out of the system very carefully.

2020 BOMA
2020 BOMA
9 months ago

Congrats bwana president, Pitala ku nyanjako achite manyazi kwambiriiiii, zikomo kwambiriiiiiiiiiiii tikonza

Davie Khalira
Davie Khalira
9 months ago

Stupid President

Girl Lady
Girl Lady
9 months ago
Reply to  Davie Khalira

Uchilaaaaaa

David Mweso
David Mweso
9 months ago
Reply to  Davie Khalira

Uchila koma mochedwa

Jah
Jah
9 months ago

Pieces of a jigsaw puzzle falling into place. It clearly shows that there is collusion between tumbuka judiciary and tumbuka army to steal government from dpp. The rerun didn’t change numbers for dpp it was an addition facilitated by the tumbuka judges. Mind you choipa chitsata mwini

SANITIZE.
SANITIZE.
9 months ago
Reply to  Jah

Foolish comments,just close your mouth

Mwaramwasa
Mwaramwasa
9 months ago

Nundwe alibe chochita. Chakwera ungoitanitsa ma retired onse abwelere ntchito, usamangoinitsa m’modzi m’modzi ayi.

Davie Khalira
Davie Khalira
9 months ago
Reply to  Mwaramwasa

Thank you

Zyanga
Zyanga
9 months ago

wonders shall never end. Vincent chipovya nundwe retired in 2017 and anali pa contract ya month to month. Zake analandila kalekale. Koma Peter ndi umbuli wake appointed him ngati mdf commander without proper consultation. But because the country was fed up with dpp and the mulwakho general spoon palibe anamutsutsa Peter for appointing this retired general. Nundwe in 2014 defied orders by Joyce Banda to stop the election and to arrest Peter Munthalika. Nundwe then took advantage of the situation and did the same thing with peter munthalika. Lero ndi uyu wapangidwa reinstate without even thinking kuti malawi needs to… Read more »

Bamusi
9 months ago

Well come general. Manyazi agwire Pitala ndi anzake.

Chitipa
Chitipa
9 months ago

Nawoso akalakwitsa inu satani malamulo basi

Gremz
Gremz
9 months ago

This is a great development, so far! Thanks Mr President

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