General tells Malawi army soldiers not to engage in politics: 785 new recruits, 185 females

Commander of the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) General Peter Namathanga has told his soldiers not to engage in politics as the country is gearing for a highly contested court sanctioned presidential  fresh election.

New recruited soldiers

Namathanga has made the advice on Thursday in Lilongwe as MDF graduated 785 soldiers at Malawi Armed Forces College (Mafco) in Salima.

“I am aware of current political environment in the country and comments made against us but the MDF mandate is clear in the Malawi Constitution,” he said.

He therefore said as commander of MDF, he would not allow the soldiers to engage in politics, advising them to leave politics out of their profession.

The General  also asked the soldiers to be disciplined all the time as they had always been.

Deputy defence minister Chipiliro Mpinganjira says the government will continue recruiting soldiers as way of reducing youth unemployment in the country.

Out of the 785 graduates, 183 are females.

Former MDF commander Vincent Nundwe also attended the colourful graduation ceremony.

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Nyirenda Tobious
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Nyirenda Tobious

Let’s hope all u say is apolitical wena Namathanga, otherwise pa 23rd June we (citizens) the owner need APM govt out

Mwini muzi.
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Nyasatimes, the General of MDF is Namathanga and not Mathanga. How did this pass through your edit?

nafundo zalo
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nafundo zalo

who is namathanga to tell us what !idiot
bastard

CORONA VIRUS
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CORONA VIRUS

Shaaaa,,,koma asilikali akewo,,ayi poti nkhondo sinanunkhepo kwathukuno,,,nde bolaso wa G4s

PETER
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PETER

MORE FIRE BOLA SO WA G4S

Mervis
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Mervis

Pajatu from graduation mpakana retirement osaombako mfuti 😂

Supreme Court
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Supreme Court

Good advice from the Commander of the Defense Force to recruits NOT to ENGAGE in POLITICS. Hope the Commander follows this advice when Supreme Court Orders removal of a illegitimate President who has NOT BEEN DULY ELECTED for more than A YEAR who has frustrated NEW Elections that Must Be Held by June 24th and sworn in by July 3rd. May the Parliment and MEC within the NEXT TWO WEEKS set a date (the 4th) and ensure all Ballots are delivered by June 20th Latest to AVOID a CONSTITUIONAL Crisis and seeing a Former President forcefully removed from State House… Read more »

master
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master

yes General Namathanga should know that by 23rd June f we dont hold elections, Mutharika must be removed by all means, thats the only way of proving yourself apolitical

Keen Observer
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Keen Observer

That is good we need our troops to be the pride of the nation & apolitical. All the best as they start their journey.

Thubu
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Under you Mr Namathanga, the army has become DDP defence force. And thanks to God that you were elevated late after our fight for justice was over,otherwise those panga wilding cadets would have had all the freedom to hack whoever they wanted under your full watch as your fellow DPP police were doing. And thank God again because after elections you know boss what will happen, re structuring of the army, bringing Nundwe back!!!!!

Revolutionary
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Foolish and ignorant Reporter, soldiers don’t graduate, they pass-out, through a recruits pass-out parade…Kodi Student Companion simunawerenge eti? Cry my beloved country, incorrect English all over…

Ineyobasi
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Ineyobasi

Nde bwanji osangomukonza?zomwezi mpaka foolish?kodi chimakhala chani?

Mpanyala
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Mpanyala

Kuchotsa uchitsiru

Gobede
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Gobede

Cadet sasowa sudat koma zubwera nyekhw

Yusuf
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Yusuf

Don’t pretend as if you’re genuine, what the use of being a soldier if you can’t engage in politics… Why do you go to war.. it’s because of politics come on GENERAL!!

Robateu
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Robateu

185…Eish kuli phwando

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