Malawi army justifies military band at Gani wedding: ‘No soldiers salute but guards’

Malawi Defence Force (MDF) has justified its presence at awedding of a Blantyre-based and politically connected wealthy Gani family on Sunday  where a  daughter of Faruk  Gani wedded in a military theme.

Salute for newly wed Faruk Gani’s daughter

Malawi Defence Foerce brass band performed for Gani wedding

But military spokesman Major Paul Chiphwanya has clarified that the uniform men who lined up with salute as the newlyweds passed through  in a guard of honour, were not MDF soldiers.

“The people that were saluting the couple are Mr Gani’s security guards and not military personnel,” said Chiphwanya.

He said MDF hired out a Brass Band to play music and performed “no other function beyond its mandate.”

Chiphwanya explained that that MDF hires out the Brass Banda for various functions “as part of the civilian-militray relations.”

He said the army band perform during various civilian or organisations’ functions that include sports, religious and wedding activities.

Gani family have the multibillion kwacha contract with the MDF where it supplies food to soldiers at Cobbe Barracks, Changalume Barracks, Air Wing Zomba base, Blantyre Camp and Mafco in Salima regardless of serious poor services the soldiers complain about.

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Keen Observer

Captured Military. Security guard akuti? Mmidzimu anthu amamenyedwa amangoyala zovala zongonkera ku uniform ya Army ndiye mukati ma guard a munthu? Bola MCP yomwe ija zinthu zinali bwino, Kamuzu didn’t accept to be captured osati from Muluzi to date captured.

Mwakamwerethi Munyapa
Mwakamwerethi Munyapa

Pa Malawi pamenepo,Army inatha,inapita ndi magulu a Colonel Njoloma,Seveni, Nkutu,Kalumo,Namathanga,sizimene tikuona panozi.
This is state capture!
Moto pano wina azindithupsa ndikavala camouflage wanga?Za chamba!


Kkkkk MDF

Nox Nthambi

hahahahaha so it is now allowed to have private security guards in MDF uniform? Bwana Chiphwanya dont invent the wheel here. The fact is that as MDF you made a very serious mistake in allowing the MDF to be part of the Gani family wedding. This pure state capture period. How much did you receive bwana Chimpwanya as token of appreciation for clarifying the matter? Shame


there is no smoke without fire.


How much did this cost Tax Payers? Real armies have been to the battle field Izi ndi masanje, our military has never been to the battle field so they can degrade themselves like this.

Sitimva Zopua Zamkutu
Sitimva Zopua Zamkutu

nanga apa pali nkhani yapa, takyang’anani anthu amene akupopa magazi anzawo uku


Supuni phiri – got 1 billion kwacha for giving a catering contract to 1 person in 2 differnt company names
Hotel victoria and kanjedza lodge

So what are u guys talking about apart from the fact that we malawians are very stupid

Tax payers money going to gani for him to spend and our relations die in hospital because they did not have medicine

It is only in malawi that we the owners of the land can sacrifice our families for mwnye to drive nice cars and be saluted for getting his 15 year old daughter married




Very true bro,amwenye akutidyela masuku pamutu


Dziko ndi wathu ndalama ndi wao.

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