Malawi army shake-up continues: Mutharika appoints Saenda director of military operations

President Peter Mutharika continues with his shake-up at the top of the Malawi Defence Forces (MDF) with the recent appointment of  Brigadier Blaise Saenda as director of military operations replacing Brigadier Chikunkha Soko.

Brigadier Saenda: New director of military operations

Brigadier Soko has since been removed from the MDF and deployed to the Ministry of Defence at Capital Hill to work as a civilian civil servant.

The development comes after President Mutharika last week removed  General Vincent Nundwe—barely eight months after he replaced General Griffin Spoon Phiri last June— and replaced him with Andrew Namathanga as new commander.

Nundwe and his deputy General Clement Namangale will be assigned other duties in the public service.

Mutharika also made other appointments which include: Major General Davis Sesatino Mtachi promoted to the post of Deputy Commander of MDF.

Brigadier General Elias Mpaso has been appointed Army Commander (Land Forces), Brigadier General Ian Macleod Chirwa has been appointed Air Force Commander, Colonel Harrison Kandula has been appointed Air Force Deputy Commander while Colonel Desmond Chawanda has been appointed Deputy Army Commander (Land Forces).

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Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

he is busy reshuffling the cabinet,army of which we the malawians had never asked or shown disatisfaction, although,
than him dealing with the MEC COMMISSIONERS of which we are not satisfied with their dirty dealings much with the unearthed revelation by that MARY NGOSI and the rest of the string of idiot liars.
c omon sort first this mess as we dont want the same whores and bastards to run again the coming elections.
PLEASE DONT TAKE US FOR GRANTED.

Kala
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Kala

Tonse tizafa

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

kodi K3 BN, NAO had to probe MERA SCAM inatha bwanji?????
kungofusa naotu eti!!! mwina ndaiwala

Tippex President
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Tippex President

I wonder, do we actually have an Airforce or is it not an Airwing? Not even a single jet fighter. Yes a very good army but not a proper Airforce. like they have in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Tanzania. Even in Bostwana they have modern jet fighters but it is still any airwing.

Omex70
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Omex70

The president is trying to promote the Army Officer who are ready to do dirty game for the president in an effort to remain in power. Koma dzanja ndiye lalemba basi. Agogo paulendo kutuka mboma basi.

Political Observer
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Political Observer

Being surrounded by poor of the poorest political advisors while one is at an advanced age can be very poisonous and poison kills. The old man is creating more and more enemies each passing day forgetting that he will need votes come 2nd July, strengthening the mighty MCP/UTM alliance in the process. Well Peter will be kicked out of state house through our votes on 2nd July whether he likes it or not. These nepostic, regionalistic and tribalistic, driven decisions will backfire, will be short lived and haunt the old man for the rest of his life, the rest will… Read more »

joseph
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joseph

i want to give a free advice to Malawi.Removing generals and army officers unnecessarily will lead us to a dangerous path.In the end we will lose professional liable soldiers like what has remained in malawi police services where senior well veresed officers have been submerged by amateurs now police has no direction people are just killing each other in the country

joseph
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joseph

TISAMALE NDIKUCHOTSA ASILIKALI

Ungapaika2020
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Ungapaika2020

tisamale chiyani,wamuchosa basi we want ours dzawo dzimenezo

mwana mlomwe
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mwana mlomwe

zikuoneka kuti muthalika akuzikumbira yekha zenje lamanda tsopano ndindani yemwe anasewerapo ndi atsilikali a nkhondo iye ndikupabana just wait and see am sure something will happen soon

Soldier
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Deputy Army Commander Mtachi is related to Ben Phiri. This is why he was given this Rank, Yes Mtachi is from Mchinji komano Ben Phiri’s wife waleledwa ndi Mtachi , so technically Ben apongozi ake ndi Mtach (father in law).

Bob Finye
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Bob Finye

Nenanimso ubale pakati pa Mary Chilima ndi ConCourt judge Madise.

Cairo
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Cairo

Nonsense, izi ndiye kutchula koma za maConcourt lawyers kuti one is related to SKC mlomo ndiye kuupindira mkati.

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