Malawi incarcerated Economic Minister Gondwe ‘stable’ in hospital

Malawi’s Economic Planning and Development Minister Goodall Gondwe, who was also arrested on Monday, in the aftermath of a Commission of Inquiry Report that exposes a plot to circumvent constitutional order in succession was Monday night admitted at Mars Clinic in Lilongwe’s Area 3 for hypetension.

Gondwe collapsed while in police custody but was feeling better on Tuesday, according to a medical doctor Hetherwick Ntaba, one of the senior Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials who was with him.

“He [Gondwe is in a stable condition,” said Ntaba on Tuesday.

He however said Gondwe need to recover from his back which he suffered after collapsing in the cell.

Gondwe: Stable
Gondwe: Stable

“He needs constant observation,” added Ntaba.

Barely hours after his arrest on Monday, Gondwe, who resigned from DPP after declaring himself an independent member of Parliament (MP) and is serving in Joyce Banda’s Cabinet,  collapsed and was  taken ill with hypertension.

Besides Gondwe, Minister of Information and Civic Education Moses Kunkuyu said the list of the 11 top officials arrested also included former Cabinet ministers Patricia Kaliati, Symon Vuwa Kaunda, Henry Mussa and Jean Kalirani.

Former deputy ministers Kondwani Nankhumwa and Nicholas Dausi are also on the list as are Msaka’s former deputy Necton Mhura and former presidential guard commander Duncan Mwapasa.

DPP interim leader Peter Mutharika  handed himself in to police after an arrest warrant was issued.

 

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