Malawi repatriates ex-president Muluzi caught up in South Africa lockdown

Former president Bakili Muluzi was caught in coronavirus lockdown in South Africa where he had gone for his usual medical attention.

Muluzi (r) in a chartered plane from South Africa

Sources said after his duration for medical attention expired, Malawi’s first president in democratic Malawi could not get out of Cape Town and had to be restricted to his hotel due to the coronavirus.

Sources in government say this prompted the Malawi government to charter a plane to bring him and his aides back to Malawi.

“It could have been very expensive to keep him and his aides in South Africa because we don’t know when the lockdown would end,” said a government official.

Muluzi and his aides are now on self quarantine at  the former president’s residence at BCA Hill residence in Blantyre.

UDF spokesperson Ken Ndanga has confirmed that Muluzi is back from South Africa having been stuck in a lockdown in South Africa.

Muluzi is Constitutionally entitled to a state funded medical care.

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semu
semu
9 months ago

the country is using a clause in the chapter in which it has a duty to its citizens , inb times of emergency, i wonder how many malawians elsewhere wpould be repatriated or even wetrher it was not posible to use a malawian airline aircraft which seats 130 people instead of hiring a south african aircraft, the answer is. if it was a malawian aircraft, the accounting would have been transparent, because even the eithipian president flies a scheduled Ethipion airlines flight

Ruben kacheche
Ruben kacheche
10 months ago

DPP flew him back to help in rigging election. Takulandilani achakulungwa koma kukhale chete ulendo uno….ndinu osokoneza in our ndale

Jenala Eid
Jenala Eid
10 months ago

B.Muluzi is the former President of Malawi and we need to give him respect. After all we shall never have a leader like him in Malawi never and never again.

George
George
10 months ago
Reply to  Jenala Eid

Indeed he deserves respect, he is not just an ordinary person, but an elderly statesman and former President. Congratulations to the Malawian gvt for according Mr Bakili Muluzi the respect he deserves.

Ngulukira
Ngulukira
10 months ago
Reply to  Jenala Eid

Yes, never again a THIEF

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
10 months ago

Should have had invested in our health system when in office instead of stealing. You wouldn’t have needed to travel abroad for treatments.

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
10 months ago

MSANA WAYAMBIRANSO AFTER KUNUNKHIZA MCP BACK IN GOVT!!

nyopani
nyopani
10 months ago

Ankakwata udyo uyu

The Truth
The Truth
10 months ago

Only Malawi can be stupid enough to charter an aircraft to bring back someone that is failing to account for MK1.7BN of Public Funds….

Mtondoli
Mtondoli
10 months ago

The amount of money (Our Taxes) spent on this one person (K1.8 billion thief) could have brought all our starving malawians in RSA by buses. Which is better saving 1 life or 1,000 lives? Any logic in this govt. actions???? ma rubbish!!!

Pachoko Padoko
Pachoko Padoko
10 months ago
Reply to  Mtondoli

How I wish common sense was so common! Mtondoli you are another dunderhead ! Muluzi has entitlements and this is not negotiable! Go back to school young boy , this time to the right school

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
10 months ago

easy to reach the MW iembassy in SA to get the fucking muluzi out from the country. Now the crook PA botolo and the the Mw embassy in SA Gloria cant be reached for the MW citizens.

private jet hired for 2 passengers.

Patinence Nkono
Patinence Nkono
10 months ago

Well. Thank you to Government. This is the way, and is in order.

Nyenkhwe
10 months ago

Takulandirani a LEADER and advisor to an CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE called -DPP.

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