Malawi’s General Nundwe says coup d’état talk silly

Malawi Defence Force (MDF) commander General Vincent Nundwe has described the talk the soldiers were planning to take over government as silly.

Departing from his prepared speech during the passed out parade of officers cadet at Malawi Armed Forces College (Mafco) on Saturday, General Nundwe while charge said politicians should not use MDF to advance their agenda as the MDF is independent in its service to the nation.

He also said such talks were dangerous as they risk bringing conflict as well as threatening the peace and order in the country.

“We have heard through social media that the MDF is planning to takeover government. I would like to say that whoever is doing that is silly. We have been enjoying peace in this country since independence. Let’s not bring conflict in this country as it is in other countries such as Ethiopia whereby the military soldiers are fighting each other,” said General Nundwe.

The General also laughed off allegations that MDF has locked him up as they prepare to take over government, arguing that politicians should not confuse peaceful Malawians.

“I am not a politician, but we are not going to accept that. Politicians should respect the Constitution of the country that provides for elections to be held every five years. Don’t be used by politicians.

“”When we have complaints we direct to the Commander-in-Chief himself [President Lazarus Chakwera],” he said.

General Nundwe also cautioned the current Tonse administration not to interfere in the administration of MDF, citing intervention on Office of the President and Cabinet recommending officers for promotion.

“In the past, MDF used to be receiving letters from OPC recommending on who should get promotion. We have a commanding unit which looks into the promotion of officers and we can’t allow OPC to interfere in our work,” he said.

Nundwe also warned soldiers to desist from using politicians to lobby for

Talk of MDF demonstrations saw some people panic.

One person who was expected to leave for Malawi’s Northern Region city of Mzuzu on Saturday, cancelled in fear of the alleged demonstrations.


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Ali Palimandi
2 years ago

That’s a lot of talk. I wish I was live.

kassim chilangwe
kassim chilangwe
2 years ago

is it allowed for acivilian to wear full military gear including the ranks and medals?ofcourse he is the commander in chief,,but thats political post not

2 years ago

You are also a politician Mr Nundwe, we saw you on the eve of the rerun orchestrating MDF soldiers at salima district council to effect a vote coup for Tonse alliance while you were a deposed General….you fought tooth and nail to see Tonse alliance win so that you can retire from retirement, unprecedented move in the history of the MDF…no wonder you chipped into political talk to deflect impending trouble for you and your master chakwera during the pass out parade in your adopted town of Salima where you have built a cottage in lifuwu and bought a farm… Read more »

Last edited 2 years ago by Revolutionary
Joe Guta
Joe Guta
2 years ago

My fellow Malawians, let’s try and maintain peace, love and tranquility we are enjoying in our beloved country Malawi by avoiding unnecessary self provocative statements which can only bring chaos. Let’s preach and promote love and cohesion.

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