Missing but found Malawi soldiers in DRC gets military promotion

Two Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers who went missing in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a fierce battle with rebels but were later found have on Tuesday been promoted.

President Mutharika promoting the soldier
President Mutharika promoting the soldier
The promoted soliders

President Peter Mutharika, who is also the commander-in-chief of the armed forces , promoted corporal George Salim to staff sergeant and lance corporal Gift Tatani Nkhoma to the rank of sergeant when he met  MDF generals and the soldiers at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe on Wednesday.

On November 12, 2018, the MDF were engaged in a peacekeeping operation in the DRC when Malawi lost six soldiers.

It was in the same operation that five Malawi soldiers went missing in action, three of them immediately showed up and the two who have just been promoted showed up after weeks.

Mutharika described the two as symbols of courage, peace and heroism.

“I am proud that we have patriotic military that is ready to defend peace in this country and elsewhere. This patriotic defense for peace is seen everywhere,” said the president.

He said MDF has performed exceptionally well in peacekeeping wherever they have been, saying they have proven to be professional, dedicated and effective.

MDF Commander General Vincent Nundwe informed President Mutharika that the Malawi troops are doing much in the DRC, citing the case in point of the late Chance Chitete who sowed bravely by putting his life on the line to save a Tanzania soldier and was given a top UN Peace Award posthumously.

The promoted soldiers said Malawian military officers  are hroic peacekepers partly because of the comprehensive training and leadership at MDF.

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Mike Bamusi
Mike Bamusi
1 year ago

Reward for cowardice.french leave

Mike Bamusi
Mike Bamusi
1 year ago

Soldier with a pot belly, do they do physical exercise s or they just drink? Come on guys.

Mel harrington
Mel harrington
1 year ago

It’s so funny lost in the battlefield, it’s because of the weed. Or these are the soldiers who will be going to war to rape woman…mr president they were hiding not lost innocent soldiers died there.they need to be questioned properly

Soldier
1 year ago

Promotion just one rank basi…that’s bullshit Mr President. Why you didn’t promote them to the rank of Sergeant Major?

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
1 year ago

Kkkkkkkkkkk koma Cease osandiseketsa ayi. Anatani?????

cease
cease
1 year ago

Awa anathawa anzawo akumenya nkhondo! Promote the whole Platoon therefore! Awa mfuti anabwera nazo koma?

cease
cease
1 year ago

Awa anathawa anzawo akumenya nkhondo! In fact The Platoon deserves promotion not the only TWO!

National CEO
National CEO
1 year ago

Someone run away during the fight and then being promoted?

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 year ago

Anayithawa yitanunkha. Why honoured?

Mesimadzi
Mesimadzi
1 year ago

I am very proud of you APM, Malawi’s Commander In Chief. Udindo umenewu the two warlords, Chakwera and Chilima, sakugona nao tulo. Imagine if Chakwera were in that position he would have been approving list of people to be executed twice a day. Abale Mulungu salakwitsa. Pokana Lazaro kukhala mtsogoleri anaona kuti mbutuma imeneyi ndiyoipa mtima monga yaipira nkhope yake. Vuto la Lazaro samamva za munthu. I wished he were listening to the advice from the wife. The wife is more intelligent than her crooked husband. She is a chartered accountant, remember there is no honorary chartered accountant in the… Read more »

Charie
Charie
1 year ago
Reply to  Mesimadzi

Kkkkkk ndani chakwera

MULAKHU I
MULAKHU I
1 year ago
Reply to  Mesimadzi

It looks like Mesimadzi is talking about himself. What he has said exactly fits him only he has excluded that he is a dunderhead blue cadet. Thanks a lot Mesimadzi you are on point.

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