‘Most baffling body armour’: Presidential guard at Mutharika’s swearing-in dominates UK’s The Sun

The swearing in ceremony of President Peter Mutharika for his second five-year term after a gruelling May 21 Tripartite Elections campaign trail hit the headlines in UK’s popular news outlet  The Sun which has focused on  the bodyguard and splashing his pictures in what it said  he decked out in some of the most baffling body armour.

The burly bodyguard was decked out in a spiky helmet two sets of shades and a gas mask amongst other interesting itemsCredit: AFP
The guard was stood on top of a pick up truck at the ceremony in the second city of BalantyreCredit: Rex Features
A security guard has been pictured in a very bizarre get up at the swearing in ceremony of Malawi’s presidentCredit: AFP

The Sun said the burly security man – identified as Sub Inspector Ndengumawas  -on guard resplendent in a spiked helmet and shoulder pads.

In its report, the publication said: “World’s scariest bodyguard kitted out with bizarre spiked jacket, gas mask, assault rifle and two pairs of sunglasses at Malawi president’s swearing in ceremony.”

Prepared for any eventuality, the gun toting military policeman also wore his battle camouflage, a gas mask and two pairs of sunglasses, reported The Sun.

Staying on the doubling up theme of his get up, he even had four torches strapped to his spiny headgear, it continued.

The man was standing guard on top of a pick up truck as Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika was sworn in for a second five-year term Tuesday.

Mutharika narrowly won re-election in the southern African nation with 38 per cent of the votes in last week’s poll, while main opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera received 35 per cent.

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Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
1 year ago

Koma nde cikozekelo. Showbiz. Waste of resources- taxes

jonas
jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Njolo mpilu

Join the discussion…MTIMA KUWAWAWA

Nalingula
Nalingula
1 year ago

Kukolekera ma Torch mpaka Mpaka Folo?…Atonka kokavina Tchopa or Chani…Matochiwo tatowagayirani Anthu mmizimu…

phillips wanga
phillips wanga
1 year ago

Forget about donor aid with this power of tippex lomwe belt regime.

Chakwera Panchombo
Chakwera Panchombo
1 year ago

So wanted him to put on thewla kapanga chogoba cha gule! This is the place to show that mmati akavale koti ife situmuwona- Shine on bigggie

John
1 year ago

Apite ku Afganstan akapenge pose imeneyo ngati ali dolo.

hambakahle kamdidi
hambakahle kamdidi
1 year ago

Who can want to kill an already frail man?

Muhikherene
Muhikherene
1 year ago

Kumuopa Chakwera kumeneko?..KKK

Drake
Drake
1 year ago

Its not an issue, he is proud of his work. Stupid Malawians who are shamelessly criticising their Military to please foreigners

John
John
1 year ago
Reply to  Drake

Sorry. Two sets of sun glasses! spiked helmet!! Gas mask! torches!! seriously awo ndi matama opusa. Was there intelligence that there was going to be a chemical attack? was there going to be darkness and then he would remove the sun glasses to use the torches? Umbuli winawu abale!!!!

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 year ago

Zopusa basi.

Malawian
Malawian
1 year ago

Most baffling but we the poorest doesn’t make sense

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