Mutharika appoints tri-service Commanders at Malawi army

President Peter Mutharika in his capacity as Commander in Chief of the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) has appointed appointed Tri-Service Commanders and Deputy Commanders  of the army  with newly-appointed MDF Commander General Vincent Nundwe still at the helm.

Top MDF officers  have new tri-service commanders

According to Chief Secretary to Government, Lloyd Muhara, the appointment of the Tri-Service Commanders isin line with Section 4 of the Defence Force Act (2018).

Mutharika has appointed  Major General Alick Bentry Mhone as Army Commander ( Landed Forces) while the deputy army commander ( Landed Forces)  is Brigadier General Davis Sesatino Mtachi.

The President has appointed Major General Andrew Lapken Namathanga as Airforce Commander while  Deputy Airforce Commander is Brigadier General Ian MacLeod Chirwa.

Brigadier General Francis Blessings Kakhuta Banda  has been appointed Maritime Force Commander with Colonel Richard Tobias Chagonapanja as  Deputy Maritime Force Commander.

According to the office of the President and cabinet the appointments are with immediate effect.

The statement further states that the Commander of the Malawi Defence Force remains General Vincent Nundwe with Lieutenant General Clement Namangale as Deputy Commander of the Malawi Defence Force.

Nundwe replaced General Griffin Spoon Phiri who has now been appointed national security adviser.

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KENT
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KENT

Koma ka mphekesera ka coup anakonza!

TOSH
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THE WAY ICAN SEE IT LOOKS LIKE PITALA HAS LOST DIRECTION, HE IS TRYING ANY MEANS TO PROTECT HIS TIPEX PRESIDENCY BUT IT WONT WORK THING GONNA TURN BAD TO WORSE AND ANOTHER THIS HE WANTS TO USE DIVIDE AND RULE AT MDF WHICH IS IMPOSSIBLE

Garanta Girl
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Garanta Girl

DPP ndi zolowere nkudyere mwana. Now that they have killed General Nundwe’s son, they feel that they are not protected. If you think he has appointed in good faith, forget about it. You are next to be killed, frustrated and disappointed. Believe you me. Count how many people have died after helping DPP to win or steal? You, the newly appointed Chiefs, doesn’t it concern you to see how our Tax Payers money is being embezzled? True picture of the rigged elections? Remember that you have your sons and daughters who have more years to live. Partnering with DPP is… Read more »

COPS
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COPS

@ Garanta Girl
You have said it all………………. God bless you!

Mr Truth Pains
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Scare tactics as they have killed the son of general Nundwe. Now they want to sprint powers of General Nundwe after realising that they made a big mistake by killing his Son. They come to realise that revenge is fast approaching by Nundwe. Am sure General Nundwe as Army himself knows important of protecting his people thus Malawi as a whole including his inner family . During training to become a Soldier he signed to die for his people , so the battle is on now? I can see Nundwe taking up the mantle as a leader of this Country… Read more »

madala ngwazi
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madala ngwazi

So you have Dausi & Supuni killing Nundwe’s son. When Americans went to kill two sons of Sadam Husein in Iraq..they thought that was the end of Sadam Husein. Those who follow History well , will remind you that ISIS was born immediately. Mutharika you dont shed innocent blood and expect no consequences. Ask king David of old…four of his sons died in sequence . why??? he killed Uriah the Hitite

Jayarhra
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Jayarhra

Good

Psyuta
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Psyuta

Great !

Bilex sibale
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Bilex sibale

Well,all the best.

Mwe'ene
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Mwe'ene

Gen Supuni, the national security adviser’s hands are all over this progressive “restructuring” – good strategic move Supuni: Show you learned za strategic military organisations at the US Military Colleges.
And, to be sure, this actually brings more stability to our security; collective decisions, by the Land, Sea and Air commanders will now be the rule.

Innoxy Charles
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Innoxy Charles

You don’t have to dare appointing anyone for you have just a month left to leave that presidency, shame on you!.

SING'ANGA MOFFAT
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MALAWIAN PROBLEMS IS NOT IN ELEVATION OF ARMY / POLICE OFFICERS —-WHO CAME UP WITH THESE CALCULATIONS ??WE HAVE SUFFERED TOGETHER WITH THESE OFFICERS FOR OVER 54 YEARS —WHAT MALAWIANS ARE EXPECTING IS MORE THAN WHAT WE ARE SEEING OR HEARING HERE NOW -(–WEIGHED AND FOUND WANTING !!!)