Mutharika changes Malawi army leadership:  Nundwe new commander, General Supuni reassigned 

President Peter Mutharika has changed the leadership of the Malawi Defense Force with immediate effect. Mutharika has appointed Lieutenant General Vincent Nundwe to be the Commander of the Malawi Defense Force and reassigned General Supuni Phiri to become National Security Advisor  just days after junior officers at the barracks asked him to resign.

Nundwe promoted to the rank of General and now new Commander of Malawi Defence Force
General Supuni Phiri: Reassigned  other duties 

There has been jubilation in the barracks as the officers expect their concerns to be addressed with the change of command.

Junior MDF soldiers were last week demanding the immediate resignation of Supuni Phiri in what they call maladministration and abuse of office.

The junior army officers said they had since petitioned the authorities at the MDF on their grievances.

“Our UN allowances are always abused. The army commander style of leadership leaves a lot to be desired,” said one junior officer.

Another junior officer said the UN gives the MDF soldiers risk allowances for either working within or outside the country but the money is not given to the soldiers, saying the allowances are abused.

MDF spokesperson Paul Chiphwanya said he had not seen the petition therefore he could not comment.

Secretary to the Office of President and Cabinet Lloyd Muhara confirmed  Supuni Phiri has since been replaced with lieutenant general Vincent Nundwe.

Muhara also says Supuni Phiri has been appointed national security advisor

Senior officers who received the news as said “the military will no longer be the  battle ground  for opposition politicians because they were capitalizing on the discontent of the soldiers.”

The change of command in the Malawi Defense Force is expected to bring sanity.

Soldiers have commended President Mutharika for changing the MDF leadership before things got out of hand.

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Joloza
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Chimene anthu mukufuna simukuchidziwa. Chilichonse ngakhale chabwino simutha kuyamika. Peter wasankha Nundwe komabe mukunyoza. Mukufuna munthu azitani? Ndikuona ngati anthu inu mumangodana ndi banja la Mutharika basi. Zadusa pandale tsopano. Dziwani kuti tsogolo la munthu (destiny) amakonza ndi Mulungu. Mulungu amene amasankha atsogoleri anangolikondera banja lija muzifundo zake kuti munthu ndi mng’ono wake azakhala atsogoleri period. Sitingasutse zimenezi. Sitingazisinthenso. Mulungu anazikonza ndipo zinatheka basi. Kaya tizidana nalo banjali kapena ayi koma Mulungu analemba choncho basi. Zimene Mulungu walemba palibe angazifute. Komanso tidziwe kuti simunthu aliyense amene amatsogolera chipani amene amakhala president koma okhawo amene Mulungu anawasankha kuti azakhala ma president.… Read more »

Wiseman
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Wiseman

Ndibwino kulolana, zonsezi zomwe zikuchitizi, zidzatitengera ku chioonongeko, ngati sitisamala.
Zomwe mukuchitazi ndi chibwana Cha chachikulu.
Mudzadandaula kooopsya matataya wokondedwa wanu.
M’dziko muno, tili ndi ma Court, ndipo tili ndi oweruza anzeru kwambiri, khalani pansi, ndikirani mabwalo amilandu ndikirani kuweruza kwawu.
Kind Regards

Truth Pains
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Peter Muntharika has been forced to appoint Nundwe by Junior Solders, not his personal choice.
And in Nundwe we trust , even appearance of Nundwe itself with papers of Maps in hand shows true exprience and that indeed he is a real soldier.
Not zinazo mumasakha kale zaziiii

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

The fact that Gen. Nungwe is NOT Mulhakho suggests the claims emanating from MCP and the North, that APM imbues with nepotism, are highly exaggerated. The man rewards performance, and loyalty especially for political appointments.
What other parameters or principles do critics want him to adhere to? Regionalism? That was thrown out the window when Dictator Kamuzu went down with the sunset.

The Aristocrat
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The Aristocrat

Highly ignorant, superbly naive and extremely biased opinion this is. Are you so blinded with “loyalty” that you cant tell left from right just so you can defend your precious “Daddy”.
This is why Malawi is in shambles. The so called “poor” and “uneducated” are the ones with real eyes because the middle class and upper class like you are BOUGHT by favours and shady procurement deals yet inu nde ophunzila amene mukuyenela kukhala pa forefront kutsutsa zoipa.
Politics isn’t family Bwana. Si mmbale wanutu APM akupweteketsani.
Laugh while you still can.

Lego
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Its not Nungwe but Nundwe..BY the where is he from

Chipalamandule
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Chipalamandule

Nundwe was not his choice but the soldiers choice

Mayeso ritchanado
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Mayeso ritchanado

Mwina tingoti phee tione

Maneno
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Maneno

Sack Jane then I will know how serious u r this time.

mnantidutsi
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Mbuzi ya president, Supuni needs to be suspended to pave for investigation on abuse of soldiers, how do you reassign such a person to other duties? That is how Peter has killed Malawi – protecting fellow mbavas

mnantidutsi
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pressure now rules

mtete
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mtete

Mwayamba kale, mwayamba kale kunjenjemela

COPS
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COPS

Tithandizeni a Malawi, General Nundwe!

kennedy
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kennedy

We need couple.Our Mdf plzzz do us a favor emulat Zdf.

Mina
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Mina

Consider your ideas we have nothing compared to Zimbabwe

Wiseman
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Wiseman

Kutukwana, ndikutukwanizana sikutitengera kulikonseko, koma ngati ndikothekera bweletsani maganizo omanga dziko osati kupwasula ai.
Concerned