Mutharika leaves mantle to Chimulirenji as Malawi acting president

President Peter Mutharika who has departed the country for New York to attend the  United Nations General Assembly has left the mantle  of command to vice president Everton Chimulurenji  now Acting President.

President Mutharika leaves the airport escorted by Malawi Defence Force and Police chiefs as second-in-command Chimulirenji is behind.-Photo by Govati Nyirenda, Mana
Vice President Chimulirenji was seen dismissing the military parade at KIA and remains in command as President is away

Mutharika left the country in the hands of Chimulirenji was seen dismissing the military parade mounted by Malawi Defence Force (MDF) at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe. soon after the chartered plane which the President boarded, took off.

Before leaving, Mutharika inspected a guard of honour by the MDF soldiers and answered one question from the state controlled Malawi Broadcasting Corporation at a controlled impromptu press conference at the airport.

Vice-President in Malawi only becomes functional when he is delegated .

Section 79 of the Constitution says a Vice-President is elected alongside the President and “shall assist the President and who shall exercise the powers and functions conferred on the First Vice-President…by this Constitution or by any Act of Parliament and by the President.”

Historically, there has been tension between Malawian Presidents and their Vice-Presidents predominantly over issues bordering on succession.

Mutharika is on his last term of office and would not be barred by the Constitution to  seek re-election in 2024. And  [God forbid], if anything happens now, Chimulirenji automatically becomes the Head of State until the remainder of the term.

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Winston Msowoya
Winston Msowoya
2 years ago

ANKOLO ,THE PROBLEM WITH YOU IS THAT YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN IN A CLASS THAT IS WHY YOU ARE A GOOF.YOU HAvE NOTHING TANGIBLE IN YOUR HEAD,JUST GO AND DRINK CHIBUKU YOU IDIOT YOU WILL GET A LITTLE BETTER YOU GUILE.

chataika
chataika
2 years ago

Why always think of somebody passing on? Don’t u have issues to present? When APM was elected in 2014 u wished him die within 3 months but God forbid this and here he is re-elected. Chonde a malawi khalani wokonda ana anu. Peter, Lazarus, Saulos, Atupele, Kaliya, Chisi, etc all these are the children of this land, Malawi. So if one among them is elected let us all give him all the support he deserves bcoz at the end of the day we all need development and nothing else. MCP now in opposition for 25 yrs so if we the… Read more »

King's-son@265
2 years ago

sazabwelanso basi………….

Nzika
Nzika
2 years ago

Ankolo, It is you who is stupid. Tidziti komwe Mutharika wakoyo wapitako akayankhula m’Chichewa or in English? You are displaying your own primitive backwardness! Suppose, mind you, just supposing, you are so ambitious to attend a foreign university, will you tell your lecturers to give you lectures in Chichewa because your language back home is Chichewa? Why then have you written in English and not in Chichewa in this discussion? Mwatsaliratu Ankolo ngati mapwala ankhumba!

Moya
Moya
2 years ago

Tomato republic of Malawi, a man befitting to be the chairman of Tsangano flea market is now the head of the country in APMs absence.

Ankolo
2 years ago

Stupid Malawians, why do you adore English so much? Mbuli zenizeni. Don’t you have your language?

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
2 years ago
Reply to  Ankolo

Why are you writing in English then?

Chilungamo Nchabwino
Chilungamo Nchabwino
2 years ago

It seems some Malawians think its a good idea to be led by uneducated men. No wonder the country has not progressed in 50 years.

Bisoni
Bisoni
2 years ago

Kamuzu Banda adaali wophunzila, Bingu Mutharika anali wophunzila, APM ndiwophunzila, koma osewa adawononga chuma chaMalawi. Sikuphunzila kokha kofunikila koma kudziwa zochita. Ikhala Chimulirenji anali wanzeru zidakakhala bwino ngakhale alibe sukulu koma bvuto nkusowa kwake nzeru kumene sindigwilizana nako. Ena maPresident akuAmerica analibe sukulu koma adamanga chuma ndidziko lamphamvu

mada k
mada k
2 years ago

stupidity at its best in malawi

Tuvitwana
Tuvitwana
2 years ago

Waku Tanzania koma chizungucho amachidziwa , that’s the difference.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
2 years ago

Total dunderhead. What a waste of donor/tax payers money. Impoverished malawi doesn’t need this 30% ideot to lead the country. He just goes on a holiday and nothing else as no one listens, let alone know him.

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