Mutharika’s UN General Assembly attendance in limbo

President Peter Mutharika is set to cancel his attendance to this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in the United States of America (USA) amid political tension as a result of the disputed May 21 polls.

Mutharika speaking to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday

Security sources are said to have advised Mutharika ‘not to leave the country’ anytime soon as tension is still high.

“Mutharika will cancel attending this year’s UNGA, instead Foreign Affairs Minister Francis Kasaila will represent him. He cannot afford to leave the country, it is very risky,” said a government official in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Other sources said Mutharika is reacting to an intelligence reports that other people planned to block him from returning to Malawi from UNGA until the elections case was resolved.

“He is not taking risks. He is not going to UNGA this year. Even his Vice President Everton Chimulirenji is staying put,” insisted the aide.

Insiders said Mutharika was given the same security advice when he skipped an important USA-Africa Investment summit in Mozambique, just a few days after his controversial May 21 elections win. He sent his Vice President Chimulirenji to represent him instead.

“This plan of forcing Mutharika to stay out of the country is real and looks like it has some blessings of some military bosses and Mutharika is aware that anything can happen and that is why he is not taking any chances,” said a high placed military source.

There was no official response from presidential press secretary Mgeme Kalirani on the matter.

Lately President Mutharika has been running scared seeking comfort of heavily armed military personnel and changing to ‘safer routes’ especially when he is entering the volatile capital city Lilongwe.

Mutharika has been on record that he ‘does not fear anyone’ but has locked himself in highly secured State Houses in Mangochi, Blantyre and Lilongwe since elections.

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Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
2 years ago

Mwati anyamuka litilo ndiye

njonjo njo
njonjo njo
2 years ago
Reply to  Njolo mpilu

yes dziko satenga ndi nkhondo koma ballot

fred
fred
2 years ago

Kodi who cheated you that APM is a cowar?. Koma mulira zoona as you try to dream of taking the country’s leadership lawlessly. Mutulusa bloody tears. Ubig salimbila. Musova.

Mmalawi
Mmalawi
2 years ago
Reply to  fred

A president who chooses to be protected by ma kasinja is a big coward, afraid of weaponless people he is supposed to rule

Iantana
Iantana
2 years ago

The president can attend the meeting , no one can overthrow him. I am very confident that the Army and Police can not allow that to happen

Joni's kadijose
Joni's kadijose
2 years ago
Reply to  Iantana

Let him go and you see what he is gonna get

Innoxy Charles
Innoxy Charles
2 years ago

OSANGOMWALIRA NDI BP UMUTSATILE BINGU UJA BWANJI?.SINDIKUKUWONERA KUKONDWA NSANAME ‘PETER MUTHARIKA’.I JUST PRAY FOR MUTHARIKA TO DIE SO THAT MALAWI REMAINS PEACEFUL…I ALSO ASK GENERAL NUNDWE TO HELP US TO REMOVE THAT BASTARD CALLED ‘MUTHARIKA’ HE EVEN OPRESS SOLDIERS.PLEASE MR NUNDWE REMOVE THAT BASTARD, WE ARE TIRED OF HIS CORRUPT GOVERNMENT WHICH LAYS MALAWI UNDEVELOPED AND PROMOTE SUFFERING OF MALAWIANS.

Anti-Demos Vigilante
Anti-Demos Vigilante
2 years ago

Mwasowa cholemba eti? Kodi president akukupatsani ulemutu osati kukuopani he can go anywhere in Malawi kungoti akudziwa kuti there are some foolish people who can be tempted to do foolish things and will end up being killed. No army will attempt a coup while the legitimate president is attending to UN duties. NO WAY! That coup can not even last an hour. UN will escort the president back to Malawi and guard him while lambasting amateurish warlords, Chakwera and Chilima, at a political mass rally at their own Kabudula and Nsipe villages! Where were the demonstrators when APM was being… Read more »

Joni's kadijose
Joni's kadijose
2 years ago

Let him leave and you see the powers of young brigadiers.

Clifton
Clifton
2 years ago

Zavuta pa Malawi

Sure
Sure
2 years ago

Are you sure Malawi represented by kusaila? Aman of sex scandals.. aman wjo failed to answer questions from George kasakula… ?

I don’t understand why engineer kasaila ali ku foreign affairs… ? Munthu wopanda mzeru and skills … kasaila nde mbola ya munthu….

Wosampatsa binton kumtsaila or henry mussa bwanji? stupid DPP munya mwakhaliratu nxt month mukutuluka we are TIRED

Joloza
2 years ago
Reply to  Sure

Anakunyengerani mkazi wanu kodi Kusailayo. Iwenso ma scandal alitho koma palibe angalembe za iwe chifukwa ulibe dzina kkkkkk shame. Timalemba ma scandal a anthu odziwika kkkkk

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
2 years ago

What does he do at UN anyway? No one knows him, his country and hence no one listens to him. Just goes on holiday to see his and wast tax payers money.

Bilfuti
Bilfuti
2 years ago

He gets billions of dollars of ‘investment’ pledges to help develop Malawi.

……….

Sorry, I didn’t mean to make such a ridiculous joke!

Chindere
Chindere
2 years ago

The court case will be over while he is there and we will seal the boarders he can stay with TRUMP

Maliseche
Maliseche
2 years ago

He is an illegitimate president anyway. so he cant attend UNGA

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