Namathanga returns power to Nundwe at Malawi army

Former Malawi Defence Force (MDF) commander General Peter Namathanga has officially handed over the sword of command to General Vincent Nundwe who President Lazarus Chakwera re-instated recently.

Namathanga officially handed over the sword of command to Nundwe
General Nundwe gets sword of commmand

The ceremony took place on Friday  at Kamuzu Barracks in Lilongwe.

Speaking at the ceremony, Namathanga, who was clad in a civilian suit while his successor was in full military gear, said  he assumed the role of Commander at a time when the country was facing two critical issues; Covid-19 and fresh presidential elections.
Said Nathamanga: “I am leaving MDF as a happy person, I appeal to you to continue to be professional in your conduct of duty.”

He said he is happy in the manner MDF, under his command, managed fresh presidential elections.

Nundwe has since commended General Namathanga for his professionalism when he led the MDF and assured him that Army will remain professional.

General Namathanga has been given a short gun and a water pump as a farewell gift.

Deputy MDF Commander Lieutenant General Davis Mtachi has also been given a short gun and a gas cooker as a farewell gift marking his end of service in MDF.

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Simon Chikuse
Simon Chikuse
1 month ago

My fellow Malawians we should be proud of the Professionalism of MDF the army is indeed an icon in Africa Bravoto MDF

mtete
mtete
1 month ago

Whatever people may say, I applaud Namathanga for assisting in ensuring APM was shown the exit. To tell you the truth, my greatest fear in the runner up to the fresh election was the likilihood of the the army facilitating rigging. For ensuring this didn’t happen, Namathanga is my hero.
Nundwe was removed by APM to ensure rigging just as he wanted CJ Nyirenda out of the way. For me Nundwe reappointment was fair.

Medson
Medson
1 month ago

If I were Nundwe I wouldn’t accept the reappointment
This is craziness

Leader of Operations
1 month ago

Mmene Malawi anakwiyira muja olo Namathangayo akanafuna kuthandiza mutharika kuti abere chisankho aizikananunjha kanthu. Anaiwerenga game . Palibe chomwe anachita chapadera. Asilikali sakamamumvera akanawauza zopusa akudziwa akanathera mmanja mwa anthu.

Mofolo
Mofolo
1 month ago

Nundwe was an MCP stooge in the Army that is why he has accepted this stupid reappointmet to make the Army an MCP wing. Asilikari oti ngati anamenya nkhondo ndikuphwanya Malawi young pioneers ndi mademo. Tanzania ikutenga Nyanja mpaka kumasintha map a Nundwe ali busy ndi mademo. A Nundwe mukumbukile mawu amene anakusiyilani Rodney Jose mutapanga press conference limodzi. Nthawi yanu inatha period. Namathanga is respected he never aligned himself to DPP and handled transition successful.Tru Sonja

Masozi
Masozi
1 month ago

One day we shall see general of the army refuse to go, and then civil war. Mark my words. Stop this madness of bringing former commanders back into active service

Dan
Dan
1 month ago
Reply to  Masozi

I guess we need to be honest with ourselves by challnging sick ideas like what Pter evoked over an officer who was not only competent but honest with his job. So if you want to accuse accuse Mtharika in the first place and spare he who wants to challenges Muntharika’s impunity

Mzengo
Mzengo
1 month ago

A nundwe kukakamila zinthu, after 42 years in the army zoona kuvomela kubweleranso even when he personally new that his successor has done commendably. A nundwe analibe zina zokachita kodi? Mtima umenewu utheletu pa Malawi.

Tikudziwa A mutharika analakwitsa, a chakwera alakwitsa posankha nundwe ndiye a nundwe anali ndi mwayi okonza mutharika /chakwera pokana udindo. Nundwe should be more professional and, unfortunately by getting back sword from his successor he has shown that he doesn’t let go, he is greedy. Phungu osataya nthenga.

Mary
Mary
1 month ago
Reply to  Mzengo

Cadet kulira mokuwa. Koma uchira ngakhale muli mochedwa

Hate it or take it but it's a fact
Reply to  Mzengo

Nundwe is a soldier , soldiers have strong heart that’s why u see Nundwe accepting it coz he is strong and not weak as u are.

Mkanda Gudu
Mkanda Gudu
1 month ago
Reply to  Mzengo

What Chakwera has done is to allow Nundwe to retire in his own accord if he has reached 60 years of public service. He might have served 42 years in the defense force, that doesn’t mean he can’t contribute anything. He will soon retire and pave a process of gradual depoliticize of the defense force

Moqtada Al Sadir
1 month ago

Za pa dziko izi zosiyira. Kunali Matewere, Yohane, Khanga, Chigawa, Maulana, etc. The problem with Muthalika was that he wanted to politicise every sector. Politicising defense is dangerous. It’s good we got rid of the most notorious present in Malawi. APM is at par with BM. Tribalists.

Bauleni12
Bauleni12
1 month ago

Wrong decision by the president, very wrong bringing back retirees why?

Mkanda Gudu
Mkanda Gudu
1 month ago
Reply to  Bauleni12

What is the basis of your conclusion of it being a wrong decision?

Boy
Boy
1 month ago

Wish you well General Namathanga in your new assignment n we are proud of you for managing well the FPE

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