Nundwe hands over sword of command to Namathanga at Malawi army

Former Malawi Defence Force (MDF) commander Vincent Nundwe on Monday official handed over the sword of command to newly appointed General  Andrew Lapken Namathanga  at a ceremony held at Kamuzu Barracks in Lilongwe.

Over to you: Nundwe (L) giving Namathanga the sword of honour
Namathanga: In charge of MDF

In his farewell speech, Nundwe said he has left MDF, after 42 years of service, as a happy person because he did what the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi required him to do to protect the country’s sovereignty and to guard its citizens.

Nundwe received a standing ovation as he left the parade ground with senior officers pulling his car using ropes as the crowd cheered on.

In his remarks, Namathanga hailed Nundwe that he has left a great legacy in uplifting the welfare of soldiers and officers and also for being apolitical.

Malawians expect  MDF to continue discharging its  constitutional duties while maintaining an apolitical stance among its officers.

President Peter Mutharika removed Nundwe and his deputy Clement Namangale and replaced them Namathanga as the new Commander and Davis Sesatino Mtachi as his deputy.

Chief Secretary to Government Lloyd Muhara indicated that Nundwe and Namangale would be deployed to other duties. But the two are yet to be assigned new roles.

Nundwe is the fourth MDF commander to be dismissed under President Mutharika’s five-year rule. Others are Henry Odillo, Ignacio Maulana and Griffin-Supuni Phiri.

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Zio ine
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Zio ine

Good riddance. 42 years let him go and rest and may be join HRDC as security guard. We have many unemployed people young and strong why give him another job

Patriot
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Patriot

Stupid president, how can he change commanders like he changing underwear? Useless man

Mandado@147
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The Geneva conventions awaits you General try to be ”unprofessional in your conduct and see how the International Criminal Count will pond on you on crimes against humanity while peter enjoys his house arrest and sanctions.

Peloma Pepe
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Peloma Pepe

For what crimes?

Armour
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Armour

Within 5years 4 replacements
Eeeh wadada awa Wali serious kweni?

Atsogoleri
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Atsogoleri

mwaonetsa kuti zoonadi ndinu anthu otsatira malamulo

Aalex
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Aalex

So Muthalika wants a General who would allow his stupid Cadets to intimidate people. Kodi mukukamila chifukwa chani anthu oyipa inu? Please allow people to choose a president they want. Osati za chimizimizi zanuzi iyayi. ndale zomabwezelana mbuyo iyayi.. Tikufuna anthu okonda dziko lawo. Osati anthu omabela anthu awo omwe. Zomawona ngati anthu mziko ndiwopusa iwo ndiye ndiwochenjela. Izi zinali za kale nthawi ya Muluzi. Zachimizizi zomazipenta thupi. Zomawophyeza anthu kuti kubwela ndege zopanda Mapiko. Zopusa. Chonde chonde pave way for civilised politics. Old Mr Muthalika can go back to where he came from.

Nicolous
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Nicolous

Akachita masewera tiwalembera bwana wathu aTrump kuti achitepo kanthu chifukwa mpando sakakamira ngati anthu Sanakufune. UN soldiers rooming. Mwina afuna achoke ngati waku Gambia uja

Chi La La
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Chi La La

Congrats to all MDF soldiers, for professionals.

Benito
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Hope you will continue not to take part in politics unlike what police does

Moya
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Moya

When the sword moves from the right hands to the wrong hands? We need to protect this sword by trimming presidential powers to avoid a bad, selfish and non patriotic president from abusing the sword…am just a messenger don’t shoot me but rather shoot the abuser….don’t misquote me I didn’t mention any names…neither am i suggesting anything its all hypothetical thinking..”disclaimer”

ERUTU
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ERUTU

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Political Observer

Malawi belongs to all the 17 Million plus of all us, whether one likes it or not we are all shareholders and Landlords. Late Dr Banda, Bakili Muluzi,late Bingu Muthalika and Joyce Banda all left the State House so too will be Peter Muthalika.Malawi needs strong and effective Govt systems managed by serious professionals, ethically minded characters to head key Institutions like Army,Police,Judiciary, Parliament, Ombudsman etc.Vincent Nundwe was one of them. It is an open secret that this Muthalika brand syndrome of picking Thyolo, Mulanje,Phalombe and Chiradzulu home boys at the expense of well experienced and deserving professional has to… Read more »

Benito
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Very true and with his commands he built trust in Malawi army unlike police

Mw Army
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That’s good

Zio ine
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Zio ine

Go to hell Nundwe you turned our army into a political organisation and the soldiers as guards of Ntambo. You claimed you were protecting people yet we saw how Nsundwe terrorist terrorised Malawi under the leadership of Ntambo, Chakwera and Chilima. Who we know you had been planning a coup but you failed.

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ERUTU

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