Malawi President Peter Mutharika arrived home Sunday after an overseas absence that led to rumors about a health crisis.
Mutharika arrived to Kamuzu Internstional Airport in Lilongwe at resounding cheers from supporters of his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), heavy police presence and government officials.
After alighting from a private jet, Mutharika waved the crowds with his left hand.
He proceeded to greet the welcoming officials who lined up on the red carpet airpor runway including State Vice President Saulos Chilima and Secrtary to a president and cabinet George Mkondiwa.
Mutharika greated the officials using his left hand.
The president had not been seen since leaving for United Nations General Assembly last month.
He remained in United States sparking rumours that he was receiving treatment.
Governmebt spokesman had denied reports that Mutharika, 76 ,was ill. .
His absence had raised the level of uncertainly in this southern African country already in economic and political turmoil.
Frustration has been rising in Malaei over a plummeting economy, daily power blackouts, water shortages and allegations of government corruption.