Politically connected Malawi army officials undermining General Nundwe

Some politically connected senior military officials are reported to be behind smear campaign against Malawi Defence Force (MDF) commander, General Vincent Nundwe, Nyasa Times has learnt.

General Vincent Nundwe:  Faces smear campaign

The senior military officials most of them promoted during the previous Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration are reported to be bringing their political inclinations into the affairs of the apolitical institution.

According to Nyasa Times military sources, the disgruntled military officials that have been engaged in a mud smear campaign against the army commander because of the professional and ethical way he handles military affairs.

“Just a few weeks ago this group released a letter that was circulating on social media purporting that there was regionalism in the army.

“The group that used the leader of opposition’s speech at the close of parliament as a basis of their argument alleged that promotions in the army were only favouring people from the north and the center,” said the source.

The letter that Nyasa Times accessed among other things alleged that the current personnel placement and appointments in the army it was obvious that there was indeed a systematic suppression of anything to do with the southern region.

The letter went on to allege that no officer from the southern region was holding any key and strategic decision making position.

“We recently witnessed General Nundwe in an unprecedented manner send Brigadier Mijoni to a UN peace keeping mission in DRC and how in a similar manner appointed Lieutenant Colonel Mjumira who is his home boy from Rumphi as acting Brigade 94 commander,” reads the letter in part.

The letter which was purportedly authored by a group of disgruntled politically connected army officials which according to military sources is being led by some senior army officials (Names withheld), continues to allege that some senior positions at Mafco are currently being reserved for officers that are currently outside the country.

MDF spokesperson Major Paul Chiphwanya was not available for comment but  he recently told the Nyasa Times that the army does not comment on unsubstantiated social media speculation.

However, a Nyasa Times analysis of the military hierarchy indicates that it is composed by senior officers from all regions and districts across the country, a development that according to the source is a result of the professional investment that the Malawi Defense Forces has made  over the years.

“It’s unfortunate that these disgruntled senior officers are trying their best to destroy the general’s reputation whilst it very obvious that rationalistic appointments were made in the previous administration. What these officers are forgetting is that the army is a professional institution that does not meddle in civilian affairs like politics,” said the source.

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Opportunist
Opportunist
14 days ago

Ma cadet muchira koma mochedwa

m_N
m_N
15 days ago

Long Live General Nundwe. Without his wisdom in the aftermath of the stolen elections of 2019, Malawi would be ashes now. May God bless this man.

Macloud Chavula
Macloud Chavula
15 days ago
Reply to  m_N

general namathanga aliphee kudya salary ya MDF until he reaches 60 years. And general namathanga will go down as one of the best generals if not the best because he handled the rerun very well by putting down mtambo’s open rebellion. general namathanga left the army with his head held high, osati general who it appears was not satisfied with what he had done thats why he accepted to come back unfortunately watafuna nawo covid19 money kuzipaka chitosi which he could have avoided had he retired. uyutu zadala

John chidongo
15 days ago

Nanunso asilikali kumangolira ndiye under trainedyo you have got the power to remove Nudwe with force. Close the office in silence but mmmh social media inabwera inu. Kutokota zinsinsi zonse out. Ndi vutonso lo sapanga lika ma phone. Attention seeking basi wokonderayo achoke , wachipani cha MCP achoke. Nkuona mumanga nao ma demo. Arm sikuyenera komwe kuturuka kukapanga nao mademo zitavuta zitati bwanji koma atha kungopanga kupu. Kulanda boma mwachinsinsi. Azimbambo aku Army mabodza ngati azimayi. Oooh no.

Ginimbi, the illuminate, the likes of Bushiri

The president goofed big time by reinstating Nundwe, this was an incompetent move!

Last edited 15 days ago by Ginimbi, the illuminate, the likes of Bushiri
Jmc
Jmc
15 days ago

Don’t forget that your pitala is the one forced nundwe out to accommodate his southerner general to silence Malawians he wanted full control of our nation he didn’t want us to vote again, however we did vote he lost the new president anaganjza kut nkwabwino to put nundwe back because his time was not over yet and junior armies were crying for nundwe.

Shua
Shua
15 days ago

I don’t buy it all those positions were appointed by Peter even nudwe himself only thing he’s was fired and chakwera brought him back but the least was former president doing

nsundwe Boys
nsundwe Boys
15 days ago
  1. Remove this man or risk losing and bringing disrepute in the army. You dont bring a General back from retirement and hope all is well. People moved on. The best was to appoint another in his stead
Chilungamo 100%
15 days ago

This is public relations for Nundwe and his Tonse partners. Poor reporting by a praise singing reporter. Next time write real news

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
15 days ago

Ayi leave Nundwe, DPP messed up things. It was them who are complaining who were promoted suspiciously now they want to bring confusion

PelomaPepe
PelomaPepe
15 days ago

Za Nundwe zo tikambabe, koma chinanchina pano pamakhala zizungu 😅😅😅😅

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