President Mutharika, new VP Chimulirenji take oath of office

President Peter Mutharika and new vice president Everton Chimulirenji have taken oath of office at a swearing-in-ceremony held at Kamuzu stadium in Blantyre.

New five years term: President Mutharika and First Lady

Dressed in black suit, Mutharika looked elegant and happy as he took the oath of office, joking that he is not yet dead, he is alive.

Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda administered the oath of office.

Former president Bakili Muluzi attended the ceremony but his son, Atupele Muluzi, who performed poorly during the polls, did not attend the swearing-in-ceremony.

Former president Joyce Banda, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera and UTM president Saulos Chilima who gave Mutharika a good run for his money during the highly contentious tripartite elections stayed away from the ceremony.

In his brief speech, Mutharika thanked all political leaders who competed with him, saying they should recognize him as the president because there can only be one winner.

“The election is over. There is a time to fight, there is a time to unite. There is a time to argue, there is a time to agree. There is a time to pursue personal interests, there is a time to pursue national goals.

Mutharika described his victory as victory of the people, the rule of law and democracy.

The swearing in ceremony has taken place amid the background of a legal battle raging in the courts as the opposition say the vote was manipulated in favour of the 80-year-old president.

The inauguration ceremony takes place on Friday and on Sunday the president will hold a political rally at Njamba Freedom Park in Blantyre.

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namatetule
1 year ago

another 5 years of having to look at mrs mutharika and her wierd way of dressing Yuks!

tosh
tosh
1 year ago

tiwona Mulungu ali na maso tiwona ngati atapite patali

Bonney Phiri
Bonney Phiri
1 year ago

Nyasizi atigwiritsa ndi anzathu a MEC motsogozedwa ndi Ansah mothandizana ndi a Court mMalawi umve weniweni osatiuza ife kuti tisankhe mtsogoleri amene a Malawi akanamukonda bwanji?

tosh
tosh
1 year ago

amwene tiwona ngati ayendese dzikoli mwantendere waba madalitso achakwera kudandaula kwa munthu wa Mulungu zinthu sizingakuyendere

Tippex Madando Maliseche
Tippex Madando Maliseche
1 year ago

Apa Baraba wamasulidwa……….a Malawi tivutikanso……Blackouts are back,poor health services are back……the list is endless………..dziko lili pa moto………………..

Mobutu
Mobutu
1 year ago

recognise who? You peter! Get out

tman
1 year ago
Reply to  Mobutu

Ukumva PAIIIIIIIIIIN

DPP-Yatha
DPP-Yatha
1 year ago

He is smiling today. One day he and his team of thieves will be mourning. Kadawuluka kadzatera.

Phingo Walusa
Phingo Walusa
1 year ago

Umayankhula ngati umaganizira kumpheto bwanji? Time to unite with you killers, I will never! Munandiphera mbale wanga just because he was born without skin pigment and zomwe mumafuna zatheka mukti time to unite zoona? You cannot produce a word that will bring my brother back. Muziuzana komwe mumapangira zausatana zanuzoko. I have no kind word for you lead killer and your team of killers.

Opposition mwagwa
1 year ago

Komabe wawina. Nonse mwagwa

Tuvitwana
Tuvitwana
1 year ago

Alomwe sianthu

tman
1 year ago
Reply to  Tuvitwana

Komabe akulamulani

tobia
tobia
1 year ago
Reply to  Tuvitwana

am proud to be a lomwe

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