President Mutharika’s ADC removed

As President Bingu wa Mutharika’s life-and-death struggle on his political future continues, things start to fall apart for his security detail as he has now withdrawn his military Aide-de-Camp (ADC).

Nyasa Times sources at State House said Mutharika has withdrawn ADC Colonel Desmond Chawanda.

The source said the removal is to do with undisclosed “breach of security.”

Mutharika: Replaces ADC

State House Chief of Staff Edward Sawerengela could not comment on the matter.

But Malawi Defence Force sources dismissed the alleged breach of security, saying there could be nothing sinister with the change.

The Army said the ADCs normally serve one year or longer and that President Mutharika could change them when it is appropriate to him.

The development comes at a time when President Mutharika also replaced head of National Intelligence Services, Clement Kapalamula, with politician Bintony Kutsaira.

Colonel Chawanda became Mutharika’s ADC after replacing Major Chikunkha Soko.

Soko had taken over from Major John Chaika who replaced the President’s inaugural ADC Lieutenant Colonel Austin Kapindula.

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