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Vol 62 No 25

Published 16th December 2021


President's situation is no joke

A popular comedian is ridiculing the head of state as he tries to counter popular discontent with a wave of anti-corruption arrests

Sixteen months after garnering an impressive electoral mandate, President Lazarus Chakwera is on the back foot, anxiously deflecting accusations that his administration is incompetent and corrupt. Complaints about the rising cost of living are widespread and the shaky ruling coalition of his Malawi Congress Party (MCP) with the United Transformation Movement (UTM) of the mercurial Saulos Chilima, formerly Vice-President under ex-President Peter Mutharika, is failing to back him up.

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