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Vol 47 No 14

Published 7th July 2006


Unhappy returns

President Mutharika is set for more opposition confrontation as two leaders come home

Last month, Chakufwa Chihana, leader of the Alliance for Democracy (Aford), arrived from South Africa in a coffin. He had struggled with a brain tumour. His state funeral recognised his brave, open stand against the dictatorship of Hastings Kamuzu Banda in 1992. And this month, ex-President Bakili Muluzi is expected to defy rumours of his own demise by returning hale and hearty from six months of medical treatment in Britain.

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