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Peter Mutharika

Date of Birth: 18 July 1940
Place of Birth: Thyolo, Malawi


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Turmoil at the top deepens

An April report by pollsters Afrobarometer found that 70% of Malawians believe corruption is worse under Chakwera than under his predecessor President Peter Mutharika whom Chakwera had dubbed 'prince of thieves' and whose administration was widely held to be riddled with corruption (AC Vol 58 No 24 Banda's Faustian pact)...

Chilima cannot run for a third term as a Vice-President – he served as President Peter Mutharika's Vice-President before leaving the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)...


Fraud furore engulfs Chakwera

Nor has comment been spared on a 'deafening silence' from ex-President Peter Mutharika's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ex-President Joyce Banda's People's Party (PP) Atupele Muluzi's United Democratic Front (UDF) and even Vice-President Saulosi Chilima's UTM...

The companies have been supplying the army and the police for several years with arms and ammunition anti-riot equipment and protective clothing the reports said including a $14 million deal for the army and the police to obtain eight water-cannon vehicles struck in 2018 during the presidency of Peter Mutharika...

Despite all this less than a year later in December 2015 President Peter Mutharika's then Attorney-General Kalekeni Kaphale cleared Sattar's companies of any involvement in the scandal and declared them to have had valid contracts...

Coping with Malawi's royal 'thievery' The beleaguered President Lazarus Chakwera when in opposition once called his predecessor Peter Mutharika 'prince of thieves'...

President Joyce Banda suffered from voters associating her with the Cashgate scandal and President Peter Mutharika had to cope with fall-out from the case of Zameer Karim a businessman who allegedly deposited 120 million kwacha ($150 000) into a party account controlled by the then president (AC Vol 59 No 14 Rationing corruption)...


President's situation is no joke

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...

Unlike him both his predecessors Peter Mutharika and Joyce Banda enjoyed honeymoon periods with the public in their first two years of office...

' Police round up DPP officials The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) – as well as detaining officials and advisors close to President Lazarus Chakwera – has been strongly focused on alleged corruption in the previous administration of President Peter Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)...

A former Reserve Bank Governor who had expressed interest in succeeding Peter Mutharika as DPP President and running against Chakwera in 2025 he is also accused of misleading the IMF...


Allies prove a trial for the President

Civil society which found its voice so powerfully in the mass movement opposing President Peter Mutharika's government is stirring once more including influential churchmen...


Chakwera loses his lustre

As befits a devout evangelist and former pastor President Lazarus Chakwera promised to lead Malawians 'to Canaan' after winning last year's dramatic election a re-run of the previous poll cancelled by judges over fraud by ex-President Peter Mutharika's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP – AC Vol 61 No 18 shaky start for the new broom)...


Stress test for the Tonse Alliance

The Tonse Alliance partners who wrested power from President Peter Mutharika's Democratic Progressive party so convincingly in June in are now in a fight that is putting at risk the four-month-old administration of President Lazarus Chakwera's Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and the United Transformation Movement (UTM) of Vice-President Saulos Chilima (AC Vol 61 No 18 A shaky start for the new broom)...

Elected Vice-President with President Peter Mutharika in 2014 he is now serving the last of his maximum two consecutive terms of office...

But Nankhumwa would first need to wrest control of the DPP from Peter Mutharika...


A shaky start for the new broom

At about 35% Chewa are the largest ethnic group in Malawi followed at 19% by the Lomwe which was the ethnic group of ex-President Peter Mutharika who lost to Chakwera in the presidential election...

Peter Mutharika has denied any connection to the affair...


Lazarus rising

While former President Peter Mutharika finally packed his bags and sought solace at an official government holiday residence on Lake Malawi newly elected President Lazarus Chakwera faces the same challenges that have foxed so many of his predecessors...

UTM Secretary-General Patricia Kaliati a veteran political warhorse who was in the cabinets of Bakili Muluzi Bingu wa Mutharika and Peter Mutharika is expecting to be appointed we hear (AC Vol 60 No 5 War of the running mates)...

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Narrow gaps

Malawi's rerun presidential election on 23 June went off relatively peacefully and early returns as Africa Confidential went to press indicate that President Peter Mutharika has lost the election...


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