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Peter Mutharika

Date of Birth: 1940
Place of Birth: Thyolo, Nyasaland


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Banda's fortunes turn

Professor Peter Mutharika of the DPP and the Reverend Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) are also faring poorly...


The hill Banda must climb

In a move especially controversial in Malawi, Mussa also questioned the sexuality of Arthur Peter Mutharika of the Democratic Progressive Party, who is a widower, saying he was ‘suspiciously unmarried and unfit for presidency’...

Despite the attacks on him, Peter Mutharika has been making political capital from the government’s reluctance to address the homosexuality issue...

The MCP’s presidential hopefuls include a respected cleric, Reverend Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, of Malawi’s largest Pentecostal denomination, the Assemblies of God Church; the ex-President of the influential Farmers’ Union of Malawi, Felix Jumbe; and retired Chief Justice Lovemore Munlo, whom Banda accused of being part of the plot to swear in Peter Mutharika after the death of his brother in April 2012 (AC Vol 53 No 10)...


Lilongwe’s treason trial

Lilongwe Chief Magistrate Agnes Chinangwa laid charges of treason against Peter Mutharika, the late President's brother and former Foreign Minister; Bright Msaka, Chief Secretary and civil service head; his deputy, Necton Mhura; Goodall Gondwe, former Finance Minister and Africa Director, International Monetary Fund; and another eight officials...

All key members of the then governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the plotters, led by Peter Mutharika and the fiery Information Minister Patricia Kaliati, argued that Banda had made herself ineligible for the constitutional succession because she had been forced out of the governing party...

Treason suspects now on bail Arthur Peter Mutharika, brother of the late President Bingu wa Mutharika and acting President of the Democratic Progressive Party...


Banda takes on her deputy

The DPP blocked any application of Section 65 from 2005 to 2009, when Peter Mutharika, the late President’s brother and now DPP leader, was Justice Minister...

Peter Mutharika is emphasising his Lhomwe ethnicity and openly supporting anti-gay positions on controversial laws on homosexuality, currently the other hot topic in Parliament (AC Vol 50 No 23, The rise and rise of ethnic politics)...


The honeymoon’s over

The DPP expelled Banda in December 2010 along with the current Vice-President, Khumbo Hastings Kachali, for refusing to support President Bingu wa Mutharika’s brother, Peter Mutharika, as its presidential candidate...


A long-distance run for Banda

’ Banda has dropped the late President’s brother, Peter Mutharika, as Foreign Affairs Minister and others who plotted to prevent her from taking office, such as Information Minister Patricia Kaliati...

Banda, 62, founded the PP after the late President Bingu wa Mutharika (see Box, Three days in April) had her expelled from the then governing DPP for not endorsing Peter Mutharika as his successor for the 2014 election...

I’ll continue the vision, Peter Mutharika will not leave you however tough things may be...


Three days in April

Then the Foreign Minister, Peter Mutharika, along with senior members of the then governing Democratic People’s Party, decided to buy time to subvert Vice-President Joyce Banda’s succession by flying the body to South Africa, claiming that the dead President was receiving further treatment...


New leader, new broom

Although he died on 5 April, the late President’s cabinet tried keep his death secret and blocked Banda’s accession, hoping to sneak Foreign Minister Peter Mutharika into his brother’s post...

Mutharika had sacked Banda from the governing party in early 2011 when she refused to support Peter Mutharika’s nomination as the Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate...


Pressure mounts on Mutharika

Presidential brother Arthur Peter Mutharika, a constitutional law Professor at Washington University, St...


Plot device

Peter Mutharika went on a European charm offensive after President Bingu Mutharika revoked the persona non grata order on Britain’s expelled High Commissioner, Fergus Cochrane-Dyet...


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