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Malawi Police Chief Fired

Joyce Banda

By Staff Reporter
In a dramatic turn of events Malawis newly sworn in President Joice Hilder Band Sunday afternoon fired the country’s Police Inspector General Peter Mukhatho and replaced him with police Commissioner Lonzi Zonzi.
This has sparked fears among other government officials appointed by the late President Bingu WA Mutharika who had been accused nepotism on several occasions by the former Vice President Banda. Banda had been accusing Mutharika during her Peoples Party rallies of nepotism by promoting people of his Lomwe tribe particularly Mulanje and Nthyolo districts in top government positions, citing the fired Mukhitho as an example.
In a statement signed by the Office of President and Cabinet- OPC Banda who is also the Police Commander- in -Chief says Zonzi is the police Chief with effect from Sunday. The firing of Mukhatho, who was described by the late Mutharika as the best Police Inspector General Malawi has ever had, has pleased most people in major cities of
Blantyre, Lilongwe and MZuzu who claim that the officer was promoting Dictatorial tendencies together with the former President by making the country a police state. “True he must go we dont want him, he killed our 20 children during the July 20 pro democracy demonstrations” said 56year old Brown Soko. Meanwhile, this Sodom
and Gomorrah of sacking out incompetent top government officials is expected to
Continue as the President is striving to bring sanity in government in attempt
to regain the country’s lost donor confidence. .

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35 Responses to Malawi Police Chief Fired

  1. OLEMBA MAYESO

    April 9, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Mai lindilani ti silize malilo,Mwayambe kale kufuza moto

  2. nemwine webala

    April 9, 2012 at 11:09 am

    we knw u v th powers bt hold yo fire. apapene!

  3. Fred one

    April 9, 2012 at 11:31 am

    This typical of african politics.

  4. mwisho kaps

    April 9, 2012 at 11:48 am

    she is too carthatic. These banda names are perculiar. From VP to the top through the demise of their boses such as mwanawasa and bingu. So they are not good names to appoint as your deputy coz you will die so thap

  5. imfumu yakanya

    April 9, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    that is 1 of the things she waz waiting 4.
    Atampa namalilo tayalafika na pakati
    na tina.
    She is nt morning at all.she is 2 anxious 4 office.

  6. Williacous

    April 9, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Clean the masse pliz madam…

  7. eefyo baile.

    April 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    chi mayo how do fire someone like that, within 28hours in office.muletekanya nangu lupato teifi!!!!!

  8. Local Invester

    April 9, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    clean the country mother. I am shifting my investments to your country. Nothing is promising here.

  9. Franswa

    April 9, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    O my God!malawi is in problem pipo.yo exerlence pliz hold yo fire.

  10. malawi love

    April 9, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    u felow zambians u dnt kno how ths mukhito behaves thats why you are saing the new president is acting too fast…the guy is total iliterate and a big crap…and it dsnt matter whether the late president is buried or not for her to fire these handclappers chicken of pipo! I can tel u that almost 80% of people here in malawi are happy with the death of bingu and tha firing of the police chief….juct imagine he orderd hs police men to fire live bulets which later killed 20 people and he also orchastrated the death of robert chasowa who was killed with bear hands by the police! HE DESERVES THE FIRING…. I rest my case

  11. Chalabesa

    April 9, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Typical of african head of state, what do you expect, but people are still mourning!!!!

  12. christian

    April 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    @malawi love i agree with you..zambian’s take heart pa fintu mushishibe.

  13. UMU D

    April 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    AFUMA KU MWENSHI ATI FIRED THAT THE PROBLEM WITH WOMEN

  14. jansido

    April 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Vimbuya Tizichefyako pamalilo. Wapya munzi….

  15. k 1

    April 9, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    firing sitilesa mange ka firi’ngidwe bane tetimwalolela icililo chapwa? olo ifyachililo ni aside

  16. Nsonkola wa Mwaba

    April 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Ma Banda fire, fire, fire next should be Patricia Kaliati, late Bingu,s prostitute. She did not want you to ascend to power even when your Constitution is very clear on succession.

  17. Mulenga Sata

    April 9, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    She seems to be a follower of Zambia’s President Ukwa. Ukwa is still firing and hiring up to ow. 2moro Ukwa will continue with the firing after a long spell due to his pathetic health

  18. Nzengos

    April 9, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    She is getting advice from Ukwa, ‘hire and fire’ begins, tiye-tiye!

  19. oxmos

    April 9, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    i like the firing!!!! thats the way to go who knows what he maybe contapleting

  20. MUSOLI MUTHANSHI

    April 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    anyone who has followed politics in malawi will know that this was going to happen, the guy was a let down to our malawian sisters and brothers. he was a devil, he has been fired i think cause he may have been thought to be contemplating something sinister, he knwe would never hold his office after BWT’s death. for me, good riddance!

  21. jon juma

    April 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    SHE SHOULD WAIT, SHE’LL DIE TOO SOON. WHEN ITS NEAR I’LL SAY THE DAY. THIS IS THE PROPHESY.

  22. tonga girl

    April 9, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    LETS NOT PASS COMMENTS ON MATTERS WE DO NOT UNDERSTAND, MALAWI WAS IN A SILLY CRISIS, INFACT EVEN THE MINISTER OF FORIEGN AFFAIRS SHOULD PARKOUT,BECA– USE SHE WILL MAKE HER JOB DIFFICULT….. FIRE FIRE FIRE

  23. Mbewe misozi

    April 9, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    The ngonis say put the enemies in front wen in a war battle.so j banda is just right to deal with enemies first bcos they may plot evil.call a spad,a spad.a fool wil ever b a fool wether ignod or not.let fools go!viva joice b! Clear the bullshit man!

  24. chileshe

    April 9, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Malawi! We are behind you.The New president!God bless you.

  25. Richard

    April 9, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Madam surely you can’t wait even for a week after burial, anyway when a woman is in power you can expect anything to happen just wait and see

  26. Respect

    April 9, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Zambians lets 4 once respect Malawi,God give mama wisdom to rule and may the late president sip

  27. dnice

    April 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    what? this is so sad. i know life in government has to go on but surely, mutharika has not even been burried. bamayo aba nindoshi, lol lol

  28. Dr.Amos,

    April 9, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    lolest !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Word is Bond

    April 9, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I am offering my editing skills for free to all online papers. The articles are ludicrous. Tumfweko…please do get in touch…free services…

  30. Amangochokocho

    April 10, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Zambians, before you start accusing our beloved President of acting too fast please do acquaint yourself with the political activities of the past two years. In fact the IG was not supposed to last a day in office. He is a criminal. Our country was rotten and the cleaning up will have so many casualties but the country is prepared for it.

  31. fyonse

    April 10, 2012 at 3:45 am

    Tiyeni nazo nka ise kungovelako chabe bati!

  32. Nostradamus

    April 10, 2012 at 4:57 am

    Yes she is Joyce Hitler Banda. I feel pit on Malawian, that woman is evil.

  33. big thinker

    April 10, 2012 at 7:28 am

    wait for what let her clean the mess pipo shd learn to do the right things why keep a wrong chap who is is likely to temper with a lot of information

  34. rrae

    April 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    mulenga ho is ukwa ? hahahahaha

  35. choncho

    August 31, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    no choice in joyce coz she is SATAnic,she rules with an iron fist