Malawi President, Peter Mutharika, has reportedly escaped from Kamudzu Palace using private and unofficial convoy following threats from Malawi Defence Forces (MDF). Malawi News and Education Update posted on Facebook suggesting that Malawi Defense Force Soldiers wanted to detain Mutharika at Kamudzu Palace and force him to resign.
Mutharika is being accused of manipulating the election results in which he emerged the winner. The call for Mutharika’s resignation is believed to have intensified following his State of The Nation (SON) address when he was officially opening the 4th session of the Parliament. During the address, Mutharika was jeered by opposition Parliamentarians who refused to be calmed down.
Mutharika is said to have escaped after being tipped off by former Commander of MDF Spoon Phiri that the MDF intended to arrest him. the mission. Reports suggest that Munthalika and the first Lady left Lilongwe to the Eastern Region where they are staying at a private residence.
In the video below, the citizenry is marching in the streets calling for Mutharika’s arrest.
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