Henry Mussa escapes death from fellow DPP officials

BLANTYRE—Minister of Trade and Industry, Henry Mussa, narrowly escaped death at the hands of his fellow Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials on Sunday night. The attack, which was organized by Ben Chitenje, was one way of preventing the minister from attending the elective conference which is currently underway in Blantyre at the Comesa Hall. According to sources, the thugs badly damaged...

DPP convention underway, Ben Phiri’s plan to rig elections thwarted

BLANTYRE—The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) convention is underway in Blantyre at Comesa Hall with speculations that Ben Phiri, the longtime aide to President Peter Mutharika, had planned to rig the elections in favour of what is known as DPP team A. The message circulating on Whatsapp claims that money has exchanged hands between MEC officials and DPP team A members....

DPP, UDF members join Chilima Movement

United Democratic Front (UDF) Regional Governor for the Centre, Denocius Magombo, has announced that he and 100 other members of the party, including some district governors, have dumped the party and joined the Chilima Movement. The list also includes other Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members in the Southern region. The development comes as members of the movement continue to drum up...

President Mutharika caught pants down: ACB dossier implicates him as beneficiary of fraudulent deal

BLANTYRE—As pervasive graft involving senior government officials continues to shackle innocent Malawians, the citizens have been further ridiculed and left in depth of despair with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) report implicating Malawi leader Peter Mutharika as a beneficiary of fraudulent deal involving Malawi Police Services and Pioneer Investment. According, to ACB dossier in possession of Malawian Watchdog, Mutharika pocketed K145...

Ten Malawi Members of Parliament likely to make it in 2019 Even without Campaigning

LILONGWE (Malawian Watchdog)—There are some members of Parliament who can exhaust all their resources after consulting each and every witchdoctor to make it to Parliament. Yet they are others who even if they can faint today and wake up two days before the elections, they will still make it to the August House. Malawian Watchdog gives top ten of...

Live from Pretoria: Husband to Ephraim Nyondo’s concubine files for divorce

PRETORIA—Macdonald Wakasu, a husband to Rethabila who was found sharing illicit love with public relations officer of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Ephraim Nyondo, has finally filed for divorce, only Malawian Watchdog can reveal. According to court papers in possession of Malawian Watchdog, Wakasu argues that cannot stay together with a person who is not trustworthy saying that poses danger...

Finally Malawi has murder suspect as Police top boss; Malawians take cover  

LILONGWE—Members of Parliament approved the appointment of Rodney Jose as Inspector General (IG) of Police on Wednesday, a development that has angered many Malawians and shocked many international activists. President Peter Mutharika appointed Jose as acting IG in April, replacing Lexten Kachama who is currently on leave, pending retirement on June 30. According to a notice appearing on the Order Paper...

Neno DEM Menyere abuses MANEB funds: invigilators spit fire

NENO—Malawi National Examination Board (MANEB) should brace for massive cheating in Neno district as invigilators have planned to frustrate the ongoing examinations following the abuse of funds by the District Education Manager (DEM) Reuben Menyere. Malawian Watchdog understands that the DEM prepared a fake list which surprised some invigilators who were posted as residential but only to be told on...

Divisions lock DPP again; Team A, Team B emerge ahead of convention: Analyst says the party is near its expiration

BLANTYRE—Ageing President Peter Mutharika is still finding it difficult to bring peace in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as squabbles continue locking the ruling party ahead of their convention scheduled for this Sunday. Recently, top officials of the party broke away from the party and started their own movement which is campaigning for vice president Saulos Chilima presidency in 2019,...

Lhomwe Belt youths drum support for Chakwera-Mia pair: “we want real empowerment not abuse from Mutharika”

THYOLO—The road to 2019 is becoming so interesting each passing day with the latest being the news from Mulanje and Thyolo where youths under the banner of “Youths for clean politics” have categorically denied Peter Mutharika to continue ruling the country beyond 2019. Malawian Watchdog’s visit to the region over the weekend has found out that the youths behind the...