Following reports that Malawi’s President, Peter Mutharika, has included over 10 experienced senior security officers on his entourage to the UN General Assembly in New York United States of America, assertions are being raised that the President has fears for his life.
“Looking at the calibre and number of the security personnel Mutharika has taken to the UN, it is beyond reasonable doubt that he is living in great fear of the unknown,” said one critic who spoke on strict conditions of anonymity.
The source informed Malawi24 that among the security team Mutharika has hired is Lt. Col. Gilford Golden Chafikana, Aide de Camp to the President Mr. Owen Maganga, Presidential Guard Commander Mr. Paulosi Norman Chisale, Director of Security Services Ms. Thoko Mkwezalamba, Mr. Andy Chikwapula, Mr. Wakisa Mlenga, Mr Chisomo Kachiwala, Mr Ben Mwaliwa, Mr. Nicholas Dausi who is the Chief Government Spy and Mr. Charles R. Nkhanga.
“Just note the people on Mutharika’s security team. This indicates that our President feels so low and he thinks taking two or three security officers would put his life in danger,” added the source.
Mutharika has also been under heavy criticism for taking with him about 115 delegates to the UN General Assembly.
Over the past week, the country’s media was awash with concerns that Mutharika’s conducts are becoming more extravagant and insensitive to the sufferings of poor Malawians.