President Peter Mutharika has kicked out his press secretary, Gerald Viola after a series of scandals that dogged the former broadcaster.
It is understood that Viola has been sent back to the Ministry of information where he will be working as technical advisor, replacing another former Press Secretary of the President Frederick Ndala.
Rumours had been swirling as late as last year that Mutharika had booted Viola out of state house after he made pronouncements that insinuated that Mutharika was a puppet and still harboured plans to buy a jet. However it turned out that Mutharika had not yet fired his spokesperson.
In a Facebook post, Viola has accepted the firing preferring to call it a deployment and has thanked the President.
“I know some few Malawians will take it negatively” he posted.
Malawi24 has been tipped that Director of information Bright Molande is the most likely candidate to replace Viola