Ufulu on 22nd May

The Malawi Army claims they surrounded Professor Peter Mutharika’s house to offer protection. However speaking to journalists in Blantyre, Mutharika said this was as shocking development as he never expected the army to surround his house without telling him what was wrong first. “I received no communication whatsoever apart from hearing that soldiers...

Ufulu on 22nd May

On a facebook posting purpoted to be that of outgoing Veep Kachali he posted the following: Friends, I would like to like to wish you a happy Wednesday. I must state that am very happy and proud of the choice I made for myself and my followers on the Presidential Candidate to support. I would like to thank the people of Mzimba North for their continued...

As the majority of the election results are now known, it is quite clear that Malawians have made a decision oust President Joyce Banda from power in the credible elections that took place in this country yesterday. However, It is with great sadness that Joyce Banda and the Peoples’ Party’s desperation has reached a new low as they plan to use every...

Ufulu on 20th May

MBC reports that The Malawi Police Service and the Malawi Defence Force have assured the general public that tight security arrangements have been put in place during and after the elections.  According to reporting by MBC The Army and Police released  a joint statement assuring law and order during the entire voting process.    The statement said...

Ufulu on 20th May

Intelligence officials yesterday had a tough time breaking the news to president Michael Sata that the candidate he is supporting in Malawi will lose the elections. Sata and his friend Omar al Bashir of Sudan have been financially funding Atupele Muluzi in today’s elections in Malawi. Using the OP, Sata has spent more than $600,000 (K4 billion or...

Ufulu on 19th May

Khumbo Kachali, who is still vice president of the country until a new veep is sworn in following the May 20 vote, could perhaps pass as the joker of the 2014 elections. Why? After being registered on the ticket of the PP to run as an MP, a week before the vote he switched his allegiance to the DPP, urging his followers (if he has any) to vote for the...

The person who wins this week’s election will need to thank Malawians for one thing: our capacity to forgive and give people a second chance. But if the Afrobarometer poll is anything to go by, it will be the weakest mandate a Malawian president has ever had. The Afrobarometer survey showed Peter Mutharika winning by just 27 percent of the vote. If...

Ufulu on 18th May

A local outfit with a fancy name – Research Tech Consultants (RTC) – suggested recently that President Joyce Banda would win the May 20 elections. Respected news organisations, The Nation and Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS), reported the findings, giving RTC bragging rights and the ruling party which is facing some tough competition a...

Ok, we were afraid of tackling the nitty-gritty in these elections to avoid being caught out in this 48-hour rule. So let us play it safe by looking at possible dynamics in Parliament. Imagine Patricia Kaliati in Mulanje and Jessie Kabwila in Salima win these elections. What a Parliament it will be! Two women of varying backgrounds but both endowed...

Ufulu on 16th May

BLANTYRE, May 16 (Maravipost) – Malawi army and police officer will vote on May 20, the chief elections officer Willie Kalonga said Friday, quashing rumours that the security agents had already cast their votes. “No  one has voted before the polling day of 20 May. The Police and Malawi Defence Force officers, just like any other registered voter, will vote on May 20.,...