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Is Malawi’s Chakwera, a leopard now revealing its spots?

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When Malawi’s new leader Lazarus Chakwera was elected to the highest office in the land, many thought a saint had been elected President.

Hopes were high, or are still running high, however few days into office, he seems to be haunted by the syndrome of not meeting expectations and promises.

First it was the appointment of his son-in-law, Sean Kampondeni to represent him at the dress rehearsal for the Inauguration ceremony.

Normally it is supposed to be a cabinet minister.

Then came a cabinet allegedly littered with related people, the President defended the appointments saying he assembled a great team motivated by merit than anything else.

As if that was not enough, then came the issue of alleged political persecution and witch-hunting.

While prosecution of offenders is always the right thing to do, some have alleged and warned the new regime against political persecution.

Commenting on the arrests, political analyst Sheriff Kaisi said when government changes, you should expect such kind of things to happen.

Most recently, Chakwera was at it again, this time splashing money to friends, who helped him climb up the ladder.

Tonse Alliance Members of Parliament (MPs) were allegedly left MK500,000 richer after Chakwera hosted them at his Area 6 residence on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 where they got the handouts.

We can exclusively reveal that the newly elected President, less than a month old in office splashed about MK35 million on the MPs, reports Maravi Post.

In the meetings with the MPs, President Chakwera is said to have blamed ‘some’ Alliances partners for influencing the cabinet selection which received a lot of criticism especially from Tonse Alliance supporters.

Insiders said President Chakwera is being influenced in his decisions by two of his powerful advisers Samson Lembani and Prince Kapondamgaga who has been appointed as State House Chief of Staff.

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