According to Malawi Punch sources close to president Mutharika said that he is not physically fit as witnessed by his failure to attend to a number of confirmed events like touring of Lilongwe, opening of Salima Sugar factory and opening of Zomba Blantyre road. The latest being yesterday were the president failed to preside over the UNIMA and LUANAR joint graduation in Zomba.
The PRO for the University Peter Mitunda announced on 4th August that the president confirmed his attendance. On Tuesday Mutharika’s convoy and all security details were ready to leave for Blantyre in readiness for the graduation as Chancellor of the University.
Mutharika instead had an emergency meeting with Catholic bishops, who according to state house sources said that the bishops were called by APM inorder to pray for him and give him repentance prayers as he is seriously sick. The president has a problem of hearing and his legs are very lazy and he carelessly falls down.
It is the dream
of every graduating student to be conferred a degree by the chancellor who is the president or his vice president but instead the students were conferred the papers by the vice chancellor pro John Saka as instructed by Mutharika.
Graduates wondered why the president didn’t delegate the vise president Saulos Chilima. Mutharika as he is called a champion of higher education managed to brow tax payers money to flew to University of Addis baba just to be conferred a useless paper.
It is time that state house breaks the silence and stop forcing Mutharika to keep working which is deteriorating his health Mutharika is advised not to stand for or speak for more than 30 minutes said the state house source.