For immediate release, 28th December, 2022
RIGHT HONOURABLE DR. KONDWANI NANKHUMWA, MP, LEADER OF OPPOSITION IN PARLIAMENT’S STATEMENT ON FALSE PROFESSOR ARTHUR PETER MUTHARIKA ILL HEALTH ALLEGATIONS
I am deeply disturbed by increasing speculation, especially on various social media platforms, that His Excellency Former President of the Republic of Malawi and President of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika may be in ill health.
As Leader of Opposition in Parliament and DPP Vice President for the Southern Region, I have been compelled to issue this statement to set the record straight. It is utterly false that His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika (APM) is in bad health.
I wish to state, categorically, that I have had the opportunity to speak with our party President and that he is in high spirits and enjoying a clean bill of health. Therefore, the reports, obviously being peddled by enemies of the Former President and the DPP, are nothing but fake.
The detractors have gone further to allege that APM has been flown out of the country for expert medical treatment. I wish to inform the nation that APM is currently at his private PAGE Residence in Mangochi and in sound health.
Malawians will recall that this is not the first time that His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has been subjected to such kind of concocted ill health allegations. A few years ago, when he served as Malawi’s Head of State, the same detractors created similar stories and even went further to suggest that he had died in the United States.
I wish to assure all DPP Members and all well-meaning Malawians that His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, our dear leader, is alive and kicking and that he continues to unstoppably conduct his party leadership responsibilities.
Right Honourable Dr. Kondwani Nankhumwa, MP
LEADER OF OPPOSITION IN PARLIAMENT