The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has dismissed claims circulating on social media that former Malawi President Arthur Peter Mutharika is ill.
Read part of the statement: “I make scathing references to statements circulating on social media, claiming they were issued by myself in my capacity as spokesperson for the Democratic Progressive Party and His Excellency Professor Arthur Mutharika. The statement claimed that His Excellency was ill and taken to hospital.
“I must say, I did not make that statement, and I cannot make that statement under any form of coercion. We know it is the work of
He said Mutharika is in good shape and is “very healthy” to spend this holiday season with friends and family.
Namaromba, who said he had reported the matter to the police, warned that under Malawian law the allegations are inherently criminal.
He appealed to the public to respect the former president, who is also the leader of the Democratic Party.
In a related development, videos of Mutharika posted on social showed him being closely watched by bodyguards as he walked through his residence in Mangochi.
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