Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera Defends Appointment of Daughter as Diplomat

The Malawi State House says it is unfair for people to question the appointment of President Lazarus Chakwera’s daughter as a diplomat.

Press Secretary Brian Banda made the remarks at the State House Brief in Lilongwe.

Chakwera sent his daughter Violet Chakwera Mwasinga to Brussels, Belgium to work as third secretary at the Malawi mission.

Violet Chakwera is among a group of 40 people who have been participating in an orientation in Lilongwe ahead of deployment to their respective duty stations.

Chakwera also appointed his son-in-law Sean Kampondeni as Executive Assistant while Vice President Saulos Chilima’s mother-in-law was also sent to foreign mission.

Malawians have since described Chakwera as a hypocrite, saying he is doing the same things he was against before his appointment as President.