Former president Peter Mutharika is scheduled to hold a news conference in Blantyre tomorrow to tackle political and economic situations in the country.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spokesperson Shadreck Namalomba confirmed Mutharika is facing journalists at his Nyambadwe residence from 2 pm.
The news conference by Mutharika is coming after some arrests of party gurus; former Finance minister Joseph Mwananvekha, former Reserve Bank governor Dalitso Kabambe on charges bordering on falsifying reports to IMF on the Malawi’s economic status and Thyolo Central legislator Ben Phiri in connection to alleged fraudulent transactions between his firm and a government ministry.
A magistrate court in Lilongwe has since granted the trio bail.
DPP has also today in a statement condemned the arrest of former UTM national director of youth Bon Kalindo on accusations that he published false information that former second deputy Speaker Clement Chiwaya was murdered at Parliament Building in Lilongwe.
Chiwaya shot himself in the head in the office of Clerk of Parliament Fiona Kalemba where he went to demand the release of his official vehicle which he bought but Parliament was yet to change ownership.
Kalindo, who has been leading demonstrations against economic hardships Malawians are facing and to force Tonse administration fulfill its campaign promises, made the allegation during demonstrations in Mangochi yesterday.
Police said in a statement today that Kalindo was also picked for alleging during an earlier demonstration in Lilongwe that government was aware about those behind attacks and murderers of people with albinism.
This is going to be the forth time for Mutharika to address journalists after he was ousted from power in the court-sanctioned fresh presidential election on June 23 2021 by the Tonse alliance.