History Of Malawi

Month: June 2018

TODAY IN THE HISTORY OF MALAWI: The 29-30 June 1983 Parliamentary Elections Amidst the ‘Mwanza Four’ Assassinations.

For two days from 29th June 1983, one-party parliamentary elections were conducted in Malawi barely a month after the three cabinet ministers namely: Hon. Dick Matenje, Hon. Twaibu Sangala, Hon. Aaron Gadama and a Member of Parliament Hon. David Chiwanga otherwise known as the “Mwanza Four,” were assassinated. The Parliament had been officially dissolved at…

From Wikileaks Files: The Impression of the United States of America (U.S.A.) Embassy In Lilongwe on Bakili Muluzi and Rodwell Munyenyembe in the 1970s.

On 27 October 1976, Hon. Albert Muwalo was dismissed as Secretary General and Administrative Secretary of Malawi Congress Party (MCP), immediately arrested, later appeared before traditional court and finally executed a year later. Hon. Wadson Deleza then became the Acting Secretary General and Administrative Secretary. Two weeks later, on the 7 November 1976, Hon. Rodwell…