After attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September, Malawian President Arthur Peter Mutharika did not return home till Sunday, a month after his departure.
He returned to a rousing welcome by his party members and government officials who had warned against allegations that his absence was due to ill health and was seeking medical attention.
#APMReturns: President Arthur Peter Mutharika & the First Lady disembarks from the plane welcomed by the Vice President to huge cheers— Malawi News Agency (@MwNewsAgency) October 16, 2016
Government spokesperson and information minister Malison Ndau only explained after rumours were widespread that “ the President is continuing to carry out other duties which could not be concluded whilst he was at the United Nations General Assembly.”76-year-old President Mutharika is expected to address the press and curious Malawians who had demanded the whereabouts of the president.
#APMReturns: According to State House, A formal press briefing will be held at a date and time to be announced— Malawi News Agency (@MwNewsAgency) October 16, 2016