The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) National Governing Council (NGC) earlier today unanimously endorsed State Vice President Joyce Banda as the caretaker President as per the constitutional provisions. Out of the all the members, only three did not endorse Madam Banda; instead proposing either Peter, Bingu wa Mutharika’s brother or Henry Chimunthu Banda, the National Assembly Speaker to take over.
The meeting took place at Area 12 suburb in Lilongwe.
Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports indicate to the fact that Right Honourable Joyce Banda has taken over leadership of the country if the presence of the dean of the diplomatic community in Malawi Thandiwe Dumbu-tshena, who is also Zimbabwe’s High Commissioner to Malawi at the Vice President’s press briefing is anything to go by. Also in attendance were ambassadors from Tanzania, Norway, Germany and China.
This blogger is following up on reports that the Army Commander has passed on the baton of authority to the Rt Hon Banda. Will update this blog shortly