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Malawi Government Has Knowledge Of Authors Of Fake Letter

Written by  Written By Timothy KATETA Apr 18, 2017

Malawi’s government is claiming it has the details and names of people behind the resignation letter alleged to have been written by Vice President Saulos Chilima.

The letter, which went viral on social media over the weekend, bore what was presumably Chilima’s signature.

The letter, which was addressed to President Peter Mutharika, outlines the reasons why he no longer wants to work as the Vice President.

Among the reasons is what is described in the memo as dark forces within the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and state machinery and a lack of coverage by the state broadcaster.

The Vice president’s Press Officer, Pilirani Phiri has however told Capital FM, via mobile phone messaging application, WhatsApp that the memo has not been written by Chilima.

There have recently been speculations that the relationship between the President and his deputy is strained, allegations which the Malawi leader has dismissed.

When contacted to speak on the matter, government’s spokesperson Nicholas Dausi expressed is optimism that those behind the letter will shortly be revealed to the public.

Dausi is also dismissed reports of bad blood between Mutharika and Chilima.

He insisted that police investigations would reveal those who fabricated the said letter.

But he was however adamant to mention the names saying everyone will know who they are once law enforcers notify everyone else.

Dausi kept repeating that they know the people who made up the story and their aim was to destroy the DPP, which they have of course failed to do.

When asked on whether the incident would push government to control social media in the country, Dausi said that there is no need to take such a drastic step.

Edward Monster who is Public Relations Officer for the US embassy in Malawi stated that though many countries find it challenging to curb fake news spread online, it is still possible to end to it.

 

Monster advised government to take legal action so that those responsible of spreading the false information are ultimately brought to book.

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