Former president Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika (APM) has shocked Malawians for deserting departed former Minister of Finance Goodall Gondwe.
By Friday morning, hundreds of Malawians flooded the social media where they lambasted Mutharika for showing what they termed as ‘un-Malawian lifestyle’ by shunning Gondwe’s funeral.
Of course, it has been a tradition for APM to shun funerals of his fellow politicians, including those belonging to his party. The former president also stayed away from the funeral of former First Lady Anne Muluzi.
But this time, Malawians expected Mutharika to act differently considering that Goodall had been ‘very loyal and honest to him all through’.
“His vice president dies (kumwalira mwadzidzidzi). Koma iye osawoneka. Kukhwima kotani uku? Kapena zizimba zosapita mmaliro zotani izi?” asked Robert Manyungwa on News and Reports Forum.
Manyungwa is a staunch follower of the former ruling party.
“Being his vice, he [APM] was supposed to go soon after getting the sad news,” he added.
Some social media fanatics suggested that Mutharika’s shunning of Goodall’s funeral service is a testimony that he does not truly love northerners.