The function was scheduled to start at 2 pm, but their have been some delays including the the Chief justice’s Robe that was forgetten in Blantyre. However, Banda gets sworn in in less than one hour time. She will become Malawi’s first female president, and Africa’s second. The only other country with a female president is Liberia.
Malawiâ€™s Vice-President Joyce Banda made a bid to take control of the country on Saturday, announcing the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika and calling a Cabinet meeting.
Malawi media reported that the Office of the President and Cabinet issued a statement officially confirming Mutharikaâ€™s death, declaring 10 daysâ€™ mourning and saying the constitution would be strictly complied with.
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