Eastern Region Vice president, Lilian Patel has been appointed as Acting President of the United Democratic Front (UDF) President.
UDF Spokesperson Ken Ndanga confirmed of the development in a statement posted on his official facebook page seen by faceofmalawi reporter.
According to Ndanga, the appointment of Patel follows the departure of UDF President Atupele Muluzi to China.
“This is to inform you that our president Hon Atupele Muluzi will leave the country today ( Saturday 21st Sept) for China where he will be a visiting scholar at Peking university.
“He will later proceed to India where he is expected to attend a board meeting for Energy Fund for Africa,” wrote Ndanga.
He added: “He is expected back home in December, 2019.
“During his absence, Hon. Lilian Patel will handle all matters in the President’s office in an acting capacity.”
Muluzi is expected to return in the country in December.