Malawian president returns home after a month’s ‘unexplained’ absence

After attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September, Malawian President Arthur Peter Mutharika did not return home till Sunday, a month after his departure.

He returned to a rousing welcome by his party members and government officials who had warned against allegations that his absence was due to ill health and was seeking medical attention.

: President Arthur Peter Mutharika & the First Lady disembarks from the plane welcomed by the Vice President to huge cheers

Government spokesperson and information minister Malison Ndau only explained after rumours were widespread that “ the President is continuing to carry out other duties which could not be concluded whilst he was at the United Nations General Assembly.”