State President Dr Lazarus Chakwera on Sunday paid a courtesy call to former President Peter Mutharika at his private palace in Mangochi dubbed Mutharika Villas.
Presidential Press Secretary, Brian Banda confirmed to our reporters that the visit was a courtesy call during this festive season.
Banda said Chakwera delivered a goodwill message and gave him (Mutharika) some seasonal greetings and gifts.
“Yes its true that on this final Sunday of the Year 2020, it has pleased the President of the Republic of Malawi, His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera to visit Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika, and Former First Lady, Madame Gertrude Mutharika, at their home in Mangochi, and to bring them gifts of solidarity and compliments of the season,” said Banda.
Chakwera won a historic elections and defeated incumbent Peter Mutharika with 58.57%.
In February, Malawi’s constitutional court annulled Mr Mutharika’s victory in the May 2019 election, citing vote tampering.
The country was bitterly divided in the run-up to this week’s election.
It is the second African nation to annul a presidential election over irregularities, after Kenya.