New Malawi ministers' council has a nepotism stamp, opposition says


What you need to know:

  • President Chakwera's election victory had brought hopes of a renaissance.
  • His team is also dominated by members of prominent families.
  • Kondwani Nankhumwa, the leader of the opposition, said the new Cabinet is underwhelming.
  • Some activists are already planning protests against President Chakwera.

Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera has come under fire for going back on his electoral promises by appointing a Cabinet of recycled politicians and relatives of the powerful people.


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