Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dr Mutharika to wed Callista Chimombo

Malawi State President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika to get married very soon. Pic by Malawi Digest.

By Emmanuel Sobilika

The Malawi State House has announced here that State President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika is set to marry former Member of Parliament and cabinet minister Callista Chapola Chimombo, Malawi Digest can disclose.

In a press statement issued on Wednesday made available to Malawi Digest, the State House says that President Mutharika is expected to marry Chimombo on 1st May, 2010.

However, before the official marriage itself, the two will have their traditional custom engagement on 14th February, 2010.

14th February is the world’s Valentines Day where people commemorate love with their loved ones.

The official statement discloses that both Dr Mutharika and Miss Callista Chapola Chimombo are a widower and widow respectively.

State House says that both Dr Bingu wa Mutharika and Chimombo are devout Roman Catholics.

President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika is a 76-year-old widower following the death of his beloved wife, Madam Ethel Mutharika on 28th May, 2007.

Following her death, a month-long mourning period was declared in this southern African country and the deceased First Lady was laid to rest on June 9th, 2007 at the Mutharikas privately owned property, Ndata Farm in the State President’s home village district of Thyolo, southern Malawi.

Callista Chapola Chimombo is also a widow and between 2004 and 2009 served as Member of Parliament for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party as well as the country’s Tourism and Wildlife Minister. She hails from Zomba.

President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika’s marriage to Chimombo comes a few months after another high level presidential wedding in December 2009.

In December, Dr Mutharika’s last born daughter Duwa, got happily married to Zimbabwean Tonderai Mubaira-Malawi Digest.

38 comments:

  1. mukanatenga wamsinkhu wanu inu a presidenti. Zidziwayenera amatiwo kutchedwa 'Amai a mtundu wa Malawi'. Chonchibe, tikufunirani zabwino zonse, mphekesera zija zithe tsopano

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  2. Age aint nothing but a number some body wrote that song mukukhwana mayi now you are the First Lady, we are happy for both of you God has apurpose for our motherland Malawi.
    Wishing u a very happy and healthy marriage

    Pat
    Lilongwe

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  3. Tikufunirani zabwino zonse A Dr Bingu wa Muntharika ndi a Callista. Sindinu oyamba kukwatirana a masiye okhaokha.

    Thokozire
    Lilongwe

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  4. It was written in the Bible, Go ahead. People were waiting for that for 2 years. Congrants Callister, anzanu mwayi umenewu wawaphonya. Mulungu apitirize kukukondani.

    Davie
    Nathenje

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  5. why did she brush off stories that she was President's baby? What does she say now?

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  6. Kodi ndiye kuti ukwati wa Calista ndi a Mathews Chikaonda unatha? Nanga a Chimunthu Banda aja? Chonde mayi, musamakawathawe a president athu okondeka. Ife timawakonda ndiye sitifuna akwatire munthu wongoti apa wagona, apa wagonanso. Zabwino zonse

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  7. am really happy for you Mr President,dats a good choice rather than kumangobana,right..
    Mahope onse a Bingu a freezer,Calista wawina ada chinphongo bamboo,lulululu woyerawoyera woyela

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  8. congratulations mayi callista chimombo one advice a First lady should be exemplary especially the way she presents herself to people fashion wise....i hope you'll not continue putting on dukus all the time youre a young woman keep on puttin on suits and good csual wears not just national wears I know national wears are conservative but try to have a good fashion designer and a stylist...so far youve been looking good but try trendy suits too...take a leaf from mugabes wife she is one of the best dressed first ladies the new zuma's wife also has a good fashion sense zabwino zonse mbale wanga you could take tips from mrs lucy nkonjera to help you with make ups and hair dos youre a beautiful woman and i wish you the best of luck dear...........sisterzekile

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  9. I didn't know that it's now official until I read this story of Malawi Digest. Congrants Mr President, that's a good choice.

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  10. Another great move by our great leader. Callista is a great woman. She will be a great first lady. Congratulations Mr President and Callista. Wishing you only the very best!!

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  11. kaloweni eee zoona

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  12. Us in the Mulhako heritage wish u the Ngwazi all the best as you enjoy your married life with the new first lady to be. We will be there anyway to give u all the support and cheers!! Congratulations bwana!! Nooophiya!!!

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  13. Ndiye bwino Bingiza akatcholedwe msana kuti afe msana.

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  14. Ms. Callista is a well respected lady, has always been as far as I can recollect when she was a lecturer at The Polytechic. She deserves to be treated with respect. Best wishes to her and the President.

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  15. Mr Presdident and the first Lady to be,read the following message:I am one of the many Malawians who wish you all the best till you depart this world.You have already put Malawi on the mapof the world with great performance in economy,then what will stop you from getting married yet you have all the resources to bring up a woman.I wish you happiest moments.

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  16. A Calista mwakhala mukukana kwa kanthawi ngati ndi zolawula, mukanawayankha anyuzipepala aja kuti "ndizoona tikudikira chinkhoswe pa 14 Feb 2010, Zomba Likangala Woyee:

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  17. good luck and all the best

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  18. koma ndiye kalista watola chithumba but be careful tsogolomuno ndalama zopangira maukwatizi azaziwerenga mmene abakili akuyenderamu!

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  19. akula atsala kukalowa ku nursing home.sakufunika mkazi koma keyala . kodi mkaziyo akufuna banja kapena will ya purezidentiwo,

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  20. CHIKONDI CHILIBE MSINKHU,ALEKENI AKONDANA.ALL THE BEST MR PREZIDENT NDI CALLISTA.INE NG'OMA YANGA YA MGANDA NDAWAMBA KALE PA 14 PANO WOYEEEE

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  21. CONGRATS MR PRESIDENT, WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST!XXX

    TAMANDA AND PRISCILLA.MANCHESTER

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  22. ZABWINO ZONSE.ENAWA NDI ANSANJE.MULUNGU AKUDALITSENI.

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  23. Tikufunila zabwino zonse bola kuonetsa kugulu osati kabisalira kodi inu mukuti akalamba bwanji alekeni masiku atsala akhale a kulandila masanji apresident ena adye nawo basi program ya ukwati asandipite iyayi ndine gulu zanu amutharika

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  24. BINGU WA MTHARIKA, WHY NOT JUST CEDE THE NORTHERN REGION TO ZAMBIA OR TANZANIA? BECAUSE THAT WAY YOU WILL REMAIN WITH A PURE MALAWI AND WANT HAVE TO WORRY OF QUOTA SYSTEM AND ALL YOUR OTHER CONCERNS ABOUT THE 'DANGERS' POSED TO THIS COUNTRY BY THE NORTHER REGION.

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  25. Bingu the weakest link

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  26. And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him

    Patricia

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  27. KOMADI A PRESIDENT AKULA ZAKA 76 SIPANO AKAMAFIKA 80 KU NURSING HOME BASI BUT ANY WAY POTI NDIKU ANAMADYA BWINO TIKUPASANI 2MORE YEAR THEN NURSING HOME MWACHITA BWINO KUYANG~ANIRATU CARE ASSISTANT
    SIZIZIWIKA IZI BUT OTHER WISE TAKE GOOD CARE OR HER KUTI ASAKUTHAWENI KUPITA KWAMUNA ENA COZ ATI AMAKONDA CHIGOLORO MAYIWO SO MUWAPASEBO
    KUTI ASATHAWE
    AMATI MKAZI WABWINO UZAMUPANGA WEKHA
    CONGRATS

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  28. Wow, congrats a president!!!! Dont take Zulu cultur

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  29. He who finds a woman has found a good thing.
    we are proud of you.Now at last we have the first lady again.


    All the best.

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  30. now that you are married, we are happy for you but dont allow her to impose bad things on you. You started very well our dear president. I LOVE YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND THE FEAR OF GOD THAT IS WITHIN YOU. BRENDA

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  31. CALLISTA, NGAKHALE ANTHU ANENE BWANJI OSAWANVERA. AT LEAST YOU VE GOT A SHOULDER TO LEAN ON. WELL DONE.

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  32. FANS NSANJE OSATERO, ANZANU KUMAWAFUNIRA ZABWINO. MULUNGU AKUDALITSENI. AUNT KO!

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  33. I'm sorry about your recent loss. I also just has family member pass away. I'm on my computer a lot more now trying to help others..

    And congratulations on the marriage!!

    Hope everything goes well :)

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