Chimulirenji downgrades to mere cabinet minister

The effects of the constitutional court ruling have become visible today when former Vice President was sworn in as Cabinet Minister for the newly created Ministry responsive for disaster management affairs and publi events.

Chimulirenji has taken the oath of office today, days after President Peter Mutharika created the ministry.

Chimulirenji being sworn in as minister today

Chimulirenji was President Mutharika running mate in the last elections which automatically made him vice president of Malawi following the May 21 presidential elections.

Howeer, the Constitutional Court nullified the presidential elections and ordered that the status in the presidency revert to the period before the elections when Mutharika was president and Saulos Chilima vice president.

Social media has been awash with comments ridiculing the whole creation of a new ministry and Chimulirenjis misfortunes