Malawi Freedom Fighters group against Nankhumwa’s proposed Age Bill

By Chisomo Phiri

A grouping operating under the banner Malawi Freedom Fighters says it is against the Age Bill brought to Parliament by Mulanje Central Constituency legislator Kondwani Nankhumwa.

Among others, the bill seeks to prohibit anyone above the age of 80 from contesting the position of president in Malawi.


In a statement signed by its director Professor Kinka Makoloni,the grouping believes that this agenda does not serve the best interests of this nation but rather caters to personal motives.

“The notion that elderly individuals become irrelevant is unfounded and contradicts historical evidence.

“During President Kamuzu Banda’s era, Malawi experienced economic vibrancy in the 1990s, despite his age surpassing 80,” reads a statement in part.

The grouping has since condemned the act by  Nankhumwa and has asked him to withdraw the move.

Meanwhile, Nankhumwa is yet to comment on the matter.