Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Mutharika sacks 3rd spokesperson since assuming office

05 April 2016, 14:54

Lilongwe - Malawian President Peter Mutharika has shocked the nation once again after kicking his press secretary, Gerald Viola, out of the State House and redeploying him elsewhere.

Viola becomes the third spokesperson fired from the Malawian presidency since Mutharika's rise to office in 2014. 

According to Nyasa Times, the decision to fire Viola was taken up by the president a while back, after he allegedly disclosed to Times Television that he (Mutharika) planned to purchase a jet as soon as the country's economy recovered.

Viola reportedly said this last year, but Mutharika vehemently dismissed the claims, saying that plans to procure a presidential jet were never on the cards.

Viola has since confirmed that he has been posted to the ministry of information, as technical advisor.

He took to his Facebook page to give feedback on his redeployment and to thank Mutharika for the opportunities afforded to him.

Several names have since been penned as replacements for Viola, with Director of Information, Bright Molande, leading the pack.

- News24


Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...