12 Things You Didn’t Know About Malawi’s Education President, Peter Mutharika

Written by Keren Mikva

Mutharika was accused of treason in March 2013, a claim he has always denied

Following his brother’s death in 2012, Mutharika was accused of asking the military to take over the government – according to the official inquiry that levied the accusation, the military refused, and then-Vice President Joyce Banda assumed the presidency. Mutharika allegedly supported a measure that would have bypassed the constitutional provision that would provide for Banda’s succession to the presidency, opening the way for him to become President as the appointed new president of his and his late brother’s party, the DPP.