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

Written by Keren Mikva

He is a widower

Mutharika was married to Christophine, a Catholic woman from the Caribbean, and fathered two daughters and a son with her. She has since passed away, and Mutharika did not remarry for a long time – fueling rumors from his opponents that he might be gay. He has since remarried, this time to his long-time partner Gertrude Maseko, a member of the National Assembly for the DPP between 2009 and 2014, in June 2014.