Malawi’s Late President Bingu wa Mutharika’s powerful ethnic group, Mulhako wa Lomwe, has pledged to work with the government of new President Joyce Banda.
The groupings Outreach Coordinator Leston Mulli said during a press conference in Lilongwe on Sunday that despite the new President not being from their own tribe, as a national grouping they are ready to support her.
“Mulhako wa Lomwe is in Malawi and there is no way the cultural group can work without supporting the incumbent President. Government is for everyone and despite the current situation as a cultural group with the interest of the Lomwe, Mulhako will still be there,” he added.
Late Mutharika was the patron of Mulhako wa Lhomwe, an ethnic grouping whose membership are mostly tribal groups from southern Malawi.
The grouping became the most influential political and financial tribe in the country. They filled all influential positions in government.
Banda on the other hand comes from Zomba district.