Malawi votes in tight election as Mutharika seeks second term

Millions of Malawians are voting on Tuesday in the latest election contest in Africa.

President Peter Mutharika is battling to hold off two serious rivals in a race that focused on corruption allegations and economic development.

Mutharika has been in power since 2014 and is facing opposition from his deputy Saulos Chilima and former Baptist preacher Lazarus Chakwera.

Ray White spoke to investigative journalist in Malawi Collins Mtika about the voter turnout.

The turnout has been overwhelming. I think people are tired.

Collins Mtika, Investigative journalist in Malawi

The word on the street is that people want any another party to rule despite the current party.

Collins Mtika, Investigative journalist in Malawi

Listen to the full interview below...


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