Lazarus Chakwera

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Lazarus Chakwera
6th President of Malawi
Assumed office
28 June 2020
Vice PresidentSaulos Chilima
Preceded byPeter Mutharika
Personal details
Born
Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera

(1955-04-05) 5 April 1955 (age 65)[1]
Lilongwe, Central African Federation (now Malawi)
Political partyMalawi Congress Party
Spouse(s)Monica Chakwera
Children4
Alma materUniversity of Malawi
University of the North
University of South Africa
Trinity International University

Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera (born 5 April 1955) is a Malawian theologian and politician. He became the 6th President of Malawi in June 2020.[2] He has been leader of the Malawi Congress Party since 2013. He was President of the Malawi Assemblies of God from 1989 to 14 May 2013.

Chakwera obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Malawi in 1977. He studied theology and obtained an Honors BA from the University of Limpopo in South Africa, then a Masters from the University of South Africa in 1991. In 2000, he obtained a doctorate from Trinity International University, in the USA.

References[change | change source]

  1. http://wiseonefromtheeast.blog.com/files/2013/04/BIOGRAPHY-DR-LAZ-CHAKWERA.pdf[permanent dead link]
  2. "Lazarus Chakwera sworn in as Malawi president after historic win". bbc.com. 28 June 2020. Retrieved 28 June 2020.