|6th President of Malawi|
|Assumed office |
28 June 2020
|Vice President||Saulos Chilima|
|Preceded by||Peter Mutharika|
Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera
5 April 1955
Lilongwe, Central African Federation (now Malawi)
|Political party||Malawi Congress Party|
|Alma mater||University 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. 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]
- http://wiseonefromtheeast.blog.com/files/2013/04/BIOGRAPHY-DR-LAZ-CHAKWERA.pdf[permanent dead link]
- "Lazarus Chakwera sworn in as Malawi president after historic win". bbc.com. 28 June 2020. Retrieved 28 June 2020.