The rumour mills are busy, speculating about President Bingu wa Mutharika’s next move on the love scene
And the spotlight is on former Tourism Minister, Calista Chimombo. Chimombo served as Minister during Mutharika’s first term, but lost the position after tumbling in the May 20, 2009 Parliamentary Elections.
Chimombo has recently been seen at public occasions sitting next to the president, or a least at some ear-some distance, prompting media analysts to speculating that love could be on the cards for the flamboyant Malawi leader.
Chimombo was last seen with Mutharika on New Year’s Day, when the President entertained children at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre.
She stood behind the President, a position reserved for security personnel or those worth the President’s trust.
And Chimombo seemed happy, very happy- smiling through and through as the President danced in the midst of jubilant children.
Mutharika has not made any public stand on the issue. But speculation is rife that the two are dating.