Malawi's president Bingu Wa Mutharika has found a new wife and expected to marry on May 1 this year. The former Minister of Tourism and Wildlife Calista Chapola Chimombo would now become the first lady after the official marriage ceremony. They will have an engagement ceremony on February 14.
Mutharika who is in his 70’s lost his wife Ethel in May 2007 after a long battle with cancer.
Chimombo is a high ranking official of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
The news of their engagement and wedding comes barely a month after speculations were rife that the two were planning to marry and the two have been seen together at recent functions.
The Malawi president, who retained the presidency in the May 19, 2009 elections, will marry.