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Lazarus Chakwera Net Worth: Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera is a Malawian theologian and politician who became President of Malawi in June 2020.
He is the 6th president of malawi
Lazarus Chakwera Net Worth
Lazarus Chakwera was born in Lilongwe, the current capital of Malawi, on 5 April 1955 when the country was still under British colonial rule. His family were subsistence farmers in the city’s outskirts.
He is married to Monica and together, they have four children and grandchildren.
Lazarus Chakwera net worth
Chakwera graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) Degree from the University of Malawi in 1977.
He studied theology and gained an Honours degree from the University of the North in South Africa and gained a master’s degree (MTh) from the University of South Africa in 1991.
The Trinity International University in the United States awarded him a doctorate (D. Min) in 2000. He became a professor at the Pan-Africa Theological Seminary in 2005.
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Lazarus has worked as an instructor at the Assemblies of God’s School of Theology from 1983 to 2000 where he became the Principal in 1996.
He has been the co-director and a lecturer at All Nations Theological Seminary. Since 1989 he has presided over the Malawi Assemblies of God.
On 14 April 2013 he took many by surprise when he declared his intentions to run at a Convention of the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) as president while still maintaining the Assemblies of God Presidency.
Chakwera later submitted his nomination papers while still at the helm of the Malawi Assemblies of God. He was elected as the president of main Congress party (MCP).
Besides being successful as the main opposition party president, he also serves as a member of parliament for the Lilongwe North West Constituency.
Chakwera announced his resignation as the Head of the Malawian Assemblies of God, effective 14 May 2013 to devote to front line politics full time.
Chakwera defeated incumbent president Peter Mutharika in the 2020 election, having obtained almost 59% of the vote. Chakwera was sworn in as the sixth president of Malawi on 28 June. On this occasion, Malawi made history as the first African country to have its presidential election result overturned due to irregularities and an opposition leader went on to win the rerun election.
In addition to serving as President of Malawi, he also gave himself a cabinet portfolio as Minister of Defence.
Lazarus Chakwera Net Worth
Lazarus Chakwera is one of the richest people in Malawi. The is no figure available for Lazarus Chakwera net worth.
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