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Commander of the Malawi Defence Force, General Peter Namathanga, has urged newly inducted soldiers to be apolitical in discharging duties.

The Malawi Defence Force on thursday graduated 785 soldiers at Malawi Armed Forces College, MAFCO, in Salima district. These include 602 are males and 183 females.

The graduation follows six months training in military tactics and physical fitness among other things.

General Peter Namathanga, Commander of the MDF asked the soldiers to be disciplined.

Namathanga, has urged newly inducted soldiers to be apolitical in discharging duties.

General Namathanga says is “aware of current political environment in the country and comments made against us” saying MDF’s mandate is clear in the Malawi constitution.

Deputy Defence minister, Chipiliro Mpinganjira, was is Guest of Honour during the pass out.

Mpinganjira says government is committed to reducing youth unemployment in the country hence recruitment of the 785 soldiers who have been inducted today at the Malawi Armed Forces College.

MDF former Commander, Vincent Nundwe was also in attendance

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