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NEWS: President of Malawi Flees Ghost Palace

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posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 04:18 AM
The President of the African nation of Malawi, Bingu wa Mutharika has vacated his 100 million dollar controversial palace he moved into in December last year due to it being "haunted'. The president has claimed that he could feel rats crawling all over him at night only to wake and find nothing there. Christian churches, including the president's own roman catholic church have been asked to help 'exorcise' the palace and meanwhile the president has moved to another palace 100 kilometres away and only returns to the capital during the day.
Mtonga said that since the president, who is a Catholic, occupied the palace in December last year, he had been hearing "strange noises that keep him awake, or feels rodents crawling all over his body but when he turns on the lights, he sees nothing".

He said Mutharika, who is operating from another palace in Kasungu, 100 kilometres from Lilongwe, only comes to the capital to work during daytime.

Mtonga said the president had asked for "special prayers" to exorcise the evil spirits.

Until last year the building housed the parliament but Mutharika kicked out the lawmakers, saying it was intended to be a residence and should "revert to its original proper use".

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The palace which is set in 1332 acres and has over 300 rooms was built by the founding president of the nation Kamuzu Bandu, who took 20 years to build the palace but occupied the dwelling for only 90 days. Former president Bakili Muluzi refused to reside in the dwelling citing reasons of extravagance.

Founding president Banda built many such palaces throughout the country while his subjects lived and suffered in extreme suffering.

It is believed that no other inhabitants or visitors to the palace have suffered the same odd disturbances.

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[edit on 14-3-2005 by Mayet]

posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 04:26 AM
Already covered in this thread...


[edit on 14-3-2005 by sanctum]

posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 04:29 AM
Oopsy didn't see that, was too busy laughing about the ghosties I guess. Fancy that though, i would have come to some kind of agreement with the ghosts, you take half the palace, I will have the other half and then when presidential enemies come to stay, guess who is taking the left wing.......

[edit on 14-3-2005 by Mayet]

posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 04:34 AM

No worries, Mayet. Funny story though.

posted on Mar, 15 2005 @ 03:09 PM
Update :

Two journalists have been arrested in the east African nation of Malawi after reporting that their president had left his palace due to a fear of ghosts.

The Malawian journalists, who work for the BBC and Reuters, were arrested along with the personal assistant to the vice-president.

All three have been jailed and the journalists have been charged with reporting news likely to cause fear and alarm in the community.

President Bingu wa Mutharika has denied the reports that he left his palace because he believed it was haunted.

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