|Real Name/Full Name
|Atupele Austin Muluzi
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|6 August 1978
|45 years old
|Father –Bakili Muluzi
Mother –Annie Chidzira Muluzi
|Eastridge, Saint Andrews International High School
Bentham Grammar School
|University of Leicester
University of Law in London
Atupele Muluzi is a famous politician from Malawi as well as a businessman. He was also a Member of Parliament for Machinga North East constituency. Also, he was the President of the United Democratic Front and was a presidential candidate during the 2019 election.
With Incumbent President Peter Mutharika of the Democratic Progressive Party, he was his running mate in the 2020 presidential elections on a coalition ticket. He was again the Minister of Natural Resources, Mining, and Energy and was also the only opposition member to serve in the Mutharika administration.
Biography and Early Life
Atupele Muluzi was born in Lilongwe located in Malawi on 6th August 1978. He was named Atupele Austin Muluzi after birth by his parents Bakili Muluzi his father and Anne Chidzira Muluzi his mother. His birth took place at Kamuzi Central Hospital in Lilongwe. He was raised together with his sibling namely; Esmie Muluzi.
When he was of age, he enrolled to Eastridge School in Harare, Zimbabwe before going to Saint Andrew’s International High School in Blantyre and Bentham Grammar School in Yorkshire, in England. While there, he was the head boy of the school. He later furthered his education where he joined the University of Leicester and studied Economics and Law. Also, he enrolled at the University of Law in London, United Kingdom.
Personal Life: Wife, Kids, Children
As for his personal life, he is a married man. His wife is called Angela Zachepa and together they have two children whom he has not revealed their names. Atupele Muluzi, His wife Angela and children, live a happy life altogether.
Atupele Muluzi has been in politics for the longest time. He was elected to parliament in the year 2004 and went on to represent the Machinga North East constituency in 2019 after he lost elections as MP and presidential candidate. He campaigned on new beginnings where he was a fierce critic of Bingu wa Mutharika and was arrested on his way to a political rally where he was expected to address supporters. The police told him he has no proper permits to hold a public meeting after the questioning.
Though he was later permitted to hold the rally, he was later arrested for inciting violence and was charged for disobeying the notification of a district commissioner. The rally was dispersed by us of teargases and attack by the police. The crowd was angry with the police and that led them to burn down the police station and the surrounding. The police were afraid and had to release him where after his release President Mutharika died.
After the death of Mutharika, Joyce Banda took over the reins of power and Atupele Muluzi was appointed the Minister of Economic Planning and Development in her administration. Some senior members of the ruling party attacked him at a political rally because of his position as the leader of an opposition party. He later focused on his career as the leader of his party which came after his resignation.
Later, Peter Mutharika appointed Muluzi in 2014 as the Minister of Natural Resource, Mining, and Energy and later moved to the post of Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security in the year 2015 in April. Again, he was moved to the post of Minister of Lands, Urban Development and Housing in August 2015. The court decision to overturn the 2019 presidential election in Malawi made Atupele Muluzi form a coalition with President Mutharika being his running mate in the presidential elections of 2020. Currently, Muluzi is the Minister of Health in Malawi.
Awards and Achievements
Atupele Muluzi has not been ranked with any award. However, his father being a former president of Malawi from the year 1994 up to 2003 had countless awards. His family is ranked with many awards from his father where he together with his siblings are beneficiaries.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Atupele Muluzi in 2024
Atupele Muluzi has an estimated net worth of over $1.5 million. The main source of his income is from his life and career as a politician. Also, he inherited some wealth from his father, who was on the list of the richest men in Malawi with a net worth of $103 million.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Atupele served as the only opposition member to serve in the Mutharika administration and was also the minister of Natural Resources, Mining and Energy during Mutharika rule on 2014 and 2015.
Atupele Muluzi is a great inspiration to all men and women all over Malawi and the world. His determination in politics is highly valued by many. He has worked in the transmission of Malawi in so many ways. Being the son of a former president who ruled from 1994 to 2003 also created both fame and name for him.