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There is breaking news and it is that a military aircraft carrying vice president has been reported missing, raising anxiety within the populace.

The plane carrying vice president Saulos Chilima of Malawi reportedly got missing after it failed to make a landing Monday morning, the government said.

“All efforts by aviation authorities to make contact with the aircraft since it went off the radar have failed thus far,” the government said in a statement.

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Agency reports say the plane, took off just after 9:00 am local time (0700 GMT), carrying 51-year-old Chilima and nine others.

President Lazarus Chakwera has ordered regional and national forces to conduct an “immediate search and rescue operation to locate the whereabouts of the aircraft”, the statement said.

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According to the breaking news, Chakwera, who was due to travel to the Bahamas for a working visit, has since cancelled his trip.

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In 2022, Chilima was stripped of his powers when he was arrested and charged with graft over a bribery scandal involving a British-Malawian businessman.

Last month, a Malawian court dropped the charges after Chilima attended several court appearances.

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