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Patricia Shanil Muluzi

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President  Bakili Muluzi
Profession  school teacher
Name  Patricia Muluzi

Succeeded by  Ethel Mutharika
Role  Bakili Muluzi's ex-wife
Nationality  Malawian
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Full Name  Patricia Shanil Muluzi
Spouse  Bakili Muluzi (m. 1988–2011)
People also search for  Bakili Muluzi, Annie Chidzira Muluzi, Atupele Muluzi, Esmie Muluzi

Preceded by  Annie Chidzira Muluzi
Political party  United Democratic Front

Madame Patricia Shanil Muluzi MP (born Patricia Fukila) is the former First Lady of Malawi and wife of former President Bakili Muluzi. She is a former school teacher. Although though couple had been married in 1988 and when Muluzi was running for Presidency, she lived secretly and out of the public eye. After Bakili Muluzi became President in 1994, she lived in a presidential residence near Zomba. She made her first public appearance a day before the wedding.



The Muluzi's lavish public wedding caused much criticism due to the Presidents economic policies had led to a downturn in the economy. It included 3,000 guests. Guests included Presidents Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Frederick Chiluba of Zambia, Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique, Pierre Buyoya of Burundi and King Mswati III of Swaziland. During the wedding 29 cows were slaughtered. Free beer, food and live music were made available in several hotels at state cost. The wedding is estimated to have cost 15m kwacha ($335,000). The head of the wedding committee, Dumiso Mulani, noted though that the president had spent some 5m kwacha of his own money. The opposition however, boycotted the event, and many mailed back their invitations in what Heatherwick Ntaba, secretary of the Malawi Congress Party and Alliance for Democracy group called a "the plunder of public money".

Personal life

She has five children with Bakili Muluzi, two twins, Carlucci and Edna born in 1988, Zake 1989, Lucy 1990 and Tiyamike 1992,. She was married to Muluzi in 1988 and became his second wife. As Muslims, Muluzi was married to Annie Muluzi at the time they got married and they were in a polygamous marriage arrangement. She became the second First Lady when Muluzi was elected President. Muluzi divorced his first wife, and the official First Lady, though in 1999 and remarried Patricia Muluzi in a lavish symbolic public nikkha ceremony that was criticized due to its cost in order to make her the official First Lady of Malawi. In 2011, Shanil announced that she is ending her marriage due to undisclosed reasons


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