In any country, when a head of state dies, there is always fear of succession disputes due to all the obvious reasons you can think of. I will not dwell much on that as I consider politics a very unfair game. However let me say I have come to appreciate that my country, Malawi, is a very peace-loving nation. Following the death of our President, His Excellency Dr Bingu wa Mutharika,on April 5th 2012, there were fears here and there that power transition will not go so well, due to the political differences that existed between the late president and the vice president, Joyce Banda, who was now the one in-line for the throne as stated in the constitution. In respect to the constitution, the vice president has now been sworn in as the president of Malawi. A move that has maintained peace across the country. Her Excellency Joyce Banda becomes the first female president in the SADC region. Meanwhile the nation is in 10-day mourning for the late head of state. May the soul of the late father of the nation continue resting in eternal peace, and may the good Lord grant our new president divine favored wisdom to guide and lead our nation to continued peace, prosperity and unity. Long-live Genuine democracy in Malawi.