Vice President Saulosi Chilima was at Kamuzu International Airport at 1am on Sunday morning to see off President Lazarus Chakwera who is off to the United States of America for the second edition of the US-Africa summit.
This is Chilimas first official public appearance since the arrest by the Anti Corruption Bureau.
Chilima wearing a long dark winter coat arrived at the airport without sirens and waited for Chakwera who turned up around 1.40am.
The President and his Vice spoke briefly before Chakwera departed aboard Kenya Airways flight to Nairobi.
Chakwera, due to mounting public criticism of his frequent travels amidst foreign exchange and economic crisis has opted to leave the country in the middle of the night to avoid booing from Malawians.
Chilima supporters described the gesture as “humbleness.”
By law, in the absence of the President, the Vice President is in charge of State affairs, though previous conflicts between the President and Vice has seen Heads of State bypass their deputies.