Somehow, I agree with Joyce Banda

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After over 2 years in a self imposed exile, former President Joyce Banda peeped out of her hiding place. In an interview with Voice of America’s (VOA) Straight Talk, the dethroned president promised, as she has been doing for these past 2 years, that she is all set to return to home, in a Jesus fashion. With no one being in the know of that time and day.

Nonetheless, she made clear the purpose of her return:

“If Malawians want me to stand again, I shall answer that call!”

Joyce Banda Politics Malawi

To stand in 2019

She hinted at retiring from retirement to wrestle power from the incumbent, Peter Mutharika, during the closing minutes of the programme.

There are a couple of things that she made in her interview that I agree with.

Firstly, things in Malawi are not rosy. Malawi appears to be on an autopilot. It is Joyce Banda, however, who put the country on autopilot. Her slogan, as president, was: “Azungu akuti…” She did not hide that she put Malawi in the hands of Western ‘diplomats’ or donors as we call them. She even bashed Mutharika for disregarding advice by the Bretton Woods institutions that force governments to implement austerity measures to the desolation of many. Lucky for her, her successor is equally clueless.

On Cashgate, Joyce Banda only arrested suspects after enormous pressure and a clear uprising from the public. She was initially shielding the suspects. I understand her intentions were to pool in funds for her candidacy. If she would argue that she wasn’t aware that people were looting under her nose until after the shooting of Paul Mphwiyo, then she concedes to being the most incompetent leader Malawi could ever employ for the presidency. Certainly, not one worthy another opportunity.

Lastly, Joyce Banda’s interest on the presidency also shows that as much as we have a hopeless President, we also have a hopeless leader of opposition in Lazarus Chakwera. Here is a person who publicly opposes government’s over-expenditure while silently accepting a multi-million Kwacha ‘porsche’ purchased from government coffers in a time of suffering. Do I need to add that Chakwera continues to use MCP’s four pillars, which violently safeguarded Kamuzu’s tyrannical rule, to get even with his opponents? Be very scared of his presidency if providence gifts him that.

Of course the Malawi economy is haywire! But having ruled out Chakwera as the hope for Malawi in 2019 elections, is Joyce Banda a panacea as she presented herself in that interview? My answer will always be no! She is only setting herself as competent because we have Peter Mutharika. If we had any serious President, or nearly half serious, JB would have been ashamed to even imagine that she could be a President of this country, let alone hold any meaningful post.

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  1. Political is aspecial and stupidity exercise among the country. No one is pure as snow even though u wash,bath but there is certain invisible site where dirty gathered. Let’s agree the outcomes without crushing resolve if we have power or Wait until time will come

  2. better the devil you know than the angel you dont I think she performed better than what we see today blackouts without a solution shame

  3. By the way my fellow Malawians where iz this young and brave man the former shadow minster of finance in MCP so called Gweeeengwee

  4. Zibwerani Mai tizakuvoterani bax, amene asafunayo akatenge kaye mbali yathu ya nyanja yomwe atilanda atibela atanzania ija,shupiti kkkkk

  5. Mukungokangana apa nokhanokha bwanji kungokomenta za issueyo m’mene yabwerera JB Ali pheee akuti akusangalala ndi Malawi kuzalamuliranso ndiye akuti abwera monga mbala kuti aliyense sazaziwa kuti walowa.

  6. Reading this article, made me ask myself ; who wrote this piece? I doubted it was one of the Malawi24 writers. And yes,at the bottom i saw what i was thinking. It was published somewhere before Malawi24

  7. I was going through the comments, Ndaona ma comment ambiri onyoza mukawaonetsetsa onse ndi a zigoba, 2. If she is involved in cashgate why this government is not arresting her? Watch the video below. Am sure the chigoba u will not manage coz u don’t have airtime i feel sorry for u

  8. I don’t care about politicians & Malawians must work up JB wasn’t a gud leader but Peter is worst President for poor Malawians & now there r busy preparing next election instead of focusing to change the life of poor Malawians,so carry on praising your greedy politicians for 500 u r getting when u dance m’misonkhano

  9. kod jb atalowa anapeza zilibwino? tayankhani akhakha inu? koma anapeza dziko litanyaasa ngat manyi koma samkanena zambiri amkangokoza koma awa zonena mbwewww mudadziwa kale mavutowa ingokozani

  10. kod athakati inu mumangot jb ndimbava kod osangomumanga bwa mumatinyasa dzinduna dzikubadzi bwanj amalawi simusiyanna ndimunthu okufa kuganiza zakumanda fostek dpp lamangako ndani chilowereni m’boma zausilu ….mumkalonjeza koma mumkadziw kut anthu aba ndalama koma eeee tikupatsa izi lero mwalowa muzit akhakha inu

  11. Let her come back home the most problem with Malawians is ignorant, and greed Jb was far better than this we have now he has failed Malawi’s economy how much were you buying sugar during her ruin? He’s failing to deal with corruption in his own throne . Malawian doesn’t want to see good things done by others Bushiri is not a politician but look how he’s been hunted by Government officials, he has never worked in Government position but they wants to investigate his worthy. malawi s not poor only those who sees malawi as a poor country they have poor mentality. Mama is the only hope of the restoration!!!!! Cz she did it during Bingu err she’ll do it again. Love you mamahhhhh

  12. Youmagogo, mama must be kwaiti osa toka toka nono taking munawononga kuba pulas satanic hule wachabechabe tiwone zinabas kwakwana anyani inukuuba mowononga

  13. Musamude Mayiyu inuso muli ndizomwe mumachita Anthuso kumakudanda ulani Tingodikila mwini yekha Azaweluze palibe wabwino Fodya ndiuyo asanamalize kugulitsa anthu Zachisoni Pamalawi

  14. Mavuto samatha adayamba ndi John chilembwe ndi atsamunda kalero inu ndiye mutani zitayeni mukuchedwa mkutukwana zawo zikuwayendela amuna ndi Yesu samakhomelera mungovomeleza kut Yesu ndinu ambuye mwachikhulupiriro mudza tenda zabwino zake

  15. Abwere sikwawo kumalawi. Koma choti adziwe anthu opusa ngati amenewa sitikuwafuna kukhala otsogolera anthu. Mai ameneyo ngofunika amangidwe ndithu.

  16. “Retiring from retirement” what genre of writing is this one???? Learn to be serious Pena pake guys

    Musamaphweketse Field mwamvaa!

  17. Wise words and a Tambala awiri salira mkhola limodzi. Anamusiyila kuti aliwone dziko mmene limakhalira munthu ukakhala pa mpando wa upulezidenti. Paja musayiwale ngati kuyamwa munkati angogawa abakha, ndiye lero osagawa a bakha akulephera kutukula moyo ya a Malawi kamba ka ma company ake amene akulephera kwatchura eni ake amene anaba ndalama zokwana 236 billion kwacha. Boma la ntundu wa aMutharika lomwelo ndi chipani cha Dpp chinabanso ndalama zokwanila 577 billion kwacha yomwe munathyolera mthumba. Muli ku ministry of justice munathyoleranso mthumba koma mwayiwala. Pali ndalama yomwe munaba yokwanira 97 billion munapangila ntchito yanji inu a kha kha kha. Amati linda madzi apite udziti ndadala. Amalawi akudziwa kuti ndinu akuba basi… Ngati inu mukuti si akuba, nanga Njauju munamphera chani ??? Nanga galimoto yake munotchera chani ??? Nanga ku nyumba kwa kazembe wa ku Germany munakabera nji ma file pamene inu muli a clean ??? Musamayese mwapulumuka pamene aliyense akudziwa m Malawi muno. JB anamanga ngakhale nduna yake akulamulira nanga inu mukusiyilanji kumanga anthu anu akubawo ??? Taganiza ngakhale ndi mayiko akunja womwe akamuona mtsogoleri wa dziko la Malawi amangoti mwayiona mbavayooooo. Eshiiiii. koma boma la mbavali abale…. Kumapezeka ena owombera mmanja mbava zokha zokha basiiii. Komanso onena kuti abwere kuno kwawo tilipo ambiri osati inu ma cadat. Pa JB ndi inu, ndi non of your business… Tisiyileni ife mtsogoleri wathu osachititsa manyazi akamayenda mmayikomu. Bravo… JB. Bravo… PP family…. !!!! Atsinzina ntole nonse shut up your mouth.. Leave JB aloneeeeee.

  18. Why Is This Woman Hiding Like This?.She Must Accept That She Faild To Rule Us.Pleas Mama Come Back Home ,Cause Home Always Best.Just Accept That Politicks Is A Game Of Numbers.

  19. This mama is a big crook anayendela ija ya chimphulikire yekha Author PM n ds is exactly wat is on de ground Peter is dancing to mamas tune,no wonder she run away n she’s not coming back anytime soon she just want to check our minds.

  20. Let this beautiful lady express her opinion. It is her opinion. Not mine. Not your’s but her’s. Let Malawians judge in a democratic process.

  21. Apa ndikungomva wakuba ndizina zambiri, ena mpaka kumati ndalama zathu ,amalawi amzanga mayiwa anaba bwanji ndalamazo?, pepani sichipongwe koma kuti nane ndiziwe

  22. She is a total sale-out. If she failed to manage our little resouce in 2 years she got without votes; what more if fully voted in? She better continue with charity work to give back what she plundered. I lost my trust and sympathy in her political ability, neither in the incumbent. Change is non negotiable as long as the need remain.

  23. Musiyeni adzazionele yekha jehena amene adamusiya mudzikolo -popanda kupsatira iye akalowa ku mene akulingalira kudzalowa mönga mwantchito zake zimene adazisiya kumeneko kumudziko

  24. She knew that malawi will have problems in the hands of APM, so she run away the problems we are currently facing, let her come back to her motherland & help us to solve our problems, JB is not the problem, you people you are the big problem, you voted for change, so where is change nw? You are renspossible for the problems we have now, cashgate should not always be the hiding place, within these few months of 2016 government has been recelving bilions as a donation to the malawian government, have you seen how they have used those bilions?…..JB was far much better than this one we have nw, like it unlike it!

  25. Mama U Are Fingure Fucking Urself.Dont Regard Malawians As Headless,those Days Are Gone.This Is Anew Malawi.Stop Dreaming Those Impossibilities.What Prompted U Flee From Here?U Convicted Urself.Dont U Take Example From Muluzi?Chitsilu Chamunthu Iwe.Zipangani Uhule Kumeneko.To The Other Hand,we Believe That God Controls Everything So Let Him Do That.Lets Accept The Situation We Are In Then We Will Have Good Solution.Ngati A P M Sakupanga Bwino Nanga Mulungu Analoreranji Kut Akhale Leader?So How Much We Can Talk But The Act Is Reccuring.Lets Just Wait,god Is In Control,

  26. Im not happy with the way joice gathered money when she step up in the herm while declaring asserts 182million kwacha revealed as her bank cash so just being in the herm for just 2years 82billion revealed as her bank account cash can a business grow from millions to billions in just 24months so to call a spade a spade not a spade a spoon she is a big crook together with her inner-cicle because of just this to me joice must be in her self exile so dat some must learn the lesson dat there is no happiness in somebodys money

  27. Aliyese amakhala ndi ubwino komaso kulakwika amipingo,abizinesi,ogwila boma,amatauni ndi akumuz,olemela ndi osauka tiyeni tiyike andalewa pa sikelo ndikuwelenga zitukuko zimene aliyese wapanga ali pampando ndi zakazake mopanda njelas ndiye tipeleke makoment

  28. Kkkk ndipanga dala palibe amene ati adzalamulire bwino dzikolo mpaka lipenga lomalidza lidzalira lidakali choncho chifukwa cha ukanga ndiwamba (ndilemele ndekha pomadzamwalira ana anga adzakhale onse olemera, mapeto amaganizo amenewa dziko ndi anthu ake akungosaukira saukirabe chifukwa chamoyo ozikondawu mpaka lipenga lomaliza limveka dziko lidakalibe cìsaukireni since independent popanda cholodzeka (57 azungu atatisiya kkkkkk mpaka kubweranso kwake kwachiwiri

  29. Kodi paja nd aja amkatiuza zoti ngati mai watenga pakati osakonzekera akachosese ndiye mmalo molapa tchimo lakupha akuti chan? Mulungu amuone

  30. Being ex president , cabinet minister , mp, generally a prominent politian I thought Joice Banda is civilized and have the Malawians at heart but she have displayed the her absenteeism in her political career , What is she looking for? if not her fate in politics could be ruining the country which is already in flames,

  31. Amayi Mwakalamba nzeru nazo zikuthanso.Ndani angafune nkazi wokalamba kut akhale pawudindo wa president?Ndakayika koma ngati a Malawi anayiwala zimene munachita.

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  33. malawi is the poorest territory in africa not just because of our presidents but because of the way malawi is… “nyasaland is the poorest territory in africa” i quoted these words from cecil john Rhodes…. when he came to invest in africa… he said this because of absence of minerals here in malawi… all what he found useful here in malawi were the strong and energetic people who decided to take them and work in south africañ mines… so malawi is poor from the beginning… #dont blem #joyce_banda

  34. Mawu amati “oyipa amathawa yekha kuopa ciweruzo” sono anaziwa kuti wachita chisalungamo ndiye anathawira kunja, koma wakhala akucita investigate, ndiye waona kuti kuli duuuu, zaiye sizili serious kuti angamufufuze ndikuzamzenga milandu thatswhy wayamba kugogodano pachiseko kenaka kumvesera m’nyumba kuti akutibwanji anthu mkatimo??

  35. May be its her sisters who trying to convice her to come back and try again politics,she is alitle garl in dis industry and only men can.

  36. No room /no chance for crook woman we are suffer too much coz of yu devil women, Only 2yrs Malawi become like zim usazabwerenso kuno watikwana kagwere uko!!!!

  37. Nothing for Mama,things have changed. We are not stupid as you are. You failed,just accept that. That thing of being a President it won’t be happened again. So just shut your stinking mouth. I said,shut up! We want change forreal not for jokes and dramasm Malawi is a country not a bridal shower mama.

  38. My country is lacking leadership all I see are husk.I wish presidents were like coaches so we can higher from other countries

  39. She has a point in her absentia that Malawi need to guess out of it. What do our policies say about our ex-leaders?? I feel our government is blank in something ought to be done bringing her back home. It’s just the same if I can reasonably think about our so called chiefs that government regard as champions of development under decentralization. I wonder what type of mechanism has our government significantly put in place to fully accommodate them participate fully?? Little is been considered upon them. How if before such under takings, give scholarship to them and then fully utilize them? I say this because chiefs have been there before any government we can mention today, but nothing developmental has ever emerged to stand as a national recognition for reference. Briefly, our chiefs have been misplaced for over centuries in absence of accommodative policies same to JB scenario.

  40. I always feel shame on this lady……women destroy instead of fixing.? mzimayi thawi zonse amakhala wachikondi ndichison polingalila ndi mmene kumapwetekela kubeleka koma mai uyu alibe chison…..kulorela kuti ma million a anthu a kufandinjala atibola akhale olemela…..shame on my mother land malawi

  41. Ndale nchiyani ngat sikubera anthu osauka? Ndale nchyani ngat sikupondereza anthu ovutika? Ndale nchyani ngt sikuzikundkira chuma? Ndale nchyan ngt sikuzimva mphamvu komanso nzeru ndi kukula mtima kusafuna kumva zonena ena? Ndale nchyan ngat sikukondera anthu amchipan cholamula kusiyana nd otsutsa komanso opanda chpani? Ndale nchyani ngat sikukwera magalimoto apamwamba nkumangoenda maulendo opanda phindu? Mxiew!! to hell greedy politicians!

  42. She stole the money but she ate the money with the poor of the same nation. .And another one stole the money and ate alone with his family,and poor people remains miserably poorer. .
    WHO IS BETTER THAN THE OTHER. ?

  43. Mayi inuyo atleast kusiyana ndi chiselekwete tilinacho panochi. Koma nanuso munataya target. Kungochoka kumudzi kuno ziiiiii if mukuthawa chinachake. Pomwe palibe yemwe anakusegulirani mulandu. Pokhapo amalawi ataya chiyembekezo mwainu.

  44. Kundale kulibe Yesu chonde, bwelani kuti muzizatukwanana m’misonkhano basi. Kwa ine mulibe voti ya munthu chifukwa sindipindula.

  45. The most wanted criminal must come to answer charges. The problem is that when people are voted into power they become so blind that they do not see any other person more capable than them. This is what JB has inside her stupid skull. She openly declared that she benefited from cashgate and went away. Reading this nonsense makes me more vexed than before. She should remain THE WOMAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY just like Philip Nolan who, after being cheated by Aaron Burr, former USA Vice Presdent, disowned his country and spent years with the USA Naval Unit as his punisment. He was buried in the sea. CRAZY JB! OBANDA, NTCHISI

  46. Why she went to de exile?Cash gate?ngati angazabweze ndalama zathu zija tizamufunanso koma ngati ndi ayi ifenso ayi am not saying kuti both Motharika’s adachita/akuchita bwino ayi koma nkhani ndiyoti tikupita kutsogolo mmbuyo mulibe maso ,ndikumbuseni ngati pali president amene adabwelelanso pa mpando?

  47. when the food at the funeral taste soooo good…..and you feel like shouting……;NEXT WEEK……SAME PLACE……SAME TIME…….

  48. count the votes here &c hw many pipo welcomes the idea of your bouncing back!!!!! Not this time around….. If you are coming to pay wt you stale from us you’re mostly welcome….. JOy.

    • No I don’t agree with you, forward ever siikugwira maybe let her come adzatiuze komwe ankatenga magetsi coz I am also tired of this of this dark government which only the only afiti are happy they prefer darkness.

  49. U’ll rot in jail..U’ bustard….you stale our many & run away…
    Don’t dare to think of coming this side….you won’t gonna land in our soil, until you pay the price of wt you put us through!!!!!!! Don’t take us 4 granted w’re facing all this problems because of you. U can’t fool us again…..NEVER!!!!!!

  50. Umbuli suzatha makamaka kwa anthu omwe mumazitenga ophunziranu Malawi will never change because of you blind loyalist supporting a party instead of policies

  51. Come and tell the truth about 13billion is , then refresh your crooks to vote for you In exile to hell with you KAWALALA IWE.

  52. ”Azungu andituma” kkkkkk koma nanu amayi aaaaah. Tamangobwerani muzatimalize amalawife tasala pati. Nonse you are the same pali kusiyana

  53. she z 100% insane, kd munaonapo ana amasiye akulelana okhaokha zolongosoka?? kwakukulu kumakhala kulaka chkond cha makolo awo chomwe iwo amkalandra, the same applies kwa mastenwa kt PP idzisamala bwnj opanda kholo lawo? das y fanz ina yangoganiza zothawamo coz chisamaliro cha kholo palibe, iyeyo J-B yo asatnyasepo apa kt 2019 akudzaimila izo nde achotseletu, pano amalawi tnatseguka mmaso akakhala mavuto tkuwaonera limodz awa ndpo 2019 wna adzalira kmaso kukukuta mano.

  54. “Do not use my name for evil purposes, for I, the Lord your God,will punish anyone who misuses my name”. Exodus 20:7.

  55. mene munayambila munja ndikubwela, ndikubwela munabwera kupita osangobwera bwanji kuno ndikwa mai oipa iwe chinsiru cha mai musabwere ife siti makusowani za utsilu basi nanuso anyasa mumangolemba ndiphala limene

  56. Nthawi yake idatha kale ameneyo ndipo asaganizile, kuti adzaupezanso mwai umenewo.Ndalama za cash gate zomwe adaba zija abadya kaye kumene aliriko,kma mwai wokhala m’tsogoleri wa Malawi siudzapezekanso.

  57. She is a crook just like crooked Hillary, the fact that she overlooked when her people were looting money in various ministries will make her lose the elections.

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  59. Read your mind,conscousness,and your judgemental inheritance from your poor and evil ancestral Spirits,you shall starve till Jesus comes coz your blind and cowards.
    Shame on you.

  60. Joyce Mtila Banda is taking Malawians for granted. We have got an issue with you come home and face justice. Don’t rule us using a remote control. True leaders never seek refugee in a foreign country.

    • Yes indeed! True leaders don’t seek refugee in a foreign country. She’s seeking refuge and she’s therefore a true leader!

  61. She will never be the president of this nation again. Even if she comes back into politics only thieves and krooks will follow her and they are few.The question she must prepare to answer to the electorate ir, why she ran away after the elections and went into hiding ? Many people have left the PP because their leader is nowhere to be seen. Only fools will be following her shadow.”

    • Can u hear what u are saying. Awa ana awo ali kuAmerica bwanji osabwera akhale kuno. Where did he was in the time of Kamuzu and Bakili. He also came 4rm exil. Thats why he dont have enough idea what is going on on the ground. Even Kamuzu he came 4rm exil. Just that the politics in Malawi is cheap. They arrest the potential candidates so that they win without problems. Can u explain Ndata. They are also political theives but at least some they remember the poor.

    • Mkandawire are you still following the shadow of the former acting president, mai JB?I think you have lost direction as to where you are heading to, you need a compus. All these political parties you cant even join one

  62. A popularist, the one who runs away from her own shadow,, who can trust her again? We got soo many problems to face and solve, and none of them she equates to the solution.nxaa

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