Malawi’s ex President Joyce Banda confirms of her homecoming

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After spending up to three years outside the country, former Malawi President Joyce Banda is set to return home next week, Malawi24 can report.

The office of the former President has confirmed the development through its spokesperson Andekuche Chanthunya.

According to a press statement that Malawi24 has seen, Banda will return home on 18th February, 2017.

The statement says the former head of state left Malawi in order to give enough time to the incumbent President Peter Mutharika to work without pressure and any political influences that could be linked to her.

Joyce Banda coming home next week.

The statement further says Banda’s home coming is a clear sign that she is innocent and not afraid of any cash gate trumped up cases against her by the current Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government.

“Dr. Joyce Banda’s coming back home is a clear sign that she is innocent and not afraid of any cash gate trumped up cases against her by the current government, Dr. Banda wants to prove her innocence to the world and clear her name on cash gate. ”

“All Malawians must take not that the coming in of Banda automatically does not stop her from assuming her office as President of the Peoples Party, this is in readiness of a PP convention slated for August this year,” reads part of the statement.

The plane carrying Banda is expected to arrive at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) at around 10:00 hours. Banda left the country soon after losing the presidential elections to incumbent Mutharika.

Three months ago, Banda had indicated that when she winds up her research projects in the United States of America (USA) she will be returning home where she is ready to serve the nation as asked to by Malawians.

The cashgate scandal could be one of the main reasons the Banda regime lost popularity and with it the presidency in the elections.

An audit report prepared by Price WaterHouse Coopers (PwC) revealed that MK553.3 billion remains unaccounted for in the period that Banda was in power, between 2012 and 2014. This amounts to 95 percent of the MK0.5 trillion (MK577.2 billion), which is the total sum of all the stolen public funds from 2009 to 2014.

Banda is now in US doing research which focuses on women’s political leadership, girls’ education, and maternal and reproductive health.

 

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  1. Joyce Banda will never return to Malawi as long as DPP is in power..

    CASHGATE is still ongoing!…

  2. No, she is not coming as her contract is still intact. She is doing fine there and as of now there is a lot of work to be done on her desk. She will come anytime continue working hard anthu inu. If she come probably this coming week alipo anthu akagwire ntchito yawo.

  3. Amai bwelani kuno ndikwanu.Mukadzafika tidzayala kanjedza museu kuti muyendepo ndi enafe tidzavula malaya kuti mupondepo kusonyeza kukondwa ndikubwera kwanu.Kaya wlna zldzamuipira apite akakolope nyanja.VIVA AMAI.GOD BLESS THIS WOMAN,VIVA FOREVER AMEN.

  4. Amalawi tachuluka umbuli wadzaoneni munthu amakudandaulirani kuti anthu osakonda dziko lino akuba ndipo ndalama zimapezekadi through ma minister omwe tinawavotera and ena mwa iwo anamangidwa so joyce banda anaulula kwa kuonongeka kwa chuma cha dziko lero mukuti ayi iyeso anaba dziwanitu kuti joyce banda anali ndi masophenya abwino oyebdetsela dxiko koma chinakula kumalawiko ndi mtima wansanje and ngati tikhalire mtima omasitha ma president ngati chitenje palibe chomwe chingachitike and tidzigokhalira kulira daily poti mapresident mukuti ndiophunzirawo ndiomwe akusakaza chuma chaboma kodi waulura kuti chapobda waba chimanga ndibdani? Ndiye kuti waulurayo wabaso? Kodi za cashgate anaulura ndibdani si Joice Banda? Lero mwati iyeso anaba uchitsilu wanu amalawi

  5. Its good to come back this is ur country no matter what,u will be amalawian by citizen forever!koma dziwani izi kukhala kumalawi kuno kukufunika kulimba mtima!moti madala kuno ndiye mmmm titsaname zawakanika pano mphavu adapeleka kwa nduna basi,ndiye chimanga chili pa K12,500!

  6. Mastern kuzibvutitsa Nokha….Y hiding??…dd u do something wr0ng????….C0me Come…..IF any Court will approve!!!!!…

  7. Plz mam came back to your country plz ngat muzasowe kofikila ndithunthelad ine ndizakulandilan ndilindi dill yanu pali anthu angapo akuweta ndalama akufunika kwawonetsa cashget yamasiku ano may ndiyammanyumba nangasi m’boma mulibendalama chonde chonde may osaphweketsa

  8. Who really gives a hoot. Kindergarten politics has ruined this nation since multiparty crap stepped in. Since then politicians have tossed us up and down & we have danced to their tune like crazy. Let’s face the reality, this is the dumbest nation on planet earth.

  9. Pena kumayankhula ngati mitu yanu imagwila inu munakhalako ndindalama mpaka Joyce banda ndikukubelani mwadya chambatu inu mukam’mange chaponda ka mukulimbana ndimunthu amene osalakwa chaponda mukumuona ndisanveso nyasi zomunyonza Joyce banda apa ngati muli ndi unyolo pitani kwa chaponda Kapena Kwa pitala opanda mano mkamwa uja poyankhula malovu mkamwa thoo samalani mkamwa monunkhamo ponyonza Joyce banda

  10. come mama plz we need you.why you forsake us when we needed you most. your country needs you. kuli akuba chimanga kuno.plz come back mwina munanvapo koma pofunika muzamuone nokha ndi maso anu anthu amene timati azatithandiza ndi amene akuti ponya pamoto plz come back.timati ndinu akuba koma pambuyo paja anaba kuposa inu.

  11. Trust me sazamumanga mayi ameneyu, anthuwa ndi amodzi awa, apa akambirana amvana, muzandikhulupilira, or izi akut PAC palibe azapange matukutuku, zozatengera anthu wamba amene akumva kuwawa kukayenda kumseu, otherwise ayi palibe zomangana apa

  12. You mean that the two Presidents were the MAIN CULPRITS in the CASHGATE?. Malawians will now learn more of how JB handled the matter, about Mphwiyo’ shooting & all, till she bolted.

  13. U make nacked malawi, malawi is not poor but leaders makes malawi poor,kamuzu was love his people. But from 1994 malawi became poor who will run malawi with good mentarily of his people timavota koma amatitenga ngati agalu imvani kulira kwa malawi azitsogoleri

  14. If jb is to be arrested for da jet issue then chaponda,da seven ministers dat are in da current regime who participate in da cash gate should be arrested azwel 92 billion anaba bingu ijaso ifufuzidwe

  15. hehehe so u thnk nthawi yonseyi amangokhala kunjako???? cant u hav some sense??? she’s astrong woman amakonza zofunikla!!!nde tzngosaukabe nkulimbana ndanthu oti alindnzeru….Wina athawa ndthu

  16. U are most welcome and see how bwampini is failing to save our malawi maize price is so high the poor ones can’t afford dont delay other wise u will find that lake malawi has gone

  17. welcome mama Africa, you are low model to all African ladies ……yemwe sanachimwepo ayambe kungenda mayiyu……JB zipita kumudzi koma usakachimweso

  18. Abwele amayi tiwalandila bwino kwambiri.Ngati enanu mufune kuchuluka mzelu yambani mwachotsa chitsotso cha diso mwanu chifukwa takumana amavuto tokhatokha ndiye sitingaweluzane chifukwa akuba okhaokha samangitsana.

  19. Without your whistle blow JB, we were ignorant about cashgate.I am sure madam, you saw your innocence before calling external auditors to probe the cashgate issue.Can a thief iñvite auditors to probe him/her?

  20. Malawi wa muthalika watikanika. Mama u r welcome. Inu mulibe triblelism ngat madalawa. Bwerani tione kuti titani 2019. Oooodiiiii ukooo…..

  21. Bwanji mukukanika kumumanga Chaponda yemwe anonyodzera Lamulo?? Ndemukamumange Joyce! Mwagwa nayo.. …………………….. joyce sanganangidwe Chifukwa adzangopereka tima univelope tandalama kwa anthu ochuluka mzeru kwambiriwo kuwamata pakamwa kuti asadzalankhule nkhani yokhuzana ndi Cashgate …………………….. Iwe ndi Ine ndetidzakhala Olira mpaka kale kale #you think kut Joyce Banda angakhale kundende even kwa mwezi umodzi?? #dzuka Malawi dzikoli linakondera anthu achuma.

  22. As myself am proud of u mam to cm bck hm let us c wat the gonna do wat the know is to fight with personal nt to fight with poverty shame to Malawi indeed is nyasaland mean leaders nyasaland there heart there knowledge is to increase many things nt feel shame to poor people’s whre is donation u been asking for 1000 years let us look another country people the fight for freedom and the get wat the fight for children there get money until 18 years government the are trying building houses for them old people there getting pay there is more things bt wat about nyasaland wat the know is to increase passport every year to kill people who trying to looking for better life in another country kkkkkk shame Malawi

  23. Welcm back mama that is ur country don’t fear anything u born in that poor country dziko la atsogoleri adyera odyera anthu osauka shame to malawi country because of leaders that is shame to our country kkkkkkk nonsense

  24. Welcome home Dr Joyce Banda!!! Malawians were waiting for you to hear the truth about who shoot Mr Paul Mphwiyo and why, as once claimed to know them and why by yourself. We hope to also know the truth about our “(malawi)” Presidential Jet you sold will your PP while in government, and some related cashgate issues as per some convictees mentioned you as one of first beneficially. “Note Mama that, if you are really involved in such deadly deals, then hopefully the current DPP Government will open prison doors for you”. We need justice to prevail!!!!

  25. President Tramp wavuta akuthamangitsa ma Kwelekwele mix amazayezaye onse omwe ali ku America adzipita kwawo, Bwelanikoni mayi ifenso timakufunani kuno malingana ndi kankhani kathu kaja unyolo wanu sunachite dzimbiri apa ndiye ndi Maula Maula basi .

  26. i feel sorry for her for as soon as she landed pa Lilongwe airport azamangidwa pompo,,,Pitala alibe zibwana uyuu..chonde Mai musabwele,chifukwa kutuluka kuzakuvutani..Shalom

  27. Ulo Ubwele ndilibenawe ntchito mbava inu nonse ndipitala yemwe mbava mbuzi zenizeni makoswe okawa zisilu akakuotchani ambuye inu mavi enieni

  28. Aaaaa apa ndie zaoneseratu kuti mayiwa amathawa cashgate coz anzawo omwe amawatchula aja onse amwalila nw she begin to say am coming back home,ai u r most welcum ku Maula prison,da goodness unyolo wanu sunachite zimbiri

  29. Life is never fair, us poor we are being convicted on small matters and yet those who have swindled the nation can still bost, walk freely with their satanic forces around them, claims to come to solve people s problems while you once failed and disappointed your own people. From Zambian /Malawian.

  30. JB will be back before 2019 but believing that she will jet in next week is the same as believing that some goats lay eggs like birds. She is enjoying her life after serving Malawians for 2 years. At the moment lets just focus on our problems as a country and move on.

  31. She is having a hidden mission. wapopana ndi tima org. takunja kufuna kudzaxokoneza mwadala kut amalawi tivutikeso ngat anachtra tym ya BINGU. Pliz govt musiyeni osazalimbananaye chimphulikire ekha..
    these guys lack patriotism bt pursuing thea politico agenda.

  32. Pakutino nzanuyunso wanyula ngati mene munanyulila inu muja mwaganizano xobwela poti xintchito zanu zafananano? Mulungu axikuchitilani chifundo ndithu

  33. Whether she’s gonna come or not Iam sure Malawians have nothing to loose or to gain. eti bwa? aaaa! achite kukhala ngati kuti anatitengera part ina yamoyo wathu.

  34. This is your home, you may decide when to come, you may also cheat these who always wants to know your whereabout. Home is mamah,

  35. Welcome back Madam,tikudziwa kuti papita nthawi kuti anthu adzalamule dzikoli mzaka zochepa ma civil servant nkupezako bwino

  36. Sanabe mbava zili mu DPP tikulandilani mbava za DPP zatasa kuno zikuba ngakhale ndalama za chimanga ku Admarc zina 7 nduna zikubisa bwana wawo akuzibisa

  37. Koma Ife amalawi ndifedi opusa…ur welcoming a chief thief . …lutepo said it….shame on u people ….abwele kuno ndi kwawo azizadya zasalazo….

  38. Welcome , dont be afraid of anything. U’re our hope & for sure u’re going to make it in 2019. Kuno kuli mabi okhaokha. Msankho lakula kwambiri ndipo mpira wake uvuta mukafika

  39. Welcome back!!!agalu akutokota za ndege akuti mudzawayankhe,waste of time,inapita basi.ndie kamzimai kena pa program ija ya chindunji akuti ma peace keeper munawagulira mizinga(saidziwa mkomwe) yachani kosungitsa bata Ku DRC,koma ameneyu umburi wake otani?Koma uyu akamapita kotsekulira even nseu,dziko lathu la mtendere bwanji asilikali ngati akupita kunkhondo? Ndie Ku DRC ungapite manjamanja msilikali…..Galu!!

  40. If it is true that she is coming back,definately her homecoming has been prompted by the oncoming PP convention. She is afraid of losing her position in a party she abandoned for years.I find this character, very selfish greedy,not trustworthy, devoid of intergrity, childish and unpatriotic. This behaviour is far from a leader worth his/her name.I suggest that PP should wake up and reject this returnee the very moment she pops her nose into party affairs if PP wants to prove that PP is a members party not a personal estate. Joyce Banda should not take his former party let alone Malawians for a ride

  41. Iweyo Joyce, bingu, pitala…ndi Ena ose zanu ndi zimodzi…kuba…pamodzi ndi nduna zanu. Sindimakufilani nose olo pang’ono….zibwera mwina tizaone mbava zikumangitsana

  42. Tinachisowadi Chapaphewa Cha Amai! Its True, Akubwera Coz In America Trump Sakumufuna Coz Amasapota Crinton And In South Africa Visa Yake Has Expired So She Has No Where To Run, Ndie A Police Get Ready With Ur Handcarfs Mumange Chilombo Chopsa

  43. madolo apa chanco andale anati muthalika sangamange joyce banda chifukwa anaba limodzi ndalama ,zimene zinapezeka kuchipinda kwamalemu komaso komasp zaboma,ndipo joyce banda ndi peter muthalika ndima friends, example bakili anamumanga kamudzu ,bingu anamumanga bakili kangapo ,,chiikukanika peter ndichani kumanga joyce? wabwela kambilimbili ndikumanyamuka opanda or kufusidwa

  44. Welcome home Mama Africa. She is back in full swing. To those who are not happy mix cement with water then drink, u will be strong. Or kick the rock. Yes she had some mistakes but she is far way better than Chaponda’s syndicates. Ena nkhawa biiii. This is Malawi she has a right to come in her country of origin. She will stand trial on cashgate. It will pass. She have done all research with her lawyers. She is aware that she will be arrested as she just land in. But she has lot of support legal in and out the country. Even European countries are behind the move. What a good start for 2017. Ena BP yakwera

  45. Bwera joice unyolo wako tapukuta kale ukukudikila ndalama zathu unaba mkumakadyera ku america,zatha tsopano ukubwera utipeza bwanawe olo ukanati ubwera lero ndikanakondwa mai okupha ana mbava yeniyeni kumalawi mbava zokhazokha m’bomamu

  46. Is that was exile or just chilling after cashgate? Amayi pitani kumudzi nanunso munabadwila komko osaopanso chifukwa wabwino nde palibe ndikayang’ana kumbuyo kuyambila Kamuzu,Bakili,Bingu,JB,komanso pitala nonse ndinu akuba ndi nduna zomwe mpaka otsusa boma koma ali komko inu nde muope chani

  47. You are welcome Jb you were far much better than so called Muthalika. The lake is going Bwapini lied about to us,Chaponda is powerful than our Constitution disgrace, , universities is no more, courts only targets opposition,

  48. Tabwelanidi anthu ankayankhula zopanda nzelu kut nkaz sangapange zanzelu koma tabwelan muzaone nyasi zimene mamuna amamutama kut ndiotsogola kupanga zinthu uja iiih mavuto..Welcome back mama.

    • Like it or not she is coming. Ena nkhawa biiii. She is coming in full swing. Nothing will stop her. Neither political orchestrated charges nor interference. If u are not happy kick the rock u will be fine