Jim Jumani Johansson who claimed to be the son of Malawi’s founding President Kamuzu Banda has died this morning.
Jumani, 45, died this morning after a short illness at Queens Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre.
Jumani who is a Swedish citizen has been pushing for a DNA test to prove that he is Kamuzu’s son.
He was deported from the country in 2011 and since then he had been living in South Africa.
But he came back to Malawi last year together with his wife and daughter to continue pressing for a DNA test.
In December last year, Jumani made his first public appearance in Kasungu where he attended the burial ceremony of son to Kamuzu Banda’s late uncle.
“I have been in the country for about a month now, but I decided to come home (Kasungu) to be with my relations during this time,” he told the local media.
He added that he was not in Malawi to fight but to stay in his home country.
However, Kamuzu’s family said in December that the former Malawi leader had no wife and he did not father a child.
“This is senseless. Government knows our stand that Kamuzu had no family and left no child,” Senior Chief Kaomba said.
During his stay in Malawi, Jumani visited Kamuzu’s Mausoleum in the capital Lilongwe.