The official Malawi Commission of Inquiry on the death of president Bingu wa Mutharika on April 5, 2012 could not clear the suspicions Mutharika’s widow Callista had that her husband had sexual encounters with some of the women that met him before he suffered cardiac arrest.
Malawi President Joyce Banda on Thursday made public the detailed commission of inquiry report. The report, among others, has revealed the people late Mutharika met before he collapsed.
The Commission established that Mutharika, who had been president since 2004, died on April 5 , 2012 following a heart attack, the inquiry ruled and that e died while having a meeting with Lilongwe legislator Agnes Penemulungu in his office.
Earlier he met two female lawmakers, Patricia Kaliati and Margeret Roka Mauwa.
Callista failed to come to terms with what happened for her husband to die as he has noted some suspicious developments that took place before Bingu died.
Another suspicion Callista had, according to family members, is the room in which Bingu met the women MPs on that day.
But Justice Elton Singini, Chairman of the commission of inquiry, who presented the findings to President Joyce Banda, did not touch on anything linking to sexual consipiracies as he disclosed that the 78-year-old leader had a history of heart problems and had suffered a minor attack in 2009.
“The cause of death of President Bingu wa Mutharika was irregular beating of his heart at that moment of his collapse, called cardiac arrhythmia, which resulted in him suffering a cardiac arrest,” he said.
After Penemulungu’s appointment, Mutharika was also scheduled to meet former health minister Dr. Jean Kalirani.
He had other scheduled appointments in the afternoon which included Dr. Bruce Munthali, Chief Executive Officer of Tobacco Control Commission and Bright Mangulama, formerly Director of Public Procurement but was retired at the time.
Others who were expected to meet Mutharika in the afternoon, according to the inquiry findinds, were Dr. Zikhale Ng’oma, former Democratic Progressive Party Campaign Director and confidant Chikumbutso Mtumodzi from Ministry of Disability.
Mutharika’s death was celebrated by many Malawians who blamed Mutharika personally for the economic woes, which stemmed ultimately from a diplomatic spat with former colonial power Britain a year ago.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :