Malawi govt attack on Joyce Banda ‘baseless’ – PP

Malawi government’s recent attack on former president Joyce Banda  that she embarrassed the country at United Nations (UN) meetings has been described as “baseless, malicious and unfounded” by opposition People’s Party (PP).

Banda has been attending various meetings in the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in United States of America (USA) after being invited in her own right.

Joyce Banda launching  JBFI Africa in New York

Joyce Banda launching JBFI Africa in New York

But Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Dr George Chaponda accused Banda of not consulting President Peter Mutharika thereby embarrassing government at the international meetings in New York by taking positions that were contrary to government.

But PP spokesperson Ken Msonda, said former president Banda had always been invited to such high-level meetings across the globe including those organised by the UN and UN agencies, even before she ascended to the high office of president.

“Obviously, every now and then she would cite examples of achievements she has made through her involvement in non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and charity such as the Joyce Banda Foundation International (JBF) or indeed through government when she served as president,” Msonda said in the statement.

Msonda said Banda addressed global issues and that the former head of State would not say anything that would bring Malawi into disrepute.

PP  has since challenged Chaponda to provide evidence to back his claims that Banda embarrassed  President Mutharika and the country.

Chaponda has maintained his claims, saying; ““I know what I am talking about.”

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24 thoughts on “Malawi govt attack on Joyce Banda ‘baseless’ – PP”

  1. AKIMU GAGA says:

    MAYI ANGA ASIYENI. ALAKWA CHIYANI, CHIYANI, CHIYANI, CHIYANI KODI???

  2. wakukaya says:

    very shameful instead of letting us what u have brought in 4rm there so this is what u have brought us u DPP party be sereous we r watching leave our mom alone do urs plz

  3. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Please, Nyasatimes are saying JB was attending meetings ” in the sideline of… ” or she attended the main UN General Assembly??

    Were these “sideline meetings” also on UN main agenda or sponsorship??
    I think next time she will be told not to be in America becuase the APM once worked in America
    Eish!!!!

  4. okey says:

    Jb if you went as president of Malawi then that was wrong and very wrong for that matter. You are not president of Malawi.Dont do it next time.

  5. cynk says:

    zitsiru inu za DPP mumaona ngati JB adatha ndikumubera mavoti aja, ameme uja is a chosen generation by God

  6. za nosense ayi says:

    Iwe chaponda tiuze zoti zitipindulire osati zankutu zakozo.JB akuyalutsani bwanji inu oti muli mboma?Tamalankhulani zanzeru plz

  7. Manuel says:

    Apa idaperewera ndi sukulu. N’kutheka kuti adaitanidwa ngati prezidenti chisankho chisadachitike msankhanowu; umakonzedweratu miyezi yambirimbiri tsikulo lisadafike. Poti JB adaluza masankho amayenera kuzindikira kuti tsopano makalatawo tsopano sakuitanso iye koma yemwe wakwera pa mpandopo. Amayenera kuchita ngati za mpando wa SADC uja.Ikadakhala kuti ilinso ndi maiko akutali komanso ambiri ngati UN mwina dzina la JB linakatukanso ngati prezidenti koma poti wa SADC siutenga nthawi yaitali kulinganiza umu zimachitika n’kuti ataluza kale chisankho n’chifukwa chake dzina lawo silidatuluke ku msonkhano wa SADC.

    1. Sinthani says:

      Iwe zindikira! JB was invited as Former Head of State and founder of Joyce Banda Foundation International by UN. She was not representing Malawi. Those who attended UN side meetings are not internationally influential and felt intimated by JB’s presence. Uku ndikulira kwa changanya amenewa. They just need to swallow their local pride and move on with their lives……

  8. Mbuchindele says:

    Zitsiru za dpp zandikwana bwanji

  9. Zondiwe says:

    DPP is selfish and that is why there are loud calls for federalism.
    Because they are selfish, they are thinking that the UN should br monopolised by them alone, and not anybody else.
    Fortunately, the UN is run by generous world leaders who look at credentials, and not where one comes from as the DPP has specialised in doing, hence past loaders are also invited to attend the General Assembly.
    If DPP is not careful, it will be responsible for the break up of Malawi because they are very greedy.

  10. Dzukani a Malawi nonse says:

    APM anachita kuitanidwa JOICE nayenso anachita kuyitanidwa aliyense anyendera zake if you want to blame Joice Banda better blame the higher authorities of UN who invited Joice Banda.Anthuni mwasowa chonena kukhala ngati ndinu wophunzira koma ayi ndithu ngati simudapiteko ku sukulu Manyazi..

  11. Luke kasese says:

    guys tamapangani zoti zithandize jb adapanga zake zidatha ngati zamvuta ndibwino komvomereza agalu inu

  12. Kulira says:

    Why don’t you tell us what you and your stupid president did for the benefit of poor Malawians while in New York. All you have been talking about is JB. Why don’t you talk about farting coz it looks like that’s all you did at the UN.

  13. Ngodya says:

    A Chaponda mulibe choyankhula,ingobweletsani bill ya ziphwisi kachiwili poti tsopano muli m’boma kuti mudzioneka kuti mukugwila ntchito,Ziphwisi bill ibwele!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. John says:

    Noooo Chaponda. None of you in gvt know what you are talking about, let alone, what you are doing. Otherwise you wouldn’t be concentrating on such trivial matters 5 months after elections when you have the whole country to run and the whole election manifestos to fulfil.

  15. dadaboma says:

    Joyce Banda, the real Ngwazi of Malawi – kind, compassionate, industrious, god-fearing, resolute, wise, dynamic leader, democratic, intelligent, articulate, world-class leader, amicable, visionary, foresighted, empathetic, firm, principled, stateswoman, international and national hero, Ngwazi Dr Joyce Hilda Mtila Banda. Malawi will miss you for presidency. May God soon grant you a return to the country’s leadership position – we are a herd of people without a shepherd, forlon, desolate and languishing under the pangs of a devil that through the Bible away during swearing-in at the conclusion of a stolen election.

  16. Chalaza says:

    Achimwene ine nkhani yanuyi siwelenga koma inuyo ndinu osaganiza bwino. Joyce ndi malawi ndi mwana wa peter ngakhale bakili ndi mwanaso wa petet bwenzi atatsazika kwa atate awo. Ngakhale naneso ndi mwana wa chakwela koma chifukwa analuza bambo panopa ndi peter si chakwelaso ayi thats fact. Ndipo ndale zisatipusitse.

  17. Koadi she is really an embarrassment. How I wish akanakhazika matako ake pansi and stop following the incumbent. Kufuna kumulozaa chani? Akuone ngati ayender yomwe ija anachita ndi malemu aja etiii? Watchera kumwezi!

    Bwanji samchitira kampeni Paul maulidi kuti awine ku Bt Nrth? By the way, where are the cats, dogs cows and pigs and maize that she wa distruibuting? You mean by failing to be president all those were attacked by diseases? Or was it another form of cashgate? What about tizimbosombosho ta orange amamangira anthu tija? Zili pati?

  18. Malawians of top personality like u start to neutralise ur political differences and concentrate on ur bussineses.”things turn around”but when they do so,and leave us alive thank almighty God and forge ahead.”why should Joyce relax and cry 4 things God didnt give rather than deepening her Foundation and charity things locally and internationally?

  19. Tawadi says:

    JB ndi Mayi wa Fuko lonse la Malawi who united the country. Peter Mutharika ndi Tate wa A Lomwe yemwe wagwa dziko popeza mtima ndi maso ake ali blue amakhuzidwa ndipo amaona a Lomwe okha cifukwa naonso ali blue. Don’t talk of cashgate becoz DPP is the father & founder of cashgate. Akatulusa maina a ma company muona onse ndi a DPP ndipo ambiri a Lomwe. Mpake sakutulusa maina. Leave our Sweet Mother JB.

  20. Thumbwefu says:

    chaponda is evil + devil.

  21. Danny says:

    JB woyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  22. Danny says:

    Bambo Chaponda can you use your brains ngati mwamuna.Kulimbana ndi mzimayi JB mungoyaluka za ndi za ziii.Think and think indeed like a fully grown up munthu

  23. MBENDERA WEPT says:

    THE QUESTION THIS SILLY GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE ASKING THEMSELVES IS; DID JB INVITE HERSELF TO THESE MEETINGS? BY THE WAY, JB LOOKS MORE PRESIDENTIAL AND CONFIDENT ON WORLD STAGE THAN THE NUTTY PROFESSOR. I SAW HIM GIVING A SPEECH IN THYOLO, i WAS REALLY SHOCKED TO SEE THE PROFESSOR WITH NOTES OF HIS SPEECH WRITTEN ON PAPERS AS BIG AS A NEWSPAPER.

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