The National Assembly has announced the death of Member of Parliament for Mchinji West Billy Kanjira Banda who died after collapsing at St Francis Catholic Church in Lilongwe in Area 25 Sunday morning.
Principal Public Relations officer for the National Assembly Ian Mwenye confirmed that Banda has died and they were waiting for further details from the family.
“I can confirm that the Honourable Member for Mchinji West has died and we are waiting for further information,” He said
Member of Parliament for Mchinji South West Deus Gumba Banda also confirmed that Banda died at Daeyang Hospital after collapsing at church.
“I am now at Daeyang Hospital and they are yet to take the body to the mortuary, I’ll give you details later when I consult the family,” he said
Banda was elected on a Malawi Congress Party (MCP) ticket in the May 2014 Parliamentary elections.
MCP Public Relations Manager Alekeni Menyani also confirmed to Nyasa Times about the sudden death of Kanjira.
“I can confirm that indeed Billy Kanjira Banda is late” said Menyani.
He however could not reveal the major cause of his death.
The Mchinji West parliamenterian was sent out of parliament on Friday following a verbal war with the 1st Deputy Speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje.
He was supposed to return to parliament on Monday.
Burial arrangements are yet to be announced. –Additional reporting by Elijah Phimbi, Nyasa TimesFollow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :