MP for Mchinji West Kanjira Banda dies after collapsing in church

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.

MP for Mchinji West Billy Kanjira Banda pic Sarah MunthalI

MP for Mchinji West Billy Kanjira Banda pic Sarah MunthalI

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 Times

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65 thoughts on “MP for Mchinji West Kanjira Banda dies after collapsing in church”

  1. Manuel says:

    Anali malodza chabe kukangana ndi a deputy spear kuja. Amene tidatsanzikanapo ndi anthu opita choncho tikudziwa kuti kwa yemwe adakhumudwitsana naye amalankhulana kapenanso kukangana koma kwa omwe anali ponda apa ine n’pondepo amabisa nkhope. Amapewa kuyang’anizana mpakana kutsilizika.

  2. Kenkkk says:

    Investigate the church he attended. Being a Catholic Church, we know it can easily be linked to top dpp catholic ruthless politicians who feared they might be exposed by the mp. NIB bwa? The ruthless head is a staunch Catholic, so this could have been his best opportunity to eliminate an opponent within the same setting. Who was who at the church?

    Any food or water at such a church could have been a fatal trap to eliminate anyone wanted.

    Wamisala anaona nkhondo.

  3. Tom paulo says:

    Amulodza?

  4. nospar ossmann says:

    innarillah wa innaillaih rajiuna

  5. kk says:

    “Kufa mudzafa ndithu” umu ndimomwe Bible likukambila koma sadanene kuti tizafa bwanji? Kufa Muzafa ndithu…

  6. kamangadazi says:

    Sad story, expelled from Parliament, expecting to return on Monday 14/03/16, but on Sunday Dead? VERY SORRY, SHOCKING, and SHAMEFUL. SHAMEFUL becoz there were A LOT of STORIES SURROUNDING the LATE. Those STORIES could have been SORTED OUT before his death. RIP. Jounalists, Activists & those who KNOW something on this MATTER, MUST DO SOMETHING TO HAVE AN INVESTIGATION.

  7. mwachaje says:

    Just a little context, in 2006 or thereabouts a speaker collapsed in parliament. MCP and other opposition MPs cheered, jeered and whistled as Hon speaker gasped for his life.
    It was sad and traumatic to watch these so called leaders show their inhuman side. I do not know how the Mnyenyembe family felt or feel.

    DO UNTO OTHERS WHAT YOU WOULD WANT THEM TO DO UNTO YOU.
    DEATH COMES TO ALL, TO MPs, PRESIDENTS, SPEAKERS, MINISTERS, AND ORDINARY PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME.
    Rest in peace, honourable Kanjira, kapumuleni ku zolemetsa za dziko la pansi.

  8. jmatiki says:

    Tonse ndife dothi tizabwelera kudothi

  9. Phusshi says:

    This is the work of DPP! Check out the story on Malaw NewsNow regarding this MP and why he was kicked out of Parliament.
    http://malawinewsnow.com/2016/03/malawi-mp-thrown-out-over-remarks-on-ministers-campaign-money-from-public-purse/

    its saying the MP had evidence on the claims made by Kamlepo that each DPP MP was promised huge sums of money (MK10m to MK15million) for campaign once the allocation for OPC is passed.

  10. namalira wamkulu says:

    so sad indeed,tataya munthu ofunikira kwambiri,yamutenga msanga imfayi,tikanaphunzirako zambiri kuchokera kwa munthu olimba mtimayi

  11. Good Samaritan says:

    Another cardiac arrest.., Unless we find solutions of arresting the disease, More hearts will be arrested by the disease.
    RIP Hon. Kanjira.

  12. Emmanuel Ian Mtegha says:

    Why are you doing to your fellow Human Being. I heard his speech on Saturday night and lero is gone. Nthena yayi mwawanthu. Pepani chomene ku Family ya Billy kweninso kwa Right Hon. Prof. Chakwera na mbumba yonse ya MCP. What have benefited to kill an innocent person. The reason behind was asking a justification of K50 million given to other ministers basi busy mixing herbal to kill him. What a shameful and idiot killer. Idyani mthembowo. Chupiti. Mwandinyasa komanso mwandikwiyisa.

  13. Chigumburi says:

    Easter you have killed our brother,kodi Easter mumtima wako ndiwo ipa nchonchi?you have blood in your hands.No wonder,you used to look beautiful but now you have grown very old,ugly,we know now kuti zigwiragwira makwara too muchm

  14. Rob watsopano says:

    Mwati zachitikila ku Church ? Shaah… Ndimayesa ku parliament, Chilenje akanandibva

  15. Nassan says:

    RIC

  16. Gaviyawo says:

    So-sad,indeed

  17. freck malunga says:

    Pakuti udzagfa. we don’t know. RIP

  18. Bolainu says:

    Ngati ndi Mcheka Chilenje wapha Kanjira.Alape msanga tsiku la imfa yake isanafike.Adziwa kuti kulibe wambewu, mfiti idzamfanso.A Chilenje mwatilakwira,mwatiliritsa,Kanjira sakadafa,ndiwedi wa satanic,wamulodza phungu wathu.May his soul rest in peace.

  19. Kenkkk says:

    May his soul rest in peace and my deepest condolences to the helpless family left behind.

    Deputy speaker and your dpp thugs, his blood is in your dirty hands. I smell something fishy here.

  20. mbuyomwatsadwa says:

    So sad to hear. May His Soul Rest In Peace. Amen

  21. Balakasa wapa lundu says:

    Muzimayi wa chisena ameneyo ali ndi lilime longa la satanic. Ester nchifukwa amuna amakuthawa kani uli ndi lilime loyipa chonchi. Wamtani mwamuna wa mnzako?

  22. Kelvin Jumbe Jnr says:

    untimely death…so sad…praised to die whilst going to attend a church service….my condolence to you bereaved family and MCP… May Billy’s Soul Rest Well

  23. Blessings Nyondo says:

    pepani akubanja lofeledwa, komanso

    kuchipani, ndi kumtundu wa Malawi. may his soul rest in peace

  24. wodabwa says:

    sorry Only GOD knows.

  25. Chithumwa says:

    Makosana mokupemphani chonde tisaikepo maganizo alakwika pa imfayi tisaloze munthu chifukwa imfa imafika munjira iliyonse, Inu sumukanganeko ndi munthu kenako nkumva kuti anamwalira?
    Please! MHSRIP.

  26. Pepani ku Chipani chathu chokodedwa cha MCP komanso kubanja lofedwa. Ambuye muwapatse Anthu akufa chiusiro chosatha ndipo kuyera kosatha kuwalitse Maso awo, Ause ndi Mtendere, Amen

  27. Clement Mungete Mbobe says:

    I am mourning you my beloved brother. We shall meet in God’s glory. Safe trip Hon William Billy Kanjira Banda!

  28. Gokonko says:

    May Billy Kanjira Banda’s soul rest in peace. Mchinji West people, my plea to you is to replace the departed Hon. MP with another MCP diehard. Don’t give other parties a chance, after all they have nothing to offer. No need to give further details.

  29. Mwayambapo Kuchosa Mulungu Akukuwonani Tu

  30. Harawa says:

    Folks, Did you heard Mrs First deputy speaker what she said rightly?

  31. Tengu says:

    Sad way to part with his colleagues. Was he shocked with the matching orders?

  32. Mr.Bambo says:

    Pepani a kubanja loferedwa,pepani a ku mpingo,pepani a chipani cha MCP,pepani a ku Boma.

  33. Kwenda sadzatheka says:

    Ai kalipo, khomalo lapha anthu angati poti apa pakumveka munthu mmodzi, nanga amene avulala ndiangati

  34. Chambe says:

    Is it the after effects of being told to leave the house after verbal fights with the Deputy Speaker? These are some of the challenges for people who are very sensitive and with HBP. It is advisable for Members to be sensitive in what they say and how they say it as this could be detrimental to other members’ health. Rodwell Munyenyembe lost his life just because of insensitive squabbles in Parliament.

  35. Chambe says:

    Is it the after effects of being told to leave the house after verbal fights with the Deputy Speaker? These are some of the challenges for people who are very sensitive and with HBP. It is advisable for Members to be sensitive in what they say and how they say as this could be detrimental to other members’ health. Rodwell Munyenyembe lost his life just because of insensitive squabbles in Parliament.

  36. GIFT says:

    Rest In Peace Bwana MP

  37. KK says:

    Iwe Mchekah wamutani mwana wakwathu eeh,,, ‘
    nobody is immortal’

  38. Mapwiya says:

    RIP

  39. Lord says:

    Samalani zomatulutsana mu nyumba ya Malamulo, mudzangonyulapo maliro a eni. Deputy Speaker, you will never have a peace of mind for the rest of your years to come.

  40. mbobA says:

    Very sad I personally know him when he was with Mzuzu University RIP

  41. KANDAWE says:

    MY HERO, MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE, IWE ESTHER MCHEKA CHILENJE NDIWE MUNTHU OIPA WATIPHELA MUNTHU WATHU

  42. The Analyst says:

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    Now, having realised the existence of this thin line between life and death and povery and riches, it is very important to be wise. What does this imply? A quick quote . . .
    “Death never takes a wise man by surprise; he is always ready to go.” – Jean de La Fontaine (French Poet)

    Being ready for death means purifying one’s heart (ready to meet God) and also leaving behind something (e.g. investments) for dependents.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    To parents and guardians . . .
    If you have dependent and you are able, besides purifying yourself; being ready for death also means making some investments (no matter how little) so that if you go, they (dependents) may not be surprised when the thin line between riches and poverty fades, and the latter takes charge.

    To sons and daughters and others . . .
    If you have parents or guardians who are rich or well-to-do or able; take advantage of their presence to advance your own personal skills or career. Otherwise, if you waste your youthful days and years in the idleness of a rich man’s son or daughter, the thin line between line life and death and riches and poverty shall forever haunt you.
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  43. Zocheza izi says:

    We Have Lost A Beloved One…MHSRIP!

  44. mzimba royoo says:

    mwayamba kuphana poti mulibe polobulemu.RIP hon.

  45. Symon says:

    I watched the Parliamentally debate last Friday, the exchanges of words between the 1st deputy speakers and Mr Kanjira Banda and how he was sent out of the August house. I learn of his death with great shock. How the business is conducted in our Parliament is very unhealthy to our MPs. It is so stressful, psychologically disturbing and mentally traumatic. Something need to be done to reduce personal attacks in the house. MPs need to be seeking psychological help or counselling to deal with stress and personal issues. (I do not suggest that the cause of his death is psychological trauma).
    condolences to hi family, the constituency and Parliament.

    May his soul rest in eternal peace

  46. Nyalapa says:

    what lose to the family, mcp and nation as well.
    RIP

  47. miko says:

    MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE

  48. Yatuta says:

    Powerful MP has died at a time the country needed him most and may his soul rest in peace

  49. Dr.Mabushu says:

    R.I.P

  50. Dr.Mabushu says:

    Samalani a Phungu nonse otsutsa osamakangana ndi a Zimayi!!! Some r Educated wizards!!!!!

  51. Mapwevupwevu says:

    Wamwalira coz of being shouted at by a woman? Shame!

    He definitely had a week heart osafunika to be in politics!

    Anyway, may his soul rest in peace!

  52. After So Much Stubborness And Wrestling With The D.Speaker? Noooo Oh Noooo, Any Way Member Chapter Closed..

  53. TomTom says:

    RIP Honourable Billy Kanjira Banda .we will miss you honourable

  54. Mulangeni says:

    Madam chilenje what has happen to our Mp, musakhale mwatumiza n’gonatu! RIP

  55. Mulangeni says:

    Madam chilenje what has happen to our Mp, musakhale mwatumiza ngonatu! RIP

  56. JR TomTom Chimbiranjala says:

    RIP Honourable Kanjira Banda .We will miss you always once again Rest In peace

  57. Mrs kanjira Banda says:

    Mcheka Chilenje, why why why you evil bitch? What did my husband do to you to deserve this?

  58. Economic Strategist says:

    So all his legacy is that he was sent out of Parliament on Friday and was expected back on Monday? Can you tell us more about his contributions to his constituents and in the House? Did he champion any bills? Did he stand for anything? Did he fight for any cause? In short, who was he and how will he be remembered? With these few remarks I say RIP

  59. BOKHO says:

    RIP Honorable

  60. chims says:

    aaaaj quarelled with Estet Mcheka Chilenje om friday and was supposed to return on Monday? ?????

    Ester what do u say?

  61. wakwao Banda says:

    May Hid soul rest in peace

  62. opportunist says:

    RIP

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