Former president Joyce Banda is in Copenhagen, Denmark attending international conferences concerning the upliftment of women.
She attended a micronutrient initiative and she is now attending a Women’s Deliver 2016 conference which is also being attended by Chief Kyungu, according to Dedza East MP Juliana Lunguzi who is at the meeting.
Posting on her Facebook wall, Lunguzi said the conference is aimed at finding ways on how best to end child marriages.
Lunguzi said she was extremely happy to meet Banda whose party, Peoples Party is working with Malawi Congress Party in parliament as an opposition block.
Lunguzi is a Malawi Congress Party MP.
“Today PP and MCP are in opposition together, providing checks and balances in this our chosen dispensation of the plural politics we are enjoying,” she writes on the Facebook wall.
She said her coincidence meeting with Banda should make people realise that practising progressed and mature politics is important.
“This is all the more reason to conclude that our political differences should not make us enemies. This is why civilised politics is important,” reads her post.
The post was accompanied by pictures of Banda, Lunguzi and other Malawians at the conference.
Banda has not been to Malawi since she lost the 2014 presidential poll to her political traditional arch-rival Peter Mutharika, coming a distant third in the presidential race after MCP’s Lazarus Chalwera.
She has not provided reasons for her self imposed exile but the Democratic Progressive Party led government describe her as a fugitive who is running away from prosecution in the infamous K30 billion cashgate, plunder of public money at Capital Hill, the seat of government, an allegation she has vehemently denied.
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