Zambia’s Rupiah Banda in Malawi as court blocks his presidential comeback bid

Former Zambian president Rupiah Bwenzani Banda on Monday jetted   in the country through Kamuzu International Airport, for what sources say was a “political consultations” trip as his country is set to hold presidential by-elections.

Zambian former  President RupiahBanda in Malawi

Zambian former President RupiahBanda in Malawi

Banda, a guest of President Peter Mutharika,  was given a full  VIP Police escort to Sunbird Capital hotel in Lilongwe.

He is using Malawi government vehicles numbers MG 963 AS and MG 957 AS.

Banda through his security personnel refused to take any questions when approached by Nyasa Times reporter.

His visit comes after Zambia’s Supre Court  has  ordered the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) to reinstate Nevers Mumba as its leader, clearing the way for the former televangelist to run for the presidency in January.

The decision cements Mumba’s position as the party’s leader after its national executive committee suspended him last month. The party had named Banda as its preferred candidate. Banda lost in the 2011 polls.

The death of President Michael Sata this year set off a power struggle in the ruling Patriotic Front and MMD.

Banda  also  visited Malawi in June and commended the country for holding democratic and peaceful elections in May.

During the June visit, Banda said had come to condole the President and his family on the death of the former President Bingu wa Mutharika on April 5 2012.

“After losing the elections in Zambia, I went to the United States of America at Boston College. Therefore, I did not have time to come and condole the President for the loss of his brother,” he said.

Zambia will hold presidential by elections on January 20, 2015.

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31 thoughts on “Zambia’s Rupiah Banda in Malawi as court blocks his presidential comeback bid”

  1. Saini says:

    Rupia from chipata and you think this is the rigth time kuwberetas mpoto ya chipetesa useless chisilu presidenr to be of Zambia

  2. Mai c says:

    Most welcome Rupia.feel at home.neba ndi neba basi

  3. Mbanangwa says:

    To earn rigging tactics!

  4. TOLILOVOVO says:

    Tandala mbuya

  5. mangochi kabwafu says:

    Whats the point in exposing regs of the cars being used? Si uchitsilu uwu?

  6. ndalakwanji says:

    let me be ignorant in this political tantrums

  7. Nyapapi says:

    Rupiah Banda=Joyce Banda=Losers!

    1. aah says:

      Both successeded by two seventy something leaders who die in office

  8. Joel says:

    Hahahaha! !! Malawi woyeeeeee

  9. thoko says:

    Mlendo wathu WA xmass.

  10. thoko says:

    Mlendo wathu WA xmass

  11. fkr says:

    The way we treat him is as if he is the president of zambia. Remember Peter you are using our tax money to give this guy cars, escorts, food, drink and parties. Common get real

  12. Benson Chirwa says:

    Malawi after Zambia. We also anticipate the demise of Peter and JB will want to contest again. JB and Rupiah are failed siblings. Let people experience new leadership.

  13. Joe wa Mchemwa Kalunji says:

    This visit is indeed suspicious. It is no mere coincidence that it is coming too soon after the Supreme court in Zambia reinstated Nevers Mumba as MMD leader.

  14. watcher says:

    Even his sister JB went to US after losing her election.This bandas seems to hv something in common.They like wiping their tears in the US after being floored.Kodi ndale ndizamasewera?

  15. yamikani chinjala says:

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!! Ameneyu wandikayikitsaaaa!!!!!!

  16. Change Now says:

    Be careful not to be seen to be interfering in Zambian internal matters. Rupiah is a retired President and should be given protocol fitting his status as such not as a Head of state.

  17. Aubry Kadzuwa says:

    has come to ask how his friend rigged votes

  18. Akuluakulu tiyeni tizikhala aulemu komaso tiziona nkhani zoika pa website osati zotukwana chifuka a MALAWI ndi anthu oopa Mulungu osamapanga ngati enawa zitheletu mungalangidwe koipa

  19. KING SOLOMONS WISDOM says:

    AM A ZAMBIAN MALAWIAN. I HAV BEEN IN DE SWIM WITH ZAMBIAN POLITICS.RUPIA BANDA WAS A DISAPOINTMENT TO THE ZAMBIANS-HE WAS FOR INSTANCE FULL OF UNNECESARY TRAVELS.MOREOVER HE SHOULD B WISE-BETA B A RETIRED STATESMAN THAN KEEP ON LOSING ELECTIONS.U SHOULD MOV WITH THE TIMES U KNOW MANY AREAS WHERE U FAILED ZAMBIANS-TO MANY TO MENTION .EVEN BUSINESS CONTRACTS WERE SKEWED TOWARDS YO FAMILY AND FRIENDS.SO B WISE

  20. Joe says:

    They saved him the second embarrassment.

  21. Mabiri Jere says:

    Mbala iyi

  22. NYAKWAWA says:

    Tangobwerani kuno kwanu ku Malawi mudzawine mu 2019

  23. aphiri says:

    Lupiah messed in Zambia if u know politics of Zambia. He became too rich within short time

  24. why give a former president such honors. I am smelling a rat here

  25. rif says:

    welcome, countries are currently in the hands of politicians

  26. Peter Muthanyula says:

    Rupiah Bandas son was a frequent guest of Joyce Banda not too long ago. He used to come to LL on a chatered plane and hang out with PP blokes. His favourite drinking place was at the Chinese Mall (lounge onthambi or something). Now the dad is a friend of Peter? Politicians…

  27. mabilinganya says:

    Achimwene bwerani chabe! Madzulo nibwera kuzakutengati kuti tikaone mahule pa bwandiro!!! Nangasi mahule baja ba mulusaka ba charger maningi so!!! Koma kuno muchinda ulele ba mudala imwe!!! Paja inunso mumamwa maningi so tu mowa!!! Chakolwa iwe maningi mudala!!! Paja ati mkazi ni kumbuyo!!! Tikusakilani ma buludoza alipo ambiri muno mu lilongwe! Moti ni tchayira foni mkazi winangu waku blantyre dzina lake ndi fanny katoleza uyo mkazi ali ndi mbuyo heavy and ali nyini yayikulu ija mumakonda inu ba mudala!!!! Moti muzachinda usiku onse ba mudala! Muzayilowesa kudala mupaka mukati maningi so!!!! Aaah ba nayenda ine mu btz! Ndikatenge chimu kazi !! Tionana mailo!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. clement says:

    Its very unfortunate that Dr Rupia Banda is not going to contest but frankly speaking he is a good leader and am a Malawian but MMD is my second party after DPP.Mr Rupia,there is life after elections worry not.

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