Ex First Lady Shanil works as volunteer presenter at Radio Maria

Former First Lady Patricia Shanil Dzimbiri, who upon her marrying the former president Bakili Muluzi was converted to Islam, has now gone back to her birth faith, Christianity years after divorcing the former head of state.

Patricia Shanil
Patricia Shanil

She now works as volunteer presenter at Radio Maria, a catholic radio station in Mangochi.

The prodigal catholic daughter on Saturday evening ably presented a programme, ‘woyera wa lero’ a programme which highlights lives of saints and martyrs.

The programme gives details of how such saints and martys were born, the lives they led, how they became saints or martyrs in a bid to inspire catholic spiritual Malawians.

The former first lady who introduced and ended the programme with a name Patricia Shanil, was composed on radio and followed all broadcasting etiquettes.

She dropped her name, Patricia upon becoming a Moslem and immediately adopted an Islam name, Shanil.

Apart from working as a part time volunteer radio announcer, she is also a member of parliament and runs a string of businesses.

Among other things in her divorce papers, she accused her husband then of extra marital affairs and pocketing her allowance from the government after she played guardian to Muluzi when he was sick in the UK, saying the former president diverted the allowances to his lady bodyguard instead.

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ManGanya
ManGanya
5 years ago

Azimayi musiye uhule. She was quoted. Like women are mahule hule ali a munake. By the way Catholicism don’t pal with divorce.

ManGanya
ManGanya
5 years ago

Azimayi! Musiye uhule she was quoted on a number of occasions. Like Azimayi nd I ma while. By the way there is no divorce in Catholic church. Go to Zodiac Shania!!!

Kibble Phiri
Kibble Phiri
5 years ago

Very humble lady indeed. I dont know her much but I have interacted with her twice in the bank at balaka and at lilongwe fedex visa office. Very humble and polite too

KUWILA CHILAMBO
KUWILA CHILAMBO
5 years ago

Why does she still maintain the name of Shanil? Chindele chakufikapo!

UNECA
5 years ago

Ulibe ntchito palibe kanthu pita chisilamu ndi din ya mulungu osati zopeka zina zija.

UNECA
5 years ago

Hule iwe ulibe ntchito kaphatikize milungu itatuyo akakuweruze ndi Allah.

ob
ob
5 years ago

Eklezia wakula

patrick zakalia
5 years ago

zilibwino pamenepo aformer lady

thomson
thomson
5 years ago

So what?whats the problem then?Thats agood work.

Sapitwa
Sapitwa
5 years ago

All commenting negatively could be Moslems. Take note that once you leave your Christian religion to join Islam, it’s all good to Islam. You will hardly find Muslims converting to Christianity and those that do so are cursed by Islam and persecuted mainly in those Islam dominated countries.
The good thing is that our country has a strong freedom of religion and I salute Muluzi on this for not enforcing Islam to Malawi as has just happened in Gambia.

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