JB body guards still have security objects: Malawi ex-president goes abroad

Spokesman of former President Joyce Banda has said her security is intact dismissing a newspaper report that government has disarmed her security personnel.

Banda: Security personnel still armed

Andekuche Chanthunya denies telling The Nation newspaper which reported the story that Banda’s security is compromised ahead of the 2019 Tripartite Elections.

Chanthunya denies confirming to the paper that the body guards from Malawi Police have been disarmed.

He told Nyasa Times that the security objects have not been seized from the security detail of Banda, fondly called JB.

The Constitution does not state the number of guards to be provided to a former president upon leaving office.

Meanwhile, Nyasa Times understands that the country’s first female president has left the country on an international tour of duty.

She is expected back in the country to bid for another run for the presidency next year.

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government which ousted Banda from power in 2014 is reportedly taking on her to divert attention   amid allegations of corruption against the Mutharika administration.

Mutharika’s government issued an arrest warrant for Banda last July for alleged complicity in the so-called Cashgate scandal during her brief tenure as president between 2012 and 2014.

Banda has always claimed that Cashgate took off under the presidency of her predecessor Bingu wa Mutharika – brother of the current incumbent – and that she had nothing to do with it.

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comrade
comrade
3 years ago

Ayambaso zoyendayenda koma mayiyu atitopetsa

Ndadabwa
Ndadabwa
3 years ago

JB has gone to see TB Joshua again? For what?

Mesimadzi
Mesimadzi
3 years ago

The true stories from the lie mongering Malawi media is the Malawi CSOs biaseness. Unless they say and do something about the ultra expensive house being constructed at maula and the illegal water connection at MCP headquarters in Lilongwe, they should not be allowed to rebuke anybody in this country. Even Public Affairs Committee has never said anything on these two vices. Them too should not be allowed to rebuke anybody in this country. Had similar things were done by APM and his mighty DPP, pastoral letters would have been flying left and right. This time any attempt by these… Read more »

Mwendapadera
3 years ago

Why should we discussing security details of an Ex president in the media that not the right thing to do aMalawi anyway happy independency day

ndangodusamo
ndangodusamo
3 years ago

MCP take note that DPP is using jb to foil your strategy. On eleventh hour she will endorse pitala.

Duli
Duli
3 years ago

Wathawanso Abiti Cashgate?

WAWA
WAWA
3 years ago

Don’t believe what the media says – it’s full of Fake news.

Mwananyanian
Mwananyanian
3 years ago

Another sojourn away from Malawi, abale? Again running away … ?
Simply unacceptable unless she’s gone for medical treatment.

Zam'tonda
Zam'tonda
3 years ago
Reply to  Mwananyanian

All the allegations are just cosmetic. DPP a crowd of escapists. Dark clouds on the 2019 political horizons the best manifesto is to launch propaganda against biti Ntila the nation will lose focus on its prince of corruption ask pioneer investments. Please call Chilumpha over treason the Khumbo Kachali over Mponela hospital beds the Saulosi for the chilima roadshow look at them all have drunk from the poisoned gourd Veep Malewezi has been to the quick sands harassments

Hatton
Hatton
3 years ago

Shame on Malawi media.

amos
amos
3 years ago
Reply to  Hatton

why?

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