Malawian President Joyce Banda has reacted to remarks by the Director of women in Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Patricia Kaliati in which she claimed Banda was responsible in spreading rumours of DPP president Peter Mutharika’s alleged ill health.
Banda speaking in Thyolo on Tuesday at a political rally after inspecting the progress of Thyolo-Thekerani-Muona-Bangula road, dismissed Kaliati’s allegations, saying she could not revel at anyone’s sickness.
The Malawi leader wondered why Kaliati went flat-out to attack her on baseless allegation which she noted as symptoms of political rabies.
“I am a mother and l know how one feel when he/she is sick so there is no way l can revel at illness of someone else,” she said.
Banda denied knowing the health bill of the DPP leader, hinting however that she would want to defeat a physically fit Mutharika in the May 20 presidential elections.
She said it is unfair for Kaliati and DPP to drag her name into Stone Age politics as she has never talked about Mutharika’s alleged illness.
President Banda also said she will concentrate with her “transformational agenda” for Malawi other than foul-mouthing political opponents.
“I can’t say evil about someone instead l am focused on how to develop the country….and those making for foreign trips make sure that when coming back bring maize for the hungry people,” she added.
Banda also advised Peoples Party members that they should always practise clean politics without foul-mouthing others.