Joyce Banda coming to Malawi from US next month, reports Zodiak

A local radio station is reporting that former head of state, Joyce Banda, is due to return home next month from her four year self-imposed exile in the United States of America.

JB: Coming home

Zodiak is quoting an unnamed official close to Banda as saying she has completed her assignments which included lecturing and studying and would now return home.

However, the report did not indicate whether Banda would contest for the 2019 presidency.

She comes at a time when her People’s Party (PP)  is deeply divided, fractured and facing huge defections to other parties due to lack of party leadership caused by her prolonged stay in the US.

PP spokesperson Nowa Chipeni said he did not have any information on the matter whilst the former president’s spokesperson Andekuche Chamthunya said his office would release a press statement on the issue soon.

The office of the director of public prosecutions says Banda would be charged in connection with the K30 billion plunder of public money at Capital Hill in the infamous cashgate.

The graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau director Reyneck Matemba said recently his office is investigating her on a K7 billion donation allegedly made dubiously to her now defunct Mudzi Transformation Trust.

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Mtondoli Jonazi

I didn’t know she was still politically relevant, but it would be nice if she came back to shed light on the looting of public coffers.


amayi zibwerani basi ili ndi dziko lanu wina asakuopsezeni mu thawi yanu munakweza malipilo m,boma kufika pa 46% palibe wina anapangapo izi pa upulezident ndipo magetsi samathimathima bwerani tikulandilani basi zomangana palibe we miss u so much

Patrick Phiri

Zodiak kugogometsa nkhani za opposition. Sometimes I wonder whether Zodiak is truly independent. It seems to me it is either pro-opposition or anti-government.

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

We are tired of this nonsense


I can confirm proudly and with conviction that its fake news! In as long as DPP is in power Joyce Banda will not ever step into Malawi. Did is not God indeed has a sense of irony. The very same corruption that characterised PP’s short rule is what is keeping Joyce Banda out of her own country of birth. What more punishment can one get other than not being able to bury your own family and relatives.

Zaya Kunkhongo

Olo owona zanyengo akati mvula ibwela imabweladi. Zo Jowisi Bandazi talema nazo ife!


We are tired hiring the same crap. Good that 1 by 1 ayamba kubwera okha wina uja watuluka ku Zomba prison timveka tokha teyala nkuyatsa. So the woman thief is finally coming back? to do what???? To steal again??


Hey. How many times are we going to be told that this lady cashgater is coming home?

James kadaza

exactly we are tired of hearing the same bullshit

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