Joyce Banda demands action on Buleya Lule’s death before elections

Former president Joyce Banda (JB) has demanded the Democratic  Progressive Party (DPP) government should release an autopsy report  into the death of Buleya Lule, a key suspect in the abduction of a boy with albinism  before Malawians go to polls on May 21 2019.

JB: Justice for Lule

Banda, who is campaigning for the ticket of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera, said in Karonga during campaign meetings that government  should release the autopsy report on the matter and ensure justice.

According to Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (Apam) president Overstone Kondowe, quoting an oral report of preliminary results from pathologists who include Dr. Charles Dzamalala, Lule was electrocuted and hit on the head with some metal bars.

Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) commissioned pathologist Dzamalala to do the autopsy  .

Banda said government should  bring to book  “those response for the killing of Mr Buleya Lule.”

She said the nation cannot continue to see the culture of extrajudicial killings.

Lule died in police custody after he appeared in the Lilongwe Magistrate’s Court on February 21 on the first day of trial over the abduction of Goodson Makanjira, 14, from Mphanyama Village, in Traditional Authority Chilikumwendo, Dedza.

The accused, who had pleaded not guilty and was charged together with five others, is said to have been offered the abducted boy by two of the fellow accused, including Makanjira’s step-father, for a price of K800 000.

MHRC said it is conducting a special inquiry into Lule’s death and will quiz people conntected that include police officers at Lilongwe Police Station, where Lule was in remand before he died, and Mitundu Police Station, where he was briefly kept after arrest, relatives and other key witnesses.

Lule had been among six men who were arrested in connection with the abduction.

The others are Kumbilani Patson, 51, the first accused, Sainani Kalekeni, 44, the second accused; Lukas Kagomo, 36, the third accused; Katiya Mizeck, 42, the fourth accused; Lule, 44, the fifth accused; and Wiskes Gana, 58, the sixth accused.

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POOR MAN FEEL IT
POOR MAN FEEL IT
3 years ago

MUKUNYAMUKA NTHAWI YAKWANA ULENDE ULIPO BASI OFUNIKA KUMALONGEZA KUPANGIKA KUTI MUNGADZAIWALE ZIZA KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
3 years ago

Joyce Banda must be arrested, period. Cashgate is evil, stealing from the poor is evil. I had decided to vote for MCP but with PP and Joyce Banda lurking in the shadows, l for one will not vote for MCP. Right now we have abandoned all the bona-fide MCP members and embraced the whole PP crap into the leadership. MCP has been captured by PP.

Charlie Hebdo
Charlie Hebdo
3 years ago

Just keep your vote Man. The state is obliged to protect its citizens, guilty or not. If the state is involved in killing its citizens to protect the powers that be, we have a serious problem.

Sikusinja
Sikusinja
3 years ago

Remember Bingu was put there by a chair but later anawatembenukira. Let her help. But in all fairness, you mean in the past 5 years DPP did not go through the transactions a jet to find out what happened. The way they hate JB dont u think by now they could have pounced on her. Even cashgate, if there was a single shred of evidence they could have at least charged her and released her on bail the way Bakili is doing. Why did they say there is an arrest warrant for her last week yomweyi at a press conference… Read more »

Bakha
Bakha
3 years ago

can somebody tell this woman to shut shut her fat ASS up!!

Scholastica Bombe
Scholastica Bombe
3 years ago
Reply to  Bakha

Mukuwopa kuti aulura chiyani? Why are you scared of her talking? If Buleya was your brother, would you have said this? Njauju’s children are orphans, Buleya’s children are orphans too! How about their mothers and wives?

Have you ever thought of ‘what if this had happened to you?’ Look at your children, wife(should have been married by now while you could be rotting), mother………..they could be crying day and night but no resurrection!

Do not just comment but think of what if it were you!

mjiba
mjiba
3 years ago

mayi wopusa ukutitenga a Malawi ngati a Galu eti unakanika kuthana ndizosatila za commission ya Chasowa mbuzi

chataika
chataika
3 years ago
Reply to  mjiba

yea i agree with you if indeed she is a woman of action she should tell us what did she do with chasowa’s death whose report came on her desk a month after she assumed power minus this then she shud keep quiet

Samuel
Samuel
3 years ago

Eheee!! Mukambeponso ya Chamthunya, Kalonga, Lutepo ndi Mphwiyo. We need the out come now before elections madam.

ndele
ndele
3 years ago

maiwa anangobwera mwina kudzaona mmmene zinthu zilili,kupanda boma kwauza kuti abwere from US sakanbwera. abwererasotu awa , mudzaona. angofuna kusacita manyazi ndi ndowe zomwe anacita dzana zija.angocita bwaibwai . palibe ca straight comwe akucita awa

mulumuzana
mulumuzana
3 years ago

amai atapangidwa interview akubwera kumene from her self imposed exile ankalankhula mwaulemu koma pano a lot has unfolded nde timva zinthu…..koma iwo anali patsogolo kunena kuti nkhani ya Robert chasowa athana nayo chifukwa choti iwo ngati nakubala zinkawawa….lero kuli ziiiii….inde lule adachita kuphedwa ndi mapholisa kaya pofuna kupeza kapena kubisa umboni….koma amaiwo asaiwale kuti ndalama zidabooka zamisonkho mpaka ena kukazibisa ntchire ena mmaboot a magalimoto….mbc inkakondera kwambirinso mu ulamuliro wao , debate sadapiteko, …pamene akuloza anzao adziwe kuti pali zala zina zikuwaloza iwowo…..my point is pamene amai aiwala kumupangila kampeni chakwera ndikumakhala busy justifying her innocence….ndipomene dziko likuona kuti mai… Read more »

NYABINGHE WARRIOUR
NYABINGHE WARRIOUR
3 years ago

Fire dem JB, osadanda masten very shortly they are packing chilungamo chiwoneka in three months to come whereby ablackcock wil be ruling ndi nthawi imene chinsinsi chizaululike,

john chirwa
john chirwa
3 years ago

a JB mufukuletso nkhani yakumasulidwa kwa bambo Frank aku Ndirande omwe nagwilira mwana wawo wa chaka chimodzi paka kufa kamba kaululu mu 2013 mukulamulira, mukati nakubala haaaaaaa why simunayamikire akapena kutukula luso la mnyamata amene anafukula nkhaniyi but kutulutsa chigawengachi, if you need to remember mverani zomwe munayakhula mukusegulira one stop center ku Queens hospital

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
3 years ago

We are the DPP- Unshakable, unbreakable and unstoppable. Tiwinanso. Tikhwasula tambala wakuda

Don Master
Don Master
3 years ago
Reply to  Mapwiya

You never won. This time you won’t steal our votes, mwanyanayo

Gibo
3 years ago
Reply to  Don Master

Amalawi tirimmagulu atatu , ena sadziwa mmene dziko limayendera komanso mmenelikuyendera , ena amadziwa mmene dziko likuyendera koma chifukwa cha umbuli sangathe kusiyanisa chabwino ndi choipa , ena amadziwa chabwion ndi choyipa koma chifukwa chaumphawi amalolera kuvotera munthu woyipa . Choncho nkhani iripa ndiyoti anthu ozindikira alipo ochepa , osazindikira alipo ambiri , komanso kwa anthu amane akugwira ntchito akhoza kukhala amodzi mwa anthu amane alipachiphyinjo chachikulu chifukwa cha kuchepa kwa malipiro , msonkho wokwera , makamaka aphunzitsi ndi apolisi ndi anthu amane mwina angathe kusinthisa zinthu. Palibe mphunzitsi amane angayime poyera nkumanena kuti zinthu ziribwino pa Malawi , ayi… Read more »

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