Joyce Banda guards disarmed: Malawi govt spokesman says ‘she is not special one’

Malawi Government has disarmed the security officers that immediate past president Joyce Banda has been using and she has bitterly complained that she struggles  to ger her benefits including security,  vehicles and gratuity since leaving office after her loss in the May 20 2014 Tripartite Elections.

Joyce Banda: Her security detail disarmed

Banda’s  spokesman Andekuche Chanthunya confirmed the the security objects were taken away  compromising the security of the former president, fondly called JB, ahead of  the 2019 Tripartite Elections in which she has expressed interest to run.

The former president’s security detail were asked to surrender firearms and rounds of ammunition.

The seized devices were handed over to National Police Headquarters in Lilongwe

Chanthunya said the withdraw of guns and failure to allocate vehicles to  JB  is contrary to Presidential Prviledges Act.

“The former president is using personal vehicles despite the Presidential Prviledges Act stating otherwise,” said Banda’s spokesman as quoted by The Nation newspaper.

But government spokesman Nicholous Dausi said  Banda should stop behaving like a cry baby on any issue.

He said if she had any query on her terminal benefits she should follow up with  relevant authorities.

“What is so special with Joyce Band that she always complaints about her benefits?” wondered Dausi.

Dausi said  Malawi’s first female president  should follow State etiquette and protocol to claiming her benefits.

Banda has been moving with armed police bodyguards during her Peoples Party (PP) political campaigns of late.

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

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Lux Tikitira
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Lux Tikitira

Ntchentche inati tsogolo mwabwino mbuHondo mwabwino. Anditame anditame, one day you will eat your words

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

Without winning any elections, she accidentally became president and ruled Malawi for just 2 years. She cannot enjoy benefits as a true former president. Besides, she is contesting in the 2019 elections. She deserves to lose benefits on that account. Apite kukhothi.

Dan
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Dan

This ios setting a very bad president even for the incumbent. Learn to honour what the conditions of service spells out

santana
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santana

She deserves benefits as former VP not former president. Which election did she contest as a president and win?

Fortunate
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Fortunate

Let her enjoy her benefits.

Njegame Syaosimo
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Njegame Syaosimo

Mau amapha. If we hear something has happened to herm we know who has done it. its Dausi. Saudi you are not the first one. Better watch your Ps and Qs. You will doon be in oblivion. Look what happened to Henry Mussa

Natty Prince
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Natty Prince

Amayi musamale nawo anthu awa chifukwa ndinu munalimba mtima kuti oditi ichitike imene inaulura mmene mafia yapa malawi imabera ndalama dziwani kuti muli ndi adani ambiri chifukwa mafia ndi anthu simmodzi

Mwendapadera
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Honorable Dausi you received your terminal benefits from Pioneer ( Not Pioneer of Police gate) and you remain silent while people who are demonstrating are out on cold there. Is that fair sir

Misocha
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Misocha

Chair ali pheee ku BCA. Tizingova za JB? Asatinyase! Ndiponso mukuchedwa kumutsekera ameneyu. Paja anachokeranji mMalawi muno 2014? Woipa athawa yekha. Lock her up musachedwe.

Makanda Ntchembere
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Makanda Ntchembere

Don’t you know that chair got his and even his son is rewarded by a ministerial position. If the government has evidence against Banda as you claim where is that warrant of arrest that the police told us about.

khodo
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My question is what have we benefited from her when she was outside the country?what benefits is she supposing to have since she went outside waiting to come when campaign starts this is only happening in our country but other countries they don’t accept nonsense

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