Joyce Banda to hand herself in to Malawi Police – Spokesman

Former president Joyce Banda would surrender to police once a warrant of arrest is served on her, her spokesperson has said following disclosure by Malawi police of  an arrest warrant over alleged abuse of office and money laundering offences over a two-year period when she was in office.

Malawi ex-president Joyce Banda is facing arrest

Andekuche Chamthuya, Banda’s spokesperson, said his office is yet to get the warrant of arrest which the police say has been issued.

“I have been to the police to get the warrant of arrest but I have been tossed from one office to another,” Chamthunya, a trained lawyer, said.

He said the former president would cooperate with authorities once the warrant of arrest is served to her.

Chanthunya said the former president was not guilty of anything.

“As far as we are concerned she has not done anything wrong,” he said.

Banda left the country soon after losing the 2014 election to Peter Mutharika and is believed to be in self imposed exile in the US.

The alleged offences were part of a wider corruption scandal uncovered in 2013, in which senior government office siphoned millions of dollars from state coffers, national police spokesman James Kadadzera said.

Investigations by police’s fiscal and fraud department had “unearthed credible evidence” against Banda, he said.

“The evidence gathered raises reasonable suspicion that the former President committed offences related to abuse of office and money laundering. The warrant of arrest is in force and necessary legal formalities are being pursued,” Kadadzera said in a statement.

Political analyst at the University of Livingstonia George Phiri said the issuance of the warrant of arrest has not come as a surprise because some convicts mentioned her as an accomplice in the looting of the public money.

The corruption scandal, dubbed “cashgate”, led to international donors halting aid to the country.

A former justice minister Ralph Kasambara was convicted over “cashgate” related matter and is in jail, along with a number of former high-ranking government officials and business persons.

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Tenzi Mzungu
Guest

There is no thing called 236 billion.It was just propaganda from JB. If it were true most DPP guys could have been sent to prison .This woman is evil.Remember she refused to declare her assets.Remember she refused to take part in pubic debates. Remember she deliberately create famine in Malawi. Remember she refused to attend sworn in ceremony for APM

Ngalamayi
Guest

This is a smokescreen to distract the voting population from APM’s failures to deal properly with Chaponda and others. It will serve another purpose for the DPP, too, in bringing back the main opposition in 2019’s elections. I suspect JB will meet with an ‘accident’ if she returns. If only Malawi’s politicians would take their job seriously and devote their time and energy to the welfare of the country and its people, instead of playing political games.

Zoona
Guest

Joyce Banda did not participate in castrate. No single person has given irrefutable evidence link ing her to the scam. We all know that castrate was the brainchild of Joseph Mwanamvekha and Daliso Kabambe. Karonga and late Senza have never said they gave the money to JB. No one has provided any evidence that they were instructed by in it’s all hearsay. Whoever told these people that jb wanted money fooled them. It’s easy to steal in govt why would one use a stupid method like cashgate? APM is doing it through Mota etc

CHITIMKULU
Guest

DEAR PETER NDI MLONGO
WAKO JOYCE

NONSENU MUKUFUNIKA MA
WARRANT OF ARREST NKHANI
YAKE YOTIBERA ZATHU ZA MISONKHO

NONSE MUKALOWE KU ZOMBA
MAXIMUM NDENDE YOPANDA
BELO

ANZANU MMABA NAWO LIMODZI
AKUPEZANI KOMWEKO

PALIBE WA MBEU MU DPP
NDITHU UUUUU !!

I love Malawi
Guest

Kodi mukulimbana ndi APM chifukwa chani?ngati atadzalephera 2019 elections ndiye zikukhuzana bwanji ndi joice banda?musawakanize aunt joy kubwera adzakane okha,osati kumangolongolora zaziii apa,.tinawasowanso wish!!!!!!

kwendakwina
Guest

Hehehe tiyeni pwetekanani nokhanokha Akuba. This is a necessary breather for us to conclude our alliance. 2019 here we come!!

Def
Guest

Inu andy you mean to say that you don’t know the law yet u claim to be a trained lawyer? Since when have warrants of arrests been executed on an office or spokesperson ? I thought they are executed on the person. You mean akuwerengeni ma rights a jb inuyo mukamuuze iyeyo ? It is a basic law thing abwana warrants of arrests are executed on the person named on the warrant simple !!!!

mabusa
Guest

What’s happening about the K236billion embezzled during Bingu wa Mtharika and why is the govt very serious about K24billion and not the K236bln. which started before the K24b

Majoti
Guest

Joyce Banda had plenty time to investigate and conclude the K236bln investigations is there a good reason she did not do so?

kanchenga
Guest

Yes there is. She was party to the stealing.

butao
Guest

She must face the charges

Ku Sozibele
Guest

Kanthu ako! August is the month to watch for political events in Malawi!

bonginkosi ntuli
Guest

mathanyula police!!

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