Joyce Banda set to return to Malawi – Confirmed

Former president Joyce Banda is scheduled to return home next month from South Africa, where she had been operating from, and government is preparing her retirement home.

Joyce Banda:  Home coming

Joyce Banda: Home coming

Office of President and Cabinet says government officials have been showing houses to former First Gentleman, retired chief justice Richard Banda, this week as they understand the former president is set to return in October.

The former president, who is also leader of the opposition People’s Party (PP), has been out of the country on private engagements since June 29, 2014 when she left for the United States of America (US).

PP publicity secretary and also acting director of administration, Ken Msonda has also confirmed about JB’s return but did not indicate the arrival date.

“ I will hold meetings with all provincial and district committees to brief them on latest developments in the party and prepare for our party founder and President HE Dr. Joyce Banda’s home-coming,” said Msonda.

While the actual date of return remains confidential, her spokesperson Andekuche Chanthunya, press aide Tusekele Mwanyongo and PP secretary general Ibrahim Matola confirmed the development in separate interviews.

Matola said he could not provide the former president’s arrival dates, citing security reasons, but said the party will announce the date soon, insisting it will be next month.

“JB is finally returning home,” confirmed Matola.

Chancellor College-based political analyst, associate professor Blessings Chinsinga, has said Banda’s return will be good for her party which is currently in civil war.

“Joyce Banda needs to return and put the house in order, otherwise, what we see is a result of power struggle because there is leadership vacuum. Let her return, or give up power and facilitate smooth transition so that someone else takes over,” urged Chinsinga in comments attributed to him in the press.

In May this year, retired chief justice Richard Banda wrote foreign missions and development partners in the country, asking them to intervene in “repeated political harassment and persecution” of his wife, JB, by the Peter Mutharika administration.

In a letter dated May 13 2015, the former chief justice said the family is convinced that “the many unsubstantiated accusations and allegations” could be a precursor to much more sinister motives.

Some of the former president’s major engagements include meeting former United States president Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in Morocco on May 5 and receiving of her doctorate degree on May 15.

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mankhaule mlamuu baaabaa
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mankhaule mlamuu baaabaa

bwerako joice, kuno mkwanu, muluzitu ali ko kuno, ninga iwe, koma mwalimba mtimaa? bomatu is prepari ng for u kt akuninkhe nyumba, mukamva muti chan?Ameeeeennn,

Ruwaniwa Chala M'mwamba
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Mbavayi ikangofika ipepese kumtundu wa AMALAWI poyenda pali ponse ndikutiuza ngati momwe ankachitira pogawa abakha aja.Mayi wamtunthu kumasiya office kumka namagawa abakha! nyansi yeniyeni!

Kudzikonda
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Kwanu nkwanu mthengo mudalaka njoka.Muli wolandiridwa.

bwampini
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Bwampini wanu ndi uyu akulephera big time. Malawi is a failed state under a prof & Dr.
Zamanyazi eni eni winawe ukugona ndinjala koma ukunyoza amai…Uyambe kunyoza gogo wakoyo!! Viva JB!

nophiya
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kodi ku lumbadzi kulinso prison? its police cells. mind ur language fellas

Gumbutoni
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Takurandirani omama boma likukoza malo oti mufikire mama kaya kumaula mwina ndi kulumbadzi kkkkkkkkkkk musova!

Gumbutoni
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Welcome back mam! Government ikukoza malo oti mufikire kaya ndi kumaula mwina kulumbadzi musakha mam!

Gopaninji
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Now perfectly cornered. And her world has finally become small. And even the white man in America and in SA is ashamed to host a she-thief in joice. Bvumbulukani mai and Welcome to Lumbadzi Prison nanu mukalembemo kuti ‘Joice was here’.

clement
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The moment she don at chileka or Kia must be taken into the cell, no excuse and her fucken husband must be questioned for deformation. He failed to advise his bulshit prositute Joyce when she was busy insulting mutharika and the late now fwifwifwi talking nonsense,fuck you. She will stay together at chichiri prision amphaka a anthu

Rompwa
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Muchita bwino kubwera kwanu mayi.

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