Jumani dies: Man who claimed to be Kamuzu’s son gone before DNA test

Jumani Johansson, a man who claimed to be son to former Malawi president Hastings Kamuzu Banda’s son, has died Saturday at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in the commercial capital of Blantyre of a sudden illness.

Jumani: Kamuzu’s ‘son’ dies before DNA

According to information Nyasa Times has sourced, Jumani complained of body pains before being rushed to Mlambe Hospital.

“He was taken to the hospital [Mlambe] at around 11 o’clock pm yesterday before he was referred to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital,” a report broadcast on Zodiak Radio said.

It is not yet clear about the cause of his death, but doctors at QECH confirmed Jumani had died, the report added.

Meanwhile, tributes pouring in through the social media have mostly described Jumani’s passing on as sad.

But some quarters have ruled out natural death suggesting foul play surrounding Jumani’s death.

Ken Kandodo, one of Kamuzu Banda’s relations, threatened that the family would take “drastic action” if Jumani insisted on his claims that he was the former president’s son.

Wrote LordDenning SC on his wall: “Today I checked the meaning of drastic on Google. It says: “something likely to have a strong or far-reaching effect; radical and extreme.”

Jumani returned to the country about a month ago and said that he wanted to use chiefs to prove he was really Kamuzu’s son.

The 40 year old said since he was deported from Malawi in 2011 for “overstay” he had been living in South Africa where he was recognized as a Malawian.

He said, this time around, he had come with his wife and daughter to stay.

And Senior Chief Kaomba of Kasungu has repeatedly told local press that the claims are “senseless” saying “government knows our stand that Kamuzu had no family and left no child.”

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Willard Chizaka
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Willard Chizaka

Kamuzu was not from Malawi. Those who claim to be his relatives are liars. Amangofuna kudya nawo chumachoo!! 😂 😂 😂

Les
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Apa zoona ndi zoti aku banja mwalakwitsa , Mwana akabwera ku banja Kuti ndi wanu simumamukana koma kulondola especially in this case Kuti Angwazi is no more. 2 inuyo aku banja it’s your loss. what about if Kamuzu alidi ndi ana like this akuopani. Your brother was brilliant. ku far far away country ndinamva mphekesera Kuti kuli mwana wa A Kamuzu. ndipo a boma a dziko limenelo ndi omwe amamuteteza mwana yo identify yake. ngati mukutete za chuma mudzafa ndi ku chisoya. this should be lesson to all of us.

Ndadabwa
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Ndadabwa

Drastic action does not mean “Will kill him” any way why didn’t he do his DNA test privately than behaving as if he was an important person to us Malawians?

123
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Although Kamuzu was a great man but somehow he was stupid man why did he keep his private life so secret? Why was he denying his own children if indeed he had children ? Why he kept on denying over and over again that Kadzamila was not his mistress? Its not a shame to have a family, in life we are called people bcoz we have families it is something we should all be proud of. Definately something is not making sense here.

Meke
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Meke

Where was he all this time??? Q1
He was raised by who??Q2
This time is a risky time don’t he knows that ???Q3
That’s okay for him but I don’t know about legacy and inheritance of H.K.B. Ngwazi but l have never heard of anything about His sons and daughters

Vincent Banda
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Vincent Banda

Your guess is as good as mine, the family finally to a drastic measure as Ken Kandodo said, if Kamuzu’s so called family knew it better than Juman that he is not the son of Kamuzu, then why denie the DNA test Juman requested for? The answer is obvious he was the son of the late Banda. He became a threat since he would have been the right man to handle Kamuzu’s estates not the Kandodo. So Kandodo has taken a drastic step. But its a pity because Juman just wanted to set the record straight and live in his… Read more »

pineapple
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Looking at this Jumani really looks like Kamuzu. The problem is that Ngwazi has so many secrets.
This is very sad .
MHSRIP

Duli
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Duli

EMUSIPI and its drastic measures. Fisi ndi fisi.

Gerald Mapanga Phiri
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Gerald Mapanga Phiri

Everyone who has common sense can conclude that he was the real son of kamuzu. He could not come there so confident for DNA testing. Some family of Kamuzu relative knew well the danger if DNA concluded that he was a real son. I’m sure there is some dirty happened to him. Even him, he could have sensed the danger being close to that family who openely denied him without forcing DNA proof. Why they closing the door of DNA instead of pushing it?

Tuvitwana
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Tuvitwana

Kandodo must be arrested for uttering threats which have borne death now.
Iwe Kandodo, was Kamuzu your father!? Usatikambitse pambali.