Jumani insists on DNA test to prove he is Kamuzu Banda’s son

A 45-year-old Swedish Malawian, claiming to be the biological son of Malawi’s founding president Hastings Kamuzu Banda,  has returned; and, says he will involve chiefs to ascertain his claim.

Jumani: Let’s have DNA to settle the matter

Jim Jumani Johansson made some intriguing allegations about how his identity was concealed and how he had been prevented from returning to Malawi to ascertain his descent.

He  said he believed some people were paid to conceal information about his father.

Johannson was in the country last weekend where he met group village headman Malangano in Kasungu—Kamuzu’s home—and is now seeking audience with the family to substantiate his claim.

Reverend James Mwanyongo, of African Methodist Church and Johannson’s spokesman, said Johannson has enough evidence to prove that the former president fathered him.

“He wants to prove his case before the chiefs and the family members. If they will not believe him, he will be compelled to go for a DNA test,” said Mwanyongo.

But Kamuzu Banda’s family member, Ken Kandodo Banda, said Johannson’s claims are baseless.

“If he continues to tarnish the image of the royal family, we will take drastic measures to stop the nonsense,” said Kandodo Banda.

According to Kandodo Banda, Johannson should do a DNA test with a Muhammad Jogee in Sweden who the family already established is Johannson’s father.

Banda, known fondly by his middle name Kamuzu, died in November 1997 aged 101 after ruling Malawi with an iron fist for 30 years.

He was officially unmarried and childless and rumours that his long time confidante and Official Hostess Cecilia Tamanda Kadzamira was more than a civil servant and that the two had children have been refuted ferociously over the years.

Nonetheless Dr. Banda bequeathed most of his estate to Kadzamira, fondly referred to as Mama.

One school of thought is backing Banda’s family claims that Johansson is just an impostor gunning for a stake on the former president’s disputed estate while the other is giving him the benefit of the doubt, saying he cannot be so stupid to insist on DNA tests if he is not sure of the results.

If Johansson’s claims prove to be true it will be the beginning of the unraveling of the Banda jinx.

But if they prove false Banda’s secrets will remain interred with him in his 80m Malawi Kwacha (US$ 400,000) mausoleum in the capital, Lilongwe, for a long time to come.

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Luckson
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Luckson

U need the DNA of Kamuzu and his very close relative to do a DNA test to make a comparison with Jumqn DNA and also his mothersi- there is no real evidence that anyone in Kasungu was x close relative since he never had any children. The only way is to exhume his body and take some hair- but he was bald so u will have to use his bones and see if there is any cartilage left in the bone marrow. Who will allow this desecration just for this crazy colored boy whose mother slept with Indians. Please understand… Read more »

Black Cock ( Tambala Wakuda )
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Black Cock ( Tambala Wakuda )

I thought so too even though I’ve been laughed at for being ignorant

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

Get clothes Kamuzu used to put on, give them to experts. Not the crazy stuff you’re talking about

Girl lady
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Girl lady

kkkkk rejected son ingopita ukanyengelele omako ndiye akakuuze zoona ife ozimayi ndi omwe timadziwa apo pachoka mimba kupaka wina basituuuu

Eduardo
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Eduardo

In fact there are lots of Bandas in Kumasi. Kamuzu Banda never told a story in Chichewa. He was really a foreginer.

Eduardo
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Eduardo

Nanga popeza Kamuzu Banda was a Ghanaian from Kumasi (Ashanti Kungdom) and not related to the purpoted family in Kasungu? How will the DNA go on family mambers that were not related to Banda? However, Jumani is Kamuzu Banda’s son because the two really resemble.

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

I doubt Kamuzu was from Ghana. Kamuzu had a very good pronunciation of both chewa and tumbuka words. He could sing a tumbuka hymn “Tizamwemwetera pakuvironga” like a native tumbuka. It is impossible for someone who never spoke a language during his first 5years of life to have such a mastery. A good example is we have many Nigerians or other nationals who have been in Malawi for more than 20yrs, but when they speak/ sing one can easily tell they are not natives. So stop parading your unsubstantiated claims, stemmed out of hatred/ cadetism. DNA would settle Jumani’s claim… Read more »

Kent Y.G. Mphepo
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Kent Y.G. Mphepo

Chotsani chigobacho kuti tikutumizireni marecordings a Mchichewawo wawa. Thats not a clever argument. Mwina ndinu avula za makono chabe.

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

Your claims of being “wakale” are doubtful. Malawi first cabinet comprising of Kanyama, Chipemphere, Rose, Orton, etc, was probably the most critical ever to a seating president in Malawi. They differed with Kamuzu on policy matters not that he was NOT Malawian. I have listened to multiple live broadcasts and attended meetings in the late 70s, 80s, early 90s, your claims are fake.

kavibangwa
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kavibangwa

Mama kadzamira is keeping alot of secretes that we need to know before she gives up her ghost. she needs to tell us something.

Ineyo
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Ineyo

Kandodo and friends fear that it might turn out it’s them who are not related to Kamuzu…Just have the DNA test if you are sure Jumani is not that monster’s child.

nelson Ngwira
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aliponso ana ena ku Ghana uko abwera ndi gulutu

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

This case can only be settled with this scientific proof called DNA. Inu a Kandodo musakane. Ngati mwanayu ndi wa Ngwazi, let’s accept it, let’s accept him, ndimwana wathu basi. A Kadondo musakane, danabwere kudzakulandani chuma ayi. He is just following his biological father and his roots basi.

matela
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matela

jumani kamuzu ndi bambo ako usadandule zitheka I have all the evidence.mkulu amene uju amabisala mu mbatata aliponso ena abwera

opportunist
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opportunist

I support DNA test. We need to find a closure

Investigator
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Palibe nkhani apa eve if mr Kandondo refuse Jumani will obtain court order to enforce his demand after that Medics will provide a positive DNA result which will result in all the chuma chakamuzu to be transferred to Jumani

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