Kumpukwe denies role in PP-DPP alliance talks: JB’s sisters says ‘God forbid’

Former president Joyce Banda’s sister, Cecilia Kumpukwe, has categorically denied that she had been involved in discussion with the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for a possible parliamentary alliance with the opposition People’s Party (PP).

Kumpukwe’s post on Facebook

My freedom is curtailed by DPP; Kumpukwe reporting at Southern Region Police r

Kumpukwe took to social media when she posted on her Facebook page to deny that she facilitated the meeting of PP legislators with President Peter Mutharika at Kamuzu Palace.

“I am not part of the negotiations,” she said.

Kumpukwe said she is not meeting any DPP official and was not party to the PP meetings with the governing party on the possible alliance.

She said is a victim of DPP political persercution together with her sister, the former president.

Kumpukwe is currently in bail following her arrest earlier this year as government accused her of online rumour-mongering at the expense of the vice-president, Dr Saulos Chilima.

Kumpukwe is accused to have allegedly authoring a letter purporting the resignation of vice president Chilima.

The allegations remain unsubstantiated but nonetheless she has to report to the police every Tuesday and her passport has been withdrawn by the government, stranding her in Malawi and preventing travel to South Africa for important medical treatment.

PP vice president Kamlepo Kalua disclosed that the party legislator went to plead with the President to ensure former president Banda should be allowed to return home and not be arrested.

Banda, fondly addressed as JB by her followers, is founder and president of PP and has been living abroad since losing the May 20 2014 Tripartite Elections.

Malawi police issued an arrest warrant JB in connection with the country’s “Cashgate” corruption scandal, which involved large-scale looting of government coffers.

The national police spokesman James Kadadzera said Banda is “suspected of abusing her office” in the Cashgate scandal.

But Banda’s aides claim she is not seeking amnesty from arrest, rejecting any wrong doing in Cashgate.

Cashgate is the biggest financial scandal in Malawi’s history and helped push Banda out of power in 2014.

That came after she ordered an audit the previous year which discovered that $30 million had been looted by officials in less than six months in 2013.

Dozens of civil servants, business people and politicians have since been implicated in the scam, and some have been jailed.

International donors pulled the plug on aid of around $150 million over the scandal.

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Let us talk sense here. The issue is not about Simfukwe or whether Kalua has eaten a bun or not. First let us look at who headed the delegation to Kamuzu Palace? Is it not Roy Kachale, the son to the founder of the party? Is it not the same Kachale who is considered to take over the leadership of the party? It is not the influence of Kamlepo which made the guys to meet APM. It is the influence of Kachale which made the guys to meet APM, SO NO NEED TO CRITICISE kAMLEPO. Why is none commenting on… Read more »
Madzi abibi

So these greedy MPs including Roy Kachale Banda went to bed with the devil for a mere MK100,000??…………seriously??? Sold their souls for less tha USD300 ……politics is indeed a filthy game


Don’t you worry Mrs Kumpukwe, they will all be Mugabed in 18 months including the sell out PP MPs that sold their souls for MK100,000


NOW I BELIEVE that Kamlepo Kalua kidnapped himself and he lied to the Nation. Anazimangilira yekha mmyiendo.. Don’t ever believe him Malawians, wangufunthapo titimuziwa ukongwa… chindere, mutu wake uyenda cha!!! Ngozelezeka

Wetema Kili

Koma abale! Ka Cecilia kaja kanenepa chonchi? Tehe time I saw her when she was working at one of the hotels in BT was not like this. Ayi mwatsungula!

Ayi Abale, osadandaula nazo izi. Alekeni onse who are direct thieves and corrupt bones join together. All those that have been approached by DPP are either direct thieves or corrupt. Now they want amnesty from the DPP president. Let them gooooooooh! Clean Old and Young men will rise up in Malawi as a Nation and prove to you how this Nation Malawi should be run. My appeal to serious Old Men and Young Men of Malawi is that ” DO NOT FOLLOW THESE THIEVES AND CORRUPT PEOPLE FLOCKING TO DPP because they are enticed with these stolen millions they are… Read more »

Kamulepo Kaluwa, Manyazi bwanji? Apa zateremu ndi ulendo wanu. You will never be an MP again. Ndiye mwatiuza Bodza lakuti mumakakambirana za JB not to be arrested which is a not true, ndiye zokumangani zija tizikhulupirire kapena zinali ngati zomwezi. Ambuye odziwa kudalitsa akudalitseni ndikukupatsani mtima wa tsopano, osanama, osaba komanso osakonda ma phwevuphwevu.


A Richard Msowoya ndi awa alandila MK500 million. Uchitsiru weni weni

Joe M

A Kamlepo mukumva bwanji muthupimo? Bodza munthu wamkulu, timakudalirani mukamayankhula zinthu, lero uyu sister to JB wayankhula osati bodza mumatiuza pa TV lija, shame on you and this is the beginning of your downfall coz nobody will take and trust you. DPP just want to use you and your fellow members but in the end you are finished politically, there is Ken Msonda also looking for your parliamentary seat in Rumphi East. DPP has never been comfortable with your previous outbursts hence CHIBANZI type of actions. GOD FORBID indeed!


Well done Cecilia,I hope you are telling the truth. Kodi a msonda alipobe? He said and quote ‘Ndale zilibe syllabus” end of quote. Rumphi east is now up for grabs. Kamlepo agongowite. If JB Comes home,DPP will be sorry.trust me. Am ur prophet

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