Malawi ex-president JB pens DPP’s Ben Phiri for slurs against Shanil:Condemns attacks on women

Former president Joyce Banda has written a hard hitting letter to ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) director of Elections Ben Phiri over his offensive remarks to the former First Lady Patricia Shanil Dzimbiri.

Banda: Pens Ben Phiri

In the strongly worded letter, Banda said she had forgiven Phiri numerous times before but she will never forgive him for insulting Dzimbiri and for personally insulting the former Head of State as a Yao.

“Honourable Dr. Shanil Dzimbiri is a dignified woman, a woman who has served her country well with integrity, a woman of substance and in my opinion, she was one of the best First Ladies we have had.

“Men and women of Malawi will not allow you to abuse an innocent woman who has done so much for our country,” reads the letter in part.

Banda says that Malawian men are respectful to women, they honour them, saying they have even opened space and given full support to Malawian women so they too can participate in the leadership to the highest positions of the land.

“It is for this reason that I will not allow few sick ones like you to demean women the way you have done,” she says.

She then schools Phiri that Dzimbiri is not a Yao by tribe, saying Phiri’s mother is Yao who originally came from Tabu village in Domasi, Zomba.

The letter comes barely a day after Dzimbiri rejected an apology from Phiri unless he went back to Balaka west constituency where he made the offensive remarks and make the apology before the same audience he addressed.

Women rights activist Emma Kaliya has since told Dzimbiri to seek legal redress on the matter.

Both the DPP and First Lady Gertrude Mutharika have reprimanded Phiri over the remarks in which he said former president Bakili Muluzi divorced her because she is not good in bed

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nyalugwe
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nyalugwe

Put pressure so he does do stupid things again

Favour of Yahweh
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Joyce Banda, we are celebrating Easter Season where the son of God died for our sins. Easter season is time of forgiveness and Mama Shanil is one Christian who knows the power of forgiveness. Jesus taught us this when he was asked he number of times we can forgive those who have wronged us. If you are a Christian you should know the power of forgiveness. Indeed Ben made a mistake, but like a prodigal son he remember to ask for forgiveness. That is what wisdom is all about. There is no time for an eye for an eye like… Read more »

Mbolo Sidwala
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Mbolo Sidwala

Maliseche umabisika ako. Ife maliseche athu ndi ndani?.

joseph Banda
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joseph Banda

Easy Mai Joyce Banda. Shanil is a very matured lady, she was a teacher, wife to Head of State, a Dr., Radio Presenter, a Mother, A politician and trying for the second time and probably a Grand Mother. SO SHE HAS EVERYTHING it takes to tackle this issue on by herself and she does not need self claimed Women Cheerleaders such as the ones quoted in this forum. Many sober minded Malawians cannot take your concerns on behalf of Shanil seriously. Let her do it!!!!!!!!!

Mpesa
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Mpesa

Joseph Banda, do you have a mother, sisters or daughters?

Militias
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Ben Phiri is avery stupid man and I wonder how would people from Thyolo vote for this Idiot after Maliche anthu ndi Peter Muthalika version now ali ku Chipinda shame on you Ben.

Duncan
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Evidence against Ben Phiri is massive and overwhelming. Hon. Dzimbiri, please do not delay to take this small meat flying insect to task. Teach him a bitter lesson this time around.
I agree with George Malema that you must demand damages through our capable court of Law for a minimum amount of MK80 billion.
Additionally, this so called Ben Phiri must be barred by MEC from competing for a Parliamentary seat as he is not fit to represent people in any constituency in Malawi. He must totally get lost.

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba kutibera K145 million
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Koma a Ben Phiri mpaka kumadzijambula Kwa mahule ku Ireland? Mwayaluka. Amayi you have wasted your time writing him because uchitsiru wa Ben Phiri is going viral. He has no respect for his own private parts and can such a person respect others? To him walking around naked like a dog is normal. We now it’s true ankachita za same sex sex with bwana wake ameneyu. Very stupid man. Inu a dpp why are you still keeping this dog Ben?

KALYOTO
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KALYOTO

JB shut up. Wachabechabe iwe. ukuononga MCP. you are the Trojan horse in MCP.

123
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Useless politicians you do not have developmental agendas at all, busy castigating women, attacking each other we want leaders who are serious, who have their country at heart . We have seen Presidents like Magufuli of Tanzania, Kenyata of Kenya they really mean business the way how they are transforming their countries its so amazing. What is wrong with us? Can’t we emulate their examples? By choosing leaders who can take Malawi to another level? I am totally disappointed with the way how these politicians are running the government.

nyambamba
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nyambamba

you are very true I sopport you 100%

Professor Gadama
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Professor Gadama

A Nyasatimes mmathamangira kuika Maliseche a anthu adziwika akakhala viral. Nanga mbombojani ya Ben Phiri simuika? Dr Ben Phiri, udokotala opanda university hehehehe kuyaluka ndi ulele Andu this Andu that