Minister of Gender Navicha cheers sexist crude remarks on Joyce Banda: Calls her ‘Miss Cashgate’

Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Mary Navicha stunned Malawians on Monday when she was captured on cameras cheering and hand-clapping when President Peter Mutharika made sexist, crude comments against his predecessor Joyce Banda.

Minister of Gender, Navicha went on cloud nine cheering when Mutharika branded Joyce Banda promiscuous 

In an apparent response to former president Banda’s claims that he is a drunkard, Mutharika said he takes wine, but not local distil (kachasu).

“She says I drink kachasu, but I don’t. I don’t drink that, I only drink wine. Actually, red wine,” Mutharika said.

Then the President called Malawi’s only woman to become president as ‘Hule’ – a whore.

Navicha clapped hands and ululated to such unpalatable words on the modesty of a woman.

Actually, it started with Navicha herself in name calling Banda for her attack on Mutharika.

“We will hit back on her. Joyce Banda is Miss Cashgate,” said Navicha in apparent reference to a corruption scandal known as “Cashgate” that occurred during her tenure.

Banda, who was Malawi’s president for two years from 2012,   after she took over from her boss at the time President Bingu wa Mutharika – who died in office – but lost an election to Peter Mutharika in 2014.

She then left the country for United States, serving as a distinguished fellow at Woodrow Wilson Center and the Center for Global Development in Washington DC, before returning to Malawi where she is now campaigning for opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) torchbearer Lazarus Chakwera in the fresh presidential elections.

The corruption scandal led to international donors halting aid to Malawi but she touted her anti-corruption credentials during her two-year stint as president.

While president, Banda ordered an independent audit of the corruption revelations, which was conducted by British firm RSM (formerly Baker Tilly). The findings were released in 2014.

Meanwhile, governance commentator Makhumbo Munthali described as unfortunate that President  Mutharika and his predecessor Banda to be trading such offensive words in public.

He said: “This does not reflect well on them and should be strongly condemned. Malawians are tired of politics of insults and poverty of ideas. Let them focus on real issues—issue-based campaign.”

Tonse Alliance—which comprises MCP, UTM Party and seven other political parties— has since condemned Mutharika for his comments on Banda, saying it now “certifies him as a chauvinist with no regard for the dignity of women.”

In a statement, Tonse Alliance said throughout her life and career, Joyce Banda has distinguished herself as a champion for women’s rights, saying “Mutharika’s gall to defame her womanhood is a great travesty worthy of universal repudiation.”

Tonse Alliance is demanding Mutharika to issue a public apology to Banda within 48 hours,  threatening to  lodge a formal complaint with UN Women and demand that  Mutharika be stripped of his designation as a UN He4She Champion.

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Tasiyana Mark
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Tasiyana Mark

Even me myself am claping hands for what Peter Munthalika said.JB wathwa pakamwa 2much atl azibambo azimuombera mmanja ndiye lero wakachaso ujatu atamwa kachaso wake waombolamo ndiye Navitcha zitamugiligisha asaseke?ULEMU UMAPITA KWAMUNTHU YEMWE AMAPELEKA ULEMU!Case CLOSED!

Mpweya zii
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Mpweya zii

Let’s get rid of this nonsense at the ballot

Mtete
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APM has started campaigning by di-campaigning himself

Nzika
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Nzika

Koma inuyo muzimunyoza ndiye zabwino eti?

Nyirenda Tobious
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Nyirenda Tobious

Atambwali sametana, two wrongs will never make it right….. Amayi JB analakwitsa, madalaso walakwitsanso….. Let’s cope up and stick with the issue-based campaigns than mentioning people’s names. That’s the only way to go.

Steve
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Steve

I remember very well how the APM and his DPP were talking tough about arresting JB once she returned home, but to the country’s surprise, the president was muted and everyone wandered what they was going on. This was that way simply because the DPP, after checking the system they found that all the culprits were right in their camp the DPP… and so silence on the matter reigned and we just hear mere accusations that they failed to prove despite their bitterness against HE Joyce Banda. As for Navicha, what does she know? She was given that position because… Read more »

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

JB snatched somebody’s husband. She’s a prostitute indeed.

Mpweya zii
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Mpweya zii

Nobody can snatch any man. Man yo anamufunsira iye analola. Isn’t Mr Banda to blame if at all???

Never insinuate on things you know nothing about. Inu munaliko?

These kind of sexist and Misogynistic comments are just trash.

Kumaganizako beyond these mediocre gossip and negative attitude Ku chilichonse

Kugwetsa ulesi.

John Gray Gufa
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John Gray Gufa

Amwene inu, kulanda ndi kulanda basi regardless of who proposed

Kambewa chisale
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Foseki
Be careful sithole Bingu Bingiza Muthalika died while doing it he had an early death due to viagara

Mpweya zii
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Mpweya zii

Relevance?

Tasiyana Mark
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Tasiyana Mark

🤣😂😂🤣🤣 waku Likuni ?🤣😂😂😂😂🤣😂🤣🤣🤣🤣

Chidakwa APM
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It is all a question of poor and stupid leadership. If a leader sets high standards expect the followers to do the same. If a leader uses foul language then expect the same from the followers. Was APM supposed to respond to being called wakachasu? Hatred breeds hatred. Love breeds love. Did you hear Kamuzu using the language Peter uses. All he used to say was that he wanted his people to have enough food, sleep in houses that did not leak and clothes. He talked about one Malawi. But these zidakwa come to work after taking two caskets of… Read more »

Kambewa Chisale
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Yes you are very right Kamuzu Banda Ngwazi never used swearing Language. This Alhomwe tipex President amakhala ngati mwana kapena wozelezeka

Stanley Mdala
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Stanley Mdala

Peter Mutharika has shown his stupidity. According to reliable source he is a drunkard. He drinks hard stuff and its whiskey nothing else.This is one of the reasons he is always confined to State House. The other reason is about his health If you look closely on his left arm just above the elbow you can a concealed bulging medical gadget that keeps him going. Its a catheter and he can’t go out without it. After suffering stroke last time this oldman is beyond repair. Due to his advanced age he can hardly cope with the demands of the job… Read more »

Kambewa Chisale
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Yes I do agree with you 100%

Zamkede
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Zamkede

A SYNOD mukuonapo bwanji apa? Timugwetse ku mpingo APM kapena ayi?

Kambewa chisale
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Foseki
Navitcha iwe you are a JC primary teacher foseki and papa umayenda Ndi a Headmaster.
JB is distroyer of Cashgate because she called Uk Auditors to sort out the Cashgate of Bingu Bingiza Munthalika

Zeze
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Zeze

JB is the chief cashgater. IN which country do you live not to know that JB sold our plane and was stealing government money using her boys Ralph Kasambara and Mphwiyo who later shot each other over money disagreement

Lego
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You nothing about cash gate apart from a natural hatred on JB.JB is the one who made Malawians to know that government money is being stolen.So if you nothing you better shut up.

Kambewa Chisale
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Tell them because they are still sleeping. JB called in Auditors from UK to sort out the wrong and Cashgate started by Bingu Bingiza Muthalika

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