MP for Mchinji West Kanjira Banda dies after collapsing in church
The National Assembly has announced the death of Member of Parliament for Mchinji West Billy Kanjira Banda who died after collapsing at St Francis Catholic Church in Lilongwe in Area 25 Sunday morning.
Principal Public Relations officer for the National Assembly Ian Mwenye confirmed that Banda has died and they were waiting for further details from the family.
“I can confirm that the Honourable Member for Mchinji West has died and we are waiting for further information,” He said
Member of Parliament for Mchinji South West Deus Gumba Banda also confirmed that Banda died at Daeyang Hospital after collapsing at church.
“I am now at Daeyang Hospital and they are yet to take the body to the mortuary, I’ll give you details later when I consult the family,” he said
Banda was elected on a Malawi Congress Party (MCP) ticket in the May 2014 Parliamentary elections.
MCP Public Relations Manager Alekeni Menyani also confirmed to Nyasa Times about the sudden death of Kanjira.
“I can confirm that indeed Billy Kanjira Banda is late” said Menyani.
He however could not reveal the major cause of his death.
The Mchinji West parliamenterian was sent out of parliament on Friday following a verbal war with the 1st Deputy Speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje.
He was supposed to return to parliament on Monday.
Burial arrangements are yet to be announced. –Additional reporting by Elijah Phimbi, Nyasa TimesFollow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
Anali malodza chabe kukangana ndi a deputy spear kuja. Amene tidatsanzikanapo ndi anthu opita choncho tikudziwa kuti kwa yemwe adakhumudwitsana naye amalankhulana kapenanso kukangana koma kwa omwe anali ponda apa ine n’pondepo amabisa nkhope. Amapewa kuyang’anizana mpakana kutsilizika.
Investigate the church he attended. Being a Catholic Church, we know it can easily be linked to top dpp catholic ruthless politicians who feared they might be exposed by the mp. NIB bwa? The ruthless head is a staunch Catholic, so this could have been his best opportunity to eliminate an opponent within the same setting. Who was who at the church?
Any food or water at such a church could have been a fatal trap to eliminate anyone wanted.
Wamisala anaona nkhondo.
innarillah wa innaillaih rajiuna
“Kufa mudzafa ndithu” umu ndimomwe Bible likukambila koma sadanene kuti tizafa bwanji? Kufa Muzafa ndithu…
Sad story, expelled from Parliament, expecting to return on Monday 14/03/16, but on Sunday Dead? VERY SORRY, SHOCKING, and SHAMEFUL. SHAMEFUL becoz there were A LOT of STORIES SURROUNDING the LATE. Those STORIES could have been SORTED OUT before his death. RIP. Jounalists, Activists & those who KNOW something on this MATTER, MUST DO SOMETHING TO HAVE AN INVESTIGATION.
Just a little context, in 2006 or thereabouts a speaker collapsed in parliament. MCP and other opposition MPs cheered, jeered and whistled as Hon speaker gasped for his life.
It was sad and traumatic to watch these so called leaders show their inhuman side. I do not know how the Mnyenyembe family felt or feel.
DO UNTO OTHERS WHAT YOU WOULD WANT THEM TO DO UNTO YOU.
DEATH COMES TO ALL, TO MPs, PRESIDENTS, SPEAKERS, MINISTERS, AND ORDINARY PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME.
Rest in peace, honourable Kanjira, kapumuleni ku zolemetsa za dziko la pansi.
so bad indeed
Tonse ndife dothi tizabwelera kudothi