Mutharika says Joyce Banda free to come back to Malawi

President Peter Mutharika has said former President of Malawi Joyce Banda is free to come back to Malawi anytime to help the government in developing the country.

Joyce Banda (left) is free to come to Malawi, says President Mutharika

Mutharika said this on Saturday at the Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe during a Blue Night Fundraising Dinner and Dance organized by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

He said he was sad that the former president who left the country for her reason is telling the world leaders that the current president is denying her to return to Malawi.

“When I was in Brussels a few weeks ago I was approached by world leaders who asked me why I was denying Joyce Banda from returning to Malawi. I said this one is a liar, I have never blocked  her from returning to Malawi,” said Mutharika.

He said Banda ran away from her own shadow but she is free to be back anytime indicating he has no problem with her coming back.

On the ruling DPP as a party, Mutharika said the party will live, conquer and prosper though other parties wanted to stop them from developing this country but they are unstoppable.

“Tell the people who would like to stop us from developing this country that the DPP will never be stopped by anyone in the country. With the falling of Bingu we were all fallen with him, those were sad times we were down but we will never be conquered,” he said.

He said the DPP was second in opposition but it managed to bounce back into government.

“When I led this party from the opposition, the situation was tough, tougher than ever but we prevailed,” said Mutharika.

He said Joyce Banda and her friends in Malawi Congress Party (MCP) did everything they could to take him out. With all that government machinery they tried to arrest him but they failed.

“You must remember in 1999 the MCP lost the election and said the election was stolen from them, in 2004 MCP failed again and sang the same song rigging, in 2009 MCP failed again and again blamed their failure on others on rigging, in 2014 they failed again and said the election was stolen.

“Come 2019 they are saying we will rig the election through the National Identity Card they know they have already failed the elections,” said the President.

He explained that the National Identity Card was introduced in 2009 when he was Minister of Justice, now its enforcement has nothing to do with rigging elections; it has everything to do with identifying who real Malawians are.

Dr. Hertherwick Ntaba, who was Chairperson for the Blue Night Organizing Committee and also the DPP Vice President for Central Region said despite going through all sorts of difficulties in the past years, the party continues to perform well and deliver on its development promises to the people of the Malawi.

“We are happy that everything is back to normal, the donors are back too because of the confidence they have in you the President, this is an achievement,” said Ntaba.

He thanked all who contributed to the fundraising saying without them they could not have it.

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mgoloso
Guest

Who told JB to go out of the country after 2014 elections? What has been making her not to come back home? What wrong did she do? Is she the first one to loose elections in Malawi?

Am asking all this coz elders say “Oipa amathawa yekha”.

alungwana
Guest

She has the right to stay wherever she wants, who are you to say she is free to come? This is her homeland and she can come with or without your will.

I love Malawi
Guest

That’s my president, 2019 m’bomansooo!!!!!!!!!mulira simunati

Maunits
Guest

Thieves like Joice Banda will not rule this country for the second time. I thought it was Muthalika who shielded Chaponda that he is innocent right at KIA on his arrival. What happened next Malawians witnessed Chaponda found with money stashed in bags shame nkumanena kuti no one can stop us to govern beyond 2019 zero you will run away like Joice Banda to USA. This is Dr Lazarus Chakwera, he does not play with thieves like you.

ade
Guest

CAN MUTHARIKA MENTION THE WORLD LEADER WHO ASKED HIM

Losambo
Guest

Akunama uyu Peter. These were Kamuzu Banda tricks and Joyce knows. You think she is damn stupid to bow down to that and come back? May be you think Joyce akugona ndi njala to be desperate to come back to nyasaland ?

Kapinga
Guest

A Mtaba … Mpaka kunyadira kuti the donors are back.. Kuzolowera kupempha ndikupatsidwa I’m disappointed.

CHITIMKULU
Guest
DEAR PETER I FONT THINK YOUR GOOD GOVERNANCE WILL BE MEASURED OR WEIGHED BY INVITING THIS WOMAN BACK HOME NO NO NO !! RATHER GO AHEAD FULFILL SOME OF THE DEVELOPMENTS WHICH YOU PROMISED TO OUR DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS UP NORTH FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL MALAEIANS SINCE THOSE PROJECTS WILL NOT ONLY BENEFIT THE MBWENU MBWENUS BUT ALSO OTHER TRIBES WHO ARE ALSO IN ABUNDANCE UP NORTH IF YOU DO THAT I GUARANTEE YOU A 50+1 VOTE NOT OTHERWISE !
Matako
Guest

True! MCP yaluza kale! Too much nkholokolo!

Malawi
Guest

APM ,why do u keep on mentioning about the arrest etc if u are indeed a forgiving person.
There is still anger and bitterness.
As a lawyer urself should choose words carefully calling someone a ‘liar’ hmm mm!
How can the country move on if you are still tied with with spirit of anger bitterness and resentment.
Only if u genuinely forgive then we can move on.

God Help us.

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