State promises autopsy on Kamuzu Banda’s ‘son’ Jumani body

Malawi Police Service say they will soon conduct an autopsy on the body of a person who claimed to be  the biological son of the founding president Hastings Kamuzu Banda, Jumani who died suddenly of heart failure on Friday at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre.

Jumani: Kamuzu’s ‘son’ died suddenly

Police spokesperson at police headquarters in Area 30 in Lilongwe, James Kadadzera has confirmed of the development in the wake of social media reports accusing the Kamuzu family and the main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) of having a hand in the death.

“Both the police and the family have agreed to conduct the postmortem. In actual fact, this is the standard practice when there is a sudden death,” said Kadadzera.

Jumani’s death has been recorded as of that of a foreigner since he holds a foreign citizenship not Malawian and the doctors say he died of heart failure.

He died aged 45 as a Swedish Malawian after he made intriguing allegations how he had been prevented from returning to Malawi to ascertain his descent.

His birth certificate says he was born Jumani Kaunda at Ekwendeni Hospital in Mzimba but he took the country by surprise when he claimed that he was son to Kamuzu, the founding father of the nation whose private life remains a mystery to most Malawians.

Just a few weeks ago, Jumani said he had come to Malawi to reclaim the wealth of his father, Kamuzu Banda, a ruthless dictator who was deposed at the ballot box during the first multiparty democracy in 1994.

Jim Jumani Johansson said he believed some people were paid to conceal information about his father.

Banda, known fondly by his middle name Kamuzu, died in November 1997 aged 101 after ruling Malawi with an iron fist for 30 years.

He was officially unmarried and childless and rumours that his long time confidante and Official Hostess Cecilia Tamanda Kadzamira was more than a civil servants and that the two had children have been refuted ferociously over the years.

Nonetheless, Kamuzu bequeathed most of his estate to Kadzamira, fondly referred to as Mama.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Ndadabwa
Guest
Ndadabwa

The autopsy should be done by Asing’anga not doctors to determine the foreign substances

Agenda Setting Theory
Guest
Agenda Setting Theory

Malawians are just dull.

Mtenzi Mzungu
Guest
Mtenzi Mzungu

He he chifukwa zili kwa inu ndimene amalembera nkhani atolankhani athu. Azolowereni basi

Le Senor de Los Cielos
Guest
Le Senor de Los Cielos

Sounds dodgy

Kambewa Chisale
Guest

At least during Kamuzu there was no katangale and Cashgate

Wilson
Guest
Wilson

Katangale analiko but went unreported, remember journalism was highly censored and monitored by the regime loyalists. Ndani akanalimba mtima n’kumalengedza kuti boma la MCP laba ndalama, lapha anthu, likuzunza anthu? Ndani, ndani?. Anthu amaba ndalama ndalama zaboma koma amaopa kuzigwiritsa ntchito kuopa kufunsidwa.

mtete
Guest
mtete

Can someone please educate me. What has MCP got to do with this unfortunate incident? Elsewhere people would have waited for results of a postmortem/autopsy beforehand making wild accusations which in some cases don’t make sense at all.

Chilungamo
Guest
Chilungamo

We should not be naive and in self-denial with the fact that during the old MCP regime its critics would die mysteriously like that. And allegations of culprits could point to those close to the regime.
Now some former relatives who (bizarrely) vehemently opposed DNA test, some of them are still influential people in MCP even now. It makes logical sense that in fact MCP should come out to condemn this suspicious death.
Yes DPP are thieves and murderers too, but killing like this is equally as bad.

Denis Chavula
Guest
Denis Chavula

You are right, why were they denying DNA to judge over the matter? They have killed him.

Wilson
Guest
Wilson

When sudden death strikes, it is very normal for people to become suspicious unless results prove otherwise, mwamva a Mtete? So, leave people alone. Kumtundu kwanu kunayamba kwamwalira munthu mwadzidzi? Ena anati chani? Be mature!

Nancy Pelosi
Guest

Nyasa Times it is not true that Jumani is son to Kamuzu Banda as your headline suggests. Iine the absence of DNA test results, the man is not yet Kamuzuz’s son and so the headline should have been written as such. Do not attempt to twist fact about Jumani – you can be sued and you will not be able to defend the case without clear evidence of your sensational reporting. We can all say Jumani is the son of Kamuzu Banda if the DNA results say so.

BigMan
Guest
BigMan

Which the family has denied.

Lino
Guest

Vuto A Malawi ufiti , mukukhala ku Malawi area 9, Ndalama za Cashgate munaba koma usiku uli wonse kukhalalira kuyenda mmakomo mwa anthu kufuna magazi . Kwanu mwamaliza anthu. Ndipo ndiwe opusa kwambiri. Ukungoziyalutsa… kumagula anthu Ali ndi moyo. Nde awauze anzako aku Chitedze wo ndi wa Ku Dowa yo Kuti akubwezele Ndalama zako kapolo iwe.

A Few Good Men
Guest
A Few Good Men

MCP is bad party, they have killed an innocent man. You wont make it to Presidencey again.

To join Malawi’s politic you need to ask God to protect you. Otherwise you lose life in the morning hours

Omex70
Guest
Omex70

Umudziwe Yesu iweyo….

Beholder
Guest
Beholder

Why implicate MCP In this? Let the autopsy follow the trail or the forensic team do their job. It’s no time to be political about but mourn this soul.