Uladi accuses Malawi govt of victimising JB, forcing her to stay abroad

The former ruling People’s Party (PP) vice-president, Uladi Mussa has opened up on former President, Joyce Banda’s continued stay abroad, claiming government has the propensity to victimise her and denying her entitlements as former head of state.

Mussa:  Why fighting Malawi's former female president

Mussa: Why fighting Malawi’s former female president

Mussa claimed government is failing to provide Banda with official retirement home as stipulated by the Act of Parliament.

However, government has dismissed the claims as untrue.

In an exclusive interview with Star Radio on Monday evening, Mussa who is PP’s vice-president for central region, become the first party’s official to open up on real reasons Banda’s continued stay abroad, claiming there is a huge appetite from government to have Banda arrested on political inspiration.

”We know there is a prepared arrest warrant for her. But I don’t understand why government continues to victimize former Head of States,” said Mussa.

The former president told the local newspaper over the weekend that her nine-month absence from the country does not imply that she is in “self- exile”.

Banda explained that she made “a deliberate decision” upon leaving office in May 2014 that she was going “to step up onto the global platform and continue with my developmental work that I have done for the past 30 years”.

“This would provide an opportunity for the current President to run matters of the state without my interference.

“There is precedence that former President Bakili Muluzi stayed in the United Kingdom for a long time and nobody said anything and nobody called that ‘self-exile’. I have been out of the country for nine months and five out of those months, I have been in the United States from where I travelled to many countries to fulfil speaking and other engagements,” said Banda.

Banda further said there was no reason to fear any arrest as she was not implicated in the cashgate affair in the forensic audit report by British firm Baker Tilly.

And Minister of Information who is also government’s spokesperson, Kondwani Nankhumwa dismissed Mussa’s claims, saying there was no arrest warrant for Banda and that government once provided her with the official house.

”Information in our possession is that, there is no any warrant of arrest issued against the former President. I crosschecked with the law-enforcing agencies,” said Nankhumwa.

Nankhumwa claimed it was the wish of government to have Banda in the country enjoying her freedom like any other citizen.

On the issue of housing Nankhumwa said: ”Infact government provided her with the house last year; therefore those claims are not true”.

Earlier this year government disarmed some of Banda’s security personnel.

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KACHAMBA
Guest

Kawalala ameneyo akuthawa chiyani?

box13 bilila NU
Guest

She is wicked,akuzemba zemba chiyani ngati ali not guilty. ?

Katundu Levson
Guest

Asiyeni apume mayi Banda,mumafuna mipando ndiimeneyotu,mwangoti m’maso gwaa zikukukanikanitu.

maritchara
Guest

Oipa athawa yekha.

Jenda
Guest

This needs to stop for the sake of Malawians. Somebody needs to be the grown up in this mess. To my fellow Malawians please please please I beg you lest elect a youthful, smart, transformational leader in 2019. Cut off age should be 50. These gogos have been nothing but a disappointment.

Kapenandiye
Guest

Awa angakhale a pulezident awa owopa kumangidwawa? Enanunso mungosata zoduka mitu basi. Zoonadi yathazi siikoka ngolo ndaonela JB Ndi Jezebel Party Pppppppppp Odi uko JB wanyamukaaaaa sazabweleransoooo mpaka kutabwera Pharao amene samudziwa kkkkkkkkkkkk koma Malawi, ungotola ndi anankungwi omwe.

Okhwipi
Guest

Last Dys Leave Her Alone

i kachere
Guest

asiyeni amayi athu apume muntendele, mungoti nyoo-nyoo bwanji? ngati dzikukunyelani zanu izo,

winston chigulu
Guest

What we want is our development,our salaries we civil sarvants not busy with jb what for?let her free,when are you going to stop such old dirty politics?

Xander Jimmy
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If there is no warrant of arrest or any court order or any formal request from any investigation body…………..then JB is clean status quo and has no issue to respond to……….ndiye you people who are emphasizing on ” abwere adzayankhe milandu” milandu yake iti? Kodi umapanga appear before court without court summon or at your on wish, even a case is non existence in court of law?………….please!!!! people leave masiteni alone, as for now! Allow her to stay wherever she wants and enjoy her retirement peacefully………at same time bwana professor concentrate on running the country towards Prosperity……don’t get derailed with… Read more »

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