Joyce Banda Returns From Self-Imposed Exile

Malawi’s former president who is also the  founder of the opposition People’s Party(PP) Joyce Banda will arrive home this week after four years of self-imposed exile.

Banda’s mouth-piece Andekuche David Chanthunya confirmed the development in a statement issued on Monday 23rd April, 2018. He said Banda will arrive in Malawi on Saturday, 28th of April through Chileka International Airport in Blantyre.

Last year police issued an arrest warrant for Banda in connection with the country’s “Cashgate” corruption scandal, which involved large-scale looting of government coffers.

Police spokesperson James Kadadzera said the warrant remained valid but he declined to say if she would be detained upon arrival.

Cashgate is the biggest financial scandal in Malawi’s history and helped push Banda out of power in 2014 when she lost out to President Peter Mutharika.