Cashgate Convict Maxwell Namata Dies, Peoples Party to Celebrate

Cashgate Convict Maxwell Namata has died in a car accident in the capital city Lilongwe on Monday, Maravi Express has learnt. Namata was jailed for his involvement in the plunder of public funds dubbed Cashgate during President Dr. Joyce Banda People’s Party era. Namata was driving a Toyota Fortuner registration number BLK 7373 from Bwandiro to heading to Cherubu direction. And  upon reaching Mkwichi Community Day Secondary School Namata lost control of the vehicle to due to over speeding…

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JB Promises to Focus on Youth Employment

Former President and leader of People’s Party (PP), Dr. Joyce Banda Sunday claimed to have solutions to the unemployment and power outages Malawi is facing. She said this at Mangochi Boma during a political meeting at St. Augustine 3 Primary School ground. Banda said the reason many youths in Mangochi migrate to South Africa was because of lack of jobs in the country and that once in power her government would create jobs for the youth. “We need to…

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Mutharika Pays Tribute to Former Leaders

President Arthur Peter Mutharika Friday paid tribute to former Malawi leaders saying the country is on the right path of development because the previous governments laid foundation through the specific roles they played. Mutharika was speaking in Mzuzu during the 54th Independence Celebration’s at Mzuzu Stadium that were characterized by military displays, traditional dances and a football match. “We are making progress worth celebrating and we need to pay tribute to the past leaders. “Kamuzu Banda was the father…

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ACB Still Probing Joyce Banda

The  Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) says it has not cleared former president Joyce Banda on corruption allegations in the biggest financial scandal in the country’s history called Cashgate, dismissing her claims that the graft-busting body said it had no solid evidence against the former president, partially clearing her name. The “Cashgate” scandal prompted foreign donors – who provide around 40 percent of Malawi’s budget – to pull the plug on aid worth around $150 million. The scandal helped push Banda…

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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…

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Malawi Recovering from Joyce Banda’s Cashgate, Says Mutharika

Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika says Malawi is slowly recovering from Cashgate disaster which was caused by People’s Party Administration which was under President Joyce Banda. In his New Year Message President Mutharika said the country lost donor confidence as the results of the massive plundering of the public funds by the Joyce Banda’s administration. “Remember that soon after Bingu’s death in 2012, our currency devalued with over 190 per cent. By February 2013, inflation rose to 37.9 per…

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PP has New Governor in the north

Opposition People’s Party (PP) has appointed Mzimba South constituency parliamentarian Maquenda Chunga as its Regional Governor for the North. A PP official who did not want to be named told Malawi24 that Chunga has been appointed by the party’s acting president Uladi Mussa. The appointment means that Osborne Mchizi who was serving as acting governor will now step aside. The source however did not say what Mchizi’s new position will be. The news of the appointment set social media…

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PP Fires Northern Region Chairperson Rev Mzomera Ngwira

The former ruling Peoples Party (PP) which is headed by former State President of the Republic of Malawi Dr Joyce Banda has fired Reverend MzomeraNgwira who was Chairperson for the Northern Region saying that he was going against the principles of the party. Reports reaching Maravi Express have also indicated that the Reverend has also been removed from the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party. Party Spokesperson Ken Nsonda has since confirmed the firing of Mzomela who was…

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Joyce Banda axed as PP President?

Former ruling People’s Party (PP) president Dr Joyce Banda has reportedly been fired as leader of the opposition party, Maravi Express understands. According to reports, the PP has since replaced Dr Banda with her former vice President Khumbo Kachali. Kachali fell out of favour with the party when Dr Joyce Banda handpicked Sosten Gwengwe as her running mate during the May 20 tripartite polls. But other media reports have said that Kachali has thanked the people for welcoming him…

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Joyce Banda Not Bouncing Back Home Soon

Former State President of the Republic of Malawi Mrs Joyce Banda is reportedly said to be not coming back home soon, Maravi Express has learnt. Local media reports indicate that Mrs Banda who has been staying out of the country following her heavy defeat during the May 20 tripartite elections is claiming that her security is not guaranteed in the country. According to a media statement, the former president cited allegations by one of the cabinet ministers that she…

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