Joyce Banda, Malawi’s former President arrived at the Blantyre’s airport on a flight from Johannesburg around midday on Saturday
Former female President of Malawi, Joyce Banda returned to the country today after four years of self-exile. She proceeded on the exile despite facing threat of arrest over corruption allegation. Banda, 68 who is the second female President in Africa fled the country in 2014 when she lost power after she was caught up in the so-called Cashgate scandal. The scandal in which government officials were reportedly siphoned off millions of dollars of government money.
Joyce Banda arrived at the Blantyre’s airport on a flight from Johannesburg around midday on Saturday. Hundreds of her People’s Party’s supporters were at the airport to receive her. They were excited to see her while she greeted every one of them. The supporters were chanting her praise as they said, “Mother is here, the lights should come back.”
Andekunye Chanthunya, Benda’s spokesman said earlier that she would head straight to her home at Domasi in Zomba which is about 80 kilometres (50 miles) away. Reports says that there might e a deal between the former female president and The present President, Peter Mutharika ahead of next year’s election. Chanthunya also said Banda would address a political rally on sunday. Banda founded the People’s Party (PP) in 2011 after splitting from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which is led by Mutharika.
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