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Vol 56 No 14

Published 10th July 2015


Malawi

No end to Banda’s odyssey

She says she can’t return because it’s not safe but many believe the ex-President fears arrest over the Cashgate scandal

Former President Joyce Banda has claimed that the government is arranging a 'mysterious accident' that will cost her her life and that's why she won't come back to her country. It's the latest of several reasons she has given for not coming home since she flew out of Chileka International Airport, near Blantyre, in August 2014 for a one-week conference on women at United Nations' headquarters in New York. The public and political commentators alike are convinced that the real reason she stays away is to avoid arrest in the Cashgate affair. Meanwhile, her People's Party (PP) is crumbling and many are convinced it will soon collapse.

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