Malawi’s Deputy Minister shoots himself after losing a parliamentary seat

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Malawi’s immediate former deputy minister of Local Government and Lilongwe losing Lilongwe Msodzi North Parliamentary elections member of parliament Godfrey Kamanya has this morning shot himself dead.

Mr Kamanya had contested his seat but lost the election during the on-going counting of ballot papers.

Former Minister of Transport Ulemu Chilapondwa confirmed the death of the minister in an interview this morning.

His body was taken to Kamuzu central hospital in Lilongwe around 04hours this morning.
However, Mr Chilapondwa said Mr Kamanya left a suicide note explaining that he was has taken his own life because of a debt he owed some government officials.

Mr Chilapondwa said the people he owed money had been threatening Mr Kamanya with death hence his action to kill himself.

Mr Chilapondwa explained that the note also outlines how his estate must be shared among the family members including his wife and mother.

He said the death of Mr Kamanya is unrelated with the election loss.

Meanwhile, Malawian President Joyce Banda has held her first press conference since casting of her vote to demand an immediate recount of the ballot papers.

Dr Banda alleged that she has concrete evidence that the elections have been rigged by one of the leading opposition parties.

The Malawian Electoral Commission (MEC) is yet to announce the results of the elections. Dr Banda also alleged massive irregularities in the conduct of the elections.

The fifth presidential elections have seen the emergence of three strong opposition leaders keen and determined to unseat Dr Banda who has led Malawi for two years following the death of her predecessor, Bingu Wamutharika.

Latest unofficial being announced on the national radio stations have shown that clergy man and leader of the liberation party, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Lazarus Chakwera is way ahead alongside Peter Wamutharika, the brother of the late President.

MEC chairperson Maxon Mbendera however said on the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation television that there is no evidence of miscalculations and that the MEC website has not been hacked.
Mr Mbendera said the situation was control at MEC and urged Malawians to remain calm.

Mr Mbendera also maintained that the results of the elections will be withheld for sometime until the atmosphere of violence ceases.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. I THOUGHT DR. JOYCE BANDA WAS IN CHARGE OF HER PARTY’S ELECTION MONITORING MACHINERY… HOW CAN SHE CLAIM THE OPPOSITION RIGGED THE VOTE? WHAT HAPPENED TO BEING HONOURABLE AND ACCEPTING DEFEAT?

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    • Zambia should start sending the so-called “big men” like GBM to Jail when convicted if they are stop mistreating those under them. That aside, Dr. Banda is embarrassed that she is going to be a one-term President. She should have consulted Sir Leaf Johnson of Sierra Leone to find out how she has been “rigging” elections to remain in power. I have no symphathy for proud women. The poor man she divorced after he helped her make it must be “giggling” now.

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    • STUBBORN FACTS??
      Zambia and Malawi Political facts
      1. Both Dr. Kaunda and Dr. Kamuzu
      Banda were longest serving
      President’s of both countries and…
      their roots are somehow not
      traced from Zambia and Malawi, respectively.
      Both Kaunda and Kamuzu, having
      a common slogan of
      “Wamuyaya” (Forever), had
      something to carry in their hands
      as symbol of authority; 2. President Chiluba, born in 1943,
      took over from Kenneth Kaunda
      and Bakili Muluzi,born in 1943,
      took over from Kamuzu Banda.
      Both Chiluba and Muluzi went on
      to seek a 3rd term of office but failed after extreme opposition to
      both bids. Both Chiluba and Bakili
      divorced their wives on account
      of infidelity
      3. FTJ Chiluba brought in Levy
      Mwanawasa and campaigned for him single headedly; Bakili Muluzi
      brought in…

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    • 3. FTJ Chiluba brought in Levy
      Mwanawasa and campaigned for him single headedly; Bakili Muluzi
      brought in Bingu wa Mutharika
      and campaigned for him single
      headedly
      4. As fate would have it both
      Mwanawasa and Mutharika won those elections.
      5. Shortly after being elected as
      President, Mwanawasa fell out
      favour with Chiluba and dragged
      him to court over corruption;
      Shortly after being elected as President, Mutharika fell out
      favour with Muluzi. The new
      Malawian President took his
      predecessor to court over
      corruption.
      Now it gets interesting; Chiluba was prosecuted by Mwanawasa
      administration. Muluzi was
      prosecuted by Mutharika
      Administration.
      Mwanawasa won a 2nd Term of
      office Mutharikha won a 2nd Term of office.
      Mwanawasa chose Rupiah Banda
      as Vice President -…

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    • Mwanawasa chose Rupiah Banda
      as Vice President – Mutharika
      chose Joyce Banda as Vice
      President.
      Mwanawasa died in his 2nd term of Office due to Cardiac Arrest –
      Mutharika died in his 2nd term of
      Office due to Cardiac Arrest (both
      deaths were predicted by TB
      Joshua)
      6. Rupiah Banda took over from Levy Mwanawasa due to death of
      incumbent; Joyce Banda has taken
      over from Bingu wa Mutharika
      due to death of incumbent.
      The people who took over from
      the dead Presidents in both countries are named “Banda”!
      7. After 3yrs, President Banda in
      Zambia lost to veteran opposition
      leader Michael Sata. Joyce Banda
      who has taken over the
      Presidency facing election results for their May 20, 2014 Tripartite elections and she is coming third on the results counted so far (40%) which will…

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    • Joyce Banda
      who has taken over the
      Presidency facing election results for their May 20, 2014 Tripartite elections and she is coming third on the results counted so far (40%) which will make her serve 3
      years……….
      What will happen to Joyce Banda?
      Are these facts mere coincidences
      this simply shows that Zambia
      and Malawi exists on the same prophetic pathway. Both Zambia
      and Malawi got their
      independence in 1964 and both
      use kwacha for their respective currencies.

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  2. Thats what happens when You get a loan from DBZ hoping your friends win election so that they protect you from paying back.

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  3. I am a malawian who is a south african resident, I urge the people of malawi to accept the out come of the results, I wish everyone happy that side.

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  4. Prophet T.B Joshua said months ago that she will lose the elections.Zambia and Zimbabwe will have leadership crisis this year.Watch space

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  5. African leaders at times just embarrass themselves how can Joyce Banda as a sitting president say that the opposition have rigged the Malawian elections when all the government machinery is in her hands? At times its just good to own up and leave the stage humbly.

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  6. Confirmation that african politicians are not leaders but go into politics for financial benefits coz as a leader you need to accept defeat or victory. How can a true leader kill hijselve for that sure.

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  7. One less masquerader. When someone eliminates himself it is usually for the best. I am only sorry for his family but perhaps out of all this evil good shall come.

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  8. Electoral defeat can be painful. Instead of shooting himself in 2016 Micheal Sata will drop dead with a thud! Now coming to Joyce Banda…please just concede defeat. You had all the state machinery but people rejected you. You wanted to do your people a “Don’t Kubeba” but they quickly saw through your lies. It’s just that in your case it happened earlier. The same will happen come 2016.

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  9. YOU HAVE JUST LOST BANA BANDA. HOW CAN YOU ACUSE SOME WHO DOESN’T EVEN KEEP THE KEYS TO YOUR GOVERNMENT MACHINERY THAT HE RIGGED THE ELECTIONS. MULIBE NZELU BA JOYCE BANDA.

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  10. IN FACT YOU LOST WHEN YOU CAST YOUR OWN BALLOT PAPER. BECAUSE YOUR BODY LANGUAGE SHOWED US MORE THAN YOU WANTED TO RELEASE.

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