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Joyce Banda Speaks Peace, There Will Be No Revenge

Malawi President Joyce Banda has extended an olive branch to the former ruling Democratic Progressive Party, which fired her in December 2010, that there will be no room for revenge in her leadership.

“Let me assure you that there will be no room for revenge. United we stand, divided we fall,” said Banda as members of her now ruling People’s Party cheered.

When she took to the podium she promised to make a short speech, saying the priority now is mourning the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika.

“I will make a speech when time is ripe but now let us mourn the father of the nation. Suffice to say that this is a new beginning for Malawi and the start of healing all the wounds of the nation,” said the new President.

The President also disclosed that she had earlier chaired a cabinet meeting where she said everything went on well.

“The holy spirit was felt in that room. Everything went on very well and that was new beginning,” she said.

The front seats were occupied by People’s Party officials, pushing senior cabinet ministers to ordinary seats.

All the Ministers wore sad faces, with flamboyant Information Minister Patricia Kaliati burying herself behind the back benches.

Minister Kaliati and five other fellow Ministers on Friday objected to the swearing in of the vice President, arguing that the office of the Vice President was already declared vacant because she had formed an opposition party.

It is highly likely that at some point the new President will dissolve the current cabinet, making Malawians wait with baited breaths on who will stay or get the boot.

Younger brother to the late President, Professor Peter Mutharika is Foreign Affairs.

It is widely believed that President Banda was expelled from DPP because she refused to endorse the younger Mutharika as automatic candidate for the 2014 elections.  - Zodiak Online

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0 #15 elick banda 2012-04-11 15:04
Apresident kodi nkhani ya quota system mukuti nayo bwanji? Enafe tatopa nayo.Taponderedzedwa mokwana.
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-1 #14 elick banda 2012-04-11 14:46
guys amene muli ndi a Joice Banda learn not to say much mukamadyerera coz chinsisi cha Mulungu simukuchidziwa.
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0 #13 Mack-C 2012-04-11 09:10
If God says yes nobody can say no.Who are you to say tinamchotsa kale mu chipani she is the VP & she has to be the successor.
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0 #12 Mack-C 2012-04-11 09:06
Takunyadirani a mayi,may the good lord guide you as you are guiding us.
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0 #11 gracious phiri 2012-04-11 07:49
for real
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0 #10 Nganga. 2012-04-11 06:22
Doing justice is not revenge, though. Robert Chasowa killer to be hanged.
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+2 #9 jaybbbe 2012-04-09 21:18
zikomo ambuye mwa dalisa dziko lathu la Malawi ndi munthu opemphela her excellency madam Joyce Banda. ndipo ndiku pemphela and i am sure anthu ena aku pemphela a lamule dziko lathu ndti nkono wa ambuye. kukondela ngati mene kunali kwa malemu a bingu ayi. anachosa chosa ma udinthu a anthu mosa ganizila mu boma, ku reserve bank. gulu la mr.zeleza mr. chinkhwangwa ma bwana a reserve bank kuwa chosa chosa. kenako ena mu boma.
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0 #8 Esau 2012-04-08 12:29
All that is nothing; there is no time for arguing now. JB has said already that there is no revenge. Kaliati has already apologized to the nation. Malawians, let us forge ahead. These other things will delay us developing. JB wants us to develop. I am very hopeful that I will find Malawi completely changed when I will be going back in December 2012. CONGRATULATIONS jOYCE BANDA!
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0 #7 mycmain 2012-04-08 09:24
So the country that was not ready for a female president finds itself in that position! So much for "political commentators"...
I do hope that the retired Chief Justice will be the chief advisor to the lady, and that his counsel will be that befitting a highly trained and experienced law practitioner and true first citizen.
Brovo JB, Good Luck!
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+1 #6 vumbu 2012-04-08 08:34
Guys lets be very prayerful for our beloved nation.what I like most of this mama is that she is a prayerful lady..she listens what the holy spirit speaks.A good leader listens from heaven..Osamatenga mayina a neneli a book loyera kukhala anu cholinga tiziti mwathetsa vuto ndinu osati Mulungu..ndi tchimo..chonde mayi mustero.
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