Former interim Malawi leader Madame Joyce Banda says going by what happened during her 2-year rule she is ready to give back to Malawians all the money she helped steal together with her Peoples Party cronies in a scandal dubbed ‘Cashgate’
Cashgate was systemic plunder of over K200 billion of public money at Capital Hill that was orchestrated by Joyce Banda in a bid to beef up her financial base towards the 2014 Presidential campaign.
Her commitment to return the money was made days ago in Ghana where she attended the 4th Anniversary Memorial Lecture for Ghana’s former leader, late John Atta Mills at the University of Cape Coast auditorium.
Joyce Banda is quoted on GhanaWeb online paper as saying that all African leaders who stole public funds should bring back the monies they have taken from their people so that the continent will develop for unemployment to reduce.
According to Mrs Banda, a lot of African leaders go into politics to fill their pockets, which is not good enough. Thus she called on them to espouse the virtues the late John Mills lived for.
She called on African leaders not to go after journalists when they do their investigative work, but rather applaud them and amend their ways.
The former Malawi President also heaped praises on the late John Mills for not gagging the media during his administration.
Mrs Banda narrated how she came to know the late John Mills at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) and spoke highly of the virtues she came to learn from him.
She also spoke of how the late Professor had impacted her life.
Madame Banda has been in self-imposed exile since she lost the elections two years ago for fear of facing the long arm of the law due to her Cashgate involvement.