President Joyce Banda announced an inquiry to probe the circumstances around the controversial leader’s death on April 5, including the medical attention he received. TB Joshua prophesised Mutharika’s death. The new Malawian leader frequents Nigeria to visit the prophet.
DPP spokesman Nicholas Dausi, has insisted that TB Joshua should be quizzed. Mutharika died in a sudden cardiac failure on April 5 exactly two months before this date in which TB Joshua said an old African president would die in two months’ time.
“We must find out how he can foretell those things,” Dausi, Mwanza Central MP told Parliament. According to Saint Francis of Assisi, thus not Godly. It is not an exhaustible instrument of life,” said Dausi, known for his penchant of quoting medieval or great authors and academicians.
Dausi made the call during his contribution to the budget statement, saying Malawians should also take interest on how some TV stations like Emmanuel TV and TB Joshua knew of Mutharika’s demise.
DPP leader in Parliament Dr George Chaponda is on record telling the House that the probe should “include interviewing those who were celebrating after the death of the late President and slaughtering cows.”
Chaponda said the inquiry committee should be independent and come out with objective findings and will not be used as an instrument for impunity or retribution.” But the Mutharika family led by Bingu’s brother, Thyolo East DPP MP Peter Mutharika, has rejected an inquiry, saying facts around his death after a heart attack were already known.
Peter Mutharika said the probe is “nonsensical” and that it was an “unjustified satanic mechanisation to advance personal and political agendas”. But President Banda has justified the probe said the late president was no longer a family member but a Head of State.
“All we are trying is to find out what happened, not who killed him. Is there anything we could have done to avoid his death, did he receive enough attention, why were there three different signs of date of death?” said Banda.
Sources say Mutharika family want to sweep under the carpet some “embarrassing” private issues surrounding the late president’s death and the failed plot to install Peter as Head of State. Nyasa Times