John Bande pulls out of Parliamentary race in Blantyre East Constituency, endorses Alex Chimwala of DPP


Independent Shadow Member of Parliament for Blantyre City East Constituency John Banda has pulled out of the Parliamentary race in the forthcoming May 21 tripartite election due to health conditions.

This has been disclosed in a letter addressed to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Director of Election of Election Sam Alfandika dated May 15, 2019 seen by faceofmalawi reporter.

According to the letter, Bande is currently in India for medical treatment.

With the reference above, I would like to withdraw from contesting as an Independent Member of parliament for Blantyre City East Constituency with immediate effect due to my illness, am currently in India receiving treatment and unable to campaign due to my situation.

Bande has since endorsed Shadow MP for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Alex Chimwala.

Below is the letter;

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Robert Ngwira
Attended Our Future Private Secondary School in Rumphi from 2006-2009 Holder of Diploma in Journalism from Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) Hobbies, reading newspapers, going out with friends, listening to radio and watching football. Email:


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