Former President Bingu wa Mutharika’s death remains mysterious to the family, his brother Peter Mutharika claimed on Saturday evening.
A Government constituted Commission of Inquiry in 2013 said Bingu death was caused by a heart attack and lack of immediate support due to poor medical facilities in Malawi’s public hospitals.
Peter Mutharika, who himself became President between 2014 and 2020, said he had spoken with his brother on fundraising for 2014 elections on 4 April 2012 before he died the following day.
“All I can say is his death was mysterious. The circumstances of his death are a subject for another day,” said the former President at a fundraising dinner for the party in Blantyre.
He narrated the political journey at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre where his party held a fundraising dinner. He said after his brother’s death a majority of party members ditched it and that the party remained only with 33 parliamentarians from 114 voted in 2009 and there were suggestions to disband the party and join other parties.
Mutharika said the then Speaker Henry Chimunthu Banda who was a DPP member failed to invoke section 65. He paid tribute to the then Leader of DPP in Parliament George Chaponda and Chief Whip Henry Mussa for holding the party.