Former president Joyce Banda says she needs time to observe the current political environment and to consult Peoples Party (PP) members before announcing her political future.
Banda made the remark at Chileka International Airport in Blantyre on Saturday on her return from her self-imposed exile.
The former president was welcomed by thousands of supporters from the opposition PP and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) women clad in party colours.
Addressing members of the press, Banda said that she has published two papers one on African women participation in leadership as well as a paper focusing on the girl child.
She has also been privileged to have published a book on the girl child which she said it is almost complete and being printed in America.
The former President expressed ignorance on the warrant of arrest by the police saying no official communication was brought to her attention.
She also vehemently denied being involved in the massive looting of public resources commonly referred to as ‘Cashgate’.
She highlighted that her government was the only government that called for auditors to conduct a forensic audit whilst she was still in power.
JB also addressed her party members and thanked them for their support.
While away, Banda was a distinguished fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre.
She is heading the Steering committee of African women leaders Network, Africa America Summit, United Nations General Assembly.
In addition Banda sat on five international boards, received 12 international awards and made an address at 37 meetings.