APM grooming Chaponda for presidency: Malawi ruling DPP shifting loyaty to Foreign Minister

President Peter Mutharika is reportedly grooming Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr George Chaponda who is also a Member of Parliament to succeed him as the next president of the party and then be its torch bearer in the next elections.

Chaponda: To be next leader for Malawi?

Chaponda: To be next leader for Malawi?

DPP insiders have tipped that Chaponda was the President’s preferred candidate for leadership of the party.

Mutharika is making sure Chaponda is exposed to international community by leaving him to represent him on the diplomatic stage.

The President is also said to be delegating all his important assignments to Chaponda – a trusted minister  and has started getting preferential coverage on state media to propel him as the next DPP czar.

Chaponda who is leading Malawi delegation to African Union Heads of State summit expected to take place from 30 to 31st January , dismissed the grooming assertions as coming out of “ignorance”.

He said such reports linking him to succession plan   should be taken with a pinch of salt.

But DPP sources say members are now shifting the loyalty to Chaponda as they see him as the next leader.

“Most of us are now repositioning ourselves to Chaponda,” one MP told Nyasa Times.

Both DPP spokesperson Francis Kasaila and government spokesperson Jappie Mhango were coy to comment on the issue.

Mutharika’s spokesperson Gerald Viola referred the matter to DPP spokesman.

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CryMalawi
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CryMalawi
7 months 28 days ago

President Wa ziphwitsitu ndiye. Wa tribalism.

ObServer
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ObServer
7 months 29 days ago

Anyone can lead malawi. Provided he /she can mobilise the masses. Age, education, is not not that important. Personally i think politics should be left to older people who have contributed to the nation building by providing service up to the age of 55. There after they can retire to politics to waste. Young people lets get the expertise we need in our areas of fields and groom our juniors them we can join politics

High Time
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High Time
7 months 29 days ago

Enanu mubakhala chete ovota ndi a DPP tsono inu zikukhuzani bwanji? You will be amazed by the landslide. Once blue always blue ndiyomwe anthu tikuyendera.

CHOKAZINGA
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CHOKAZINGA
7 months 30 days ago

ZINAZI KUMAZIONERA PATALI. MWAYESA MUZINGODUTSA NGATI KALE MUKUPANGA PHADA KAPENA MASEWERA AWANA PA MCHENGA. TABATAYANI NTHAWI YANU.

KUKHALA
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KUKHALA
7 months 30 days ago

MALAWI NEEDS PRESIDENTS IN AGE BAND BETWEEN 40-70 SINCE PEOPLE ARE ACTIVE WITH WISEDOM AND MATURITY WITHIN THE MENTIONED RNAGE.

Chaponda
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Chaponda
7 months 30 days ago

Chaponda. DPP is a joke really

All4ks
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All4ks
7 months 30 days ago

When heads of states meet, it is the vp who is supposed to go if the president doesn’t go. Not the foreign minister. The foreign minister can only go as part of the delegation led by the vp.

But we all know this dpp decision is not new, it was coming and Chilima is being sidelined once more.

The fact is only southerners, to be specific lomwe thugs, can control and lead dpp.

So Chilima and all others in dpp start repositioning yourselves. Remember the worm that turned.

Smile mcp.

Mlomwe Original
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Mlomwe Original
7 months 30 days ago

Chaponda! Si uja amati tisamaphwise uyu.Muziwe kuti akangokhala mtsogoleri uyu sitizaphwisaso.Mmimba muzizangotipweteka.iiiii chaponda munthu oipa uyu ,munthu olesa anzake kuphwisa.Asaaaa.

KARU UNITED
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KARU UNITED
7 months 30 days ago

He is filled with hate. That is the problem with Chaponda. As someone has said he is to DPP what JZ U is to MCP. Both will never rule Malawi. They only succeed in driving people away.

Muthu Muoneke
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7 months 30 days ago

KUTHA KWA DPP!!!If pipo in his own area dont want him.Try to greet him out of respect as an elder from your area and c hw PROUD n POMPOUSLY he will look down upon u!He has started putting pipo as his MP’s in all constituencies.

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