DPP goes to town on Sidik Mia

Malawi’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) says it would turn down former cabinet minister Sidik Mia to rejoin the party, stating he dumped DPP when the party needed him most soon after the death of former president Bingu wa Mutharika.

Mia: Stepped out of frontline politics

Mia: Stepped out of frontline politics

Kasaila: DPP shuts down door for Mia

Kasaila: DPP shuts down door for Mia

DPP spokesperson Francis Kasaila said in an interview claims by Mia published in a local newspaper that the Peter Mutharika party were courting him were baseless.

“Why should we lose sleep over him when we are already in government? We won the election without him. He is no longer relevant to us,” said Kasaila.

Kasaila said the party has vivid memories of how Mia dumped the party upon the sudden death of Mutharika, stating he defected to People’s Party even before the body of the former head of state was repatriated from South Africa.

Mutharika died of heart attack in April at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe triggering mass exodus of his cabinet ministers from DPP to Joyce Banda’s PP soon after she was sworn in as president.

Kasaila said Mia is “no longer relevant”.

Analysts view Kasaila’s remarks as “battle for Lower Shire” as the two belong to that part of he country where they wield political influence. Mia is a political giant in that area.

Mia dumped PP just before the election after the PP allegedly rebuffed his moves to make him running mate to Banda who came third in the presidential race.

He then backed UDF, a party that is in political working relationship with the DPP in parliament.

Mia said he is “switched off” to politics and is surprised with people dragging his name into front-line politics.

“My focus is on my farming business. I am out of touch with politics,” he told Nyasa Times.

“I had my time in politics, as of now let me do my business ,” he said.

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30 thoughts on “DPP goes to town on Sidik Mia”

  1. Bitilinyu says:

    Iwe Mwaphelanjiru: Mia sanalemele nthawi ya Bingu, even nthawi ya MCP, baba ache a Mia adali ndi kobili koopsya. Izi zikungooneka kuti Mia simukumudziwa. Ine pano ndikuti Mia ndi bwana sangafanane ndi Kasaila olo pa nkiti. Kasaila adikhilembo 2019 tidzamuonetsa kuti baa Mia akumunyoza leroyu ndi mkadamu.

  2. Mwapheranjiru says:

    Osadandaula, paja a Peter Mutharika adapeleka Red Card kwa a ndale ongoyenda-yenda muzipani. Izi zathandidza kwambiri a ndale a dyera kumangolowa ndi kutula muzipani. Lero a Nkusaila, a Change Goal, a Zingale Ngoma, ndi ena otero alibe kopita lero, angosala ndi nsaru za chipani cha MCP, UDF, DPP, PiPi, UNIP, ANC, ndi mansanza ena. Tikuthokozeni a Peter Mutharika pobweretsa pfundoyi imene yabweretsa bata muzipani. Zoyenda-yenda ngati anthu amisala zathano. A Mia khalani ndi Red Card yanu, ku chigwa cha Shire. Muzingothokoza kuti Bingu adakulemeletsani nkana mudamuthawa atamwalira kutsatira thumba la ndalama la PiPi. Mudzafa imfa yowawa bambo Mia.

  3. harmonybanda says:

    which town

  4. He or she who dumped DPP after the death of Bingu is not a friend in need. I don’t like DPP but that was very bad.

  5. Wantali Savalagogoda says:

    Why not post my comment inu a Nyasa Times kwenikweni iwe Thom Chiumia dyera too much. Post what I wrote as my comment to this story. Ukuopa chani when you copy and paste what Ntata writes? Its not fair what you do Thom. Wadya ndalama iwe and you fear for the truth in other comments- really? Is that what you call democracy? I thought you are supposed to be neutral? Why hide my comment? Since yesterday up to now I keep checking but it is not appearing, why?

  6. Ndeu za pusi says:

    Mia anachenjera osamulora munthu wa dyera amati zalowaso ndale pamene matuluka mu PP akhalebe kunja kwa BOMA mmwenyeyu asaname bodza!!

  7. baggio says:

    Live mia alone,inu a DPP mukut mia athawa chipani chanu olo mtembo wa malemu usanafike kuchokela Ku South African?mwaiwala inu monsogozebwa mai kaliati munapita pa tvm kukanena Ku bingu alimoyo?NDE mumati mia akhale nawo gulu LA anthu abodzanu maliro amabisa?basi musatikumbutse malemu.mia ndimunthu ozindikila kwambiri or cahsgate anayithawanso safuna zamabodza ndipo ndi munthu wachikondi, wachifundo,okomamtima ndi thandizi.osati enanu olo pankhomo panu anthu anasiya kubwela chifukwa chamoyo wanu akhakha ngat inu

  8. mbuyache says:

    Ochakwera take Mia as running mate, u will not regret

  9. mbuyache says:

    Mia join MCP n show Dpp how strong u r, Kasaila is a nobody in shire valley, u av support also in Eastern region where u av helped alot, centre n north will support u as u a clean guy,akuyamba okha u were mphee, nthawii yakwana show them wat u made of n capable of doing in changing politics in MW, all the best tiri nga nga nga to support this move

  10. Hehehede says:

    Kasa iis not our Lower Shire giant nyonyo takhonda the guy is selfish,rude,arrogant and greedy you can’t compare him with Mia vembe. Kasaila takatata ndi Pitala yemweyo.

  11. Some people are dogs Mia ndi mtumbuka why metioning tumbuka here. Agalu nonse mmakonda kuyakula zopusa musiyiletuà

  12. Joyce Mmbava Yayikulu says:

    Anthu othawa maliro ngati a Mia , Allani Ntata ndi azawo achitumbuka safunika ku DPP

  13. chimboro says:

    MCP also do not accept.He is trapping you.they are making an equation that would make MCP fall.Check TZ,the one rejected in CCM in their presidential race is a candidate of strongest opposition party in upcoming elections a hopeful one,Where is the change.After we all do not these colors.

  14. Twebakiki Shangununu says:

    Pitala doesn’t have integrity left in him to lead Malawi.He is surrounded by bootlickers like Kasailas who are spitting nonsense every time to support the suspicious party that got into govt in the dodgy way blessed by Mbendera in the midst of night crying like a chicken with Kenyatta Nyirenda beside him giving Malawians a raw deal.Peter knows that he doesn’t deserve to be our president.He is putting in borrowed robes that do not fit him like Macbeth.What a dodgy elections we had in Malawi history.

  15. anadimba says:

    iwe kasaila umadya bwino bwino iwe ?nkkhope ili gwa ngati aikadzinga mchiwa ya, kusamba nyanga eti??unduna waphweka zedi. Inu paufiti wokha ndiye mulibe mnzanu. Koma namasana ,simungapikisane ndi Mia.eeeedi m;bale wako ndi gule wamkulu uja maria wa kwa nkando.

  16. commentator says:

    Ku Nkhota kota zinkateronso. Mapeto ake onse adatha mphamvu. Mukawakumbukira a Stambuli mmene ankapikisirana ndi a Chilumpha? Ku Karonga nanga, munthu ndi a malume ake, Mwenefumbo ndi Mwalwanda? Mwapindulanji, nyimbo ya munyamata uja, Billy Kaunda.

  17. mkuluzikaneka says:

    Ndale zosankhwima.How can you close doors for the lost son.As for Mia ndale akati ndale mkufuna kugwetsana

  18. Tili Chenene says:

    I can see the writing on the wall that Kasaila will find it not only difficult but also impossible to retain the constituency as it’s MP. Why? Carelessly used as a condom

  19. Patriot says:

    Mia, Think wise.
    Do not join this DEMONIC POLITICAL PARTY.
    Anthu awa kukaba ma file a K577b nkuthandauza kuti mwini mzunguyo anakawapezelera, anakamupha.

  20. Alungwana says:

    A man with a presidential quality. Mia. Better to have Mia as a lower shire governor than to have Apm as Malawi’s president.

  21. Mwama Du says:

    Kasaila, no matter what, Mia is a clean politician.

  22. Nediek says:

    Well spoken, Mia. Politics gave you the financial muscle to be alone and run personal business empire. What else do you look for? Keep away from re-cycling. The many years of heading the ministry of Transport were lucrative. Stay away!!!!!!!

  23. Wamolere says:

    Jst to fat your ass politicians

  24. Manjeretsa says:

    Dpp Is Here To Stay, Mia Ndi Amzako Umazitenga Ngati Madolo Lero Kaba Wayamba kuchepera Hehehehe!

    Mutuwaa Zaka Zino.

  25. getu maseko says:

    Kasaila ukufuna kuti lowershire pasakhale opikisana nawe ukudziona ngati wafikapo kunali anthu otchuka ku lowershire mmodzi mwa iwo ndi Gwanda koma pano ndi uyu akuchita kukapala moto kwa a neba chifukwa chosowa yogulila makeso. Ndie tikaelekeza ndi inu ndie ndi kutalitali mukutaya nthawi ,kumayankhula bwino kuti mukateleleka pomwe mulipo tidzakutoleni osamayankhula ngati nzukwa ya kwa nkando

  26. Trevor Manyi says:

    577 BILLION woyeeee stupid politicians just thinking of your own pocket

  27. jp says:

    Hon Mia, my one and most plea I can make to you is to reconsider your position to retire from your retirement in politics and seriously and prayerfully help Malawians her out of the current political mess. For the very last time of yours, please help Malawi to move out of the situation by joining a party may win an election in 2019, inorder to save Malawians. Please please you are still a powerful and very clean politician I do admire in my life, don’t join dpp, or rather join MCP and help it please please I know that you love Malawi and and Lowershire may God help you as you make this lovely move.
    I am not a politian but heavily concerned zitizen who would want one day to see Malawi back on feet again, zinthu sizikuyenda tiyeni kapena tiyeseko chioani cha pfuko lamalawi mwina kapena ulimi, chitetezo, katangale, kuba ndalama zaboma, misonkho, ntchito za umoyo, ndi zamaphunziro kapena mwina nkubwelera mwakale coz kumwe kukupita malawiku nkoipa,,,, ndalama zobedwa mboma zachuluka muzaka zochepa 20, zokha za maltparty.

  28. Professor Kamangadazi Chambalo says:

    Kasaila is a small boy ovala ma Dyper

  29. Peter Mathanyux says:

    Whose body was repatriated to South Africa??? Daniel Phiri’s or Bingus??? Mia was a bonafide member of UDF but moved to DPP. Possibly Kasaila was a political novice when all this took place. So you say you “stole”/”rigged” elections without Mia’s help???

  30. Pata phiri says:

    True and another political gate
    Malawi is full of gates without any strong entrance

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