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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Bitilinyu
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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.

Mwapheranjiru
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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.

harmonybanda
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which town

Backilie Buluzi
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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.

Wantali Savalagogoda
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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?

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

baggio
Guest

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

mbuyache
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Ochakwera take Mia as running mate, u will not regret

mbuyache
Guest

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

Hehehede
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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.

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