DPP hits back at PP for politicising arrests over fake Malawi VP letter

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has poked fun at opposition Peoples Party (PP) for suggesting the government is on a campaign to persecute the former ruling party followers and sympathisers.

Kasaila: PP is weaken already

This follows the arrest of Peoples Party founding leader Joyce Banda’s sister Cecilia Kumpukwe for allegedly authoring a letter in which vice president Saulos Chilima purpotedly resigned from his position.

But DPP spokesperson Francis Katsaira laughed off the matter, wondering if Peoples Party was still existent in Malawi.

“The party is no longer there on the ground. It vanished long ago, it is finished. Party officials, including Mrs Joyce Banda herself, left the party long time ago,” he said.

He therefore said it would be fruitless to target anyone on the basis of party affiliation when the Peoples Party is non existent.

Joyce Banda spokesperson Andekuche Chamthunya and Peoples Party spokesperson Noah Chipeni said Banda’s sister Cecelia Kumpukwe and others were targetted because they are PP members.

“The aim of the DPP is to weaken Peoples Party,” said Chipeni.

Peoples Party popularity dwindled significantly after Banda went into self imposed exile soon after the 2014 general election which she lost to Peter Mutharika.

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santana
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If PP is alive where are its bases?Who is leading the party? When was its last political rally? What was the message at that rally? Let us face the truth, PP is no longer and Amayi knows this.

chisomo
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The fear of unknown always you end up even running away from your own shadow, arresting people without tangible evidence? This shows that PP is still a threat hence hunted.

Do not say PP is not existing, but say PP is a government in waiting!!!!!!

Kunsaila stop your nonsense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chikoti
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Comment za nzeru ..enanu mukapanga comment zimangokhala ma Fuubnish basi.wen will sanity prevail on this page? Read the news bho bho and comment soberly..mkwiyo osatha pa anzanu umalalitsa moho wanu omwe.kkkkkkkkk..kungokhala. Hikwiyire ndi anzanu pa nkhani za ndale .kkkkkkkkkkeish..nde akadzawinanso 2019 muzakomokatu …sober up..mkwiyo sitionetsera pa gulu…

Trendex
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KASAILA’S REMARKS ARE RUBBISH AND DEROGATORY TO SAY PP HAD FINISHED YET IT IS STILL IN THE REGISTRY OF REGISTRAR OF SOCIETIES. THAT IS THE PROBLEM OF ELECTING MBUZI TO LEAD NKHOSA.

zuma
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I like the way ruling parties demean parties in opposition. The same language will be poured to DPP when they lose power. It might be in 2019 or any other year in future. What is clear is that DPP can not be a ruling party forever.

MNDAMBALA BOY
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kikkkkk this is my NOSE!

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