Harry Mkandawire rejects political whore tag: ‘DPP and PP share same UDF root’

Harry Mkandawire who recently resigned as vice-president for the People’s Party (PP) has dismissed his critics who accuse him of sleeping in one party today and wakes up in another one tomorrow – at will – for self-serving purpose.

Mkandawire:  I'm not political vagabond

Mkandawire: I’m not political vagabond

Mkandawire has been criticised of being an opportunist who is out to simply jump at the slightest opportunity that appears in any ruling party for him to realise his ambition.

But Mkandawire has clarified that his resignation from PP founded by former president Joyce Banda, was not in preparation for a return to the Democratic Progressive Party(DPP) which he dumped after the death of Bingu wa Mutharika in April 2012.

Previously, Mkandawire also served as United Democratic Front (UDF) regional governor (North) before joining DPP.

“I am not going anywhere else. I am a member of the PP and as of now I remain so,” said Mkandawire in an interview published by Weekend Nation newspaper.

Asked if he can be trusted as a politician as people have known him to be a “ political vagabond”, Mkandawire said: “No, I am not a political prostitute or vagabond as you put it.

“Look at most of the politicians, without mentioning names, they have been to all the parties you have mentioned and if you look at these three parties, their genesis is the same; they all came from the UDF. Really there’s no difference and in as far as I am concerned DPP and PP are one and share the same root. The PP president came from DPP and UDF and I don’t know what’s the issue is here.”

Despite resigning as PP vice president (northern region), Mkandawire said he will still serve the party as its MP and “ just an ordinary member”.

He said: “I am comfortable with being like any other PP supporter out there in the village.”

Mkandawire explained that he resigned from PP leadership because the party hasn’t been forthcoming on Cashgate allegations levelled against some top leaders.

Asked that Cashgate was exposed about two years ago, why he didn’t resign then, Mkandawire said: “No, I couldn’t resign then. What I wanted to know was the element of truth and when I saw that some people had started getting arrested I knew this thing is for real.”

Last week DPP secretary general Ecklen Kudontoni said DPP will not leave its door to nomadic politicians to join its rank and file, saying most of them are simply looking for sympathy and favours from the current administration.

His remarks well deemed to be targeting at politicians like Mkandawire.

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20 thoughts on “Harry Mkandawire rejects political whore tag: ‘DPP and PP share same UDF root’”

  1. Kholophete says:

    Media English @ 11…u have just shown your level of illiteracy here. Root is very correct and not what you are vomiting. You wanted them to write ‘loot” this word is used as in looting – for example where there is a demonstration and people resort to ransacking other people’s shops i.e. stealing items and that is called ‘looting’. In this case ‘root’ means coming from the same beginnings e.g for a tree to grow it has to have roots. Go back to standard 4 otherwise this is no learning site, but just wanted to educate you nevertheless!!!

  2. CONCERNED CITIZEN says:

    Idont know where Malawians got this tendency of putting the letter R in place of the letter L . Its so common among Malawians. Most of our radio and TV presenters in various TV and Radio stations in Malawi tend to do the same. Its embarrasing. For EXAMPLE: lOOT AND Root are two words with two different meanings. Another example when they want to say room, will say loom. Lets learn to spell and pronounce such words correctly please !!!

  3. a Harry muli wa zeleza panyake titi muli wa chindele ise kuno timuvoteleni muli muchipani cha pp nakuwina mbwenu mwahuno mukukana zintchito za pp nakulengezaso kuti mwafuma muchipani munjilirenge nkhuni na uhule uwo muli nawo wakusinthasintha vipani . adada Mkandawire pulizi sinthani heee !!

  4. Media English 400 says:

    Media English, you ought to be ashamed of yourself. Root is the right word here, not loot.

  5. tuvitwana says:

    HARRY, UR A REAL CRIMINAL. WHO TOLD U PIPO WILL always FOLLOW U EACH TIME U SWITCH PARTIES.
    WAKOZGA WUSO MANOWA

  6. Gavanala says:

    Kodi paja Julius Mithi ndi cholaboy wa Harry eti?

  7. Mr HM you’re are a recycled politician.
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    p

  8. Media English 101 Root says:

    It’s so embarrassing to read a headline that screams with such an error: Root???????
    I thought this writer would have simply run a spelling and grammar check which would have picked up that error. Root? It’s the same old Malawian common error of saying “I rove leggae music!kkkkk

  9. joseph Moyo says:

    A Mkandawire uwo mnu hule mundale. I wish Billy won agsin and withis kuyendayenda kamutchayaningiso. Siujeni mumakalira u MP ku court inu. Now you tell us you are resigning becsuse of cash gste? DPP dont take this guy. Anakuthaeani maliro a Bingu musanaike. Soni mulije a Mkandawire…

  10. Charombanthu says:

    You are a political prostitute Mr Mkandawire and do not hide behind the fact that all the parties – DPP and PP – came from UDF. Cashgate is not new and it was happening when your current party PP was in power. Resigning after 2 years after cashgate came to light?? Mnnnnnn???? That is what you have done in the past anyway – hop from one party to another in power in the hope of getting favours… We are watching and we will remind you when you finally come to your destination – ruling DPP.

  11. Jihadi John says:

    For those who don’t know Harry Mkandawire is a dangerous fugitive on the run for robbing a bank in Zambia for which he used to start his businesses.

  12. Mlakho says:

    You cant trust Harry Mkandawire.

  13. MZUZU1 says:

    Ndakhala ndikusata ndale za Mkandawire but APA tsono ndakhumudwa Naye to the end! Will never trust mdalayu. PP wainjoya kobasi all over pa zipani zonse mpaka kukamulowetsa my Parliament pamene amamulowetsa mundende, Kutha pa truck onse. Amalawi siticedwa kuiwaladi ndakhululupilira koma na mdala akanakumbuka kumene was choka!anthu akwao samukhululupiriranso.

  14. Observer says:

    This man is an Idiot! I feel like vomiting when I see him or hear his name!

  15. Mthandeni says:

    Muchiwone chimutu kukozyana na mbokodo imwe ulyezi muleke.

  16. chindere says:

    Harry we also know you are using Julius Mithi to be getting information from PP through their social media team and give it to you and you take the same to DPP.You are saying you are an ordinary PP member coz you are running away from Section 65.

  17. MALAWIANS SHOULD NOT DARE VOTE SUCH PEOPLE INTO POWER AGAIN COME 2019. THEY ARE COUNTERPRODUCTIVE TO DEVELOPMENT. ONE REASON WHY MALAWI HAS NOT DEVELOPED IS THIS SORT OF INSTABILITY BY POLITITIANS.

  18. Masharubu says:

    The only reason Harry Mkandawire is pretending that he is still PP is the fear of Section 65 . He knows that once he says that he has resigned from being a member of PP, he will be deemed to have voluntarily resigned from the party that ushered him into parliament, which would trigger Section 65 . I have always regarded this man as a very dishonest person .

  19. Mhesha says:

    Harry, go back to the mighty DPP.

  20. Joseph Msumba-Bolero says:

    mukutola wina Malawi ngati vindere etii? who doesnt know you,big crook!!! ukuthawa chaa? PP yakuwinitsani kenako mwano,mukanauwona u MP inu? chibekete chamunthu,idiot!!! kutilengeska tawena mpoto chaa,nimtundu wamahala

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