Kasaira slurs Kamlepo: ‘Not influential in Malawi politics’

Minister of Transport Francis Kasira has told Rumphi east MP Kamlepo Kalua to stop pretending he is a powerful political figure who gives the government sleepless nights, saying to the contrary he has never been influential in Malawi politics.

Kasaila: Kamlepo is failed politician

Kasaila: Kamlepo is failed politician

Kasaira was responding to Kalua’s allegations that he was the main target for alleged government sponsorship of a court injunction that prevented him and People’s Party acting president Uladi Mussa from taking the offices of third vice president and acting president respectively.

Kalua said the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  knows he is a political force to reckon with  and his new position would have propelled him to new political heights.

However, Kasaila said Kalua is as good as any ordinary person.

“He is not influential. He has failed to leave a mark in Malawi politics. He stood as presidential candidate for a number of years but he miserably failed. He stood as a member of parliament, he failed too until 2014. He was a president of a party but had to abolish it because he knew it was useless,” Kasaira said.

On Kalua’s comments that  MBC TV did not give him air time as it did with People’s Party organising secretary Salim Bagus and some regional governors who obtained the injunction, Kasaira said MBC is a public broadcaster and should therefore grant Kalua and other politicians interviews.

He said the ruling party does not influence operations at MBC.

Kalua wondered where the PP officials obtained K200 000 legal fees for the injunction when most of them allegedly struggle to bring food on their meal tables.

Meanwhile, PP acting president Mussa has said the party has gone to the court to vacate the injunction.

He said this after meeting PP central region officials ahead of the mid year budget review.

Uladi  said he was hopeful the injunction would be vacated soon so that the party should go ahead with its rebuilding programme.

Unlike Kalua, Mussa thinks it is former vice president Khumbo Kachali who sponsored Bagus and other party officials obtain the injunction.

Absent at the meeting was Kondwani Ng’ong’ona, party deputy director of youth for the centre who had announced his resignation from the party.

He singled out party infighting and lack of democracy in the party as evidenced by appointments of people into positions as evidence

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Tennyson Musisipala
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Tennyson Musisipala
8 months 8 days ago

Bakamulepo mbanjani lero? pa channel africa mukabwebweta. dono mwambilaso. Ghanaghanilani damkha ukavu wa banthu kwinu. An empty tin makes too much noise

BA KASAILA
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BA KASAILA
8 months 8 days ago

BA Kasaila inuyo mungadzipange compare ndi Kamlepo in terms of popularity. Achewa amati kumeneko ndiye kudzikwata mchala (kudzinamiza) . You talk too much and dont make sense at all. You are like a headless chicken. Kodi abale ku DPP ko kulibe anthu anzeruko oti muwapatse mpandowu. Poach Kunkuyu or Ntaba please chifukwa izizitu ndiye zero pa ten

Ontologist
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Ontologist
8 months 8 days ago
Mr. Kasaila do you listen to your self and select your words carefully? or you are naive. Kamlepo Kalua is a man I knew him in 1999 when I was five years old he is incomparable to all of you in DPP. You are failing to manage our small economy you are failing to exercise austerity in your administration your prioritized motor toilet over food, travel to UN with the whole village over medication and meals in public hospitals. You better concentrate on the economy. You are even failing to champion irrigation in your own home land Lowershire has plenty… Read more »
zili ponpano
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zili ponpano
8 months 8 days ago

Kamlepo Kaluwa is wiser than this so called president because him Kamlepo knows well our problems as he has been moving with us Malawians from 1991 as well Bingu, Bakili and Joyce Banda. My message to Peter Munthalika is don’t be fool with these people like katsaira they are there just for money not to save people in this country so God has allowed you Peter to rule this country please follow footsteps of your brother on hist first term in office from 2005-2009, we will vote for you now not zomabelazi ayi.

ADE
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ADE
8 months 8 days ago

THIS IDIOT HAS TO ASK HIMSELF HOW DPP COME TO POWER. DIDN’T BINGU FORM HIS PARTY, HE FAILED, KAMLEPO EVEN GOT MORE VOTES THAN HIM. BIBGU DISBANDED HIS PARTY TO JOIN UDF

The Partriot
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The Partriot
8 months 8 days ago

If articulate Malawians were asked” In Malawian politics which name is more famous Kasaira(I dont even know his first name!) and Kamlepo Kalua? Am sure Kamlepo would come out tops!
By the way , who is this Kasaira guy? Where was he in 1992 to 1994 for him not to know how influencial Kamlepo is?
I did not know that Mr Kasaira does not know much! Thanks to Mutharika for making him leader of govt business in parliament and a minister, otherwise this guy is nothing!!!

Mike myaya
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Mike myaya
8 months 8 days ago

Faile Malawi.failed state.malawi has no president only a ghost

Joshua
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Joshua
8 months 8 days ago

Frankly speaking, Kamlepo is a force in Malawi politics. Those in DPP today are just beneficiaries of the struggle by the Kamlepo kinds. The name Kasaira can hardly be mentioned in our political history. Not every one can be a president or an MP but the works one did is what matter. Enanu mukuwoneka ngati anzeru pano koma mudziwe kuti anzanu anavutika mmbuyomu. Lets not pretend.

Joshua
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Joshua
8 months 8 days ago

Frankly speaking, Kamlepo is a force in Malawi politics. Those in DPP today are just beneficiaries of the struggle by the Kamlepo kinds. The name Kasaira can hardly be mentioned in our political history. Not every one can be a president or an MP but the works one did is what matter. Enanu mukuwoneka ngati anzeru pano koma mudziwe kuti anzanu anavutika mmbuyomu.

Zidura Ntengo Undigwere
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Zidura Ntengo Undigwere
8 months 9 days ago
Minister Kasaila is talking about the present, regarding Kalua’s significance in the present politics. That is what is in focus, right now. Not what Kalua did in facing Kamuzu’s dictatorship. We all know about Kalua’s heroics; as does Kasaila. Kalua is always sounding his own horn, to emphasize his importance, apparently. That’s the past, Bwana. And this is now. Kasaila is right to put Kalua in his current “place”, in terms of current politics. Nsena or not, handsome or not, have nothing to do with Kasaila’s thrust point. Kalua should stop his self aggrandizement, based on the past. What can… Read more »
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