Malawi needs a political-GPS (P-GPS) to keep track of the political parties that the country’s political prostitutes belong as the trend continues with Etina Koloviko, former national deputy women director in People’s Party (PP) and Bertha Masiku, a former PP member now have recycled themselves in ruling DPP.
Malawi political prostitutes are usually those who are desperate for political offices and positions. They belong to any type of ruling political party not because of any ideology but because of what they stand to gain from belonging to the party.
From Kamuzu Banda to Bakili Muluzi to Bingu wa Mutharika, Joyce Banda and Peter Mutharika the political game is pitched on money, be in power take all mentality.
Koloviko and Masiku are not prominent national politicians though their defection might affect the PP which is fast losing its membership.
They two have been jumping from one party to another, to ensure their political membership is in the governing party.
Masiku and Koloviko were initially United Democratic Front (UDF) members, a party that sponsored them into parliament from 2004 to 2009 when they lost their respective seats.
They resurfaced in politics after Joyce Banda ascended to the presidency following the death of Bingu wa Mutharika as the former legislators joined Banda’s PP.
Koloviko said at the rally she decided to dump PP because its leader, Banda is no where to be seen.
“A good navigator knows where the wind is going. I cannot stick to a party that is not performing,” said Koloviko, a former civil servant.
Masiku too had no kind words for the PP, saying she cannot be in a party whose leader is anonymous. This was a direct reference to Banda who is in self imposed exile since she lost the 2014 presidential election to Peter Mutharika, coming a distant third after Malawi Congress Party’s Lazarus Chakwera.
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