Mpinganjira acting PP president, JB remains in America

Firebrand politician-cum-evengalist Brown Mpinganjira, has taken over as acting president of former ruling People’s Party (PP) during Malawi’s  first female president, Joyce Banda abscence.

Mpinganjira:  Acting PP leader

Mpinganjira: Acting PP leader

It is now over three months since Banda left the country for her international engagements.

Her PR officier Andekuche Chanthunya said Banda was continuing with her “philanthropy tour of duty”.

He says the former President was still attending to various international engagements, including some related to the Joyce Banda Foundation International (JBFI) Africa Initiative.

PP spokesman Ken Msonda said disclosed that Mpinganjira is now in charge of the party – in the interim capacity – and that PP has also a new secretary general Ibrahim Matola.

“Joyce Banda is still abroad and the party is now being run by Veep Brown Mpinganjira ,” Msonda said as quoted by Malawi24.

Banda is expected to return early next year.

Meanwhile, Mpinganjira is tasked with responsibility of rebuilding the party which had een in power for two years of Banda’s rule after the death of president Bingu wa Mutharika in office.

Mpinganjira, has wealth of political experience. He served years of detention under the one-party dictatorship and helped  in the formation of the United Democratic Front (UDF) where he served  in various ministerial positions under President Bakili Muluzi . He then broke with Muluzi when he was prosecuted on corruption charged which he was cleared by the courts and formed his own party, the National Democratic Alliance(NDA).

In the 2004 presidential election, Mpinganjira placed fourth, receiving only 8.7% of the vote. The party managed to contribute a number of Members of Parliament to the National Assembly among them Billy Kaunda and Mpinganjira himself. Mpinganjira later dissolved the NDA and rejoined UDF.

In the May 2009 presidential election, Mpinganjira contested as running mate to Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate John Tembo .

He joined PP as founding treasure general but lost at the party’s convention but was later coopted to position of vice president after Sidik Mia dumped PP.

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Mr. B
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Very interesting, this means that bj is second in command rather than chenji golo. Welcome back to UDF Mr. Chenji golo because DPP will never welcome you back.

jimbo
Guest

Mr Mpinganjira just loves to flit from party to party. What does he believe in? ~What exactly is his political ideology? Perhaps he is now happy and contended to be Vice President in the PP and is hoping that JB will never return. Clearly for JB her ‘beloved Malawi’ is not high on her agenda or she would be back in the country working hard to improve it instead of gallivanting around the US on her spurious mission.

Gide
Guest

Olephera ndi u MP omwe mpakana kukhala kusunga chipani. PP yathadi

tambala
Guest

From jb to bj koma zilipo!!!! Kkkkkkkkk

Harris Batson
Guest

foolish I don’t want to hear more issue about mpinganjila un wantedman or kak man in africans language.

Wanganyewanganye mtumbuka
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Wanganyewanganye mtumbuka

PP paulendo yamukaaaa! Athakati oipa inu. ZANU PF inalonda.

phunda
Guest

All the best BJ, avoid NDA traits but buildthe PP into likeable party . Use the existing resources , trust them and don’t abandon what you for new comers like what JB did which coated the party dearly. Believe in your party and its people. Don’t treat on strangers!!!

America
Guest

ha ha ha ha ha kkkkkkkkkk atumbuka ndye mulibe kithawilatu kkkkkkkkkk mpinganjila si mulomwe? ? Kkkkkkkkkkkkk komabe olo ali mulomwe sitimafuna nkomwe galu ameneyi he he heeeeeede munya muona dpp paka yesu azabwele

MKWAPU
Guest

THIS CANT B TRUE
THE END OF PP

MBACHI
Guest

It is a good suggestion for northerners to come together and form one strong party.

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