At least 13 lawmakers from Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) who defected to the ruling People’s Party of president Joyce Banda have now declared themselves “independent” legislators
The sudden move comes as the jaws of the anti-defection law, Section 65 are slowly being sharpened d by the former governing party to bite all defectors.
The parliamentarians made their position known on Thursday in Parliament.
They include Eunice Kazembe, Ken Kandodo, Ken Lipenga, Lucious Kanyumba, Catherine Gotani Hara and Ephraim Chiume.
Others are Charles Mchacha, Anna kachikho, Grain Malunga, Ferton Mulli, Reen Kachere, Aaron Sangala and Etta Banda.