Malawi’s political landscape took yet another turn Saturday after former minister Salim Bagus withdrew his membership from governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and defected to the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP).
Bagus, who served as Minister in the Bakili Muluzi’s UDF administration and was national, organising secretary of Peoples Party before he joined DPP, said he was joining MCP to bring his experience and deliver meaningful change to Malawians.
He was welcomed in the party at a political rally organised by Lower Shire political giant Sidik Mia in Nsanje on Saturday.
“Let’s unite and stand with Malawians in this journey of change ,” said Bagus.
“I am not a full member of Malawi Congress Party,” he confirmed.
Mia described Bagus as a big catch in the Lower Shire political area.
DPP spokesman Francis Kasaila who also comes from the Lower Shire said Bagus was “exercising his freedom of association.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :