Chimbanga warns against relying on political prostitutes: ‘They are a threat to transformative leadership’

Malawi’s governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youthful politician Leonard Chimbanga has warned political parties in the country against relying much on ‘recycled politicians’  – individuals who always show up in every administration -saying this is a threat to transformational leadership most of Malawians are currently seeking.

Mpinganjira, Lipenga anda Phoya: Some of the Recycled politicians, adventurers who never gain experience. Their concern is money and not to serve the people and the nation. They are ready to do everything possible in order to be there and therefore they are a blockage for the talented who are emerging

Chimbanga’s remarks comes barely few days after the rulling DPP welcomed back into its family nomadic politicians namely Henry Phoya, Brown Mpinganjira and Ken Lipenga.

The trio was welcomed into the party at a political rally  President Peter Mutharika held last Sunday in Lunzu.

“Taking in recycled  politicians is a message to the youths of Malawi that there is no room for us in a battle to ensure that we have Transformational leadership,” said Chimbanga.

“With Tripartote  Elections 17 months away it’s important that we rop  in every one and keep the party strong yes but there are certain characters others brand them recycled politicians who have changed
parties more that four times. What do they stand for and where is their  allegiance? I wonder what contribution  they will actually bring”  he wondered.

He further blamed political parties for reducing Malawian youths to “morale” boys.

Chimbanga: DPP should not strengthen with recycled rubbish

“We can’t allow this to go on. We need to wake up and realize we can’t tolerate this to continue if they want votes from the youth then it’s time the leadership  behave like it and include us youths because we
also want to sit on the table too” he said.

“The youths forms 65% of the country’s  population and since they are majority in number, they deserve to be handed various leadership and decision making poitions” said Chimbanga.

Meanwhile, Chimbanga says he will continue to fight for the forgotten Malawian Youths.

“I speak for the forgotten  youth  and will never tone down until things change and this is why I joined the ruling party. So that I could speak truth to power. I am not here to amuse anyone” Chimbanga said.

He, however ,also revealed that he has nothing against the political fossils; Phoya, Mpinganjira and Lipenga.

“I have nothing against them. I have actually worked very closely with two of them  and one of them is actually my father politically. But if we are talking of transformational leadership then this isn’t what it is,” he said.

Recycled politicians could be opportunists who switch party allegiances in order to stay in power. Many believe these types of politicians are the major contributors to our underdevelopment.

Most of the recycled politicians, better known as political prostitutes, have failed in the past do anything significant to improve the people’s well-being.

 

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jonson
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Dead wood. Nothing to offer. Retrogressive.

Joji Wina
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What do you mean by ‘taking in’? Are you saying youths are being excluded or they are not exposing themselves? are you saying there are no young people with positions in political parties? If there are some youth in big positions in political parties, how many are influential and hard working like VP? Your thinking is not that of a politician but an activist who doesn’t fully understand the dynamics of politics in as far as winning strategy is concerned. No one will empower a person who cannot expose himself. If youths want to excel in politics, they must mix… Read more »
Paradigm 7
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If i were Chimbalanga, i would introspect the terminal illness in DPP which continues to spread so fast & remains unstoppable because it’s untreatable. When evils rules check the root first before you desire rebirth.

Yahya Yahya Jammeh
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Chimbalanga, are you really sure of what you are talking about? How many parties have you been with so far? Your one finger is pointing at the others while the rest are pointing at…who?

INDEPENDENT
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WELCOMING THE OLD AND RECYCLED POLITICIANS IN A PARTY THAT’S A WELCOME DEVELOPMENT BECAUSE THEY ARE EXPERIENCED ONES WHO CAN TEACH THE YOUTHS THE RIGHT DIRECTION TO BE TAKEN IN CASE OF DECISION MAKING BUT GIVING THEM LEADING POSITIONS THAT’S A MISTAKE BECAUSE THEY WILL TAKE US BACK. THEREFORE LOOK AT THIS IN BOTH ANGLES AND NOT BEING ONE SIDED.

Biggy biggy
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Politically it wasn’t a good thing to comment on. It sets u on a collision course with some party zealots. Muthalika would not be offended he is a smart and well exposed. He would see the genius in you. You are better off being an independent. You are not the type to put in a box. You are too big i see alot of potential.

Wanjiku
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Brown ndiye wanyanya

Nyirenda wa a Nyirenda
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Nyirenda wa a Nyirenda

I would vote for you should you ever seek to run for Presidency.

The tructh
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I strongly agree to this writer’s opinion. I wish all the youths in DPP could wake up and help us transform this country with the beautiful visions they have. Have no fear and speak the truth. The old guards also see something in these youngsters and empower them with responsibilities that will challenge them.

pitala
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Kukhumata kumeneko kufuna kuba bas mbava zenizeni president wathhu is very stupid mutu wake sukugwira

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