Crisis brew in Malawi’s ruling DPP

Two legislators in Phalombe are asking the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to discipline the party district governor who has allegedly been holding meetings with traditional leaders to switch off their allegiance to the members of parliament.

Kudontoni: Plays down internal crisis
Kudontoni: Plays down internal crisis

Denis Namachekecha and Amos Mailosi are alleging the DPP district governor Reuben Makata is telling traditional leaders that the two MPs had defected to the main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), an allegation they say is totally false.

“This is not the first time the district governor has been causing problems. This has negative impact in our development agenda in our respective areas,” said Namachekecha.

Mailosi on the other hand asked the party leadership to intervene on the matter as soon as they can, saying the situation has potential of dividing the party.

Namachekecha and Maiosi won the 2014 parliamentary elections as indepedent candidates having floored DPP candidates in their respective areas.

The district governor Makata could neither confirm nor deny the allegations levelled against him by the two legislators.

Party regional governor for the south Charles Mchacha said the party is aware of such political problems in some areas including Phalombe and would soon deal with the issues decisively at an appropriate time.

DPP secretary general Ecklen Kudotoni downplayed the issue, saying “ it will be resolved.”

The differences in the DPP come at a time when the former ruling party, the People’s Party is also sailing through turbulent waters as power struggle continues.

The situation is similar in MCP where some regional chairmen are accusing party leader Lazarus Chakwera of high level nepotism.

The United Democratic Front (UDF)  is struggling to deal with dissent in the party following the firing of party vice president Iqbal Omar and some officials.

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dee kay
dee kay
4 years ago

#13 sd, know your tribal history. It’s not tribalistic to say that Mang’anjas are Chewas. Learn to read. The fact that Mang’anjas are in the South does not make them cousins of Lhomwes. Just a little information that will give you a clue how Chewas are defined. Nyanja were named so because of their location along the Lake shore, while Mang’anjas were named because of there smelting of iron in ng’anjo. Know your history.

sd
sd
4 years ago

The fact that most pple from the south speak chichewa doesn’t mean they/majority are chewa tribes.if u don’t know lhomwes R almost in every district in Malawi and beyond.Find out&stop ur tribalistic assumptions dobo,mang’anjas are lhomwes cousins if u don’t know.Am saying this based on that other coment of urs

Vitalis
Vitalis
4 years ago

Nde mwati Mawu woti crisis acholera pati? Do we really no the word crisis means? Hahahaha the way I know Denis Namachekecha can’t defect to Old party like Tambala wakuda never.

suspect zero37
4 years ago

Bola izi za achina namachekechazi koma za pp zija zanyanya

wamzeru
wamzeru
4 years ago

DPP not devided but united

Peter Mathanyula
4 years ago

Tikukuonanitu a DPP

captain
captain
4 years ago

aaaaa ndukayika, mcp ku phalombe. kkkkkkk mavoti atatu, awiri komaxo anthu ake okalamba amalkwitsawo

Chipoya LJ
Chipoya LJ
4 years ago

Crisis brewing in DPP? I don’t see where the issue of crisis coming from in this whole scenario. all am seeing here is something like propaganda from the two media houses who have gone flat-out spreading this false rumour.
I believe these two media houses’ main mission is to divert people’s mind that DPP is disorganised like how MCP and PP are today.

DPP is united and stable .
Our media is a shame.

All in all, GOD bless Malawi!!!!!!!!!

DOBO
DOBO
4 years ago

This may be true as our politics in Malawi is shifting from regionalistic based to more tribalistic based. There many Chewa tribes in Southern Region. This is a threat to DPP as major political parties in Malawi seems to be aligned to tribes and the Government knows this and that’s why DPP Government recently suspended the visit of Gawa Undi.

sd
sd
4 years ago
Reply to  DOBO

The fact that most pple from the south speak chichewa doesn’t mean they/majority are chewa tribes.if u don’t know lhomwes R almost in every district in Malawi and beyond.Find out&stop ur tribalistic assumptions dobo,mang’anjas are lhomwes cousins if u don’t know.Am saying this based on that other coment of urs

Ha zina ukaona!
Ha zina ukaona!
4 years ago

Crisis ilipati apa? Mukuona ngati DHIPHIPHI ndizocheza ngati zinazi zingotkwanana masana zduwa liri ng’aaaa ana akuona?

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