The Malawi government has recruited over 50 Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth cadets into the National Intelligence System (NIS) barely a few days after the government replaced former NIS head Clement Kapalamula with ruling party official Binton Kutsaila, Nyasa Times can reveal.
Among the well known recruits are the DPP terror-machine, Rajab Malimba, Owen Malijani, Mussa and Kaunda, who recently roughed up the Lilongwe City Council Chief Executive Kelvin M’mangisa.
According to Nyasa Timessource the move is intended to silence those who are deemed to be anti-government and also to prepare rigging the 2014 elections in favour of DPP’s presidential candidate.
Some of the thugs who break into the National Audit Office have also been recruited in the spy agency.
Sources also revealed that the move has sparked some in-house protests within NIS because many of the recruited DPP cadets are “illiterates” and the best qualifications on their CV in party loyalty.
“The old guards are arguing that most the Cadets have no relevant credentials, ability and expertise to take up the job,” said the source, adding “our fear is that the move can easily jeopardize the professional operations of the security entity in the country.”
The source further disclosed that the Office of President and Cabinet is already processing passports and other relevant documents to enable the party zealots to undergo training in the People’s Republic of China.
A cross-section of people have been questioning Kutsaila’s appointment with Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC) asking President Mutharika to reverse the appointment forthwith “to assure the nation that Malawi will maintain its integrity without compromising it with partisan politics.”
But president spokesman Hetherwick Ntaba says the constitution does not stop the appointing authority from picking a politician to head the spy agency.