DPP crisis: Forcing BJ Mpinganjira to retire from frontline politics

The once might Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is slowly degenerating into a rubble, with sediments scattered around and  appears to have found enemies within the house.

Veteran politician Brown Mpinganjira (right) with DPP secretary general Jeffrey

It all started with Ken Msonda calling for the retirement of the incumbent party president, Peter Mutharika, arguing he is too old to attend the day-to-day operations of the party.

Now, another  faction is demanding the ouster of veteran politician  Brown James Mpinganjira from frontline politics.

To demonstrate its seriousness on their call for Mpinganjira’s exit from active politics, the faction has organized demonstrations on 28 August 2020.

The protests will take place in Blantyre, according to a poster circulating on the social media.

“The demonstrations will take place at the Upper Stadium to DPP Office. Dress code is blue t-shirts and black trousers,” reads the poster.

It adds that BJ needs to be shown an exit door because he is a recycled politician and that any party he joins loses an election.

“We have vibrant MPs, why have BJ?” asks the faction, further stressing that Mpinganjira is not trustworthy.

Mpinganjira , former minister, is one the frontline troops who championed multi-party democracy and fought for one party dictatorship.

He was a powerful minister in the United Democratic Front (UDF) but quit the party to form his NDA which he contested for presidency in 2004 and lost.

He rejoined UDF after 2004 elections  and in 2009 contested as running mate to Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate John Tembo but lost.

Mpinganjira then joined People’s Party (PP) of former president Joyce Banda where he was treasurer general but dumped the party after it lost 2014 elections.

He then joined DPP.

Mpinganjira is also a self-styled evangelist.

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Malawi belong to the citizens

Ambuye, chipani Chi chasakaza Chuma chaboma lamalawi,amalawi asauka, abale athu achalubino adaphedwa,ena kudulidwa ziwalo, please ambuye chipani choipa,chakuba,kugawa amalawi ndiye muchithese ndinu, zikomo chifukwa chitha ngati makatani.

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
1 month ago

Atani mzakazi wa Mulungu? DPP zoona kuthamangitsa madalitso ochokera kudzanja lamuneneri
Tsoka iro

President Chisokonezo
President Chisokonezo
1 month ago

Brown Mpinganjira is irrelevant. Whether he lives or remains.

Notmypresident
Notmypresident
1 month ago

This story doesn’t make sense, why are you against Mpinganjira? What has he done to be singled out?

MTEMBOSUPHWISA
1 month ago

Recycled politicians ,you mean you dont have other things to do a part from politics

Sarah sarah
Sarah sarah
1 month ago

The author of this piece has internalised dictatorship, parties are meant to be broadchurch and bound to have conflicting views, that’s why they have a whip to help reach a consensus.
Different voices are meant to be heard and voiced freely, that’s the nature of democratic party

Corruption free malawi

The project to rebuild the once mighty Dpp must start now. Removing dead wood is the first pillar. Mcp did the same. Clinging to old expired guard will not help at all. Secondly bring more people from north and central in senior positions of the party to shade off the lomwe thing. Invite more youth into the party. Clean youth. Dissolve the cadet battalion. We don’t want evil people that kill in the party. . Don’t ever bring family politics in the party. Lastly all those who committed crime let them face the law. . Cleansing and bringing men of… Read more »

Nalipule
1 month ago

What is the meaning of ‘ a once powerful Minister’ ?

Nyirenda Tobious
Nyirenda Tobious
1 month ago

Mademo anuwo asazakhuze katundu wathu waboma, mukangopangira kuthyolo konko…. All we know is that DPP inatha basi, no more kudzalamuliranso Malawi

I'm That I am
1 month ago

akuti akapangira ku Malawi osati ku Nyika republic. wapurika?

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
1 month ago
Reply to  I'm That I am

That’s unnecessary……

ngiriki wa msima
1 month ago
Reply to  I'm That I am

Muwuze Mtumbukayu, Mutenge Mitembo yanu ku Chitawira , Soche , Zingwangwa and Chilobwe Semitaries mukasiye ku Bwengu. Mbuzi. Mukafa basi galimoyo ya maliro, anya Dingini, kayira , mkandawire, chiheni….. Anyani

Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
1 month ago

Punthani, makatani aja ndi amenewa

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