Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has expelled the vice president (South), Kondwani Nankhumwa from the party over divisions and infighting.
The decision was made on Friday at party president Peter Mutharika retirement home in Mangochi where the party’s Central Committee met and Mutharika chaired the meeting.
Nankhumwa, who is the Leader of Opposition in Parliament and is heading a camp calling for Mutharika’s ouster, has since been replaced by Joseph Mwanamvekha as vice-president for the South.
While Jeffrey has been replaced by Samuel Tembenu as SG.
Also expelled from the party is Yusuf Nthenda, Mulanje North legislator, who is accused of defying the party in Parliament when he opposed imposition of Francis Kasaila as Leader of Opposition in Parliament and Jappie Mhango, who is the party’s treasurer general. Mhango has been replaced by Nick Masebo.
The party’s spokesperson Brown Mpinganjira, who addressed journalists a said the firing means the four cannot conduct any political rally or meeting in the name of DPP.
He said: “The four are hereby not allowed to use the party emblems or convene any meeting in the name of the party.
“We heard that some [Jeffrey] wanted to hold an [NGC] meeting on Saturday [today] in Lilongwe, but they cannot as they are no longer members of the party.”
Mpinganjira was flanked by He was flanked by Charles Mhango, Cecilia Chazama, Francis Mphepo, Mwanamvekha, Uladi Mussa, Tembenu and Bright Msaka.
Mpinganjira said the Central Committee has also reaffirmed its decision that Kasaila should be Leader of Opposition in Parliament.