DPP ‘has lost its soul’, system plunders to sponsor its survival – Columnist

The governing  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has lost its soul as it has been captured in politics of greed and no longer people-centred, an influential newspaper columnist has said.

President Mutharika and First Lady at the DPP fundraising event held at Zomba State House

Columnist and blogger Golden Matonga stated in a column published in the Nation on Sunday  stated that DPP  is ruling the country arrogantly—with little regard to the aspirations of the people, or the political temperature of the day.

He argues that President Peter Mutharika is so distant to his illustrious late brother and party patriarch Bingu wa Mutharika as he espouses no clear vision for the benefit of the nation.

“APM [Peter Mutharika] doesn’t jail or kill opponents at the rate some of his murderous peers, but being democratic and tolerant is the least of the wishes of the citizenry at the moment,” he states.

The columnist pointed out that Malawians are more perplexed by the troubling levels of poverty and under development at home.

“ It’s the single most charge many a Malawian today will raise against their government—failure to turn around the economic fortunes of the country and the people. But that quest long stopped being the pre-occupation of the DPP government. The DPP has become a financial vehicle for its leaders’ self-enrichment. When its supporters proudly call the DPP a system—flaunting its ability to organise itself around a survival strategy, they are unconsciously referring to a cronyism. That system only serves the few in the system and their dependents,” reads the column in part.

He states that the DPP system plunders the State to sponsor its survival.

“That system stopped caring more about the plight of the people. That system is, as a consequence, hated by the majority of the people. That system promotes tribalism because once Malawians are blinded power, it calculates that it can survive on the principle that because it acts in a way that makes it appear to have a strong base in one region, it will always win elections or manipulate them in its favour.

“That system is the DPP today. It has levers of power, but using it wrongly.”

The columnist state that DPP  as  time and time again resorted to the bad, instead of good.

“So, when opponents match in protest, like they did this week, instead of genuinely seeking solutions to the ongoing crisis, it sends its hoodlums to the street to hack them with pangas. It uses State media to wage disinformation and propaganda against citizens who challenge the party.

“So, DPP is a party that lost its soul. A party that most Malawians can happily say I once voted for this party, prayed for the good health of its president and hoped for a better Malawi because of its policies. But like when its arrogance and self-destructiveness chased donors away; or led to fuel and forex scarcity, DPP is a party that needs self-introspection: What are we doing wrong? How do we regain the trust of Malawians?

“Sending thugs to the streets or having a President who ignores a smoldering crisis for months, is not one way of undertaking the task the DPP needs to for it to regain its own destiny or the country’s,” the column stated.

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Chigadula Rabson
Chigadula Rabson
2 years ago

Emily Kamanga, your truthful article is hitting the nail on it’s head through the DPP coffin of ‘crime against humanity’. Earlier just after Jane Ansa announced the ‘corrupted’ electoral results this clueless president shamelessly ‘revealed’ his lies to the whole listening world that he had uncovered a plot whereby the opposition in corroboration with the so-called ‘AL-Shabbab’ had planned to bomb the Kamuzu stadium and wage war against the ‘tipp-exed’ government. He never brought any evidence to support his claims. Now recently he told ‘the whole United Nations’ that the opposition in Malawi are planning to start a civil war… Read more »

Ashamed Cadet
Ashamed Cadet
2 years ago

The combination of the leadership of APM in government and Muhara in civil service has been a lethal one to the prosperity of Malawi. These two will forever be remembered for the poorest performance and pollution of public service with nepotism, corruption, hatred, stealing, abuse of power such as Muhara trading promotions for his sexual gratification from women civil servants, cashing in on ghost workers by PSs, recruitment of relatives, cadets and those well linked to Chisale based on no qualifications, advertisements and age limits in public service. All these evils promoted under the watch of Muhara and his line… Read more »

Matcheso
2 years ago

IN THOSE DAYS WHEN OUR COUNTRY HAD ONLY A FEW SO CALLED PROFESSORS /DOCTORS —–THE ECONOMY AND SOCIO ECONOMICAL PROBLEMS WERE ONLY MINIMAL —-‘IN THIS AGE OF SO MANY FAKE PROFESSORS AND FAKE DOCTORS —‘-EVERYTHING IS TIPPEXED (LOST DIRECTION )——THE COLONIALISTS ARE JUST WATCHING US FROM A DISTANCE —–( CALLING US ZOMBIES)

mkwita
mkwita
2 years ago

What was their soul to begin with?They started by swiping govt from UDF.

Charie
Charie
2 years ago

Sanje pot professor ali ndi ka chipha dzuwa etiii tamusiyeni APM anawina ndi voti yanga

ERUTU
ERUTU
2 years ago
Reply to  Charie

hahaha sad and myopic

Likhowa
Likhowa
2 years ago

Indeed DPP is a carrier vehicle for self enrichment and its members.

I remember when wa Jeffrey sued Kaphale (AG)
Did not deny and office of president through kaphale took responsibility.

Then lawyers anali aboma. Mayi Jeffrey wa Jeffrey adawina mulandu wa ma millions..
Athuwa adagawana straight move.. kaphale kuluza mulandu .. Anthuwa akuba heavy without thinking of poor people .. Malawi apa nde akutha akhala ndi dzingongole THOOOOO .

Charie
Charie
2 years ago

Kukanika kulanda boma uko….. DPP ili ndimaziko mmadera onse ine ndine wa ku mpoto mudzi ose ndi wa DPP bwerani ku Hola,edingeni,embangweni,kafukule ,bolero, DPP ndi Moto moto .pezani fundo zolandira boma.aliyese amakhala ndi mbali yake yosapota.monga ngati walemba izi ndi wa opposition.

ERUTU
ERUTU
2 years ago
Reply to  Charie

myopic ideology

njpapi
njpapi
2 years ago

zimajekete zikuluzikuluzo kunja chiyendeleni size yake sayidziwa ulamulilo ochokela mu mu dress ndichoncho we dont want you mutharika Malawi wayankhula Mwakalamba mukapume

Thyolo Thava Boy
2 years ago

The columnist has written the truth about Malawi. DPP with Jomo Osman beating innocent people just because they are opposing their arrogant rule… Our cry will be heard soon.

ERUTU
ERUTU
2 years ago

you are an upright judge

THETHA TRUTH
2 years ago

Federalism is the only solution in Malawi of today. This new generation is not the old one which was bambozzled with lies and couldn’t even ask question otherwise they will disappear without a trace. Malawians are fighting a unitary system that has oppressed them for such a long time. Peter Hitler Mutharika and his Lomwe tribe have engaged in terror activities targeting those who disagree with them. The Northerners are their biggest enemy because these people are not afraid to die for justice. We want a federalism with rotational presidency among our three provinces and this is none negotiable otherwise… Read more »

TRUTH
TRUTH
2 years ago
Reply to  THETHA TRUTH

I am a northerner, and I am ready to die because of foolish Mtambo. When you write just write your personal opinion only not for all northerners. I am sure you are MCP or UTM member, and you try to fools the people from the north as a whole.

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