DPP in mass firing as 100 Kasungu officials purged over Chilima-for-presidency

Troubled ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has fired over 100  members over support for Vice-President Saulos Chilima’s candidature in 2019 and replaced them with a whole new district committee in Kasungu.

Man wearing DPP T-shirt with Chilima’s face

District Secretary Fyson Makina said he is one of the fired official in the district.

He alleged that the fired district committee members attended a meeting which was convened by Anna Makuta, a former presidential aide now turned a Chilima campaigner for party presidency.

“Officials from national governing council came on Saturday to fire 113 district committee members and replaced them immediately,” he said.

Makina described the firing as illegal and said they have given the party five days to reinstate  them or they will seek an audience with President Peter Mutharika.

Party spokesman Francis Kasails said he could not comment because he did not have details on the matter.

The DPP is sharply divided into two camps; those that want Mutharika to be the party presidential candidate and those who favour Chilima.

The  former first lady Callista Mutharika, wife to the late president Bingu wa Mutharika, was the first person to openly support Chilima’s presidential candidacy, arguing her in-law, the current President, was too old to run for the presidency in May next year and that DPP cannot win with him.

Catholic bishops, in their latest pastoral latter titled ‘A call for a new era’, appealed to political parties to embrace intra-party democracy.

Chilima, until now, has not said anything after former first lady encouraged him in April to represent the DPP in next year’s polls.

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Mzanga Dausi
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Mzanga Dausi

DPP is sailing in trobled waters. Anzanu a Congress akukonzekera ma primaries, inu mukadali pokangana utsogoleri. Omvetsa chisoni ndi a Chatinkha ndi a Kabwira kutsika zobanduka kukwakwera namgogoda.

Kelly
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Kelly

He is waiting for convention. why should he leave the party? he want to stand as DPP president. Let DPP call fo a convention apikisane awiliwa. akuopa chiyani. if SKC is not popular akaluza basi APM akawina. lets learn to be democratic. amati kutsutsa galu nkukumba. kukumba kwake apa ndi convention basi. Asachoke akhale mommo. At the same time why is DPP removing pro chilima people and leaving chilima in the party? I wonder

muonosile
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muonosile

Chilima boma basi mufune or not.

LEGO
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Why are you not firing those who are pro APM?

REMNANT
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REMNANT

DPP was busy demonising Chakwera for replacing the old rigid MCP disrtrict chairmen saying he (Chakwera) was undemocratic. What has come of the Democratic party to fire the whole district committee ? Tikuonerani simunati mumangozionera patali koma lero ziri nkhonde. Proffessor adziwika apapa.

Silica Gell
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Silica Gell

Achilima nanu desperation yanu mwawonjeza, mpaka kupangilathu T-shirt! kkkkkk. I doubt if God can give leadership to such type of people. Kumazichepetsa ndibwino. Zimenezi ndizimene zinamuvuta Joice Banda.

Cognitive DIssonance Theory
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Cognitive DIssonance Theory

Shallow thinking, who told you that the T shirt were produced by SCK? people are just being overzealous.

Nyapapi Mutharika Ben Phiri
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Nyapapi Mutharika Ben Phiri

Mutharika nyapapi wakalambadi. He should pave way for Chilima. How many people will DPPP fire? In the end, Mutharika will only remain Ben Phiri and few old men like Goodal and Chaponda. This is the time for Chilima to take over. We need a change in DPP and Change should be now. The problem in DPP is that the rebellion is even coming from the glass roots unlike in MCP where it was only the stupid Kaliwo and Useless Kabwira showing their dissent and MCP has systematically finished them all. They are now useless politically BUT moya is facing very… Read more »

R.C. member
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R.C. member

APM, muvi oyang’anira umalowa m’maso. Act decisively and determinedly to expel Chilima from the DDP.This man must not be allowed to continue destabilizing the party.If he thinks he is popular let him form his own political party and contest in the next general election. APM, njoka saweta!

dinky
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dinky

shaa kuchosana okhaokha chipani chopanda democracy

Che Wanimiliyoni
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Che Wanimiliyoni

What is happening in DPP is quite unique. These people have been fired on allegations they are pro-Chilima but they are seeking audience with APM!!???. Khoswe akukapempha chitetezo kwamphaka?

Kapanda Mulata
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Kapanda Mulata

Intelligent comment Abwana! DR – CHILIMA should not hid behind DPP. Will the people vote for DPP or Dr Chilima? why doesn’t he wont to come out of DPP and form his own PARTY if it is true that people of MALAWI really want him to be the next PRESIDENT? Who told him that the next president no matter what will come out from DPP? Does he know that most of those leaders encouraging him are faulty in the PARTY?

Petulo
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Petulo

Chilima should really take over. APM is protecting theives too much. Those who are clean(if at all they are) should not worry with SKC.

nyaxy
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nyaxy

Aaaaa’ Kasungu hmmmm kkkkkkkk DPP kkkkkk yhaaaa kasungu mainly is for Chakwela Calista comes from centre threfore……..thats why she is confusing our party . From today she is not on our side

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