DPP leaves out Makande speech in a radio rebroadcast of Nankhumwa rally

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Thursday completely left out a speech by its controversial deputy director of youth Hophmally Makande  on Sunday dragging head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, into local politics , part of which he tells the Pontiff  to step down because he is old.

Makande: He withdrew his statement after public rebuke

The repeat of the rally on Zodiak TV and radio completely removed the voice by Makande, a strong ally and confidant of   veteran politician Brown Mpinganjira.

The remarks caused both a political and religious storm as people wondered how and why Vatican  was dragged into local politics.

During a maiden rally Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa addressed in his capacity as DPP vice-president (Southern Region), Makande attacked critics who argue that President Peter Mutharika, 79, should retire due to old age and pave the way for younger leaders. He said if Mutharika is old and not fit to lead, the same should apply to the Pope who is 82.

All other speeches made during the rally in Bangwe, Blantyre were aired during the repeat rally program except for Makande.

The DPP has apologised for  the “retrogressive, inappropriate and disrespectful” remarks  and Makande has also said sorry and withdrew the statement.

Nankhumwa, the newly elected vice president of the DPP has lined up a number of rallies in the south where the party is facing stiff competition from the newly launched United Transformation Movement.

The DPP vice president is now using the private media, Times and Zodiak to air his rallies live, a departure from the DPP conservatives who use state run Malawi Broadcasting Corporation which is not popular .

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JOHN
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JOHN

IF INDEED NANKHUMWA IS USING PRIVATE TV STATIONS AND LEAVES OUT MBC, IT IS A SIGN OF VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCEIN SUMBULETA AND HIS MBC! SHAME!

mtete
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mtete

Makande is finished. He tried to fight Ralph Jooma and was mercilessly trounced. He then wanted to make his presence in DPP felt but he instead made a fool of himself by comparing Oranges with Masau and got himself ridiculed by having his contribution at DPP VP’s rally wiped out by the authorities. Poor fellow!!! What next? Withdraw into oblivion.

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Make Malawi Great

Brainless how can you compare a spiritual leader of such caliber to a mere president position of one of the poorest nations in the world! Truth be told APM is our Mugabe he gats to go! his days are numbered…..its nature we call it life expectancy! Sitting on a time bomb! Tick tick boom…..!! a 45 year president in waiting hashtag new malawi

Dimingu
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Dimingu

Kaya ,zonsezi tionana 2019 ngat enawa adzatchukaso ndi misonkho yathu

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