DPP says Chaponda’s arrest on corruption will not affect its popularity

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) says the party is still strong in all the four regions despite some few individuals joining the opposition parties and arrest of its vice-president responsible for the party’s Southern Region George Chaponda will not affect it .

DPP Vice Presidents for East and South Bright Msaka and George Chaponda respectively confers with the  Administrative  Secretary Francis Mphepo (R) 

DPP’s spokesperson Francis Kasaila  said DPP  the party  will sill form government again after 2019 elections and President Peter Mutharika will win again with another landslide victory in the forth coming 2019 Tripartite Elections.

“As a party, we are not shaken by some disgruntled individuals who are joining opposition political parties. Let me also assure Malawians that DPP is still strong in all the four regions of the country and we are set for another landslide victory come 2019 elections,” he said.

Commenting on the arrest of arrest of former Cabinet minister Chaponda by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Kasaila said every person is innocent until proven guilty by the court of law.

He said the arrest of Chaponda will not affect party operations in the Southern region.

“Dr Chaponda is still our member and DPP’s president for the southern region. His arrest will not affect party operations in any way. He is not the first politician to be arrested,” said Kasaila.

He said the arrest of Chaponda signals President Peter Mutharika’s quest for independent governance institutions, including the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

“The President has always said that he does not want to take this country back to one-party system of government, where people were being arrested anyhow.

“It is important that these bodies be given ample time to do their investigations independently, not just arresting people for the sake of it,” DPP spokesperson said.

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Katsaila, you are aliar. Which land slide are you talking about? Maybe you just memorized the word but you don’t know it’s meaning.

How many people did Chaponda contributed to the party’s candidate(APM) during the 2014 DPP win? Out of this number, how many have left the party due to Chaponda’s case? If elections are conducted today in Chaponda’s constituency which party’s candidate can win the seat apart from the DPP candidate? Countrywide, Chaponda did not contribute much on the presidential race though we know that 90 percent from his area voted for DPP. This time around 90+ is ready to vote for APM as president and the parliamentary seat will also be won by whoever will stand for DPP, no doubt about… Read more »

Okwendakwina, you are a good analyst. Anganyawa ali mu serious dilemma between Atupele and Chilima for the same consequences you have said. Which land slide indeed??????

Patrick Phiri

DPP will definitely win again. Mia want to be VP to advance Islam (He said it himself), and Malawians will not allow that. Apparently Chakwera promised him runningmate position, that means dumping Msowoya. That automatically means the North voting for DPP. MCP will always lose and cry pyoooooo!.


Chindere cha munthu mbava zokha zokha mwatha ndi u MP kulibe chabwino ku Nsanje Mia has Succeeded malemu Gwanda who had MCP blood.

yosefu mateyu

anyway Chakuamba failed to campaign for PP in 2014 in shire valley

mwana mchewa

as long as he is a member of DPP this will definitely affects you. the party of thugs ,the party of corruption the party of regionism ndie muone zisankho zikubwerazi mu October MCP idzasesa zones anthu oipa inu afrobalometer inaneneratu kuti MCP idzawina


A Kasaila bodza just be licking your demotion and soon possible exit from cabinet. When , for instance, did APM win with a landslide? Just concentrate on solving your own running mate puzzle . Atupele has spoken in Malosa and Chilima is seemingly being considered again for the same. You chose Chilima, Atupele follows Mia and you chose Atupele, Chilima follows Chakwera. Muli mmadzi!!


Ambuya Kasaila mukunamatu inu. Are you serious when you say you are not shaken when people are damping the rulling party joining opposition. Dont you see that it’s an error of highest order? Ambuya be honest please. Then why have you started insulting the opposition for no reasons? To the extent of making false accusations against Chakwera that he has sold the party to Mia. If Mia joined DPP could you and your president make such lame accusation? Or should we say you have also sold DPP to Ken Msonda?
It’s sign that you are shaken man, don’t fool people here.

yosefu mateyu

at the moment no one has dumped DPP to join MCP. Mia, Kandodo, Chilapondwa and others have not dumped DDP. They are coming from political wilderness…

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