President Peter Mutharika has said there is a committee of high level Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) who vets and scrutinise those defecting to the ruling party.
Mutharika said this on Friday in Chikhwawa where veteran politician Gwanda Chakuamba was given a standing ovation for rejoining a party he helped to form in 2005 but quit after he fell out with Bingu wa Mutharika, the founder of the party.
“We are open to all those wishing to join the DPP but all those wishing to join or rejoin the party are carefully vetted to weed out confusionists and serial opportunists,” he said.
He said the high profile committee includes all party vice presidents, presidential advisor on political affairs Francis Mphepo, the secretary general and all regional governors.
Observers say recycled politicians are contributing to the untold misery rocking the country.
They argue that the economic instability the country is experiencing is created by selfish politicians who change parties at will to advance their personal gains.
In a published newspaper article, Wanangwa Chafulumira argued that Malawi needs some serious ‘transformative or restorative rebirth’ in how it perceives ‘elective office’, ‘public service’ and the ‘public good’.
Chafulumira also stated that Malawi needs some ‘creative destruction’ and removal, through permissible and better ways possible, of second-hand politicians tumour—the tumour that has flooded the country with politicians that, for decades, have failed to satisfy the public current needs, much less cannot satisfy the public future needs—for the country to make any headway with any development agenda it aspires to.