DPP under fire for politicizing government events

Malawi ‘s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is under intense fire for politicizing State events where party politicians take turns to insult opposition United Transformation Movement (UTM) leadership.

Dan Msowoya:  DPP abuse

Dan Msowoya, a political commentator said the DPP should draw a line between government and party events, saying the current situation is not only worrisome but embarrassing after 25 years of multiparty democracy.

“Government business should be government business, it should stop there. There should not be a mix up between party and government business,” said Msowoya.

Msowoya is also publicist for Alliance for Democracy (Aford) Frank Mwenifumbo camp.

This comes after concerns that the DPP is using the party regional governor for the south Charles Mchacha and secretary general Greseldar Jeffrey during presidential functions to hurl insults at UTM leader Saulos Chilima and the entire UTM leadership.

The recent presidential functions being on Wednesday when President Peter Mutharika opened the Agriculture fair in Blantyre and on Thursday when the president officially opened the Ida Chilembwe Community Technical College in Chiradzulu.

“These are things we, as Malawians, need not to continue. If there is an area we need to reform, this is an area which need reforms. We are not in one party state where there was a thin line between government and ruling party,” he said.

The 2014 DPP manifesto clearly says when in power, the party would make a clear line between government and party.

Spokesperson for UTM Joseph Chidanti Malunga said the turning of public events into party functions is a clear indication the DPP has run out of ideas.

“This must stop. This is the area which needs transformation, this is a shame,” he said.

Malunga said it is a grace to keep on castigating UTM officials before international delegates who attend state events.

The UTM publicist said when in power, the movement would invite leaders from all political divide to attend public and state events, saying what the DPP is doing now is a mockery of democracy.

Mchacha said there was nothing wrong in mixing up state and party matters, saying this was a political govern

 

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Malemu
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Malemu

The tree which has fruits is the one that is stoned, Why not mentioning Aford, MCP, NDA, MAFUNDE, Rainbow, etc should we believe they are afraid of him. No wonder Jef in Chiradzulu asked the people to raise their hands if they had registered to vote. Almost everybody raised up hence Chiradzulu has not opened for registration which means these people didn’t come from Chiradzulu but ferried from other districts

CHAWO NCHAKE
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CHAWO NCHAKE

zitsiru zabalalika ndipo siziziwanso kusiyana kwake tiyeni nazo

Napoleon muza
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When did the failed politician became a political commentator. Dan Msowoya is a failed individual. Since the born of multiparty he has amounted to Nothing. Another is Humphreys Mvula a failed politician. Can Dan contest I his area as an mp? Oh my God .

Duncan
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Ubulu

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

DPP is the governing party so of course any government will be politicised. This happens in any democratic societies including the US and UK. Listen to Trump, May or Macron at government/public events. It’s the nature of politics. Political parties are always using state resources or podiums to advance their political agendas. However, I concur with the fact that Malawi politicians should move away from politics of character assassination, kutukwana or destination; but this should be true at any public forum. It’s a disgrace that politicians have been reduced to the level that they are at. Being elected a leader… Read more »

Duduzane
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Mchacha ndi galu. Komadi mukakhala pa tsogolo mumakula mtima. Zosiyilana izi. Mimba ngati tibo wa mbukhu

Nzika ya Malawi
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Nzika ya Malawi

Zitsiru zolanda nkhata zaeni kumaliro

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

And stop painting tax payers funded projects blue!!! Its a national issue color it the right decor or malawi flag! everrything is becoming blue in malawi from parliament chairs to community day colleges! White looks better for schools and cheaper to maintain!!

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

If Mchacha say there is nothing wrong it means whatever you hear on the podium is sanctioned and has the blessings of APM and the regional Vice President otherwise how would they allow this primitive politics to continue

Namalomba Fredrick
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Namalomba Fredrick

The two Mchacha & Jeff wa Jeffrey are salvages because of low educational credentials (mbuli in short) hence their thinking is not normal and I hope alinso ndi ma passport awiri like APM coz come May 2019, Peter will fled to USA coz of fraud and corrupt activities he has undertaken while president. Kunali a Kachimbwinda munthawi ya UDF funsani mmene anathera. Chouluka chimauluka koma tsiku limodzi chimadzatera.

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