DPP’s ‘civil war’ report in Africa Confidential has been ‘greatly exaggerated’ – Dausi

Malawi government has been forced to deny President Peter Mtharika leadership is in crisis after the London-based Africa Confidential – an influential intelligence publication on Africa says in its latest report claimed  the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was in meltdown with infighting.

President Mutharika and vice president Saulos Chilima: Africa Confidential say ‘uncertain future’

In a report this month on Malawi titled ‘Mutharika’s Uncertain Future’, African Confidential reports that the civil war within the ruling clique may cost President Mutharika the 2019 elections.

Africa Confidential is one of the longest-established specialist publications on Africa, with a considerable reputation for being first with in-depth news and analysis on significant political, economic and security developments across the continent.

But Malawi government spokesman and Minister of Information and Communications, Nicolas Dausi,  has rejected the report   as “unfair  and baseless.”

“The party is stable, there is no need to fight amongst ourselves, these are lies of detractors,” said Dausi.

The 2019 elections will likely have on presidential ballot Mutharika who will face main challenger  Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president, Lazarus Chakwera, a  former Assemblies of God President.

Atupele Muluzi, son of the country’s President from 1994 to 2004, Bakili Muluzi,  who leads the United Democratic Front (UDF) is in Mutharika’s Cabinet and his party is in working alliance with DPP.

Dausi said the Africa Confidential has a lot inaccurate facts in its report, saying among its  “iniquitous and deceitful” report is that former vice president Khumbo Kachali who formed his Freedom Party is trying to lure State Vice President Saulos Chilima if Mutharika dumps him from the ticket.

“The report is false, biased, misleading and unfair,” he said, adding “it has been greatly exaggerated.”

The report also said Mutharika may pick Atupele Muluzi as his running mate in 2019 elections.

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4 years ago

This is speculation. We used to hear such type of news in those old days about Kamuzu and his MCP of which its base was usually unfounded. Even if there is this so called civil war in DPP which is mostly refered to as factions, it cant be news worthy getting curious about. We hear about these sort of factions in the ANC, ZANU-PF and we had the same in DPP when JB had her own faction against APM, JB against Kachale when she opted for Gwengwe and also in MCP under Chakwera have such factions.

4 years ago

Dausi, you are the one unfair and baseless to everyday reject reports. You rejected Afro barometer report and today you also baseless by rejecting Africa Confidential report. What you should know is that Malawi has no more trust in DPP particularly when we see this thief Chaponda moving around in southern for campaign. How can a thief caught red handed speak of the party. This means all in the DPP party are thieves hence no more reelection come 2019. DPP is finished itself.

4 years ago

Mr Dausi have you ever said the truth in your life? I doubt. Your mouth is used to tell lies nothing else.

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