EX-DPP north treasurer joins PP

Barely a month after quitting the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) citing safety concerns, former regional treasurer Levant Mfune has joined the People’s Party of State Vice President Joyce Banda, saying the party has a caring leadership.

Mfune said this at a news conference he organised at Mzuzu Hotel on Tuesday.

“Politics is in my blood although it’s part time to me because am a businessman. I have joined PP because it has leaders that worked tirelessly to make what DPP was before July 20th,” he said.

On July 26th, the day he quit DPP, Mfune said the July 20, demonstrations clearly showed that the President Bingu wa Mutharika’s DPP does not care about its membership and officials.

Mfune: Defects from DPP to PP

“Instead of showing concern about my safety and my family, the party was concerned about the conditions of the vehicle. This clearly shows lack of welfare at the deepest level,” he said then.

Mfune showered praises on PP leadership saying they have compassion and love for the people.

“The leadership needs my support and I can best work with them to develop this country. The other reason is that PP has well established structures throughout the country,” he said.

PP’s director of Social Services Good Kaira said the party has been receiving many people “but many might not have the resources to organise a press conference.”

Kaira said PP is not there to castigate other parties but to fight the continuation of the freedom that Malawi won in 1994.

“We are a very transparent party. Point all the wrongs or ills you see in this party because you have that constitutional right,” he said.

Mfune was one of the architects of DPP in the North through Friends of Viphya. He was among DPP sympathisers who spent money to replace a billboard at Jenda Roadblock which proclaims the Northern Region as “the Home of DPP”. The billboard was twice vandalised.

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