Evicted from the ongoing Big Brother Africa Chase, Fatima Nkata has now joined politics and the membership ofthe ruling Peoples Party (PP).
She was introduced to President Joyce Banda during a rally in Tuesday at Kapedzera village, Kamphata, in Lilongwe by Vice President Khumbo Kachali.
Kachali said the former broadcaster has registered her PP membership through Secretary General Paul Maulidi.
“I have been assigned by acting secretary general Paul Maulidi, to hand over to you Fatima Nkata, who was in the Big Brother house and has pledged her allegiance to you, your Excellency,” said Kachali.
Fatima, 30, represented Malawi alongside compatriot Natasha Tonthola who was evicted a week after her.
Natasha, 26, has also expressed interest to join politics by contesting as a member of Parliament in one of the constituencies in eastern district of Balaka..
Malawi is expected to hold tripartite elections next year whose voter registration exercise in currently underway.
Tonthola, who failed during the 2004 primary elections of United Democratic Front (UDF) , says her ambition is in no way connected to the new status she has gained after participating in the BBA.
She will join a bandwagon of other artists who are also vying for parliamentary seats in the next year’s elections among them musician Lawrence Mbenjere and Malawi Writers Union (Mawu) president Sambalikagwa Mvona.
Two weeks ago, PP also unveiled female dancehall musician Wendy Harawa as its member.