Controversial leader of file party MDP, Kamlepo Kalua has hit back at Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) firebrand spokesperson Nicholus Dausi saying he is a miserable
politician who used to own one pair of shoes and fading grey suit during his days as Malawi Congress Party (MCP) vice president.
Kamlepo was responding to insults by Dausi who told the media recently that both Kalua veteran politician Gwanda Chakuamba of National Republican Party (NRP) are political mercenaries who cannot contribute anything substantial to the governing Peoples Party.
Dausi went to town recently as he castigated the two politicians whom he accused of being hired by the PP to assist in campaigning for the ruling party’s candidates in the forthcoming Mzimba by-elections.
But reacting to Dausi’s outbursts, fearless Kalua told Nyasa Times that Dausi is the ‘big’ mercenary of all time because he ran away from abject poverty in MCP to join then ruling DPP just to put food on the table.
“He is the one who is a mercenary because he left his party to join DPP from the MCP. Anyway, I have forgiven him for what he said about me and Chakuamba.
“His only problem is that he thinks by speaking alien English words then he is the god of English and that he wants people to praise him for that. To those of us who went to school, we actually find no substance in what he says,” said Kalua.
“Has he forgotten that at one point in time he had one suit and used to walk in town when he was with MCP? Nobody called him a mercenary when he joined the DPP which bailed him,”
Commenting on his support for PP, Kalua said his decision is based on purely supporting the reforms President Banda and her government has put in place.
He said it is too early for Malawians to call president Banda’s government a failure arguing, “she has been in government for only six months and no government can turn around Malawi’s economy in such a short period.”
President Banda’s government has been criticized for worsening Malawi’s economic situation following its decision to devalue the currency with 48.9 percent without putting in place proper measures to cushion the effects of the devaluation which has seen the rise in commodities and services.
However, Kalua appealed to Malawians to be patriotic and support the efforts of the current government saying it might have done things with an oversight but The situation will return to normal with time.
“The global economy is in shambles as well so you can’t expect our economy to hit growth in short period of time. Take Greece for instance despite huge sums of money in bail outs it is still struggling, it is the same story with Italy and Spain. Compare this to Malawi where donors give the country a small percentage of financial aid you find that the administration is trying is best,” explained Kalua.
When contacted Dausi told this paper he still stands by what he said about Kamlepo and Chakuamba being political mercenaries and added that they are a danger to the democratic society.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :