Malawi ruling DPP obtains court injunctions against newly registered party DEPECO

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) through its legal advisor Charles Mhango has obtained a court injunction against a newly registered political party on the use of name and symbols.

Charles Mhango: Obtains injunction

Mlenga Mvula, Judiciary spokesperson confirmed the DPP has taken the court injunction against Democratic Progressive Congress (Depeco).

“They are saying the name resemble to that of the DPP and MCP so too are their symbols,” he said.

The DPP use a maize cob (christened as Chaponda) as its symbol while the new party has a shrub like a maize cob as a symbol.

The DPP has also sued the Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale on the issue.

Mvula said this was normal because the Attorney General represents the registrar of political parties on all legal matters.

There are over 50 political parties registered in Malawi but the Malawi Electoral Commission says a handful participate in elections.

Mvula says the matter will go for a judicial review next week when the DPP and the new party will battle it out in the Lilongwe High Court.

Members of the new party are not known but observers say this is political; ball game by DPP to deflect people’s attention to the country’s social-economic woes and corruption scandal.

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santana
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Mpoya, which founders are you talking about which can scare DPP? Is there any party in the north which can amass voters for a win? The north is too small for 3 different parties yet more are coming from the same northern region. Kukulirana mitima atumbuka.

Lenzal
Guest

I heard that this party is for prophet bushiri and former ptesident , why can’t they just empower their former Party instead of playing seek and hide game

observer
Guest

Don’t divert people’s attention from maize saga.

Wanakabaghe
Guest

Asiyeni Adzanu! Chipanicho Vp Ndi Nakabaghe From Nthalire, Cp

gadaffi
Guest

y they just join one of our political party ,wat change they will bring to dis nation?they can,t win the election,

Paps Mphwiyo
Guest

Well done DPP!! Ngati akufuna ndale zapamwamba amenewo abwere ku DPP or MCP.

Gogodasi
Guest

Incomplete story. Mhango is not the news maker but the new party so the audience would have loved to see how the colours and everything else that resemble the DPP colours that prompted them to get an injunction. Inu anyamata a pa MIJ simukupsya mokwanira pa journalism.

Cheyo the real northerner
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Cheyo the real northerner

useless lawyer. A lawyer by mistake. Very foolish.

jah man
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Asiyeni nawo apange zawo

Mpoya
Guest

They are just scared of the founders, they know that coming 2019 it’ll not be easy for them to win

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