About nine members of parliament have been approved by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to join its rank and file together with other recycled politicians to be welcomed by President Peter Mutharika at a public rally.
According to the list of approved members who have been vetted to join DPP, they include former Malawi Congress Party (MCP) legislator Felix Jumbe and former People’s Party MP, Patrick Makina. The two were fired from their parties.
Other MPs joining DPP are Karonga Central MP Frank Tumpale Mwenefumbo, another Karonga MP Malani Mtonga – who was an adviser of former president Joyce Banda and was elected under PP ticket.
DPP has also netted former foreign affairs minister Ephraim Mganda Chiume an MP fron Nkhatabay from PP and former PP Mzimba legislators Rev Mzomera Ngwira and Chunga.
Also joining is chairman of the independent block in Parliament, veteran politician Harry Thomson and Davis Katsonga.
Apart from the lawmakers, DPP is set to welcome other politicians including former MPs.
They are former PP spokesman Ken Msonda, Khumbo Chirwa, Etta Banda, Bessie Chirambo, Chimango Mughogho. Clara Makungwa, Teleza Mwale, Charles Kasunda, Ulemu Chilapondwa, Dr Issaac Lamba, Namwaza Banda anad Harima Daudi.
Also joining and approved are recycled politicians; former minister Ken Kandodo Banda, former spy chief Bintony Kutsaira, former finance minister Friday Jumbe, Mai Magret Chiponda, Henry Mumba, Samuel Kaphuka, John Bande, Johns Chingila, Chikumbutso Hiwa and Patricia Banda.
Lawyer and president of PETRA Kamuzu Chibambo is also set to join DPP.