Matumula, Hiwa dump PP to join UTM

People’s Party (PP) national organising secretary Yusuf Billiat Matumula and former minister Chikumbutso Hiwa have withdrawn their membership from the Joyce Banda led party and on Saturday joined the United Transformation Party (UTM).

Chilima welcoming Matumula in Ndirande

Yusuf Matumula has dumped PP to join UTM

The two were unveiled at a political rally State Vice-President Saulos Chilima who is also UTM leader held at Nyambadwe Primary School ground in Blantyre.

UTM national chairman Noel Masangwi introduced Matumula and Hiwa before Chilima took to the podium.

And Chilima welcomed the two to UTM and many others who are joining the movement.

“This is a sign of growth of strength,” he said.

Initially, UTM rally was blocked by Blantyre City Council (BCC) but Chilima proceeded to address thousands of supporters in the squatter township where he once lives after seeking a court relief at the High Court in Blantyre.

On Thursday, BCC declined to grant permission to the movement to use the venue citing non-registration of the movement as the reason.

The Registrar of Political Parties through its deputy registrar Chikumbutso Namelo argued that UTM application was rebuffed for “deliberately” presenting registration documents in the name of UTM and not the full name.

The movement filed the documents with the Registrar on September 13 2018 and the 14-day requirement expired on Thursday.

UTM has since gone to High Court to challenge the decision by the Registrar.

Chilima broke ranks with the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in June this year after he accused the administration of corruption, nepotism and cronyism.

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CESSPOOL SIMALOTO
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CESSPOOL SIMALOTO

These guys are engaging in belly politics. Their CV’s won’t include straight loyalty to any institution continuously involved in changing party regalia green as they are they will eat from any hand whether its fingers has been clawing trash from the rubbish bins desperation is the drive to their search for any tent that can temporarily shield them from the belly tempests. In no time from they will be the loudest in the ranks of UTM speakers when the rains begin beating the UTM they will deceitfully silently abandon the fort. Masangwi is another hogwash Robert Chasowa is singing your… Read more »

jamax
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jamax

You have pressed a wrong button,,,, with such players truely this Movement is going to dumped into a ditch,,, useless!!!!!!!!

Kaguta
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Kaguta

Masangwi, Akweni, Makondi, chidyawonga, Kalindo, Ngalande, Matumula etc . And this is transformation? I actually avoided including Chilima . There is actually nothing new here. These are all disgruntled folks who want Malawians to give them the license to loot. It’s better Mkhalamba zathu zomwezi, apumbwa ang’ononowa adzaba zambiri zedi coz they still have a long way to live .

Safari
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Safari

MATUMULA A BIG CATCH ? MY FOOT !
MUNTHUYU NJALA YAMUNYOKOLA , AND I SEE HIM A LIABILITY TO UTM .
WATCH MY SPACE AS WE GO ALONG ..

School njofunika
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School njofunika

Sour grapes!…….he was not a liability to PP because only a week ago he was appointed NATIONAL PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR PP ……….which if he was a liability he would not have been given that position ……….so yes it is BIG!!!!…….,,.welcome to UTM

Gertrude
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Gertrude

The truth hurts, but this is BIG because this guy was JB’s right hand man for Eastern Region! His defection has weakened PP considerably…..he is a treasure trove of information about PP……….. And that is nothing but the truth!

Apumbwa
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Apumbwa

So should we question JB’s decision making abilities??? If this guy is a liability how did she appoint him PP national organizing secretary and therefore a member of PP NEC.??…….. Simunati, more are defecting soon!

concerned citizen
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concerned citizen

UTM should be very careful with those who are joining the movement now when they have seen that the movement is gaining popularity. Some could be planted to come in and spy for their parties. Some could be coming in for person gain. Malawians are looking forward to a tran sformed leadership for a better Malawi .

Banda
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Banda

And you call this United Transformation Movement on purpose!! A Shit of a correction of disgruntled foxes we demand change through MCP

Tsogolo Langa
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Tsogolo Langa

Freedom of association is a right as dictated by our constitution.

School njofunika
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School njofunika

There is a difference between correction and collection next mudzangolemba mu Chichewa !

Tsogolo Langa
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Tsogolo Langa

This is huge!, this is massive, ……….well done SKC start catching the big fishes, ……..I told you not to worry ife tikukumenyela ya underground , more to come ………. Boma ilo!

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