Flamboyant Thyolo legislator Charles Mchacha has warned his former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) that he will wage war against the party if it does not stop castigating him.
Mchacha, who was once a close confidant DPP leader Peter Mutharika, told Nyasa Times that he is perplexed and disheartened by reports of derogatory remarks DPP officials have directed to him since his announcement recently that he has joined the governing People’s Party (PP).
The outspoken parliamentarian, renowned for his confrontational approach, said if his former party does not make heed of the call he would fight what he called the already crumbling empire and ensure that it goes into oblivion even before the 2014 polls.
“Am not happy at all by the way the DPP has taken up issues when I announced that I’m no longer with them and that I have joined President Mrs. Joyce Banda’s party. In the first place, it is my democratic right to do so nothing wrong with that, and more importantly it is the constituents led by their traditional leaders who came to me to say they want a continuation of development projects hence the need to work with the new government.
“Now, the DPP is busy sending its officials almost daily to my constituency to demonize me calling me all sorts of names, let me warn them I have had enough my patience is fast wearing thin. I am giving them one week to back off or else I will leave behind whatever am doing just to concentrate on crashing them down, one by one, house by house, up until am satisfied that the party no longer exists,” warned a visibly angry Mchacha who is believed to be a holder of karate black belt.
Nyasa Times understands that the former ruling party has not taken Mchacha’s defection with comfort as he was seen to be in the category of few men standing who could kill and die for the party.
But DPP spokesman Nicholous Dausi described Mchacha’s remarks as “mere fallacies and empty tantarums.”
Meanwhile, our sources at Ndata palace disclosed that senior officials met on Sunday to strategize on how to fend off domino effects of Mchacha’s joining of PP.
Mchacha served as deputy minister before he was dropped after a cabinet was reduced in a reshuffle.