President Bingu wa Mutharika has tipped his Thyolo homeboy member of parliament, Charles Mchacha, to take over the post of governorship for southern region, Nyasa Times understands.
Mchacha become a favourite for the post, which has been vacant after Mutharika booted out Noel Masangwi some weeks ago.
The parliamentarian’s name has been given blessings from some top DPP officials as well.
Nyasa Times sources disclosed that Mutharika appointed Mchacha for the post after wide consultations and following recommendations from some top DPP officials, which include some cabinet ministers.
Mchacha is a close aid to the President’s brother Peter Mutharika, who is also DPP presidential candidate.
“After several meetings for the position, the party has identified Mchacha as replacement for Masangwi who was relieved off his duties. It has been already communicated to Mchacha and what is waiting is official announcement,” said the source.
Mchacha has been one of Mutharika’s homeboy favourites, and has been on several occasions being appointed as deputy minister to key ministerial positions including ministry of finance and ministry of sports without enough qualifications for the position.
“This is just the beginning; there are more changes to be made in the party. You will see several people losing their positions and others been relocated. Mutharika wants to have the party that is more poised towards his brother’s candidature,” said the source.
Masangwi fell out of Mutharika’s favour due to his style of leadership, which was regarded as barbaric and militant and was destroying the image of the party.