MP Sangala under pressure to quit

Some people from Blantyre Malabada constituency are calling for resignation of their parliamentarian Aaron Sangala, accusing him of among others failing to develop the area and abusing Constituency Development Funds(CDF).

In a letter dated 19 July 2012 addressed to the Democratic Progressive Party MP,  the people have given a 14 day ultimatum to the former defence minister to address their concerns and have threatened to hold a vigil at Blantyre district council offices if nothing is done.

The group says the electorate in the constituency have “overwhelmingly come out against Sangala.”

Sangala: Faces demand to quit

“More meetings have taken place in Blantyre Malabada constituency this weekend with similar concerns that Sangala must go and the momentum is continuing to grow,” said one of the petitioners.

When Nyasa Times contacted Sangala for comment , he played down the demands, saying it was his rivals who were fermenting “some sections” of the constituents to rise against him.

” It’s not that bad, the issue is already being handled, as I’m speaking to you now chiefs in my area are meeting,” Sangala said.

He however refused to comment on allegations that he has been pocketing constituency development funds.

Sangala grabbed the headlines last year after he was involved in a brawl with a female member of parliament, Anita Kalinde, who felt insulted by the minister’s remarks.

Kalinde, is now a cabinet minister in the Joyce Banda administration.

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