Mpinganjira ‘has no regrets’ over nomadic political life: Insists DPP winning resoundly in 2019

Veteran politician and former cabinet minister Brown James Mpinjanjira  popularly referred to as BJ  has “absolutely” no regrets about his nomadic political career, saying he is now home and dry in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Mpinganjira:  I am home and dry in DPP

Mpinganjira:  He dumped PP to join DPP

Mpinganjira, who was Vice President for the southern region in the former ruling People’s Party (PP) before joining  DPP, was quizzed by Brian Banda on Times TV  if he has any regrets about his political journey, he said regretting was not in his DNA.

“I learnt long time back never to regret the course of action that one takes. But that should you realise at some stage that you probably did  not choose the best option you just correct and proceed,” said Mpinganjira.

Mpinganjira founded the defunt  NDA party and contested for presidency on its ticket in 2004 but lost to Bingu wa Mutharika who won on the United Democratic Front (UDF). He later on contested in 2009 presidential race as running mate to Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate John Tembo.

He served on numerous ministerial positions from the United Democratic Front (UDF) regime, People’s Party (PP) where his final position was Minister of Information in the two years that PP ruled.

BJ joined DPP recently and was rewarded with a post of chairperson for Roads Authority.

Quizzed to explain why he has retired from frontline politics for three times and then bounced back, Mpinganjira said he had quit politics two times and “withdrawn” from politics when PP was pushed out of power by DPP.

“ It is possible to retire from politics and I will retire at some point. I withdrew [when PP lost power in 2014 elections]. I knew at that time I had a lot  to offer. I needed to withdraw , take a breather and see clearly what I wanted to do next and commit myself to do something  without having to do it in a hurry. I needed a  time to sober up and make a decision,” said Mpinganjira.

But Times TV host pressed him to comment on the label of political nomad, Mpinganjira  did not dwell much on that buit said this time he is in winning team of DPP.

“You wait next May 21 DPP will win. You will come and shake my hand that I was saying the truth, you will follow me home to shake my hand. DPP will win elections  with a landslide,” said Mpinganjira.

Mpinganjira projected DPP’s triumph in the 2019 tripartite elections, citing development projects that the DPP government has seen through as the main reason for people to retain the party in leadership.

Asked if he has been disappointed with his political profile, Mpinganjira said it was not unusual to be disappointed.

“What matter is how to pick up again and reorganise  yourself. Pastor   in churches  even get disappointed,” he said.

Asked if he will seek a parliamentary seat in his former  Mulanje Central constituency, Mpinganjira said he will not contest as he wants to help DPP nationwide.

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Gembe
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Gembe

You cant have regrets kumene mesa ndiwe chitsiru

Ndikunyenyaninyenani Pumbwa Party
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One of the pregnancies that should have been aborted is this one plus that of the thieving president and Bakili. We are suffering because of these unwanted animals. Uladi and recently Giledala Jefule.

SIPHADA
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SIPHADA

BJ has a long way it is fair to accept his belly politics one of the big fighters in the struggle for pluralism in Malawi. Politics has been unrewarding for BJ. Yes a nomad but now he needs twilight shelter as the fleeting clouds haven’t translated into a sunset package. The quest for third term by Bakili in a blink of an eye destroyed his political stance wrecking his chances of surviving politically. With Atcheya frothing ready to see off whoever played a role in blocking the SAD term bid. Whichever party comes into power just hire Brown Mpingnjira he’ll… Read more »

Chameleone sentimentals
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Chameleone sentimentals

Kkkkkkk. Egocentric Man. Kuba basi.

mtete
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mtete

The man is irrelevant, a spent force trying to pick up the pieces. Hard luck bwana because plunder of public resources is coming to an end. You won’t benefit by sticking to DPP and I would urge to seriously end your nomadic character and join MCP; parties with a future.

Muswahili Mambo Sana
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Why not ? This guy it’s true that he is home and true because the DPP is being lead by his tribes man.

SONG OF THE DRUNKARD
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SONG OF THE DRUNKARD

DPP WILL WIN ZIMBABWE
STYLE !! FOLLOW THE SYSTEM
CAREFULLY !!

Ne wakukaya
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Ne wakukaya

So this another political prostitute joining the pumbwa political cult. what a frustrated guy.

Nkhata-Bay
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Nkhata-Bay

Useless Pastor who snatched Rosa from her husband.

JOHN
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JOHN

MR MPINGANJIRA, YOU TOLD US THE SAME STORY IN 2004 THAT YOUR NDA WOULD WIN THE ELECTIONS, IN 2014, YOU ALSO LIED TO JOYCE BANDA THAT SHE WOULD WIN THE ELECTIONS. NOW YOU ARE SAYING PETER MUTHARIKA WILL WIN IN 2019. MWALEMBA MMADZI!

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