Mpinganjira quits PP

Firebrand veteran politician and former Minister of Information who was until Monday a vice president of former ruling People’s Party (PP) has resigned from the party, Nyasa Times has learnt.

 Mpinganjira : Quits PP

Mpinganjira : Quits PP

Mpinganjira joins the growing number of senior PP members who have quit the party since its founder Joyce Banda lost the elections last year.

When telephoned to confirm the news of his resignation as vice president of the party and withdraw of PP membership, Mpinganjira told Nyasa Times: “You have the breaking news.”

He could not elaborate but said he will grant an exclusive interview to Nyasa Times Tuesday evening.

Mpinganjira, who lost elections at People’s Party convention, was made vice president after Sidik Mia resigned before last year’s elections.

At thet time he could notquit PP, saying his primary objective was to lay strong foundations for the party other than putting personal interest as a priority.

“There is no possibility of leaving the party because it has never crossed my mind. Quitting is out of question,” he had said at that time.

Mpinganjira, who is also an evangelist,  was one of the first members of United Democratic Front (UDF) and served in Bakili Muluzi cabinet before he resigned and formed National Democratic Alliance (NDA) which he used its ticket to stand in 2004 presidential elections.

Mpinganjira, who came forth during the 2004 presidential election, used to be Muluzi’s trusted aide and a senior minister in the UDF government, and was at one time even tipped to take over from Muluzi at the end of the president’s two terms.

But relations between the two soured when Muluzi began contemplating constitutional amendments to extend his stay in power.

Mpinganjira was arrested several times soon after leaving government for offences ranging from corruption to treason.

In 2009 he contested the presidency as running-mate of MCP presidential candidate John Tembo.

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Bambo a Maggie ndi Connis
Bambo a Maggie ndi Connis

Ndi zimenezo, dzinalo Mpinganjira says it all, njirayo aiwonadi ya zipani.

George Madondo

Mpinganjira kikikikiki the name says it all.Njirayo ndiye aiwonadi.From this party to that party.


Banja lomwe limayamba angongole alipakhonde limathatso angongole alipakhonde


Malawians are tired of politicians who are like kites, they go where the wind is blowing to. Sosten, BJ, Harry, Khumbo you are all traitors.

Dennis Manjolo

Chipani cha PP chatha ngati makatani. Nanga msogoleri wake kungopita kunja mpaka pano osabwera. These pipo are making nice decisions. ATHA kumakaweta ng’ombe za mkaka and will make a lot of money.

Nyamata wakwa Mayaka

Mr Mpinganjira mukafike bwino. Ifenso uvice president timaufuna.musambekezere kuti mudzawinanso mdziko lino ai


All those who r leaving PP are confused pipo. We all kno who is Mpinganjira. Amwene awa siofunika kuti Amalawi tiziwakhulupilira zonena zawo and am not sure if he’s a true born again. Amai osadandaula coz zimene zikuchitikazi mulungu akukukonzelani anthu oti mudzapange nawo campaign ya 2019 mwa smart.


Nanunso A Mpinganjira Simumaganiza Simudziwa Kuti Ndale Za Ku Malawi Kumathamangira Kumene Atenga Boma Nthawi Yomwe Ija Analuza Mai Aja Mukanaitulu Kupita Ku Boma Osafooka Dilu Ndi Amene Watenga Boma

Apart from the perception that Mpinganjira is a ” Tidye nawo” There is something terribly wrong with the leadership style of this woman Joyce Banda ! The nearer people get close to her the more they discover it not all the Vice party presidents who have been forced out or resigned for unconvincing reasons can all be wrong ! The list includes Mr Cassim Chilumpha ( the only one popularly elected at a Party Convention ) Mr Mia (elected at a convention with her blessing ) Mr Khumbo Kachali (elected with her equivocal support) Mr Harry Mkandawire (appointed) Mr B… Read more »
Sake Chilling

What is the origin of the tag “Firebrand” for B Mpinganjira?

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