Mpinganjira vows not to bow out of  ‘frontline politics’ to help DPP rebuild

Veteran firebrand politician Brown James (BJ) Mpinganjira says he will not be stampeded out of a frontline role in Malawi politics , saying he is determined  to stay put in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and help it rebuild.

Mpinganjira:

Mpinganjnira was reacting to calls by a section of the youth in the DPP calling for his retirement.

The group led by councillor Emmanuel Matewere of Mapanga ward  said Mpinhanjira and other recycled old politicians should pave way for the party’s renewal.

The group even threatened to  hold demonstrations to advance their  stand on August 28

But speaking in an interview with Prophet Shephered Buhsiri’s owned Rainbow Television, BJ said he will neither be retiring from the party nor from politics, saying he remains a conviction politician.

Mpinganjira also dismissed as misleading that he was appointed spokesperson of former president Peter Mutharika.

“If I was appointed spokesperson, first of all I would have accepted but to be honest with you I have not been appointed Mutharika’s spokesperson,” he said.

However, he said the DPP is strategising to have a number of politicians to be its spokespersons on different areas and that he is among those considered in those roles.

“There have been attempts to have a large group of people talk on behalf of the party,” he said.

DPP spokesperson is Nicholous Dausi.

But Mpinganjira said DPP wants to amplifiy the voices of the party.

“ Politics is dynamic and we live in a period of multiplicity where one single voice will not be enough and you need several voices to speak. DPP is a big party no single individual can speak for the DPP it is a big party, I haven’t been appointed,” he said.

Mpinganjira  said he contented being a member of DPP national governing council   and that he can contribute effectively even without a position.

“You don’t need to be an office bearer to affect change,” he said.

Mpinganjira, a self-styled evangelist, said DPP will rebuild and come out of the current state strong.

 “We are living in difficult times where people’s direction is difficult to understand which needs to be seen in spiritual aspects,” he said.

Mpinganjira , former minister, is one the frontline troops who championed multi-party democracy and fought for one party dictatorship.

He was a powerful minister in the United Democratic Front (UDF) but quit the party to form his NDA which he contested for presidency in 2004 and lost.

He rejoined UDF after 2004 elections  and in 2009 contested as running mate to Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate John Tembo but lost.

Mpinganjira then joined People’s Party (PP) of former president Joyce Banda where he was treasurer general but dumped the party after it lost 2014 elections.

He then joined DPP and former president Mutharika appointed him chairperson of the Roads Authority. His son, Chipiliro Mpinganira is Member of Parliament for Blantyre City Central of DPP and served Mutharika’s Cabinet as deputy minister of defence.

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BigMan
BigMan
10 months ago

Nobody really cares.

msundwe
msundwe
10 months ago

chipani chilichonse amalowa Mpinganjira chimaluza. Mmene a.angolowa DPP ndinangoti male, game yagona basi . Muona nyekhwe

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
10 months ago

I believe that he already reached sell by date long time, therr is nothing special that he can offer. If there is anything that BJ contributed to DPP was it’s downfall. He is one of the few individuals out of greed were lying to Mutharika for their own interests.

UDF and DPP Allliance
10 months ago

You accepted BJ a failure to join the party at your own risk and you did the same to Uladi Mussa. These are just worse than wastes meant for disposal. They simply needed to be incinerated. BJ is a failure in everything. He has failed politically. He has failed to run a family. He has married other peoples’ wives. He claims to be a pastor. Is this a person one can trust? Chitsotso mmaso.

Gee
Gee
10 months ago

Don’t give this crook a chance, he was untouchable when he was in that party for the thugs called UDF, his time passed

Thungululu
Thungululu
10 months ago

Mdala wadyera uyu

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
10 months ago
Reply to  Thungululu

This is the man who showed Malawians the first face of Mulhankho’s culture of nepotism, cronyism at MTL when he was Minister of Information. The Mutharikhas just perfected the vice.

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
10 months ago

The most brilliant head of state that never was is Brown James Mpinganjira. He was at the helm of UDF formation towards the collapse of communism as Gorbachev introduced glasnost. He didn’t misread Bakili when he formed NDA he understood the political dynamics of the period greed amongst the politicians swamped his rise to being a very formidable figure in our Malawi politics

Maliseche
Maliseche
10 months ago

Kodi Anthu a ndale mumakhala bwanji???? The writing is on the wall they don’t want you!!

Truth Shall Free Us
Truth Shall Free Us
10 months ago

Brown Mpingagira you area scavenger. You are useless and not wanted by DPP by the ones that matter in DPP but you cling on wanted or not. Enough is enough get the hell out of public life you sicken us.

Simbazako
Simbazako
10 months ago

Kodi who matters in DPP. Chimimba ife ayi. Don’t underestimate other people!!!! Mpinganjira is the man. Ife zibwana ayi

Mkaika
Mkaika
10 months ago

Just make it a point that whoever want to become DPP president walked through the corridors of Malawi public universities with a minimum of Bachalors degree then see which organisation has one ever headed. Look at our friends in MCP apart from Kamuzu imposed Gwanda they have had properly educated and qualified presidents starting with lawyer Orton Chirwa, physician Kamuzu Banda, teacher John Tembo and reverend Chakwera.
As DPP we also started on good note with economist Bingu, lawyer APM, then we can have for example journalist Nankhumwa, or engineer Nomale, etc, etc

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