Main opposition, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) president Peter Mutharika has shaken up the party leadership, removing some prominent party faces from their positions in what is seen as getting rid of Kondwani Nankhumwa sympathisers.
This follows a nasty incident on Friday when roughnecks, believed to have been sponsored by the party vice president for the south, Nankhumwa, punched party spokesperson Brown Mpinganjira and manhandled other party national governing council officials at a press conference in Lilongwe.
The dramatic changes are also seen as paving way for former Reserve Bank of Malawi Governor Daliso Kabambe victory at a convention as party president to replace the former head of state.
A statement from the DPP issued last night says Mutharika has fired Central Region Director of Women Marriam Chimbalanga of Sendera Sisters and has since replaced her with Mary Kunje.
The president has also fired long-serving Director of Youth Lajabu Malimba and has since replaced him with Oswald Chirwa.
Both Chimbalanga and Malimba are now incorporated into the national governing council.
Mutharika has also appointed Zelia Chakale as acting president for the Central Region replacing the convicted Uladi Mussa.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :