Ruling Democratic Progressive Party which boasted of massive support from Blantyre City is now losing ground at least from Ndirande Malabada Constituency.
Evidence for the loss was first shown on Sunday when President Bingu wa Mutharika was presiding over the anti corruption bureau function in Blantyre. Only one truck but without many people ferried a handful supporters from Ndirande Malabada to the venue.
“In the past, there were four trucks that came here to pick DPP supporters. But today, only one truck came and picked a handful of supporters. Most supporters who were enthusiastic about the party are no longer interested,” said one DPP supporter who did not go to the function.
Ndirande Malabada belongs to Aaron Sangala as its Member of Parliament. The MP is also minister of internal secutity.
Another supporter, who also did not go to the function, said he was disappointed with Mutharika’s because there was nothing he was getting from it.
“I have realized that the more you devote your time to these political parties the poorer you become. So, I better concentrate on my business,” the member said.
During the function, the president said he was blank as to whether his fight against corruption was yielding any results.
Most politicians test their political muscle in Ndirande township.