Nankhumwa, Jappie, Jeffrey, Nthenda seeking court nullification of DPP expulsion

Four main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) top officials who have been expelled from the party for alleged indiscipline are heading to court to seek nullification of the decision.

DPPs Jeffrey: We will fight on

The four are party vice-president’s (South)Kondwani Nankhumwa, secretary general Grezelder Jeffrey, treasurer general Jappie Mhango and Mulanje West legislator Yusuf Nthenda.

The four are arguing that their expulsion was unconstitutional.

“We will seek court for nullification of the unconstitutional decision and also seek political solution to this undemocratic tendencies,” said Nthenda.

DPP leader and the country’s immediate past president Peter Mutharika is at loggerheads with some party members who want him to step down from leading the former ruling party ousted from power in the June 23 court sanctioned presidential elections.

Speaking to journalist at his retirement home in Mangochi on Friday where the decision to fire the four was made,  the stress-looking Mutharika said: “I am not clinging to the position of party president but I want a proper transition. No one should just highjack the party.

“The party has instituted the functional review committee which will conduct research on why the party performed poorly [in June 23 fresh presidential election] and make other findings. They will deliver the report to me by October 31.”

DPP spokesperson Brown Mpinganjira also told  journalists after the meeting  that the firing means the Nankhumwa, Jeffrey, Nthenda and Mhango cannot conduct any political rally or meeting in the name of DPP.

He said: “The four are hereby not allowed to use the party emblems or convene any meeting in the name of the party.

“We heard that some [Jeffrey] wanted to hold an [NGC] meeting on Saturday [today] in Lilongwe, but they cannot as they are no longer members of the party.”

Mpinganjira was flanked by Charles Mhango, Cecilia Chazama, Francis Mphepo, Mwanamvekha, Uladi Mussa, Tembenu and Bright Msaka.

He said the Central Committee has also reaffirmed its decision that Kasaila should be Leader of Opposition in Parliament replacing Nankhumwa.

In the party, Nankhumwa has since been replaced by Joseph Mwanamvekha as vice-president for the South.

While Jeffrey has been replaced by Samuel Tembenu as Secretary General.

Nthenda, Mulanje North legislator, has been expelled from DPP on accusation of who is defying the party in Parliament when he opposed imposition of Kasaila as Leader of Opposition in Parliament and Jappie Mhango, who is the party’s treasurer general has been replaced by Nick Masebo.

The fight is going to get nasty and threatens to tear apart the once mighty former ruling party.

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BUTANI GINAH
8 months ago

Munthu akamati kuti ndiwophunzira kwambiri samalola kuzichepetsa kapena kuzinsitsa pansi ndipo apitala adzayera mumaso anthu Onse atawathawa ndi kuwasiira chipani chawo be careful Mr APM we’re watching you.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
8 months ago

Nankhumwa pa Bangwe sopano kuzdziyeretsa.
ndi ciskobingo cake.
6 years vs 3 months.
venda mu town wabwera liti mu town.
Signal. Galu iwe ma university amangidwa lelo?
koma nde brain washing the fellow lomwes .omweo
ammidzi omweo. ku bangwe komweko . mungowanamiza azanu.
tumizani ma bus wo mukawapatse za mmanja.
kusatengapo phuzilo.
leloso Dpp kha 2025 yo maloto a cumba.
banyenyanani

Crazy cool
8 months ago

Chipani ichi sichizathekanso, chimenechi chatha basi.

Chechinawa
Chechinawa
8 months ago

Chipani cha anthu akuba, mbabva, a Lhomwe pantumbo pa mawo, that’s why they were chased away from Mozambique b, coz they were trouble some

Bwana Wa Ulesi
Bwana Wa Ulesi
8 months ago
Reply to  Chechinawa

Kupepela muoneni

Prosper
Prosper
8 months ago

Why does Peter Mutharika continue to act as if he is legally illiterate? Even the average layman understands that expelling any member/employee of any organisation has to be preceded by a fair disciplinary hearing regardless of whether the infraction is crystal clear or not. These 4 were not subjected to any disciplinary hearing. The DPP is now in a panicky and reactionary mode and this is very dangerous in politics. There will certainly be blood on the political floor!

Paul Luciano
Paul Luciano
8 months ago

Waiting for the nullification from the court……
Pitala zisiyeni izi mwakalamba inu!!!!

BigMan
BigMan
8 months ago

APM should stop surrounding himself with useless old chaff like Mphepo, BJ and Mr Maizegate.

Step down and move on.

Moqtadar Al Sadir
8 months ago

Even if you go to court you will not succeed to bring dpp to life. It’s gone. Mukulimbirana mtembo wa DPP apa. Mukafunse Richard Msowoya, Gustav Kaliwo and others if they succeeded with injunctions. We are just laughing at DPP. We are celebrating the end of thieves, tribalists, murderers, rapists etc. Agalu obera zisankho.

Munthu
8 months ago

DPP you are harvesting the first fruits of APM’s arrogance!

Mbwiyembwiye
Mbwiyembwiye
8 months ago

Tiyeni tichikhazulilane chipanichi ndi zofoila tikupa gazi. UTM must grab this opportunity!!

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