Nankhumwa under DPP fire: Accused of plotting revolt

The main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  has summoned its vice president for the South, Kondwani Nankhumwa  for a disciplinary hearing on Friday.

Nankhumwa: DPP leadership bays for his blood

According to a letter signed by the party’s disciplinary committee secretary Charles Mhango, some of the charges levelled against Nankhumwa include failure to authenticate his academic qualifications and misleading the party’s president  Peter Mutharika.

The DPP is also accusing Nankhumwa of allegedly plotting a revolt, imposing himself as Leader of Opposition when Mutharika had reportedly settled for George Chaponda.

“When the president told you that he had chosen Honorable George Chaponda as Leader of Opposition, and you as Chief Whip you refused and sent him a ‘Bye’ message,” reads part of the letter seen by Nyasa Times.

Before the DPP lost power in the 2020 Presidential Elections, Nankhumwa was Leader of Government Business in Parliament. He also served as a cabinet minister in the Mutharika administration.

Nankhumwa, who has long been touted as one of the frontrunners to succeed Mutharika and is currently Leader of Opposition in Parliament, has confirmed about the development.

“I have been summoned indeed,” he said briefly.

Asked if there are cracks in DPP,  Nankhumwa said “no comment.”

Political analyst Ernest Thindwa of Chancellor College—a constituent college of the University of Malawi—said DPP is on “self-destruction” mode.

DPP lost in the June 23 2020 Fresh Presidential Election to the nine-party Tonse Alliance led by MCP president Lazarus Chakwera who partnered Mutharika’s then estranged Vice-President Saulos Chilima of UTM Party on the presidential ticket.

Peter Mutharika took over the leadership of DPP after the death of his brother, Bingu wa Mutharika in April 2012, propelling the party to victory in the 2014 Tripartite Elections.

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JONES
JONES
1 month ago

AFORD inatha choncho dyera and power struggle. UDF inatha choncho dyera and power struggle. DPP ikutha chimodzi modzi, dyera and power struggle. POLITICIANS will never learn.

natural death
1 month ago
Reply to  JONES

It is these party whose agenda is to serve personal interests. Dpp chipani chokanganira. Chiri ngati galimoto ya car breaking basi. Nankhumwa akufuna engine, Chaponda gearbox and other windscreen. Chotsalacho (chassis) adzadziwa chochita nacho ndi registrar of parties.

Zooona zake
Zooona zake
1 month ago

Watching today’s Nankhumwa disciplinary hearing from a distance.

Ndi nkhondo ya Alomwe iyi, kulimbilana u president wa DPP, osayilowerela ungathyoke mwendo, akathana atiuza.

Hon Kennedy Musonda saw it coming, I think whatever he has been saying he was sent by APM no wonder the party never summons him whenever he makes strong sensitive statements whether be it against his own party or government.
This Musonda man is APM’s blue eyed boy koma bwanji sanabe nawo mu DPP, i don’t understand his politics, it’s mind troubling!!!

natural death
1 month ago

The problem with dpp is that the hierarchy is not clear. There are two vice presidents who are MPs and that is Bright Msaka and George Malemia. Chaponda is an MP but is of a lower rank. It is now good to hear that Nankhumwa has questionable qualifications. He was just born a crook. Anyway musova ife tinathana nanu pa 23 June 2020.

National CEO
National CEO
1 month ago

Sad that DPP is now in this self destruction mode. We warned you that if you get rid of SKC, the party will never hold.

sikelo
sikelo
1 month ago

DPP was never a party. It was taken as a private company, headed by a mumble mafia

Hate it or take it but it's a fact

Who can trust George Chaponda to be the leader of opposition?? Chaponda Chimanga is one of dangerous species in August house.

I would rather trust this guy of university of Jerusalem so called Ben Phiri coz he is honest with his qualification than Chaponda who is not honest with Maize gate.
Dausi who is not honest with the price of Underwear and Cups from Dubai.

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
1 month ago

The fire is raging. None has enough water to stop it. Whoever started it should be feeling self importance in his breast for Malawi will not have a credible opposition as DPP is now sliding into self destruction. The DPP house is burning itself into irretrievable ashes. Bye bye to multiparty welcome one party politics,the DPP actors are wobbling their tongues are just frothing at the mouths. The DPP is in the ICU no strategic management reactions emanating from daily firefighting

Ama a Dadi
Ama a Dadi
1 month ago

Now we know why Nankhumba carries a loaded gun! ……shaaaaAaa

Vindere
Vindere
1 month ago

Wait a second? Is Mr Maliseche The Supreme Ruler of DPP kingdom?

Gee
Gee
1 month ago

Zomwe tikufuna kuti muzikanga, band igawane zida

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