One of Malawi’s representatives to this year’s Big Brother Africa (BBA) The Chase Natasha Tonthola has declared her membership to ruing People’s Party (PP), saying she will contest as a Member of Parliament on PP ticket during the tripartite elections slated for May, 2014.
Tonthola, who failed during the 2004 primary elections of United Democratic Front (UDF) , said she has been attracted to PP because of President Joyce Banda’s good leadership.
“As a woman, President Joyce Banda has showed that there is nothing which can stop us from contesting as leaders. We can go far as long as we have a vision and work hard,” she said.
But Tontholo said she is yet to choose the constituency in Balaka she will contest.
She said President Banda is motivating a lot of young women in the country.
“Because of that, I want to work with her government,” Natasha said.
“Within a short period of time she has managed to stabilize the economy and bring back the lost freedom Malawians had.
“Forex is everywhere now and the shortage of fuel no longer exists because of the good initiatives she is undertaking to the betterment of Malawians,” she explained.
Tonthola got evicted from BBA a fortnight ago after surviving a series of nominations. While in the BBA House, she attained the nickname ‘Mama Africa’ because of her motherly love, tactics and her respectful dressing style besides entertaining character.
She will join a bandwagon of other artists who are also vying for parliamentary seats in the next year’s elections among them musician Lawrence Mbenjere and Malawi Writers Union (Mawu) president Sambalikagwa Mvona.