New party formed in Malawi: Chilumpha leader of PADD

Former vice president Dr Cassim Chilumpha has formed a new political party pledging to bring development to all corners of the country and practise genuine democracy.

Chilumpha (centre) with PADD members

Chilumpha (centre) with PADD members

Chilumpha is the interim of the new party which will be called People’s Assembly for DemocraCy and Development (PADD).

The party’s proposals included calls to reform the political system, equality of opportunity for women and ethnic minorities, and a fairer distribution of wealth.

Chilumpha, who has served as Member of Parliament for Nkhotakota South for close to 20 years now, is seen as a man who leads a quiet and isolated life.

The PADD president, a lawyer by profession, still faces treason charges.

He were arrested in 2006 on allegations that they were planning to assassinate former president, the late Bingu wa Mutharika, using hired assassins from South Africa.

Chilumpha and the late Mutharika fell out in 2005 after the former president left United Democratic Front (UDF), a party that sponsored him into power in 2004, to form DPP. Chilumpha remained in UDF until he joined People’s Party (PP) in 2012 and later dumped it.

The case has dragged on for nine years although government then said it had overwhelming evidence against the two.

Malawi Government has since blown at least K200 million (US$487 804) of public tax to pay a British lawyer Antony Berry and Malawians are continuing to pay legal fees and other claims

Berry is the Queen’s Counsel (QC) in the UK. He is leading a prosecution team comprising seasoned lawyers Patrice Nkhono and Pacharo Kayira.

The money spent on the lawyer is enough to buy over 100 ventilators which are in short supply in the country’s main hospitals. Ventilators are used to assist patients with breathing problems.

Key State witness in the case are 45-year-old Thomas Elias Ndlovu and Graham Minaar an intelligence expert were paid money from government to implicate Chilumpha.

Ndlovu, who runs a security firm in South Africa, is on record testifying at the High Court that he was given R800, 000 for him and his family to relocate from his normal Johannesburg base in South Africa as part of government’s witness protection procedure.

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Binguladen Muthalikana
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Binguladen Muthalikana

The most arrogant, cruel self – centred man alive. To that add hard-line muslim. No friends.. Qualities of a future leader???? NEVER!!!

Pofuna kuchitila raise mpamba for retirement basi. APM dont lose sleep over this bolanso Amai omwe aja…………………….

Patson Kafadala
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Analephera kutukula dela lakwao ali VP ndiye dziko lonse akwanisa

Enock simunthuwamba Makomo
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mwati PAD??sizija amavala azimayi zija zimenezi my fellow malawians dont expect anything good from this idiot they are all the same.kodi naye siuja wathandizana ndi ka hule kachoka kumene m’bomaka kotchedwa joyce banda?atibelabela lero akufuna kubwelanso ngati watsopano beware guys

Modicai Longwe
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I remember this Kaka was a minister of Finance in the Bakili Muluzi era and the time of Chatsika report. We were crying for the govt to raise our salaries but to no avail There was Strike which ended up to more than four months but nothing happened. Instead he did not exercise his powers as minister to do something. That time we were in pains. The economy of Malawi started falling apart the very moment. Now we are paying for the mistakes done by these people when they were in power. To vote for KAKA is just a waste… Read more »
NDEKHANDEKHE NDITANI
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I am watching these MP kaka I am your MP come 2019 your strategy is good ,the whole MP nothing to point after a year?then pipo your happy with that ?

Nganga
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A Chilumpha, muzikangophunzitsa law ku Poly ndi kumakakwatira

Chemusa
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Is the article about his new political party or his case? Too much background. The article has been lost.
Be be focused. Who are the members of the the party? what is its ideology. This is the information readers are interested in.

Please Nyasa Times don’t publish articles with incomplete information.

mulopwana
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He is better than Pitala……..ti joina tiwone zanyuwani…………..osati zinazi

dpp
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The guy has not been famous in frontline politics apart from being famous bcoz of the potical motivated case he was answering. I dont think his party will have followers apart from his wife, kids, relatives and symphathizers. Has nothing to offer to us malawians

zeni_zeni
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Its his freedom!

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