The former ruling People’s Party (PP) has opened up its locks for former its two former vice presidents Sidik Mia and Khumbo Kachali, among other politicians to return.
Mia withdrew his membership from PP and also quit front line politics while Kachali remains PP Member of Parliament but is not an active member of the party.
PP is reportedly opening up for the two to return.
But Mia has insisted that he is contented with life out of politics while Kachale who remains active in front line politics is still considering his position.
Meanwhile, Nyasa Times understands former president Joyce Banda who has been absent from the local political scene has scheduled PP executive meetings and other party public meetings in Malawi after reports of bickering and backstabbing threaten to disintegrate PP.
Banda left the country in July last year following her loss in the May 20 tripartite elections that shoved her into the opposition ranks and enthroned President Peter Muntharika to power.
She recently a met part of her politburo in South Africa on March 29, 2015. Those attended the meeting included three of her vice presidents: Brown Mpinganjira, Uladi Mussa and Harry Mkandawire, Secretary General Ibrahim Matola, spokesperson Ken Msonda, Director of Youth Lawrence Mpofu, director of Women Clara Makungwa.
Mpinganjira has since conceded that there are some differences in the party rank and file, but said they are being ironed out.
“It would be abnormal if there were no cracks in the party. What is important is how we handle such cracks for the sake of the party and its membership”.
He avoided giving his opinion on opening up to former party gurus to return.
“In fact, if anyone wants to join the party, they should come to me and I will roll out a red carpet for them. We are always receiving new members”, he said.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :