Ruling People’s Party (PP) executive member Wakuda Kamanga has advised Minister of Home Affairs, Uladi Mussa to stop foul-mouthing political opponents of President Joyce Banda, saying politics of castigation, hatred belongs to the past and has no place in modern Malawi democracy.
Kamanga, former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Secretary General who defected to PP made the counseling to Uladi and other foul-mouthed politicians when he addressed a rally in Kasungu.
Speaking on Zodiak Broadcasting Services after the rally, Kamanga said its high time political speakers were engaging in an issue based politics.
“Castigations and personal centered politics belong to the past, and it will work to the disadvantage of our party if we continue castigating other bearing in mind that it has come clearly that most of opposition political parties have embraced policy centered politics,” said Kamanga.
Uladi has been attacking the main presidential aspirants in the 2014 tripartite elections namely DPP president Professor Peter Mutharika, UDF’s Atupele Muluzi and MCP’s Dr Lazarus Chakwera.
He vowed not to stop attacking opposition presidential aspirants, saying politics is religious affairs but about castigating others.
Kamanga, in an interview with Zodiak without necessarily mentioning Uladi’s name, said the practice will only work to the disadvantage of his party.
“PP should campaign in a dignified manner and be issues-based. People don’t come to our rallies to listen to personal attacks but issues of development, “he said.
Recently, United States of America (USA) and the United Kingdom (UK) governments condemned inflammatory and derogatory public comments from the Malawi’s senior politicians politics which they say can fuel violence and bring in unnecessary tension.