Fired Kasungu DPP leaders vow to fight


Fired leaders of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) district committee in Kasungu have said they still regard themselves as party leaders in the district.

On Sunday, some Central Region committee members including regional director of women Marriam Chimbalanga and regional director of youth Rajab Malimba, fired the 118-member district committee and replaced it with a new committee.

The sin they committed, according to district secretary, Fyson Makina was to allow DPP National Governing Council member and President Peter Mutharika’s former adviser on women affairs, Anne Makuta, to address them.


Makuta, whose house was petro-bombed in Lilongwe five days ago, is believed to be behind the movement that is calling for Vice-President Saulos Chilima’s presidential candidacy next year.

But, in an interview on Wednesday, Makina, said they do not know the crime they have committed and cannot take unclear decisions seriously.

“Currently, I am the district secretary because I don’t know that they fired me from my position. I don’t know that I am no longer a member of the party because the DPP constitution does not offer power to a particular person to fire their fellow members as we are all guided by the laws of the party,” Makina said.


He said they know Makuta as a member of DPP and Chilima as the country’s vice president, so the fired committee members do not see anything wrong in meeting such people.

“It is surprising that all the people who accepted to attend the meeting are regarded as lawbreakers, yet there is no such a law in our party,” he said.

Makina said the district leaders will go ahead to meet Mutharika if people who announced the decision to fire them do not write letters overturning their decision within five days from Sunday.

DPP regional governor for the Central Region, Binton Kutsaira, referred The Daily Times to party spokesperson, Francis Kasaila, who could not pick up his mobile phone.

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