Peter Mutharika is being misled—Charles Mchacha


Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional governor for the Southern Region Charles Mchacha has accused “a certain section of the party” of misleading party president Peter Mutharika, a development he says will destroy the party.

The reinstated regional governor made the accusations Sunday during a press briefing he conducted in Blantyre.

He, however, fell short of identifying the individuals, saying time for doing so would come.


Mchacha claimed that his firing was not Mutharika’s decision but the decision of a group of people who want to remove everyone holding dissenting views from theirs from the party.

Mchacha added that if Mutharika wants to stand at the party’s convention, he should declare his interest and will be supported accordingly.

“Day and night, I will support Mutharika because I am who I am today because of people like him. I, therefore, want to say that this is not the right time for fighting; we embrace democracy, avoid threats and move forward so that the party returns into government,” Mchacha said.


Mutharika’s spokesperson Shadric Namalomba was not immediately available for a comment.

However, political analyst Victor Chipofya has called on Mutharika to work towards rebuilding the party and make sure that dictates of democracy and the law are being followed.

“In addition, DPP party members should stop advancing selfish agendas for their benefit but, rather, focus on working together to rebuild the party.

“I would also like to agree with Mchacha that if Mutharika wants to stand, he should come out clear and the party should conduct its convention so that there is clear direction on leadership,” Chipofya said.

Mchacha was fired a week ago but the High Court sitting in Lilongwe reinstated him after he obtained an injunction last week.

DPP was booted out of power during the 2020 fresh presidential election and, since then, wrangles have been the order of the day in the former ruling party.

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