DPP justifies Mchacha firing – Capital Radio Malawi
24 September, 2023

Kamangira, has replaced Mchacha

The former governing Democratic Progressive Party-DPP is insisting that the removal of Charles Mchacha as the regional governor for the South is part of its strategy ahead of the 2025 presidential election.

DPP National Organising Secretary Chimwemwe Chipungu made the remarks during the unveiling of the newly appointed regional governor Thomson Kamangira.

Kamangira has replaced Mchacha who was removed from the position last week.

Mchacha’s dismissal has raised eyebrows, as it is alleged that he belongs to another camp which is not in tandem with the party’s president Peter Mutharika.

Mchacha has recently been fired

The move comes days after the party’s Publicity Secretary Nicholas Dausi, rebuked what he termed as unnecessary dismissals and called on the party’s National Executive to wait for the party’s convention in July.

Speaking in an interview with Capital FM, Chipungu has dismissed such reports, arguing Mchacha played his role and he will be assigned to other duties.

“We shouldn’t be dwelling much on camps, that was inevitable in a new team after we lost government in 2020 people were aspiring for different positions. The new governor is in place to work for the DPP as a whole,” siad Chipungu.

Commenting on the convention Chipungu has highlighted that when all is ready the country will be informed on the dates.

On his part Kamangira vowed to accommodate both sides as they prepare for the 2025 elections.

The DPP has been rocked in a power struggle, as various senior members of the party are eying the presidency while another group continues to support Arthur Peter Mutharika as their preferred torch bearer come 2025.

Some of the members that have expressed interest to vie for the party president position include Dalitso Kabambe, Joseph Mwanamvekha, Kondwani Nankhumwa nad Bright Msaka.

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