In a case of twisted priorities, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has set up a team of people to recruit artists to tarnish Prophet Shepherd Bushiri. It is alleged that the recruits include David Kalilani who has just released a mock song against the flamboyant Prophet.
Reports claim that the DPP leadership decided to recruit Kalilani to curtail Bushiri’s growing popularity as well as divert the attention of Malawians from the problems that the country is undergoing.
“There was a meeting soon after Bushiri released the open letter in which he complained that our camp was impeding his maize distribution exercise. We agreed that we should do something to stop him because we still believe he wants to stand in 2019 elections possibly on a PP ticket after seeing him and Joyce Banda together,” a source told this publication.
He said that one of the strategies that they agreed was to recruit artists to do songs, poems and plays that discredit Bushiri’s work and personality before his political ambitions develop roots. Our source said that while they were starting to execute their plans, Grace Chinga died and the party found an opportunity to launch a full-fledged war on the flashy prophet.
However, the source could not confidently confirm on the credibility of reports pinning Kalilani as one of the recruits. David Kalilani also happens to be the nephew to Minister of Health Jean Kalilani.
Despite weaving the tune as a propaganda on family basis, the ruling DPP is also said to have handed a khaki envelope with a hefty amount to Kalilani who is one of the pioneers of hip hop in Malawi. Malawi24 could not independently verify the claims as Kalilani had not yet responded to our question.
This publication has been told that DPP cadets have been ordered to champion the agenda on social media by making much noise on the releases by their recruited artists. In the song, David Kalilani promises to come back with a part 2, a case that our source said is in line with DPP’s propaganda on the young prophet.