Sali yekha Winiko: members to protest against DPP for Kalindo


Members of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in Mulanje have warned that they will protest against the party’s treatment of their legislator Bon Kalindo.

The warning comes as the ruling party has dissolved the party’s committee for Mulanje South constituency saying the Member of Parliament for the area Kalindo better known as Winiko is acting against the party’s rules.

This is happening after Kalindo led semi-naked demonstrations which were aimed at forcing government to start exercising death penalty on people found guilty of killing persons with albinism.

Days after the demonstrations, Kalindo was chased away from a DPP rally held in Mulanje. At the rally, regional governor for the South Charles Mchacha and secretary general Ecklen Kudontoni dressed down Kalindo in the presence of President Peter Mutharika, saying he is not a member of the party.

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However, people from Kalindo’s constituency have not left him alone as they have threatened to protest against what the party is doing.

According to one of the members of the party in the area who asked for anonymity, what the party is doing is a sign of being unprofessional.

“What the party is doing is unprofessional and we are to demonstrate and meet the president to tell him our concerns.

“Imagine, they are removing DPP structures saying they want to put new ones, they have dissolved the committee and appointed some new members plus all that is happening to Kalindo. That is not good,” said one member of the constituency.

The constituent added that it is impossible for the party to remove Kalindo from his position because the voters are the ones who put him in power and they are happy with what he is doing.

He maintained that they still love the DPP but cannot tolerate nonsense from the party.

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