28 November 2016 Last updated at: 10:55 AM

End of Chipani Cha Pfuko: Davies Katsonga joins DPP

Chipani Cha Pfuko (CCP) president Davies Katsonga has announced the end of his party as he has decided to join the ruling party which is led by President Peter Mutharika.

Katsonga says he has thought of joining the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as it has ideologies which are similar to those of his CCP.

He has also joined the government side in Parliament in the current sitting after notifying the speaker of National Assembly of his decision.


Katsonga being welcomed to the DPP by Mutharika on Sunday.

The party was established in 2012 and the 2014 general elections put forward Katsonga as its presidential candidate. He finished last in a field of 12 candidates, with 0.1% of the vote.

The party also won one seat in the National Assembly. But the CCP disbanded when Katsonga joined the DPP in July 2014 before later returning to the party.

Former People’s Party (PP) spokesperson Ken Msonda on Sunday also announced his decision to join the ruling party.

Msonda who denied reports that he was to join DPP after leaving the PP, told a DPP rally held at the Masintha Ground in Lilongwe that he has joined the party.

Other top notch politicians who joined DPP at the same rally include former deputy speaker James Chingola, David Bisnowaty, Binton Kuntsaira, Davis Katsonga and Etta Banda.

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