30 November 2016 Last updated at: 10:20 AM

Sunday defections under microscope: analyst calls defectors hooligans

One of the country’s political commentators Loudon Malingamoyo Phiri says the politicians who have defected to the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) are hooligans.


Katsonga being welcomed to the DPP by Mutharika on Sunday.

On Sunday the DPP welcomed ten new members, most of whom have defected from other parties.

Reacting to the development, Malingamoyo said a careful analysis of the defectors reveals that they are political hooligans, who for a long time have practiced political hooliganism.

He gave an example of Binton Kuntsaira and Ken Msonda saying they were part of failed teams.

“It is hard to believe Mr. Msonda’s speech. In the first place, why did he first join PP? If PP failed to get into government, he was part of the failed team; so it is not wise thing to blast the party he served as an executive.

“He should also remember he categorically denied he had had been bought by the DPP; I heard him denying this when quizzed by a local radio. Some politicians have narrow minds; they think joining the ruling party is the only way of helping to develop the country. In fact, opposition plays a very important role putting the administration in right position by bringing checks and balances,” said Malingamoyo.

Laudon Malingamoyo Phiri

Malingamoyo Phiri; The defectors are hooligans.

He however commended DPP for some politicians who have joined the party saying they are productive.

He added that if the ruling party will make use of MP for Lilongwe City Centre David Bisnowaty, it is a win for the party.

But he said if there is no litmus paper for these political prostitutes, then they will bring confusion to their followers especially when they are leaders of a party as the case with Mwanza Central MP Davis Katsonga.

“If Katsonga did not consult his followers before joining DPP, then he has brought confusion among his followers. Moreover, this can cause many followers of such leaders to lose confidence in their leaders,” added Malingamoyo.

Other top notch politicians who have joined DPP include MP for Zomba Ntonya Dr Makina, former deputy speaker James Chingola, and Etta Banda.

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