DPP blocks registration of new political party

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The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has obtained an injunction against registration of new political party Democratic Progressive Congress (DEPECO) over resemblance of name.

Mlenga Mvula

Mlenga Mvula: Confirmed the development.

The DPP through its legal advisor Charles Mhango argued that DEPECO has copied the name from the party and Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

Speaking on the local press, Judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula confirmed the development saying DPP argues that DEPECO has copied its logo and name from other parties.

“It is true that DPP has obtained an injunction. They are saying the name resemble to that of the DPP and MCP so too are their symbols,” said Mvula.

The party is yet to comment on the allegations by the ruling DPP.

Malawi has over fifty political parties with four being major ones.

The four are DPP, MCP, United Democratic Front (UDF) and People’s Party (PP)

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  1. If I were a reporter writing this article I could’ve dig diper and further inform my readers more about this so called new party like who formed it, where is its headqaurters etc. But due to da copy and paste syndrome among online journalits am not surprised…

  2. Zopusazo ndiye ayi ine ngati weni weni wa m’chipanicho musapomboneze athu ndikachipani kanu konukhako ngati mwasowa zochita ndikupatseni ganyu opalira kumunda kwanga

  3. This shows DPP has a good soundable logo,add on dat most of parties in r family ones,cum 2019 obtained two votes,mungofuna ulemu basi ndi nchuluko wa zipani zopanda pake,ndinu mukuonhezela mavuto mzikomu a small country lyk Malawi up to 50 political parties,zaziii

  4. What’s the difference? Voting for a political party is like choosing between Satan and the Devil. Either way will you choose for something evil.

    Democracy is not a good system, it is the first step towards communist tyranny. (give people choices, all of which are wrong, then do whatever you want for 4-5 years and if people are upset, you claim it’s the will of the people because they voted for them)

  5. This is disgusting. Of all the economic dilemma the country is facing one dumbfool can only think of forming a new party. DEPECO. is it a pipe making company or a sewage operator. Just want to swell the ballot paper for 2019. MEC dont allow anyone with 100 signature ti bring zipani za socials apa.

    • They is no case here bru. This case is based on bullying. DPP and DPC are not the same. More over and the log of maize gate is not the same. They is no copyright act here. (C) makes it differ. Don’t forget the courts are runner by ruling party.

  6. Zipani zipani ndizomwe zagwetsa malawi,bwanji osayambisa company anthu azigwirako timaganyu ngatidi mukukufuna kutukula malawi..mungoona maso pa ndale bwanji?

    • I hate DPP ndipo imandinyasa nanji ndi maizegate yachitikayi koma na PA nkhani ya party names sakunama. It can be confusing to the followers mind you Malawi ili ndi anthu enafe Oti we don’t know our own things mabulutu enieni moti panthawi ya zisankho sitingathe kusiyana zipanizo we might end up voting for another party thinking its our own. Political parties don’t have to carry resembling names just like companies.

  7. Hahahahahahah nde zafika pena pake kufanana mayina sikulakwa hahahah nde a Jane, john, james, william, mavuto etc ndiangati mziko muno? Zausiru basi

    • Pena kumakhalako serious dzina la chipani ndi la munthu nzosiyana thats why mutha kuona kuti tili ndi millions of pipo in malawi pomwe zipani zili less than 100. So dont compare these two

  8. Ife Mudana Nacho Chipani Chanyowanichi Koma Ine Nde Ndichilowetsa Mboma 2019 Mufune Musafune , Msanje Yanji Ngati Azimai , Tikuchidikira Chimenecho Chibwere Basi

    • Human names and political party names are two different things. Let’s be realistic having resembling names of political parties in the same country is too confusing to the followers. I hate DPP koma na nkhani ya maina a anthu ndi zipani sizugwirizana nkomwe

    • Mr Nyozani Evance is Director of public procecution a name of the party or an institution??? Dont get everythng twisted be realistic!

    • OK if u want to be realistic fine. Is (P) and (C) looks the same? Is the logo of the party the same? Are the colours the same? DP(P) and DP(C) look the same? They is no copyright act here. Its just a biased, confused,cowards party

    • #Evance, compare Director of public prosecution and Director of Public procurement coz they are both gvt institutions that’s why the former is DPP and the later ODPP not to confuse people, but let’s not talk about that, are you serious kumanena kuti Democratic progressive party anabera Director of Public prosecution? kkkk these are like two different stories in two different books and different pages. About Gambia and Zambia, these are just countries si zipani za ndale izi, That G on Gambia and Z on Zambia changes everything they are not the same thing anymore even if the rest of the letters are the same. The thing is resemblance of political parties names has an influence on Voters(party followers) levels of ignorance in individuals differs pali anthu ena amafika paja pokanika kusiyanitsa zinthu akangomva Democratic. progressive Ali basi chathu chija ndi chimenechi. Osaiwala sindine wa DPP apa moti ndukagona kumunda kuopa chimanga changa chingapite ngakhale chisanakhwime.

    • y r u ppo jst sayng dpp this dpp that, i thought they r saying it oso copy some MCP element? gv us a break if u hv some sense u wait and hv ur say in 2019 coz thats hw u can be heard with the laws through vote but ur noise nw is meaningless

  9. mmmmm nyasi depeco ndiye kuti chani iyaa akagwere uko ndalama anatibera ndikuthawa kumakadyera kunja zija sizinamukwane!!

  10. ndiye kuti ku malawiko basi zipani zonse za chabe_chabe mmalo mongo_joina chipani mwagundika kuonjezera zipanibe kufuna mipando eti.

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