Outspoken lawmaker for Salima North West constituency Jessie Kabwila has said late President Bingu wa Mutharika would resurrect if she joined the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
The remarks follow reports that Kabwila is on the move to join DPP due to internal wrangles in the Malawi Congress Party (MCP).
Further reports revealed that Kabwila got money from the ruling party to spearhead calls for MCP to hold an early convention.
But Kabwila has downplayed the reports arguing the academic freedom saga created a cat and rat relation between her and DPP.
“Inetu ngati ndingadzuke lero ndikunena kuti ndifuna kulowa DPP, ndithu kumanda kusekuka, Bingu achita kubweleranso kuti nde masewera amenewo (If I can just wake up today and announce that I want to join DPP, am telling you Bingu can resurrect to stop me from joining),” said Kabwila.
She further added that DPP cannot buy her arguing she gets whatever she wants by working and getting paid as a Member of Parliament.
Kabwila is well known for her strong stance in defence of section 33 that provide freedom of academic after former Inspector General (IG) of Police Peter Mukhito had summoned Chancellor College based lecturer Blessings Chinsinga over an example he gave in class.
She together with other academicians demanded Mukhito to apologize for violating section 33 of the constitution but the late president Bingu came in defence of the then IG arguing “A Mukhito sapepesa” (Mukhito will not apologize).