DPP denies appointing Mary Navicha as leader of opposition in Parliament

Mary Navicha

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has abandoned George Chaponda and has now opted for Mary Thom Navitcha as the Leader of Opposition in Parliament.

The long serving DPP member Navitcha who is Thyolo Thava constituency parliamentarian will be the first female leader of opposition in the house of discussions.

Her appointment is coming as there is tug of war for the same position between Kondwani Nankhumwa and George Chaponda as Nankhumwa has been challenging his removal from the position of Leader of Opposition in Parliament.

Recently, Chaponda and Nankhumwa met at Parliament both on position of Leader of opposition to be part of the meeting of business committee in preparation for the 50th parliamentary session scheduled to commence on Friday 9th February 2024 where President Lazarus Chakwera will open the budget session.

On Wednesday, Kondwani Nankhumwa who who was expelled from DPP is the one who attended Business Committee in the capacity as leader of Opposition as Chaponda was sent back by the Speaker of Parliament Catherine Gotani Hara.

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