Nankhumwa gets court injunction

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By Capital FM

Politician, Kondwani Nankhumwa, remains the Democratic Progressive Party – DPP Vice President for the southern region, at least until the court makes a contrary determination.

Nankhumwa, who has long been considered DPP President Peter Mutharika’s blue-eyed boy and heir, has recently fallen from grace following his alleged undermining of authority.

On Friday, the party’s Central Committee expelled Nankhumwa alongside Secretary General Grezelder Jeffrey, Treasurer General Jappie Mhango and Mulanje West legislator Yusuf Nthenda.

It followed the quartet’s apparent revolt against Mutharika’s choice of Francis Kasaila as Leader of Opposition in parliament instead of Nankhumwa, who got the nod from a majority of DPP legislators.

Lawyer Gilbert Khonyongwa explained, that  the High Court in Lilongwe has granted the four an injunction stopping the party from expelling them until both sides present their arguments in the coming several days.

Observers consider the in-fighting within the DPP, barely 3 months after its ouster from government, as indicative of the party’s failure to nurture a robust leadership succession strategy.

Meanwhile, Nankhumwa and other southern region party leaders are this afternoon set to hold a mass rally in Blantyre’s Bangwe Township.

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