Former President Peter Mutharika continues to be challenged within his party in a clear sign that the octogenarian is not in control of the affairs in the former Malawi ruling Democratic Progressive Party. The latest development emerging from the blue camp is that a faction led by Billy Malata is threatening to secure a court injunction to prevent an impending presser the DPP leader intends to have on 44% devaluation.
The looming court order follows an announcement on Monday by Shadrick Namalomba, Mutharika’s spokesperson, revealing that the party president intends to address the media this Friday regarding the recent 44% devaluation of the kwacha.
Expressing discontent, Fredrick Malata, Deputy Director of Political Affairs for the DPP, stated in a local media interview that it is regrettable for Mutharika to hold a press briefing while neglecting to convene a meeting with the Secretary General to address internal grievances within the party.
Malata indicated that they would pursue a court injunction against the press conference if the leadership proceeds without addressing their concerns.
“This is unnecessary and we are planning to obtain an injunction against the briefing,” he said.
Mutharika is being criticised left, right and centre for his out of taste retrogressive leadership.