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Nankhumwa Defies DPP Old Guard, Skips Disciplinary Meeting

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The vice president for the southern region of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Kondwani Nankhumwa, on Wednesday, declined to attend a hearing summoned by the party’s disciplinary committee. This hearing was scheduled in response to a whistle-stop tour Nankhumwa conducted in Blantyre a week ago.

The committee issued the summons based on a complaint filed by the party’s deputy secretary general, Aaron Sangala. Sangala accused Nankhumwa of organizing rallies without obtaining permission from party president Peter Mutharika.

However, Nankhumwa, through his legal representatives, communicated that he cannot attend the hearing due to his busy parliamentary commitments. He has requested the committee to reschedule the hearing for a later date.

In the midst of these internal conflicts within the DPP, political commentator Sherrif Kaisi has expressed concern, warning that these ongoing disputes are negatively impacting the party’s prospects of regaining power in the 2025 elections.

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