Veteran politician Chakuamba joins DPP

Veteran politician Gwanda Chakuamba who retired from frontline politics on Friday announced his come back and revealed he will serve the rulling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Chakuamba made the revelation when he was given a chance to address the gathering at Nchalo in Chikwawa where President Arthur Peter Mutharika held a developmental rally.

According to Chakuamba, he has decided to join DPP as a tocken of appreciation to President Bingu wa Mutharika who directed that 81 year old Chakuamba be flown to South Africa when he seriously got ill.

“After hearing that you are coming here, I decided to come to give a special thank you to you Mr. President for serving my life by sending me to South Africa to receive medical treatment” said Chakuamba.

He claimed he still need to serve the nation and will do that by supporting the rulling DPP.

“At my age, the rest of my life I want to support DPP. And in 2019, I will do everything possible to make sure that DPP win all parliamentary seats in Nsanje and Chikwawa” he said.

Meanwhile, Chakuamba has coaxed all chiefs in Nsanje and Chikwawa to work with the rulling party.

Chakuamba served as a cabinet minister in various portifolios since 1960 under the leadership of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) in a one party system of government.
He was once arrested during the MCP rule accused of treason.

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