A kick of a dying horse? Nankhumwa takes DPP to court against his expulsion

By Chisomo Phiri

Embattled Leader of Opposition Kondwani Nankhumwa has dragged former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to court, against his firing from the party.

Through his representatives led by prominent lawyer Wapona Kita, Nankhumwa argues that the party did not follow proper procedures when the decision was being made.

Meanwhile, the matter has been slatted for interparte hearing on February 12, 2024.

Nankhumwa and APM

But speaking to 247 Malawi News, DPP Spokesperson Shadric Namalomba insisted that they did not follow rules to remove Nankhumwa from the party.

He said they are ready to face Nankhumwa in court to show him the right path they used to remove him from the party.

“We followed the party’s procedures and we are
ready to face him in court,”said Namalomba.

Nankhumwa and other senior members among others Grelzedar Jeffery, Nicholas Dausi,Ken Nsonda were fired from DPP for leading an ‘illegal’ National Governing Council meeting on December 6, 2023 at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lilongwe.

Since the court sanctioned June 23, 2020, presidential election, the past ruling DPP has been caught in the infigh, something experts say can end the party.