Analyst slams politicians over defections

Renowned political analyst in the country, Mustapha Hussein has said the defection of political veterans to the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will not have any impact on the 2019 polls.

On Sunday the DPP received four political old-timers namely, Ken Lipenga, Henry Phoya, Brown Mpinganjira and Rev. Daniel Gunya during its political rally held at Lunzu primary school ground in the city of Blantyre.

Commenting on the move, Hussein said this will not add any value to the party considering that they are recycled politicians.

“I can’t give a benefit of thought to this since all the politicians are just being recycled from one party to another,” said Hussein, a political science lecturer at Chancellor College.

Hussein also highlighted that it could have been better if the party had open its doors to young people so as to have fresh ideas from the young generation.

“At least we need fresh blood in politics, most of these politicians have been there since the advent of multiparty and some have even served the one party government,” he said.

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