Who said Malawi politics is full of family succession? The truth is not hidden from UDF, DPP and now People’s Party of President Joyce Banda. The President who has her sister Cecilia Kumpukwe as a top aide at State House has a number of relatives vying for parliamentary seats on PP ticket but she first started to campaign for son, Roy Kachale-Banda in Zomba Malosa on Sunday.
Roy, went unchallenged in the PP primaries, and is believed to be groomed by his mother for PP leadership role with the first step to become MP for the constituency her mother once served.
Addressing a rally at Domasi in the constituency, President Banda appealed to the people to vote for her as President in May 20 elections and also her son Roy as MP of Zomba Malosa.
During her speech Banda again hit at opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) president Peter Mutharika saying he was responsible for the violence that claimed lives of a civilian and a police officer at Goliati Trading Centre in Thyolo.
The President urged the Malawi Police Service (MPS) to investigate what sparked the violence and bring to book the perpetrators but clearly indicated they were DPP.
She claimed that a truckload of DPP supporters arrived at the venue where she addressed a rally in the constituency with the members allegedly carrying DPP miniature flags, stones and pangas.
Her statement came barely days after DPP presidential candidate Peter Mutharika asked her to withdraw her accusation that Mutharika attended a Catholic mass at a church near the venue where she addressed the rally in Thyolo East Constituency.