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DPP Urged to Expedite Disciplinary Hearing Recommendations

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Four Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) senior members who include Kondwani Nankhumwa will wait indefinitely to hear the outcome of the disciplinary hearing conducted two weeks ago as the party is still working on the report.

The DPP disciplinary panel interrogated the party's presidential advisors Kondwani Nankhumwa, Cecilia Chazama, publicity secretary Nicholas Dausi and a senior member, Mark Botomani for leading an illegal national governing council (NGC) meeting, which the party stated it undermined the party’s leadership contrary to Article 6 of its constitution.

But after the hearing, both the disciplinary committee members and disciplined members declined to comment on what transpired.

The party' spokesperson, Shadreck Namalomba without indicating the date, said on Tuesday that after completing the report, the disciplinary committee will have to send it to the Central Executive Committee for the final determination.

"It's not yet, it is still work in progress. I have not been given information to state a particular date on when they shall be through with the process," he said.

Meanwhile, a political scientist, Victor Chipofya said the delay will affect the disciplined members on their next political move, further advising the DPP to sort out the issue quickly and focus on preparing for 2025 polls.

"It's the issue that brings about anxiety to the people that were being disciplined because they will be keen to know; do they still remain in the party or dismissed," Chipofya said.

He added, "and also time is of essence in politics, the longer the delays to release the outcome, the longer it will take for them to plan on their next political move."

After losing the 2020 presidential elections, the DPP has been in the intra-party squabbles as some members were resisting Peter Mutharika's desire to be the party's torchbearer in 2025.

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