President Joyce Banda is suspecting that the ongoing civil servants mass protests are a creation of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) interim leader Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika.
President Banda told seven of her cabinet ministers and party officials last night that her intelligence team has investigated that Mutharika splashed a whooping K100million to the leaders of the Civil Servants Trade Union (CSTU) to rise up against her administration.
According to one cabinet minister who attended the meeting, president Banda has therefore threatened to make the DPP pay for the huge embarrassment the civil servants have earned her government.
President Banda is said to have assembled a team, headed by Home Affairs Minister Uladi Mussa to “squeeze the DPP accordingly”
Other members on the team are PP’s publicity secretaries Homphmery Makande and Ken Msonda. Up their sleeve is smashing and torching of DPP vehicles and offices.
According to the minister, Banda is also suspecting that Mutharika and his DPP functionaries are responsible for the suprising raid of her Joyce Banda Foundation Schools by Chimwankhunda and Zingwangwa government schools learners yesterday
However, Mutharika trashed aside the allegations describing it as childish and retrogressive: “Let them produce evidence,”
And the Civil Servants Trade Union (CSTU) also dismissed the allegations describing them as “insensitive and immoral”
CSTU boss Elia Kamphinda-Banda argued that the journey to the currently strikes started during the Bingu wa Mutharika regime: “Therefore such allegations are out of place”.