BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-A bandwagon of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets led by Blantyre based notorious Mike Chitenje, popularly known as Bangwe 1, have waged a war against President Arthur Peter Mutharika’s bodyguard, Norman Chisale, wanting him out of the royal palace.
According to a video that has gone viral on the social media, Chitenje and his fellow DPP cadets are seen holding a meeting whose sole agendum is demanding Chisale’s immediate surrender of duties as Mutharika’s Aide de Camp.
“If the boss ( President Mutharika) loves Chisale, he should always leave him in Lilongwe whenever he is visiting Blantyre. Nobody, among us, wants to see Chisale anywhere near the royal family. In fact, we are not alone in this war, our counterparts in Mangochi, Liwonde and Zomba are also part of us,” Chitenje is heard saying in the video.
Sharing similar sentiments are the members of the meeting who are saying they suffered a lot of ridicule and physical battles when they fought for DPP’s victory.
The members describe Chisale as a greedy person who does not pick their calls or answer any of their correspondence, simply because he wants to enjoy the royal fortunes alone, yet his fellow party loyalists are out there languishing in poverty.
The video invites more questions than answers to who is supposed to hire and fire Chisale as a presidential security talisman.
Efforts to draw Chisale’s reaction to the allegations proved futile as his phones were out reach.
Chisale is unpopular among DPP files and ranks despite that he has been out and about doing charitable activities like buying meals and different items for street kids in Blantyre and financially supporting the construction of a church in his home district of Ntcheu.
Besides being President Mutharika’s bodyguard, Chisale is Director of Security at the State House.