BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—Hip-hop artist Penjani Kalua, popularly known as Fredokiss in music circles, has joined Tonse Alliance partner UTM, a party which is led by the country’s Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima.
Speaking to the Nation online on Wednesday, Fredokiss said he decided to join UTM because it is a safe space for new generation ideas.
In a statement, UTM party has announced that a ceremony to welcome the hip hop artist into the party is set for Thursday, December 31, at Zingwangwa Youth Centre in Blantyre.
He will be welcomed into the party by UTM vice-president Michael Usi and party patron Noel Masangwi.
Fredokiss’ first experience with politics was last year when he contested for the position of Member of Parliament for Blantyre City South on an independent ticket. However, he lost to the incumbent Noel Lipipa.
Freddokiss was recently fighting court battle in which he was accused of giving handouts to voters at Mlowe in Rumphi district on the material day of the court-sanctioned Fresh Presidential Election that took place on June 23, 2020.
However, the state temporarily withdrew the case as they had insufficient evidence at that time to substantiate the case.
Fredokiss is a son of veteran politician Kamlepo Kalua.