Mutharika is buried with the flag; Is DPP next?|
The flag which has now been declared redundant has a full sun which appears like a blue sun from distance to signify the DPP colours.
With the amendment to the bill it follows that Malawi can now revert to the old flag with a rising sun and Black, Red, and Green strips.
Most Malawians have welcomed the flag with poetic acclamation. Writing on his facebook, Mzondi Lungu welcomes the flag in a poetic eulogy, saying, "
Ironically, MPs who voted in support of the Protected Flags, Emblems and Names Amendment Bill on Monday previously touted the change of the flag when Mutharika was arrive.
Some Malawians, like the blogger, refused to carry the repealed flag as part of civil disobedience.
It sums up assertions that Mutharika, a close partner Robert Mugabe, was leading Malawi with an iron fist.
But Malawians are also questioning the credibility of Malawian MPs regarding who they truthfully represents, as others are calling for the recall provision which will see electorates calling MPs who lose popularity.
As questioned by one of the youth social activists, Mandela Mwanza, "I'm finding it hard to be impressed by the same idiots who changed the flag changing it back.I've missed that rising sun though. The dawn of hope for Africa like it was meant to be. Almost a proud again Malawian".
However, Facebooker by the name Di Jinke questioned the logic of changing the flag at this time that Malawi is facing so many economic hardships. "Are we sure bringing the old flag is a priority NOW?Just wanna know..." asks Di Jinke about the decision which might appear to be costly.
This blogger joined others who advocated for the change of the flag.
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Other analysts have predicted that the family based party now being headed by Peter Mutharika, Bingu's brother, might be disbanded during a convention slated in October where participants will agree to deregister it.
This is particularly that most people who founded the party such as Gwanda Chakuamba, Joyce Banda, Uladi Mussa, Zikhale Ng'oma who was Bingu's right hand man are no longer members. As signatories to the pact which formed the part, such members can challenge continuation of the DPP as a political party which they helped found. This can imply that DPP can be challenged to field a candidate during the 2014 General Elections.