UDF spokesperson Ken Ndanga clearly has a rich and creative brain that provides answers to every problem he and his party encounter. In his diagnosis of why UDF keeps lurching from one trouble to another, Ndanga believes that there is a conspiracy both in heaven and on earth to throw UDF to the crocodiles in the Shire River. Now, that is the trouble of having too creative a mind because more often than not it spins out of control, hallucinates endlessly, and feeds on paranoia and conspiracy theories.
That UDF is a shell of a party that it once was is not because somebody has thrown the law book at the political organization. It is not because the Speaker of Parliament has invoked Section 65 of the Constitution. It is not because MCP and DPP want the party dead. The answer to the problems in UDF is unmistakably visible on the party’s very doorstep. The name of the answer is Muluzi. Or more broadly, the idea of turning the party into the personal property of one Muluzi or the other who does what he pleases with UDF. This has nothing to do with Section 65, MCP, DPP or people outside the party.
If Ndanga genuinely cares about UDF, he should focus his energies on real issues, not dreaming up some conspiracy theories.