Former President, Bakili Muluzi, has expressed disappointment with United Democratic Front (UDF) Members of Parliament who are announcing their resignation from the party to join the ruling party.
The UDF has seen some of its MPs, and independent candidates who rode on the party's name only to turn their backs against it in parliament.
Muluzi said yesterday on departure to the United Kingdom he was disapponted with Henry Shawa, one of the party's MPs in Blantyre who have since announced their resignation from the UDF to join president Bingu wa Mutharika's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
"What these people are doing is bad; it is betrayal at the highest level because people voted for them on the basis of their membership to join," said Muluzi.
He said that was the reason the party had refused Shawa's request for a letter purpoting that he has been fired.
"I can't do that,' said Muluzi.
On his part, Shawa denied writing the party on the issue.
"That is not true. The party may just be angry that I want development for my people. Bangwe (township), for example, remains under-developed," said Shawa.
Malawian MPs have a tendecy to dump their sponsoring parties on the grounds of looking for more development for their people.