By-elections: MCP triumph in Mzuzu, UDF wins Mangochi and DPP gets Zomba, Thyolo

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has reclaimed seats in Luchenza in Thyolo and Zomba Central Wards in the Tuesday by-elections which also Malawi Congress Party (MCP) winning in Mzuzu and United Democratic Front (UDF) triumph in Mangochi.

MCP president Chakwera with Councillor -elect Mlogera(L)

MCP president Chakwera with Councillor -elect Mlogera(L)

Malawi Electoral Commission (EC) is yet to make formal announcement, but unofficial results which Nyasa Times has seen show that  UDF candidate for Mangochi Msikizi, Oliver Tayubu has won with 428 votes.

In Luchenza DPP’s Hendrex Alex Supuni has won. In Zomba, Elia Douglous of DPP also won.

In Mzuzu at Chibanja Ward, MCP candidate Charles Mlogera emerged victor with 486 votes.

Alliance for Democracy (Aford) candidate Gibson Chisale came second with 458 votes and DPP’s George Manda trailed third.

Much as it was generally regarded a “free and fair” undertaking, presiding officers of the three polling centres said “voter apathy was a concern.”

According to Dave Kumwenda of New Jerusalem polling centre, the turn was “abysmal.”

Over 6,000 voters were expected to cast their  for the six contestants battling it in Chibanja Ward including Gibson Chisale of the Alliance for Democracy (AFORD), Esmie Jere of Umozi Party-UP, Ulaya Kaunda of (MAFUNDE), Gorge Manda of the Democratic Progressive Party-DPP, Charles Mlogera of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and Mike Phiri (Independent).

The by-elections in Mzuzu followed the death of Charles Nyirongo of the Peoples Party (PP). In Zomba, it was to replace Mayor Juliana Ntaja who died.

The polls were taking place in five wards of Khwawa in Karonga, Chiwanja in Mzuzu, Msikisi in Mangochi, Luchenza in Thyolo and Zomba Central Ward, MEC officials have said.

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94 thoughts on “By-elections: MCP triumph in Mzuzu, UDF wins Mangochi and DPP gets Zomba, Thyolo”

  1. SOTHINI MBWENUMBWENU says:

    Larger Malawian Population coming from the South and the Turn-out in the just ended ELECTION FOR COUNCILLORS l foresee DPP+UDF, 2019 they will form the NEXT GOVT.
    MY PROPHESY.
    OPPOSE ME.

  2. maphwiya says:

    DPP woyeeeeeee!!!

  3. Gamba says:

    Central+north 2014 MCP BOMAAAA! Quota kutheraso pompo!

  4. Jang'ala says:

    These results shows how strong Dpp and Udf is. No matter what it may come, Dpp and Udf r going to win the election again In 2019. Dpp woyeeee! Dpp kip on fire burning!

  5. big says:

    MCP kubwera

  6. Rift Valley says:

    Well done MCP. Thisis the beginning of the end for DPP in the North

  7. 2mbwe says:

    DPP kundimvetsa kukoma

  8. Mhesha says:

    FINALLY, Here are the official results:
    1. MCP has gained the vacant ward lost by PP in Mzuzu.
    2. UDF has retained their ward in Managochi
    3. DPP has gained the vacant ward lost by the Independent councilor in Zomba Central.
    4. DPP has retained their ward in Thyolo.
    5. DPP has gained the vacant ward lost by PP in Karonga.

    SUMMARY by Binomial equation:
    MCP+PP+AFORD+OTHERS=1
    DPP+UDF=4

    SOLVE THE EQUATIONS.

  9. Antchona was Banda says:

    MCP woyeeeeeèe

  10. Kaziwiziwi says:

    DPP, pliz if u trust UDF am sorry, the mighty MCP is slowly gaining ground!

  11. Nkhwanjee! says:

    Wena MMzuzu mwanifyula soni mwee, uku ndiko kukhala, after all Kaliati na Sanga wake, wangutuka chomene uko ku Mzuzu. Mwachiona charu pera, wena Mzuzu ndimo waliliri nthena. Check out! Bravo MCP!

  12. Nyovest says:

    During Bingu time by elections he swept all 6 seats including north, now pitala has failed to field ordinary ward councillors, Ati kunali chivomelezi, last time kunali njuchi, dziko kukukanani ili

  13. Nthumbetupe says:

    Literate people are not blinded by tribal or regional inclinations. Mzuzu with high literacy levels and Khawa in Karonga have examplified the benefits of education. You don’t have to vote in office some crazy maniac just because s/he belong to a political party of your tribe or region. If we all voted candidates on basis of competencies Malawi could have been on its way to prosperity. But this country is full of dunderheads who only think of plundering resources. There are too many medocres in strategic jobs who simply plunder resources and do nothing. The truth however is no society can develop under the auspices of mediocrity. All developed societies from time immemorial thrived under meritocracy. Our President being a scholarly professor should know this. It’s not how many tribesmen in my administration it’s how critical brains administration that will develop Malawi. If the criteria for job placement is tribe and region as is the case with our Cabinet we have another 300 years of poverty and underdevelopment. Trust me on this.

  14. Dada says:

    This is good

  15. nyasa says:

    Tumbukas in Karonga think like goats, they go in streets complain about Quota system, they come and vote for quota specialist, they have been reduced to examination cheats at university on a president podium and they happily vote for their attackers, they cry that Northern region is not developed and they still vote for those that shun from developing their region.

    I will never understand northerners and i feel ashamed to be part of low thinkers like these, you have one meals at hospitals, your children have been denied opportunity to be selected to good secondary schools, yet you still vote for your oppressors? serious?? It really a pitty!

  16. Fumu Mdolo says:

    Councillor is chosen not on political but developmental concious if the party misses creteria its over.2ndly By-elections are difficult due to voter apathy,candidates have to work extra harder to victory plus +++++ I can foresee DPP wining 80% North,35% Centre and 100% South because blaming the past and present on someone will not help All of us let us know the future is going to blame us as well. Sungilirani mazgo ghane. GOD BLESS MALAWI. MPOTO MOTOMOTO.

  17. IBRAEGO says:

    MCP WOYEEEEEEEE!

  18. Che Ngana says:

    Aaaaa Mukanati Muziti Chipani Mukutchulacho Chatenga North Yonse Its Worthy A Celebration Koma Ward Imodzi Aaa Flozen.Kumpototu Kulibe Eni Ake Ndikumene Zipani Zimakasewelerako Kuibulauza Minganya.

  19. Sapitwa says:

    Based on these results, DPP will win again in 2019.
    UDF and DPP will sweep the South with no single vote for MCP.
    They will get some seats in Center as is the case now. Karonga seat having been won by DPP is a strong sign that the North will be divided and that DPP will scoop a good number of votes and seats.
    DPP will make MCP cry again mark my word!

  20. Mathanyula says:

    Mathanyula will squeeze you particularly in south until until you repent. Politics is not spiritual issues. Even in north very shortly it will a no go zone for MCP.

  21. Bikiloni Nachipanti says:

    Kwachaaaaa!!

  22. Mbwiye says:

    2019 TIZIZATERO KUTI DPP YALUZA KOMA ITAWINA NDI 60%. PANOPA DPP YAWINA NDI 60%, UDF 20% NDIPO MCP 20% KOMA ZOSEKESA NDIZAKUTI MCP IKUNYADIRA KUTI YAWINA. DPP YAWINA KU KARONGA KWAO KWA A VICE PRESIDENT A MCP. MUTATI MUONE DPP YAWINA M,MIZI CHIFUKWA ANTHU OVOTA 2019 ALI M,MIZI OSATI MU MA CITY AI. UDF AMATI YATHA IJA IKUFANANA NDI MCP, POMWE CHIPANI CHAFA NDI PP NDI AFORD OSATI UDF. UDF NDI DPP 2019 BOMA KALE. AKACHOKA AMUSIILA NDANI POPEZA CHILIMA ALI PA TRAINING KUTI AZAWINE BWINO PA 2024. CHOSANGALASA NDI CHOTI A CHAKWERA IS A GOOD LEADER OF OPPOSITION MPAKA 2034 AKAZAPUMA A CHILIMA.

  23. Chigawaneni says:

    That’s a bonus for MCP. This is an objective analysis from a nuetral observer.

  24. bwanji kodi says:

    MCP YOMWEYO BOMA ILO KOMA 2019 KUCHEDWA CONGRATS MLOGERA! I LIKE THE PARTY

  25. spoke says:

    We hear that Karonga seat has been won by DPP, is this true? Nyasatimes tell us

  26. MULOPWANA says:

    MCP 2019 BOMAA!!

  27. Khawaz says:

    Kkkkkkk dpp paulendo 2019 anthu aku Mzuzu mumaitha MCP 2019 boma Chakwera woooooyeee

  28. Mlakho says:

    Atumbuka sasankha

  29. Jose' says:

    Nguluwe kuchepsa za anzache, Akagwira chiwala achita chokoka. That’s the way I can describe the Nyasa tumbukas. Are you celebrating a single MCP seat so glamurously making it bigger than the four seats that are to the rulling DPP +UDF seats???? Zochititsa manyazi

  30. MCP is the genuine winner. UDF and DPP made alliances for ward councillors. They were afraid of MCP. Dr Chakwera keep the fire burning. We want 2019 to be our turn. 2019 MCP booooooma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Alufeyo says:

    MCP will never ever win presidential elections kapenatu atha kudzawina presidential ERECTIONS.

  32. Byron says:

    This proves to everyone how true democratic northerners are.People in the south have a big problem of voting, they have too much tribalism and worship parties because of tribal lineage.This is the reason Malawi is not developing because wrong leaders from the south are elected at both presidential and parliamentary level.

  33. I think Malawians are stupid regionalists, tribalists, clanists. You think by winning or loosing the seats in wards anything will change? Since when? I have suffered in four regimes namely: mcp, udf, dpp, pp. Ndi agalu okhaokha. Ndinu opusa bwanji?

  34. nganga says:

    Zivute zitani tidzabelanso! in 2019. DPP woyee!fwefwefwe!

  35. Darton says:

    Well done MCP north will be for. MCP Again…………..

  36. Kadakwiza says:

    AFORD President must resign right now,and pave way for someone else to take over the leadership of the party.

  37. chiya says:

    zz junior, leave Tumbukas alone. U r stupid indeed. Infact, do u know kuti 80% ya mahule mumatawuni r from lomwe and yao belt? Mwana wa hule iwe. U really have a junior brain. ,,,,, pako. ndisadzamvenso ukutchula atumbuka.

  38. ndale paMalawi says:

    its obvious that UDF will sell its candidates to DPP..asatinyengepo apa!

  39. ngongoliwa says:

    My DPP. Bravo my party. You have done it again.Matheically 3 out 5 means 60 percent. We have something worth maphwevuphwevu.Winning in Karonga the home of maphwevuphwevu its not a joke at all.Elections have been carried out in two regions and my party has voters for winning. Really this DPP party is a national party Anyway overall passing rate is as follow:

    DPP 60 percent( 3 out of 5)

    MCP 20 percent( 1 out of 5)

    UDF 20 percent (1 out of 5)

    AFORD 0 percent( 0 out of 5)

    Mafunde 0 percent ( 0 out of 5)

    Chakwera was already warned that if you want to rule Malawi then stop calling people from south by different names like baby seaters, sleepwalking etc. This is south my dear. You have scored o 0 out of 3 in south.

    For north we will keep sharing it. MCP 25 percent and DPP 25 percent in north. Problem with you Chakwera you dont do anything in south at all.Fighting MCP herer in south is the same Shasha Masamba fighting Mtimaukanena. What a shiet battle it can be. We know that fighting you in center is a tough going but it can rated as a fight between Osgood Kayuni and Shasha Masamba.

    Now DPP has decide to be scoping over 50 percent in case 50 + 1 is introduced.

    AC

  40. mcp boma iloooooooooooo!!!! osati mbava izi zachabechabe

  41. Nganali kombweke says:

    The results show that DPP has amasses 60%,mcp 20%, UDF 20%,pp 0%.Therefore, DPP + UDF = 60% + 20% = 80% mcp + pp= 20% + 0% = 0%. Is the results show the true reflection of 2019 polls if the four major parties form coalitions come 2019 ?

  42. Beast Msonda says:

    When will MCP stop cerebrating lies? Last time I checked in May 2014, they cerebrated a victory that never was. They told the whole country that the won 76 MP’s hahahahaha. Yet the reality was that they got only less than 42 MP’s. The independent MP’s were in majority. Come to 2015 councilor by-elections, they are cerebrating for taking a single seat out of 5. They are building false hope for 2019 elections based on that single seat. They even don’t want to factor in the fact that in Karonga, they have thoroughly been beaten to the ground by the mighty DPP. How about in Zomba and Mangochi? Let’s not talk about Luchenza ward. Mmmmm with this false hope and complacency, now I think it is true that MCP will never rule Malawi again.

  43. mdk says:

    Simukuonana kuti a nyasa angokunyengezani akubisa za kalonga kkkkkkķ

  44. mdk says:

    Koma masapota a MCP ndinu omvetsa chisoni.kumangokhalila kuzinyenga ndi chala basi kķkkkk
    5 seats were up for grabs and DPP got 3 and MCP got 1 Koma mukuti mwawina kkkkkkkkķ

  45. Kavuluvulu says:

    ZAKHALA BWINO MCP yawina ku Mzuzu.

  46. NyasaBoss says:

    MCP BOMAAAAAA A CHAKWERA BOMAAAAAA!!!!!

  47. MCP was started in the north by Orton Chirwa. Let’s make the party strong here in the north. We are sick and tired of thieves from the south. Congratulations MCP.

  48. Okhrana says:

    Analyst and T/A Ngongoliwa, wake up chibanja was 4 jb, nanga karonga ndi southern region? Two: chiwanja is in the city full of achewa opanda chochita mmakwao. Check karonga? Anthu ozindikira and otsata who t help them osati zinazi hede

  49. chibwatiko mbekamachuni says:

    PP told us they will grab all seats where are they seats they have grabbed?

  50. CHIGAMBA says:

    MCP IS REFORMED

    PARTY FOR THE PEOPLE !!

  51. muukwaathuni says:

    people who support mcp are found of cerebrating lies ,whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy,Dpp has won 3 seats one in the north ,mainly in karonga where Mcp vice president comes from ,2 seats in the south ,one seat in zomba where jb comes from ,Between DPP AND MCP which is the region party ? check out in 2019 ,you will be surprised .

  52. Chimunthu chonenepa says:

    MCP won these by elections because DPP and UDF reclaimed their seats, MCP had no seat in these areas

  53. Bongo says:

    congrats Charles…..gud start for MCP

  54. vwapuwvapu says:

    Hahaahaha???? zachitikadi mmene zililimu? this is the image of tomorrow. jiiih.

  55. Bandanenge Ngulube says:

    MCP woyeeee

  56. T/A Ngongoliwa Mutharika says:

    MCP winning in Mzuzu should be bad news for any genuine DPP supporter.

  57. Novirhikana Kovahiwa says:

    Is Karonga in Southern Region?
    Narutah!

  58. Analyst says:

    The most significant outcome of this election was the one for Chibanja ward of which MCP has triumphed. So MCP has won the election. We don’t care for the Luchenza and Mangochi because we already know how blind the voters from these areas are like. Bravo MCP. Your are the party to support

    1. Beast Msonda says:

      How about the Karango one?

    2. Beast Msonda says:

      *Karonga

  59. jamie says:

    Mcp mcp mcp mcp boma

  60. harrinyah says:

    nthawi ya PP inatha…DPP woyeee

  61. duncanchibojola says:

    MCP BOMA

  62. KARU UNITED says:

    Resurgent MCP.

  63. Johnstoone says:

    Congraturations Charles! You deserve it.

  64. Willie Chimseu says:

    In the absence of APM campaigning for ward councillors its 3 out of 5 in favour of my party blue. Pepani inu a orange & open lock party as HE is on leave koma Msonda muleke kutokota plse nanga simwaona nokha?

  65. Beast Msonda says:

    DPP+UDF = 4
    MCP+AFORD+PP = 1

  66. mankhaule mlamu baaba says:

    Why voter apathy?? Pp nde yathansotu, olo mmodzi,hahahahaha, amayi ali ku holide kunja..

  67. dulla thokozani says:

    Koma zowona zachitikazi tiyeni amalawi tisithe ndalezakumalawi zachinyengobasi mr presindent kozani ziko wiphawi wavuts kumaliwi

  68. l knew gona take the seat CHARLES, congrates, lets be behind MCP for ever

  69. Nsapato says:

    The mighty DPP doing it again

  70. josophat says:

    So the DPP rigging Machinery was not at these centres? Waiting for its re-commissioning and mobilization of the machinery in 2019? With Uncle Saulosi and the Airtel infrastructure?

  71. Chawezi says:

    the mighty DPP has won in three wards in Karonga, Zomba, and Mangochi.

  72. Mbiyazodooka says:

    The victory for MCP in Mzuzu is an indication of things to come. Inu mumati MCP ni chipani cha chigawo chapakati mwagwa nayo. MCP 2019 BOMAAA!

  73. The real ujeni says:

    This is an indicator for 2019 general elections, MCP with aid of PP and AFORD will sweep centre and North, DPP with aid of UDF will take South. Now get your calculators.

  74. ZZ Junior says:

    Hahahah. Atumbuka why voting MCP? have you guys forgotten how MCP victimized people from the north? You have tyour AFORD there why not supporting it. Kuzikonda basi. Ask guys from the south, they cannot vote MCP.

    1. MSANA WA PETURO says:

      Tumbukas voted for MCP because they are not stupid and tribalistic like you and your colleagues who are called Lhomwes and Yaos.

  75. mlowoka says:

    see your party if it has future

  76. thyolo boy says:

    MCP ndi chipani chenicheni wawa

  77. phiriwaphiri says:

    SAY SOTHIING NYASA, HAD IT BEEN THAT DPP HAD LOST, NYASA COULD HAVE BEEN IN TOWN WITH DPP, IT HAS WON TWO SEATS, LOOK AT THIER HEADING ALWAYS PRO MCP,
    BALANCE UP YOUR HEADINGS REMEMBER YOUR READERS BELONG TO DIFFERENT PARTIES

    1. Mbiyazodooka says:

      Nothing wrong with the title of the story here. They are just emphasising where the real battle was not these other foregone conclusion wards. Next time you write the story yourself if you think you are better than Nyasatimes.

  78. Kanyimbi says:

    DPP+UDF zakwapula 3/5. Kusiya 2 kuti ena agawaneko.

  79. chakhalira says:

    Well Done Charles Mlogera and President Dr. Chakwera! This is the way to go! Go harder, Prepare the ground ndi Zotheka!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  80. MG 2 says:

    we are official resuits

  81. Nabetha says:

    Litmus test for Aford…

  82. Ngongoliwa says:

    A million thanks for Chibanja community. DPP forget winning a seat in the North come 2019. MCP govt in waiting

  83. Nyama Banda says:

    Tiyeni tigwirane banja wa nyithu see even in the Officers are the Chewas and Tumbukas dont give chances to Lomwes and yaos too much umbava

  84. Karonga Boy says:

    North&central Jst Merge For MCP Victory In The Next Elections!DPP kumpoto kulibeko chako.

  85. Kaka says:

    MCP Woyee!! Mzuzu that’s coming siza’DPP’zo ayi

  86. fisi says:

    mcp government in waiting gets one seat dpp to be ousted gov two seats, whch is the next gov? simple equation

  87. peter muthanyula says:

    The real winner here is MCP. They are making inroads in the North. Kwinako it was a given fact kuti alhomwe avoterana okhaokha. Nothing to celebrate here for DPP. Same for UDF in Mangochi, nothing to be excited about. Koma PP should start asking themselves the hard questions.

  88. Grivin Sauka says:

    Its crystal clear DPP is a party for the South. Malawians are sick and tired of this Party.

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