Chakwera, Mia cheer up Gwanda Chakuamba

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera on Monday visited the party’s former leader Gwanda Chakuamba at his residence in Blantyre.

Chakweraand Chakuamba (right)

Chakweraand Chakuamba (right)

Chakwera was accompanied by fformer minister Sidik Mia heightening rumours that the businessman from the Lower Shire is joining the main opposition party.

Chakuamba in his heydays as a political guru was a Lower Shire giant and Mia is now regarded at the political kingpin of the Lowershire.

Pictures posted on Facebook show Chakwera greeting Chakuamba, who has been sick for sometime and the government sent him to India for medical attention for an undisclosed ailment.

The company of Chakwera and Mia should send shock shivers to Political competitors for the 2019 general election .

It has also been rumoured that Mia may be picked as running mate to Chakwera in the 2019 presidential polls as opposed to MCP Vice President Richard Msowoya.

The Chakwera and MCP communication team seemed to be playing this down as last week they posted pictures of Chakwera and Msowoya shaking hands, smiling.

Msowoya, who is Speaker of the National Assembly, has not accompanied Chakwera to the Blantyre trip.

Chakuamba recently announced at a rally he was now the ruling Demcratic Progressive Party supporter.

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19 thoughts on “Chakwera, Mia cheer up Gwanda Chakuamba”

  1. Mayo ine chipani changa kutha ngati makatani. My advice to Mr Msowoya is to join Jumbe camp period

  2. VYOTO says:

    ANY WINNING COMBINATION IN MCP IS MOST WELCOME.OUR FOCUS IN 2019 MUST BE TO GET RID OF NOT ONLY THE OLD(77 YEARS OLD IN 2019) AND USELESS PROFESSOR BUT ALSO THE MOST TRIBALISM PRESIDENT OUT OF THE FIVE PRESIDENTS THAT HAVE RULED MALAWI SO FAR.UNDER PETER MUTHALIKA, ELECTRICITY AND WATER ARE NO LONGER BASIC COMMODITIES BUT LUXURIES.TO GET A GOOD GOVERNMENT JOB ONE HAS TO BE A LOMWE DESPITE THAT WE ALL PAY TAXES.UNIMA REMAIN CLOSED, COST OF LIVING HAS BROUGHT UNTOLD MISERIES TO MALAWIANS YET THE INSENSITIVE OLD PRESIDENT CAN AFFORD TO WASTE OVER MK1BILLION ON HIS HOLIDAY IN USA!!!!!!!!! I CAN WAIT FOR 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS.

  3. Phwisa says:

    Mia is will replace Msowoya as Chakwera’s running mate. Msowoya wagwa nayo

  4. Apao Kugola says:

    So, anthu akumpoto samadziwa kuti ndiwodzikonda kuposa mitundu ya zigawo zina zonse mMalawi muno? It seems the adage is true that says: “Pride is the only disease that makes everyone suffer except the one who has it”.

    Mbite.

    Jwampiriu

  5. Wiseman says:

    Mudyereni Mia abambo a chakwera. Inu paja ndalama mulibe, a Msowoyanso ndalama alibe. Mudyereni mia basi. A msowoya limbikirani business other wise mwatayidwa chifukwa cha umphawi osati nkhani ya mavoti ayi. Masiku ano anthu amasankha VP wa cash wina askunamizeni

  6. lucas says:

    Southern region simafuna vice koma president.So even Chakwera atasankha Mia sangawine

  7. Bondo says:

    Chakwera has never talked good about Chakwamba . Shortly DPP in the the next coming 2019 campaign will be realising Chakwera s whatsapp messenges and voice recording he was talking bad about Chakwamba.
    2019 DPP will win the election . Mia is a not a kingpin in the lower shire .Mia family have a very bad name among the sena s .

  8. Chambe says:

    These are all tried and tested strategies for MCP when Chakuamba was its President. He won Lower Shire but still MCP was defeated that year. The well known fact is that we have regional parties with their die hard members. The party or merged parties with followers exceeding those other parties on regional lines will win in 2019.

  9. china says:

    Mr Chakwera if you pick Mia as your running mate then you have my vote.Nobody wants northerners to rule Malawi kudzikonda and sankho anthu amenewa.Chakwera and Mia woyeee

    1. shocker says:

      As long as a northener will not rule this country it will continue be the poorest country in this world. Anthu are people like like Mr China here who hate other tribes without and justifiable reason. Can you objectively show me why you say anthu aku mpoto ndiwozikonda and asankho?

      1. steve says:

        Really China’s thinking is very dwindled and tuned by these dimwits politicians who campaign along tribes and regions. Even if am a mang’anja/Lomwe, i do not subscribe to such nonsensical line of thinking. Why? It will take us nowhere. What have our ‘own’ mbuya’s and brothers we put in govt positions done for us? Not to give us free things but i mean what strategies hav they done so far to be proud of???

      2. aFAna says:

        ukudabwa chani

  10. Swaggah James says:

    Without doubt formidable leadership battle lines have been drawn in MCP, wasala-wasala. It is for sure Chakwera is carefully selecting carefully what he believes is a 2019 winning team. With the Mia as a centre of influence, I don’t see Kabwira, Njobuyalema, Jumbe (they are finished politically) and others to be counted as essential in the party. Let’s wait and see Mfana Ngwengwe, Uladi Musa, Kamlepo and the rest of former PP ex- cabinet and team consolidating their power around Chakwera in due course. To remain, politically relevant, my advice to Kabwira, Jumbe, Njobvuyalema and company is to swallow their pride, detach from MCP as they are dumping you and ensure the Central region as your political bedroom through synergising with other national political groupings which are weak in the central region and strong else where. Don’t allow Chakwera destroy your infant political careers, u have the potential to lead the country. REMEMBER; there are no permanent enemies in politics- as we have seen Kabwira riding presidential Jet with Mutharika from Harare to Lilongwe

  11. john mwanza says:

    For me Sidik Mia is not a power house as DPP is concerned THAN cHAKWAMBA because the Mia Family for a long time them being beneficiaries to political parties since independence has abused lower shire cattle farmers….Marl my words even ask Bakili Muluzi Sidik Mia is a non entity to Malawi politics… if not careful Sidik Mia will end up badly like Chakwera himself people are watching….dont forget he was with Joyce Banda and Bingu

  12. Mwenelupemphe says:

    Chakwera & Msowoya are rebuilding the party very well and Sidik is a big catch for MCP mikangano munayiponya ku MCP anthu enanu ikubwera ku chipani chanucho and simudzazimitsa.

  13. Jacob says:

    Mia is not a good person and Chakwera must be careful with him. Mia defected to PP while Bingu was in casket and in statement he said “iam joining PP becoz of JB has done to this nation” yet by that time she was not yet constitutionally sworn in as a president of the country. A Chakwera you face the same thing adzakusiyani pamtetete. komanso dont be cheated ask Gwanda he was MCP then DPP then RP and formed NRP. With these movements ppo from lower shire were furious since they were taken for granted they dumped him hence his end politically. Likewise Mia he was udf then dpp then pp and today mcp the lower shire ppo cant follow this person chooooooooose another one a chakwera apa mwagufa u will agree with come 2019. ndapita

  14. santana says:

    Chakwera is weighing the two politicians as who can give him more votes than the other. Has Msowoya got the whole support from the north to give MCP? Is Mia controlling the whole Lower Shire that he can give this number to Chakwera to win the 2019 elections? Chakwera should tread very carefully on this issue otherwise he can find himself running after two horses. If Msowoya will take this issue lying down, his supporters will take it standing.

    1. mudzalila says:

      When is this man going to die

      1. aFAna says:

        akuchedwa

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