Chakwera should reflect on Kaliwo’s letter, say MCP’s South and East leaders

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Secretary General Gustave Kaliwo has received backing from the party’s leaders  in the Southern and Eastern regions for his no holds barred letter to MCP president Lazarous Chakwera.

Gustav Kaliwo:   Gets backing from South, East leaders

Gustav Kaliwo: Gets backing from South, East leaders

Kaliwo in a nine-paged letter, dated September 13, 2016 addressed to Chakwera, challenged the MCP president for his leadership style which has been a bone of contention in recent times.

Addressing a news conference in Blantyre on Saturday, MCP leaders from the Southern and Eastern region , heaped praises for Kaliwo for his  ‘political thesis’ to Chakwera.

They said Kaliwo demonstrated “maturity” to pacify the civil war in the party.

Kaliwo is “mature, experienced and most stable” politician, claimed John Chiluzi, Mwanza district chairperson.

He said MCP under Chakwera has “completely lost direction” hence the need to have an early convention “to put the house back in order.”

Chiluzi reminded that MCP Constitution empowers dictrict chairperson to call for a convention.

Machinga district chairperson Wiskin Nonyela appealed to Chakwera to reflect on the issues raised by Kaliwo in his letter and  act sincerely on them.

In his letter,  Kaliwo says it is worrisome that the party is involved in unending wrangles instead of being involved in rebuilding and rebranding.

He has also supported calls for a convention.

“Mr. President the current situation may appear desperate and indeed to some beyond rescue. I am, however, confident that if you do the right thing, we can come out of the present situation stronger,” he wrote.

But MCP deputy secretary general  Eisenhower Mkaka said the disgruntled district chairperson  “have lost the plot” and that they re exbiting “kicks of the dying horse.”


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This letter should be addressed to Kaliwo himself because he is CEO of MCP and its his responsibility to resolve such issues not Chakwera. Those District Chairs agreeing with Kaliwo are just afraid of District election and they are afraid that they will lose. Otherwise the letter is rendered useless.

Khombe Kay
The letter seem to lack the heat expected coming from a person of that caliber. First, I expected the letter from this office to take no sides in the wrangles at stake in the party but provide a sound and unbiased advice to all those concerned. I doubt if this letter has substantial grounds. Secondly, MCP should ensure that any member adheres to its principles regardless whether one is an MP or not. MCP cannot violate its principles, remember the 4 cornerstones, just to accommodate the three on the basis that they are MPs. That’s wrong! It is a threat… Read more »

Iam happy to see MCP entangled in its own brutal wrangle.Magazi a Gadama,Matenje ndi anzawo kuwira mu office. This will carry on till the final nail on the coffin in 2019. Ife ndiye tinayimba nyimbo kale mu 1993 yakuti: ” Ndatopa ndi Kongelesi; Ndatopa ndi Kongelesi” Lero Chakwera ndi uyo; mwatopa naye kale 2 years zokha.Bola Ife Kamuzu tinatopa naye after 12 years thus by 1976.

Inenso Wa MCP

But MCP is still there whilst UDF is gone after being in govt from 1994 to 2004. The strength of MCP in in its people

Imraan Sadick

Oooooh my Party, where did this Chakwera guy came from??


You have never been MCP Imraan. Your UDF is in tatters and you want to pretend to love MCP. We don’t want you, Our Chakwera is enough

I very much doubt the sincerelity of Kaliwo in his letter. He seem just to be a frustrated man especially knowing that the coming in of Mia will render him irrelevant in the South. You cant build the party by cringing to the status quo. MCP needs new thinking and that will only come by coopting new members from other regions especially in the South where the party has performed very poorly. It is a fact that the outcome of the last convention favoured candidates from the centre hence a deliberate approach was needed to balance up the spread of… Read more »
Yes Chalo I agree with you and I am MCP. You see Chalo in a self assessment Kaliwo compared himself with Mia and felt inadequate. In a stylish crookedness Kaliwo made it look like he is trying to help the party. The whole MCP saga borders on regionalism. Suddenly influential southern politicians sees Peters failure as a threat to the South’s grip on power. If the trend of failure continues which seem likely, then something needs to be done to stop Chakwera by all means. I don’t think Peter is to blame for this saga. He is too stupid to… Read more »
Binnwell Kachikopa
Indeed these are kicks of the dying horse, let others including the youth try, you are 80+ but still clinging to those posts. What we are saying is all what Kaliwo is suggesting is not wrong, but why did him as a secretary General of MCP failed to meet Chakwera face to face? He talked of Chakweras personal security blocking him WHY? DOES he mean all these last two years he had been on that post samakumana ndi Chakwera? Why is Kaliwo behaving childishly and especially now when DPP wants to destroy MCP? In conscience things must get connected and… Read more »
Kaliwo has already received a couple of millions from the DPP on a mission of destroying MCP so the DPP can continue in power come 2019 by having a weak and unpopular MCP president instead of our Laz. The South are so nepotistic that they cannot stand having someone else from a non-south to be state president. Kaliwo why did you give your letter first to DPP cadets before presenting it to our Laz? why MBC? what was your motive, it is not to show your financier (corrupt DPP) that you have fulfilled your plea of contributing towards destroying our… Read more »
if it is true the SG is working for another party, of course it will be the other party that will get his communication first. whatever the case may be, the Congress must seriously reflect on its demonstrated penchant of entrusting unconstitutional powers to appoint members of NEC it could not elect at its last convention for lack of time or for want of early sleep in the person of its new president. This is childish or laziness or a demonstration of lack of transformation. Get back to the convention and complete the business of electing the NEC members. You… Read more »
Cash Gate

momwe adakhalira pa mpando kuli angwazi, tatopa nanu komanso chipani simunachithandize kuti chichite bwino ku south, dziwani kuti ndinu olephera, tikufuna anthu ochikonda chipani osati ongokhala ayi, inu kapumeni anzanu achiteko.


mind you, we are watching your household battles and we are trying to decide if you are worthy our votes.

Am not MCP or otherwise. But what buffles me is that Kaliwo as a secretary general was the closest man to chakwera. Why did he not raise the issues at their executive meetings and resorted to take an informal way of doing things. Secondly, if you say Kaliwo has been MCP to the core, isnt it the same man who was the ACB director during DPP? Is it not the man who was boot leaking the DPP czar? To say the truth Kaliwo is just a fortune seeker, with no principles at all. He thought MCP would win the 2014… Read more »

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