Chakwera says MCP squabbles are sponsored by political competitors

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has called for party unity, saying the problems rocking the oldest party are  sponsored by their political competitors.

Chakwera at an MCP rally in Ntcheu on Sunday

This was the first time Chakwera has indirectly commented on secretary general Gustave Kaliwo’s calls for party convention since his news conference on Saturday.

Speaking in Ntcheu on Saturday, Chakwera did not mention Kaliwo by name but he said external agents were fuelling the problems in MCP in order to destabilise the party.

Chakwera did not mention the elements but it is believed he meant the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

He, however, assured people that the party will come out stronger than ever before and grab the presidency from the DPP which he said has failed Malawians in all spheres of life from economy to corruption.

Chakwera also told the Peter Mutharika administration to stop arbitrary arrests of opposition members using state agents.

He said the opposition would not be cowed and intimidated by the arrests and harassment.

The police arrested sister to former president Cecelia Kumpukwe last week whilst the Malawi Revenue Authority pounced on vehicles belonging to Peoples Party vice president Kamlepo Kalua.

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Anyone given prominence on MBC TV is a DPP stooge and definitely after monetary rewards and Kaliwo is no exception. How come MCP or Chakwera are never given a chance on the same platform to defend themselves?

And MBC, are you never ashamed or tired of airing such boring and tedious interviews?

Chakwera is a genius and the guy has traits for good leadership. This guy has both wisdom and intelligence. Wise people do not just comment and react on any thing that comes and enters their rear. I like the way he is handling these enemies who thought they would destroy the opposition parties in Malawi through divide and rule principle. Am telling u these enemies will end up diving and start fighting themselves. I always get very surprised to see people who do not know God accusing someone who knows God. They show their ignorance of Christianity and spiritual things… Read more »
The Messenger

I think Malawians are used to political parties owned by a particular family. If a party is owned by people, the latter does a mile when given a chance to do an inch


who is fooling who?chakwera or kaliwo? kaliwo claims has mandate from the pple- 23 district committees endorsed the cause and here is the man called chakwera from a religious background and claims kaliwo has no mandate to call for convention.oh my foot! By the way, who is a learned fellow here, chakwera or kaliwo?


It is Cristal clear that those people u saw accusing Dr. Laz on MBC TV are sponsored by a party which uses divide and rule method but let me warn u that its not workable in this era u a just wasting time. More especially to u who a being used ur reputation is soiled for ever and u will regret. We a watching.

U evil guys answer me these simple questions if indeed you believe what u say about MCP and Chakwera, and if indeed u dont believe that its the works of external forces (DPP) at work. 1. Who sponsors the national MBCTV coverage for Chatinkha’ and Kaliwo’s agenda? 2. Why is the DPP led govt thru MBCTV only interested to cover whatever the Chatinkhas/Kaliwos say and never what Chakwera and MCP say? 3. Why does MBCTV never balance the the MCP story for Malawians to decide who omong them is evil? 4. Who is a true leader, one who deals with… Read more »
IF DPP is able to influence the affairs of the so called biggest opposition party then can you trust that party to lead a country? MCP is not strong as you insinuate it is one of those parties. Why does it fail to influence members of DPP in retaliation? if elected into government don’t you think the same things will happen where outsiders would be able to infiltrate into government systems? To be frank MCP president is pompous, nepostic and selfish when dealing with people in his party. He has replaced all people who were chosen at the convention by… Read more »

I don’t agree with you, it’s straight forward that DPP is taking advantage of resources it has to influence these selfish people to disturb MCP. Kwangokhala kudzikonda kwao. But God will help this country coz He doesn’t sleep.


Chakweraaaaa, simply you don’t qualify to rule the country…go back ku tchalitchi kapeeee.


This guy is not serious. how can he blame everything bad happening in MCP to external forces. ngati ukulephera kuthetsa timavuto takachipani toyambitsidwa ndi less than 10 people, will u be able to withstand the heat which comes when u r ruling? all the CSO’s, religious bodies, opposition parties,PAC and others will be putting pressure on u. But the goodness is that you will never rule Malawi. chakwera u r still in Ninive waiting for the shark to bring you back to the house of the Lord.

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II still look at the device and rule game. Mainly when you are so insecure and wanting to hold on to your position after weakening your competitor through the devide and rule tactic. Chackwera is right.


If the good Reverend thinks its outside forces, why does he not convene a meeting between the dissenters and his committee to resolve this. Otherwise he should get ready to lose in the next elections.

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