Gwengwe, Zulu return to MCP causing infighting

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is facing a mist of rumours that a reshuffle is looming in the National Executive Committee (NEC)where former Peoples Party (PP) vice president Sosten Gwengwe and George Zulu are set to be incorporated into the system.

Gwengwe: Rejoins MCP

Gwengwe: Rejoins MCP

Factions are said to have emerged in the largest opposition party.

Nyasa Times understands that Gwengwe and Zulu are replacing Felix Jumbe and Joseph Njobvuyalema as Director and Deputy Director of Campaign respectively.

The factions are divided on the decision by NEC to endorse the current president and leader of opposition Dr. Lazarus Chakwera as their candidate in 2019 general elections.

“Those who are close to the president feel that Jumbe and Njobvuyalema are campaigning for the party presidency and the party leadership is geared to silence them by removing the two from the NEC,” said a NEC member who opted for anonymity.

It is understood that during the party’s management meeting on Wednesday, Nyobvuyalema was asked to confirm if he is going to challenge Chakwera, a notion he denied.

Njobvuyalema could neither confirm nor deny the rumours of his intended removal from the NEC.

“I have not heard anything on the leadership’s intention to replace me in the NEC but there have been reports that am campaigning against our president Dr Chakwera which is not true,” he said.

Put to him if the return of Gwengwe and Zulu has brought confusions within the party, Njobvuyalema said:“That’s true because there are MCP Members of Parliament from the areas which the two come from.”

MCP spokesperson Jessie Kabwira refuted the rumours of infighting insisting that the Wednesday meeting was about strategizing for the by-elections.

“Let me tell you that the meeting was not for public consumption bu tbe assured that there was nothing like having someone to replace such a person in the NEC. We discussed elections strategies during the by-elections and that’s all,” she said.

Gwengwe and Zulu have been away from the MCP for a long time and they just came back to re-join the main opposition party two weeks ago during a function which took place at Kamwendo Primary School ground in Mchinji.

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mj boy
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in politics alot happens. Some good developments which occur, to others it z a threat. If one wants to contest against the president he or she z also regarded as a confusionist. Malawian Politics. Ndale zofuna kuthana, not bringing unity. These nomadic politicians should be left outside nec. It z a big mistake to incorporate them. Do u trust them. Shame on Gwengwe on hw he decampaigned Chakwera. I was not not happy with him.

Nathan
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Why are you fighting? During Elections, it is the number of votes which counts. So you must rejoice because Mr Gwengwe and Mr Zulu equals two more votes for MCP!

William makwama
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I like mcp

William makwama
Guest

MCP is good do not allow those who are fond of leaving the party anyhow as if we failure pliz let those guys be ordinary members viva MCP viva chakwera

kazeze
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SOTHINI MBWENUMBWENU, I CAT AGREE WITH YOU MORE AND I BELIEVE MCP WOULD NOT BE THAT NAIVE AND BE HOODWINKED BY GWENGWE AND ZULU

patrick
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Old age with old party. Inu mukhalila yomweyo mpaka 2024

Mabwi
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People, learn to be united.

SOTHINI MBWENU-MBWENU
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SOTHINI MBWENU-MBWENU

When rumor gets higher about the infighting in the mighty MCP, mind you even we the supporters start to get confused more.
If PP had won the General elections of 2014, these prostitutes could have been swallowed by the party. It lost, now MCP has become good.
Am not a politician and never do l aspire to be one.
Treat these guys as ordinary members.
MCP NEC is well set.

Koma Kumeneko
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Njobvu & Jumbe are representing DPP in MCP NEC i like Njovu he is strong man expreinced politician but he is using his strength wrongly as he is applying that against his brother, fellow LL son, neighbour Dr Chakwera which is mud and he will be finished politically take my words. Chakwera has got support he can win any fair political elections even if the election can be tomorrow APM cant win if Mbendera and Judiciary cant be there. Jumbe of MCP has shown he is not a politician nor is he a presidential material but he is technical crat… Read more »
Kachipapa
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Mcp will never rule Malawi… chifukwa nachi. Ndi chipani chopanda direction and the leadership is confused and disorganised

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