Jumbe flirts with DPP, gets MCP demotion: Chakwera drafts in Chimango in NEC reshuffle

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has demoted Salima Central MP Felix Jumbe from his position as campaign director to an obscure position of deputy director of Strategic Planning in a National Executive Committee (NEC) shake up.

MP Jumbe meets President Mutharika

MP Jumbe meets President Mutharika

Jumbe is reportedly being in bad books with MCP leadership for politically flirting with ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

The demoted  legislator  last Friday backed President Peter Mutharika’s conviction that no one died of hunger during the acute food shortage period whilst Chakwera believes some Malawians died of hunger.

Chakwera has also drafted in new faces from former government Peoples Party, Joyce Banda’s cabinet.

Former Speaker Louis Chimango has bounced back in front-line politics as legal advisor. Chimango is one of the few remaining politician in Malawi as he served in Kamuzu Banda’s cabinet in the 1980s.

New faces in the NEC are former Finance minister in Joyce Banda’s cabinet Cornelius Mwalwanda and former Labour minister Eunice Makangala.

Missing on the list are MCP’s confessed political prostitutes Sosten Gwengwe, Abel Kayembe, George Zulu and Kalasi Mbewe.

Chimango replaces Lewis Chakwantha who will now head the youth committee replacing Robin Lowe who is now tasked with the job of organising party meetings as organising secretary.

Vocal MP Vitus Dzoole Mwale replaces Jumbe as campaign director deputised by former journalist Miriam Mzanda. Mzanda replaces Joseph Njobvuyalema who heads to International Affairs directorate headed by Tony Kandiero and Njobvuyalema becomes first deputy director and former diplomat John Chikago is Second Deputy.

Critics however say the changes might not make huge impact as the party prepares for the 2019 general election which people predict to be tough.

President Peter Mutharika has pledged to put the opposition political parties in the opposition for the next 20 years saying this is the place where they belong.

It is now up to the opposition to come out fighting democratically to dethrone the DPP led government at ballot box; it may not be easy though.

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Chamwini Kwawo

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But he lost to Chakwera during the Convention. He is somebody who is just arrogant for nothing.


I just like Felix Jumbe…his politics is smart…..if we had people of Jumbes calibre politics in Malawi would be a beautiful career. Ndale si udani abale we differ on ideologies osati kusamwerana madzi…kumakhala ndi ma Bp za ziii….we first have to think seriousness ya pa chipani imeneyi ikanakhala kuti timawawidwanso choncho ndi uchimo dziko likanakhala bwino ili….koma tingoipidwa ndi Jumbe osati zolakwa zathu… Jumbe amanena chilungamo…he verified ku ma reserves and chimanga chinaliko inu mumafuna anene kuti kunalibe?.. For your information Chakwera akumudziwa bwino Jumbe kuti ndi asset thats why amangomuona ndipo sangamuchotse.

Traitor Jumbe. Just go to dpp thugs, don’t spoil our party. You are one of the moles planted by dpp in mcp to confuse and cause trouble. Well done Laz for removing this traitor spy from a very sensitive job of campaign director. He was just passing all mcp sectrets to dpp. Actually just kick him out. We don’t want prostitute corrupt politicians who can be easily be bribed by dpp. Jumbe, you were doing very well and now this. Mcp is bigger than anyone individual, so you just have to swallow your pride and serve mcp wholeheartedly or else… Read more »
How many days can pass before a person dies of hunger? Where can the victim’s neighbours be in all these days of affliction? Hunger is there but have not reached the extent of killing a person. Can Chakwera bring medical evidence from any hospital to back his claim? Wise people like Jumbe can not fall into these open lies. This is the same lie the opposition told Malawians that the votes were rigged. With all the chances in all the rallies ever conducted after the 2014 elections no party leader is coming with concrete evidence to convince the voters that… Read more »
Joseph Banda

Kodi ndimayesa MCP reshuffle idachitika 2015 and the photo seems to be in April 2016. Inu a #11 ndiwonse akaoplo a Satan, imvani izi: Jumbe was wearing Blue cap because the function was to do with Water, which the world over is sky blue. The function was a government one the funding of which was approved by Parliament. Koma nthawi zonse kumangoganizilana zoipa. You want an MP like Lunguzi behaving like a mad dog. What a shame!!


Jumbe, you are practicing kindergarten politics.

Nyapapi Mboma

Telala watsopano Abwana? You llok like John Phiri


Jumbe behaves in a immature manner, and does not seem to know what he wants.
Such people are dangerous in political circles.
One needs to be there for his/her friends, and not always stabbing the very friends in the back.
If Jumbe likes DPP, let him go to DPP and not cause unnecessary problems and funny queries in MCP when really he is a DPP plant, set out to distabilize MCP.
In fact, the best that President Chakwera can do is to relieve Jumbe of his positions completely. Jumbe is unreliable.


1 NDI 2 Chitsiru garu kagwere uko kape iwe ngati akutuma ufera za eni.

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