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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23 thoughts on “Jumbe flirts with DPP, gets MCP demotion: Chakwera drafts in Chimango in NEC reshuffle”

  1. mphatso mumba says:

    JUMBE MPAKANA KUVALA JEKETE YA M’BELO IWE NDIWE KAPEDI ETI,PITA KWA KAPE NZAKOYO SHATAPU!!!!!!

  2. Chamwini Kwawo says:

    Number 20

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

  3. 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.

  4. Kenkkk says:

    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 just go to dpp thugs. You will never be trusted again. They wanted to plant ntata in mcp but they failed. Now you Jumbe of all people, you have fallen to the same old evil dpp tricks.

    Dpp is in a campaign to destabilise and demonise all opposition politicians of significance and importance. Why and what are they dpp thugs fearing when they claim to be the most popular party and will rule forever, Amen.

  5. santana says:

    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 the votes were really rigged. Angoti cheteeee, ziiiii. Tell Malawians how the votes were being rigged, at what stage of the voting process was the DPP found it easy to rig, what were the party monitors doing when the DPP monitors were playing games? Tell Malawians you have all the time.

  6. Joseph Banda says:

    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!!

  7. Wadza says:

    Jumbe, you are practicing kindergarten politics.

  8. Nyapapi Mboma says:

    Telala watsopano Abwana? You llok like John Phiri

  9. Zondiwe says:

    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.

  10. BOKHO says:

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

  11. Patroits says:

    Shows two birds of the same feather roll together. It’s like sleeping with the enemy you know and Jumbes true allegiance lies there with APM you can see it written on his silly face. MCP has a foe within with Schizophrenia tendencies.
    2019 election will be very tough i agree with commentators even for APM and his crew no-one should claim a victory before the showdown.

    1. wanthu says:

      kubalalika kwa chipani chocnhi muziti mungalamulire dziko la malawi heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee God knows

  12. Kaliati says:

    Good move! chotsani nkholokolo za Dpp bwana, tazionani zavala blue!

  13. Patricia Kaliati says:

    Good move ochakwera; chotsani nkholokolo, otherwise, greedy people like Felix Jumbe akuonongerani chipani. Look anavala zovala za Dpp Last week pa msonkhano wa Peter mutharika. Ukuona ngati akupatsa uminister, ng’oooo! Ahlomwe amapatsana mipando okha okha, samalira….

  14. Jumbe undibwezere voti yanga, Had i known I woudn’t have voted for you. Go to DPP that’s the end of your political career.

  15. Ze Roberto says:

    One thing for sure is that politicians never learn. Jumbe political career will be shorted lived. He should have learnt it from the likes of Gwengwe, Binton Kutsaila etc. By the way, some people’s comments especially those that sound pro DPP are laughable. I mean can’t DPP supporters get ashamed of the most dull of the presidents Malawi has ever had? Do you DPP guys reflect? Instead of feeling ashamed of supporting a dolt you seem to to be satisfied with him?

  16. Kodi reshuffle imeneyi mmesa ndiyakalekale? A nyasa mulibe zolemba eti?

  17. Jumbe was a Dpp Spy in mcp and Dr Chakwera has done a good job to dermot Ferix Jumbe .my advice to mcp is to completely firing Ferix jumbe.

  18. Luton says:

    Jumbe akufuna ndalama – useless Jumbe

  19. Banduwell Norman says:

    Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk Mpaka kuchotsanso maudindo zomwezi abwana mudakali nfi moyo wachikale eti? Siyani zimenezo tipenye patsogolo basi kumuyamikira munthu ndikulakwa? Ndiye muchotsa angati? Pakuti enawonso amangokukondani pa maso kumbarikunso amakwela DPP.

  20. Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

    The last three paragraphs are revealing, and are really a challenge to MCP and its leadership: apparently, MCP are on the back foot, instead advancing towards 2019.
    These distractions will only add fuel to the belief that the Party has lost its luster. Like an animal on the run, MCP are making decisions on ad hoc basis, rather than basing them on best advice and evidence: How do most of these appointments line up with the individuals’ interests or areas of expertise?
    oChakwera thinks he can get away with unilateral appointments like these? This is NOT the Church, bwana, where challenges of opinion or interpretations are not encouraged.
    Obviously, certain people are being punished, for presenting views challenging the leader’s. Not the way to do Party politics, now “DC” – Dictator Chakwera.
    A welcome change would have been in the area of Party spokesperson! That would have been seen by the public as being more mature.

  21. Lazalo says:

    masaza achipani chotha kale like MCP kumachotsananso kkkkkk iwe chakwera takuwona kuchenjera kwako ndiwenso wa DPP eti? ukufuna uzatisiye m’malere kkkkkkk

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