Jumbe not bitter with MCP demotion: Chakwera shakes up politburo

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) lawmaker Felix Jumbe has displayed sheer modesty when he pledged to support party president Lazarous Chakwera despite being demoted from position of Director of Campaign in the executive committee to second deputy director of strategic planning.

Felix Jumbe:  Demoted

Felix Jumbe: Demoted

Jumbe also stressed that he is not bitter with Chakwera’s move to drop him from Campaign post, saying he will support and campaign for MCP.

“ I am not bitter for having been dropped as campaign director,” Jumbe, who is Salima Central MP, told Nyasa Times.

“I will now concentrate doing my business and finish my PHD studies in entrepreneurship by 2018,” said Jumbe.

The MP, however, felt Chakwera has “dumped” him and Njobvuyalema.

Jumbe, recently reported to have fallen out of favour, has been replaced with Vitus Dzoole Mwale who is deputised by Mirriam Mzanda.

The former deputy at campaign directorate, Joseph Njobvuyalema, now deputises Tony Kandiyero at internal affairs where former diplomat John Chikago has also been roped in as the second deputy.

Lingson Berekanyama, who was director of research, has also been dropped.

Chakwera’s reshuffle of MCP national executive committee (NEC) has maintained vice-presidents Richard Msowoya and Mac Lombola as well as maintaining publicity secretary Jessie Kabwira and a youthful parliamentarian Ezekiel Ching’oma have as her deputy.

The MCP leader did not draft in party returnees Abel Kayembe, Sosten Gwengwe, George Zulu and Kalazi Mbewe.

Chakwera, who is also leader of opposition in Parliament, has drafted former speaker of Parliament Louis Chimango as legal adviser to replace Lewis Chakhwantha who has since been moved to head the youth committee, replacing Lobin Lowe who is now the party’s organising secretary.

New faces introduced into the NEC include former deputy minister of Finance Dr Cornelius Mwalwanda and former Blantyre City Central member of Parliament (MP) Eunice Makangala who served in Cabinets of former presidents Bingu wa Mutharika (deceased) and Joyce Banda under the banners of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and People’s Party (PP).

The party has also roped in Chenda Mkandawire from Alliance for democracy (AFORD) for the position of Second deputy director of elections.

The party has also elevated the senior veterans, Foloma Mwale, Mai Dinala, Mr Chisenga and Mai Nyachunga as NEC advisors to President.

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24 thoughts on “Jumbe not bitter with MCP demotion: Chakwera shakes up politburo”

  1. Sefuliya Supuni says:

    We can’t wait for Chakwera in 2019.All the rest have been time wasters in Malawi.We need somebody with the mindset to develop Malawi,not somebody conniving with thieves to loot taxpayers money to fund their useless parties.Tiyenazoni a Chakwera tilipo mbuyo panu.

  2. MAJONI says:

    ASAZAKUBERANINSO ZISANKHO ANZANUWA!!

    CHENJERANI !!

  3. Tengupenya says:

    MCP is finally positioning itself to become a listening party the NEC as head and the grassroots as the engine, body and soul of the party must be well connected through courteous and strategic top leaders as the neck of the party. If the neck is sick, the head may be useless to lead the body and soul. The engine may not even spark. Demotions are not good words, each NEC member has the same vote. Each NEC post thus have the same effective weight. As the party in opposition, your key role is ensuring government performs in crucial areas that are either being slowed down or altogether stopped. Among them, it is to ensure the state budget is implemented as approved by parliament, to safe guard economic freedoms and human rights, and to preserve constitutional order. The party must ensure constitutional offices perform their constitutional duties. Thus as opposition must in particular engage the state on completing cashgate prosecutions., on ensuring the ACB, THE POLICE, THE DPP, THE COURTS, PRISONS AND OMBUDSMAN are well resourced and are operating professionally and independent of political or other interference from state organs or political offices. As opposition leaders engage the state on the social policy and the policy outcomes in social economic status of the citizens across the country. Engage the state in analysis of state expenditure qua outcomes for the public. What does K1,000,000 expenditure of the government translate to in the livelihood of a farmer or villager in Marka, Nthalire, or Kasiya? What does it translate to for a primary school pupil in Namwera, Jenda, or Mgona? What does it translate to for a school teacher in Nkhamenya, Mzuzu or Muloza? What does it translate to for a single mother in Luchenza, Chikwina or Mtakataka? Then you would be of service to the people of Malawi, a worthwhile party in opposition for the citizens. ,

  4. mazira osasa says:

    Thats why the Agriculture parliamentary committee wanted to impeach him . He survived by 2 votes . He is a selfish fellow full of self esteem .

  5. Peter says:

    Gwamba iwe ukuti Chakwera next president ,president wache wadziko kapena wa kachisi?

  6. Greencardless Malawian says:

    I have a problem with Mr Jumbe, he is too talkative. Shut up for a while Sir!

  7. kamowa John says:

    MCP Keep it up.Ena basi sanje. Ma comment amene mukupereka angosonyedzerutu kusamvetsetsa ndi kutsamphudzira kwanu. Chakwera watani? Walakwitsa kusintha executive yake. Za uchisilu basi. More fire Chakwera.

  8. gwamba says:

    Chskwera, next president. MCP woyeee!

  9. peter says:

    Ndigwirizane ndi wina wake yemwe a ku zitcha Rass yemwe anenetsa kuti ziko lino silodzatukuka popeza timaganiza kuti social media ndi malo omatukwaniro anthu ena.
    Inu amene mudziwa za kafukufuku muliwuze dziko zoona ngati mwa aneneri a Mulumga ngati Yesu mtendere ukhale pa iye ndi Muhamadh mtendere ukhale pa iye ngati anasakhilidwa atumwi awo popeza iwo ndiwo ayamba kuchita mchitidwe wa ndale. komaso kusakha nduna zawo. Ndiye Peter Muthalika sanalakwirse kusakhka nduna zake komanso Hon Dr LAZARUS. CHAKWERA. chimodzimodzi. Musanapange Comment yanu muyambe mwaganizira ufulu wanu usapangitsw wina kuti asoweke ufulu wake.

  10. mankhaule mlamuu baaabaaa says:

    iwe chakwera uwona ngati ndiwe presidenr wa dziko kuti ukusintha ma undunaaaeeee hahahahaha, chifukwa choti peter anapanga reshuffle ya cabinet yake iwe watinso upange, wati aaa in exercising powers conferred on ………ndikuchotsa uyu kumuika apa kkkkkkkkkk hahahahaha , zapanga iwezo ndi za ku convention zosankha anthu okha mmaudindo, zoti malawi adzalamulilidweennssoo ndi the Most Cruel Party(MCP) sizidzathekaaa, mudzakhala olesa boba mpaka muyaya, bwererani ku ku mpingo mukalape ndikubadwanso mwatsopano nkuyamba kuthamanga ndi uthenga wa chipulumutso. Ada jumbe usadandaule bwerako ku chipani chankhanzacho ndipo tiye ku chipani chimene chili ndi khansala kapena mp mzzigawo zonse za mdziko muno, mwala wokanidwa umakhala wapanggggggodya, achakwera achakweraaa, ndaletu izi mmmmhh munthu wa mawu ake abwino oyenera pa gome ukulalikira uthenga .

    1. Do you know what you are saying?

  11. Alufeyo says:

    MCP winning the presidential election? Ayi ndithu unless it is presidential erection.

  12. ras says:

    How can you expect the country to develop while its people are uncivilized. Look all over the comments

  13. Willie Chimseu says:

    Conservatives not democrats. Unity,Layalty, Discipline and Obedience .kkkkkkkk not now not today the ever opposition party

  14. Kaphatenga says:

    Uyu ndiye Felix enanu Msimamudziwa amaulula zosafunika kuulula PHD kwaife mchiyani ?
    Sava munthu uyu, anakwatila kukenya kusiya mkazi amene wavutikila naye kuti afike pamene ali panopa. Enanu zoona mmamamudziwa akamalankhula on Air koma ngwaukali, gonthi, zayakunkhongo, lelo mzimenezi .Koma sikuti angatengele phuzilo kuti kulankhula lankhula asiye ayi!i!i. Umanyozatu panja anthu osaphuzila lelo wakumana nawo uphuzila azako. Azako PHD adapeza kale iwe ukuti ufuna udzapeze 2018 zambuyo zimenezo ansiyani basi mupitilize kuchulukitsa timbeuto uku mukukokela timaphuziloto bwana felix izi mndale not enterprenuarship.

  15. wilson shamie says:

    mcp.makadi,msokho wa chamwaka.no cad no entering into a market no boarding a bus without a cad.a pregnant woman should have two party cards.unless mcp apologise for the atrocities and slow motion development then malawians will vote for u .ask yourself why dpp has mps in central region and mcp has zero mp in south.start now to change and rebuild .2019 is not far

  16. captain says:

    Jumbe phuma lilimo kwambili u cant lead a party, akufuna kukugwilitsa ntchito a Dpp kuti adzakupatse ndalama udzagule anthu pa convention ukadzawina udzakhale weak contender unya uwona

  17. chakhalira says:

    We wish Jumbe the best in his PHD. It is better to concentrate on the PHD than hatch seeds of confusion in MCP. Please go well and there after join DPP.

    My Fellow MCP followers, let us join together in the fight of leading this country. All these parties from the time Muluzi took over, they only concentrate on stealing on the expense of developing our country. They always think of how they can plunder the government and make themselves rich in the shortest period time of their being in the office. Corruption after corruption. Billions after billions making our government poorer and poorer. MK1.7Billion, MK577 Billion, MK92Billion, MK5.5Billion, MK4.3Billion, Billion, Billions……………..
    Enough is Enough! MCP stand up, stand up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. John says:

    I APPLAUD CHAKWERA FOR SHAKING HIS EXECUTIVE. PEOPLE LIKE FELIX JUMBE IF LEFT UNSHAKED CAN EASILY DISTABLILIZE THE PARTY. IF HE HAD ISSUES, THE BEST WAS TO RAISE THEM AT MEETINGS AND NOT THROUGH THE PRESS! THAT IS INDISCIPLINE.

    ANZANU ACHINA GWENGWE, KAYEMBE, ETC AKUBWERERA KUCHITSA INU NDIPAMENE MUKUPANGA MATUKUTUKU. PITANI NGATI MUKUFUNA WHEN YOU FEEL THE HEAT, YOU WILL COME BACK!

  19. peter says:

    Musapangitse kuti Hon F.JUMBE. akhale ngati opanda nzeru chifukwa cha ma Comment. anu opanda nzeru. Ine ngakhale kuno kwa Ngokwe koma wolemkezeka Jumbe ndi munthu wa ulemu wao amalemekeza utsogoleri umene ulipo. Jumbe woyeee!!!! Hon Chakwera ndi mtsogoleri weni weni osatii cheujen. Apozafika zithu muzoko muno zafika poopsa kunokwa Ngokwe sugar tikugula MK600 papaketi imodzi apa zikusonyewza

  20. Lottie says:

    Zayambika. This is typical Malawi Politics – where any opinion contrary to the view of the leader is taken as a revolt. This is just the beginning. As we get close to 2019, many tables will be turned. Interesting.

  21. zatha says:

    The problem with church people is that they are used to dictatorship as they use the name of the lord to threaten people. If you challenge them they say you are challenging God. The President cannot change elected positions unless at a convention or national conference. These are not like cabinet positions and should be respected. Any interim change has to go the the National conference for endorsement.

  22. stephen says:

    we are realy rebuilding. we are on the right truck. let us now form / build structures all over. our mighty party 2919 boma!!!!

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