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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Sefuliya Supuni
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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.

MAJONI
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ASAZAKUBERANINSO ZISANKHO ANZANUWA!!

CHENJERANI !!

Tengupenya
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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… Read more »
mazira osasa
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Thats why the Agriculture parliamentary committee wanted to impeach him . He survived by 2 votes . He is a selfish fellow full of self esteem .

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

Greencardless Malawian
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Greencardless Malawian

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

kamowa John
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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.

gwamba
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Chskwera, next president. MCP woyeee!

peter
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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.

mankhaule mlamuu baaabaaa
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mankhaule mlamuu baaabaaa
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… Read more »
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