Lilongwe Council members walk out of meeting in protest against 2 defectors

Lilongwe District Council councillors have protested against the recent defection of opposition Malawi Congress Party  (MCP) councillors to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) by walking out of council meeting.

Chaziya: Councillors should not be political prostitute

Chaziya: Councillors should not be political prostitute

Two councillors from Lilongwe Msozi south recently defected to the DPP amid revelations that the ruling party used money to lure them into defection.

Local Government Association Chairman Samson Chaziya condemned the defections.

“Councillors need to respect parties that sponsored them into the council. They need to respect the people that voted them into. Power through their respective political parties,” said Chaziya who is a de facto chairman of all councillors in Malawi.

Political scientist at Chancellor College Joseph Chunga said there is need for law that should bar councillors from being political prostitutes.

Members of parliament are barred from jumping from one political ship to another through Section 65 of the Republican Constitution.

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7 thoughts on “Lilongwe Council members walk out of meeting in protest against 2 defectors”

  1. Phwisa says:

    MCP councillors you dont there is freedom of association otherwise Chakwera would not have been in alliance with PP and Aford. More will still defect

  2. mzaliwa says:

    ku nkhotakota south councillor wa linga-sani ward tobias banda adatuluka PP ndikulowa MCP palibe chomwe chidanenekapo…a chaziya bwanji osapanga action popeza adalowa chipani chanu cha MCP?

  3. Mmalawi says:

    Some people never learn. Unless you don’t want to be in the chambers again after next elections, you wouldn’t be defecting at any cost

  4. KUNO KU GWERU PRISON says:

    MCP YALOWA MBOLA.
    KUGULIDWANSO ??,
    UMPHAWI WABVUTA
    FODYA WABVUTA

    AZAKUBERANINSO
    ENIAKENU
    NDINU ZITSILU
    WOKONDA NDALAMA
    ZACHANGU CHANGU

  5. Victim Sankho says:

    Lilongwe City Council is rotten. Better now that the Directors of Finance and Engineering are on suspension. The suspended Director of Finance, Sibande, is all out buying investigators of his financial malpractice to influence the outcome of his case to his favour. He should be watched. He is the most cunning and corrupt person in our offices here.

    One wonders how he owns 8 plots in Lilongwe – 1 in Area 43, 3 in Area 47 (including annexing and fencing of Chigoneka old grave yard near Chigoneka CDS School), 2 in Area 49 towards Shire which he has completed as shops, 1 in Area 25 (sold) and 1 in Area 12, just to mention a few. Some of the plots, he sells out to foreigners after fencing. In addition to plots and houses, he has, of late purchased, 3 used trucks and 2 coaster buses in addition to a fleet of new small vehicles. Obviously all these are dubiously acquired and not bought using his salary.

    He managed to get discharge last time after being imprisoned on the same financial theft charges and returned to the city by the help of his relative, the former vice president Khumbo Kachale. This information is being provided for the love of our nation by some of us working at the city for sincere investigation. Sibande is all out during the night trying to temper with the investigators. Those investigating him should be watched carefully.

  6. Joseph Banda says:

    WHY THEN MCP ALLOWED THE INDEPENDENT DEFECTORS TO BE IN THE MEETING? Those independent MPs left their independency and joined MCP, and the Nyau dancers see this not a problem. YOU WILL NEVER RULE MALAWI.

  7. Mpipi says:

    Chuck the defectors out even if it means using nyau. Tiona phwetekere akapsa

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