MCP chairpersons challenge Chakwera

Four chairpersons of main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) have challenged their leader Lazarus Chakwera, stopping him from making appointments and holding meetings.

Chakwera with MCP veteran Mai Dinala

Chakwera with MCP veteran Mai Dinala

In a three page letter, the chairpersons accuse Chakwera of nepotism and lacking skills to tackle administrative issues in the country’s oldest party.

The chairpersons, Stowell Gondwe, Bauleni Mkweza, Baza Kaunda and Abi Jana say Chakwera has vested more powers in what they called party management instead of the national executive committee which they say is flawed procedurally according to the MCP constitution.

They say they have brought the issue to courts.

Party spokesperson Jessie Kabwila said she has received a copy of the letter and identified the four as bonafide regional leaders of the party.

“This shows there is intraparty democracy in MCP. The party administration is working on these grievances. Issues they have raised are worth our attention, issues of nepotism are very serious, we will definitely respond,” said Kabwila.

She said top party officials will soon meet to address the issues raised by the four chairperson.

Kabwila would not give time frame as to when the party will give the chairpersons the feedback on the matters they have raised.

Among other issues, the chairpersons accused Chakwera of being slow in responding to important issues affecting the party.

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32 thoughts on “MCP chairpersons challenge Chakwera”

  1. Namila says:

    Kodi amai awa alipobe?

  2. RonnexTed Kayira says:

    AMalawi dekhani mitima m,tsaiware kuti inuso m,zafuna kutsogolera chipani kapena dziko mabvutowa inuso muzakumana, nawo m,makondakukolezera moto cholinga chanu nkufuna utsogoleriwo koma ngati mungautenge zimene munga zazione ndizimene mukuzipanga panopa m,tsayiware kuti pali mau oti chaona m,nzako chapita mawa chili pa iwe.ndale sikukokana kokana ai, koma kulolerana.

  3. dj vee says:

    God will be with u chakwera as always

  4. Godrich chirwa says:

    Achakwera ngati anachoka mmanja mwa YAHWE palibenso chabwino chimene angachichite chifukwa komwe kumachokera madalitso anzeru ndikomwe anakana ,palibe chilichonse cha nzeru chomwe angachite koposa abwerelenso mmbuyo akagwade ndi kukalapa tchimo MULUNGU wathu ndi wachifundo ndipo akawakhululukira ,kodi inu simukudziwa kuti mwafanana ndi yona MULUNGU akukutumani zina inu mukupanga zanu pepani muganize kawili kapena katatu uku mwapita kulibe tsogolo lanu ndilimene mwalisiya mmbuyo pepani zimachitika oyamba kuchimwa siinu ayi mumadziwa za ukulu wake ndi zisoni zake mukudziwa inu mgonjereni mudzaona m’banda kucha waYAHWE zikomo

  5. Dr. Chakwera is the man who holds keys for MCP to go back into gvt. Do not listen to those who are always used by dpp to disturb other parties

  6. davie says:

    kkkkkkkk ngati analephera kunyendesa mphingo wa assembles ndeangakwanitse kuyendsa dziko kkkkk chakwera mwalephera ndichipani chomwe

  7. kalipinde says:

    I congratulate Kabwila for recognising concerns from MCP leaders. These are genuine concerns. One remaining problem is now with supporters. until when shall you continously drag other party’s into MCP instead of correcting the identified problems rocking the party. try to iron out the aired problems before 2019. Litmus test are recently conducted bye elections. how the party faired. If the answer is good therefore drag other party into MCP. The problem is that MCP is working on assumptions which is not healthy to politics. It seems MCP is lacking machination to drive politics in other regions because of assumptions. MCP is lacking people with zeal to study politics of the country. Malawi politics is not well associated with education. look at recently conducted by election how prolific Executive Comittee of the party was in conducting campagne. MCP doyou expect Professor, Doctor and Baccalauréat leave their posh beds and conduct campaigns food for thought for the party. I most of those appointed people in the Executive are there positioning themselves not to save the party. There working on assumption.

  8. BWANONI says:

    @ IMRAAN SADICK

    CHONDE USALOWELERE ZA MCP ! I THOT U ‘RE UDF ……
    ANYWAY I CAN’T BLAME YOU , BUT THE VAGI.. THAT BROUGHT YOU ONTO THE EARTH

  9. Limwado says:

    Kuma changamuka amalawi iyeyi Kabwilayu ndiyemwe wawa popa ma chairmaniwa

  10. Semani says:

    We Malawians we have a big problem we treat our leaders like God there for don’t expect them to respect us, that’s why Malawi is like this not technologically

  11. Felix Jumbe for Presidency—Chakwera watilephera amangwetu

  12. 2019 boma Dr Chakwera wina. Afune kaya asafune

  13. Am very happy and Satisfied with your response Mam kabwira. Maturity and experiences at. Its best

  14. Kumtima Solowana Gulemmakoko says:

    Kabwira is not a true MCP member. Kabwira joined MCP for hidden agenda. Kabwira’s father was one of Kamuzu’s victims. Kabwira controls Chakwera and this man of God is blank and has no idea as to who Kabwira is. Why should the top MCP meetings discuss the issue instead of providing a platform to the four officials and hear more behind their letter. Kodi chakwerayu pano akupemphera kuti? Asemulezi yomweyo? Kodi chichokere pa mpando waku mpingo zinthu zikuyendabwanji ku mpingoko. Koma congress zowona kugulitsa kwa munthu wothawa malumbilo ake, kusiya anthu ngati oChimango, padera. Chimango ndiye pulezidenti weniweni. Chakwera adabwera ku congress chifukwa chofuna u pulezidenti wa dziko osati kukonda chipani ayi bodza.

  15. kondwani Mwafukirwa says:

    Kabwila you are really grown up now.
    Am pleased with your response

  16. kapolo wamkulu says:

    This is what we call democracy people should speak out and their voices heard and addressed. this party is heading to the right direction now not these others that all the powers are vested in one family or one person like personal business. viva kabwira viva MCP

  17. salador saan says:

    zipani zayamba kutha chimodzi chimodzi, udf, pp, mcp…..

  18. Achimidzimidzi says:

    I thought your immediate response would have been disowning these people. Thanks that you identified them as your members and the issues brought to you are important.

    However,we don’t want to hear that these chairpersons are expelled from the party.

  19. kesi says:

    Tikudziwa zonsezi ndi maplan a DPP kufuna kubweretsa mpungwepungwe mu zipani za anzawo basi bwanji pa central region pano palibe nkhawazo. DPP at its best cholinga kupangitsa attention ya anthu yipite ku zandale osati kimavuto anu anjala, fertilizer wa makuponi, kusowa kwa chitetezo ndi zina zonse zija. Musiyeni Chakwera timadziwa kuti simugona naye tulo. Kayendetsani chabe dzikoli chifukwa ino sinthawi ya kampeni ayi tamangosovani mavuto mukuwaonawa.

  20. Mphongozidana Ndau says:

    Inenso ndadabwa kuti mai Jessie Kabwira amadziwanso kuvomereza zinthu zikalakwika ndi kulankhula mofatsa chonchi. This is indeed maturity in the MCP. MCP 2019 BOMA !

  21. lilongwe people says:

    Ifeso timadabwa kuti Kofi abusawa sskuona kuti tianati tikuononga chipani? Ulemu alone komaso abusa munasiya ntchito ya mulungu simukuona kuti mzimu wamulungu wakwiya? Muyaluka APA. Tiyanati tipanga mphokoso koma mapeto aka akuchotsani. Izi ndi ndale .

  22. mwanawamkulu says:

    wow congrats madam kabwira shows we are really growing as a nation

  23. Bravo Chakwera- Msowoya-Kabwila, you make me so happy with my sister Juliana Lunguzi.

  24. Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

    These four are only a harbinger; there is plenty of dissatisfaction in MCP because of Chakwera. Sure, too much nepotism – typical of that party. It’s one thing for Ms Kabwila-Kapasula to admit, albeit indirectly, but another if the Party will really do anything about the issue. There are other issues too, like the lack of political smarts of the big Bwana, Chakwera.

    It would surely be a mistake for the Party to dismiss these four as plain ZIGAWENGA (rebels); as MCP’s history would suggest.

    2019 is not too far in political time framework.

  25. John says:

    MCP MUST PUT ITS HOUSE IN ORDER. I HAVE HEARD MANY PEOPLE GETTING INTERESTED IN MCP NOW THAT ALL THE PARTIES AROUND HAVE BEEN TRIED AND TESTED BUT THEY HAVE NOT BEEN IMPRESSIVE.

  26. Kamadyayapa says:

    This is one stupid response from someone who calls herself a Spokesperson for the party!! Why do you sound ignorant of the issues happening in your oqn party???? Unless you tell me that you are paet and parcel of the proponents of this baseless accusation letter!!! Who doesn’t know that Jesse doesnt like Dr Chakwera????

  27. Mw wabwino ? says:

    I want to know if members concerned did exuast all means of resolving their issues before ariving to their actions. Coz it looks they have gone so fast which raises questions as well

  28. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    Everything about MCP is wrong . . .

    The past, so daaaaaarrrrkkkkkk . . . yet the past is what the present is made of. Anyway, the past is many a time, faster forgotten than remembered, if the present is better. But is the present any better now? Ask me.

    The present, is so immaturely chaotic n unstrategic hence just concentrated at a point called centre. And for want of earthly glory, the leader literally abandoned God and joined politics (a dirty game full of nepotism hence favouratism, greed, theft, even bloodshed) e.t.c.
    You think Chakwera could serve God more or better being leader of a political party or being what he was; a Pastor? You think God is happy with what the MCP leader did? Haa! Check him again, for 2019 is just nigh! What wrong did John Tembo do to not sniff the country’s presidency, as befitting as he was? Ask Muluzi and you will hear the stories.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    We cant bank our hopes on the future coz the present is what the future is made of. Listen to Billy Kaunda’s wisest song “Mwina ndi mphulupulu zanga” and you will understand.

    Only when people are told the truth do they wise up and better their strategies. Am not afraid of insults when I tell people the truth. Coz insults or no insults, truth has been told and said.
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

  29. analysia says:

    It Shud Be Noted That Chakwera Is Also Undemocratic And Intolerant Leader. Mind U Chakwera Can Lead MCP & The opposition but he is not GOD’s choice 2 rule malawi. hate it or not bt that’s it.

  30. zaipa says:

    maturity at its best

  31. Mbwiyache Kalonga says:

    Yes this is the real maturity in a PRO, Kuyankha mwanzeru osati kumangokhalira mwano basi. U have shown that u know who u are and what u re for, keep it up Kabwira.

  32. Po Mtiliro says:

    Thank you Jesse Kabwira,Kuyankha mwanzeru koma uku.By so doing,it will be easy to see who is holding the remote control behind the curtain. Koma ntchito Ku PP musokoneze Ku MCP kokha ndiye mulephera.

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