MCP civil war go much deeper: Chakwera’s stern test

The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  is embroiled in its bloodiest civil war for decades after some senior officials made allegations that its leadership is nepotistic and intolerant of other views.

Chakwera: MCP rebels  test his resolve

Chakwera: MCP rebels test his resolve

In a move  to quell dissent in the party, MCP president Lazarous Chakwera summoned a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Lilongwe on Wednesday but turned out to be more destructive as party cadres  barred secretary general Gustav Kaliwo from the meeting roughed up.

Some officials  suspected to be in the ring of dissenting views were also reportedly assaulted by patry cadres.

MCP spokesperson Jessie Kabwila, who is also Saima North-West member of parliament (MP)  and veteran politican and legislature  Joseph Njobvuyalema shunned the meeting.

They members however proposed that they should be suspended pending disciplinary hearing.

While Salima Central legislator Felix Jumbe, also second deputy director of strategic planning, was expelled in absentia.

Jumbe was  also removed as Agriculture Committee chair in Parliament and allocated what he thought was a weaker position.

There was  also a conspicuous abscence of  administrative secretary Portipher Chidaya.

The meeting reportedly agreed not to effect any suspension of the officials but that all the accused be given a right to be heard by a disciplinary committe.

MCP also agreed to hold a national convetion in due course.

Some disgruntled MCP members were calling for an early convention in protest of party president Chakwera’s style of leadership.

In May this year, some MCP officials—including district chairpersons and committee members—dragged the party to court, demanding an emergency convention asserting serious irregularities over how Chakwera runs the party and appointed some NEC members.

“It’s now a choice between the survival of MCP or Chakwera ’s leadership,”  said one of the NEC members who attended the meeting.

MCP has alleged that its problems are a result of external influences.

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President Chidakhwa
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President Chidakhwa
25 days 1 hour ago

Chipani cha MCP. started by a man from the Northern Region Orton Chirwa QC in 1958, ursuped by the Chewas. Now the impostors are segregating others. Mayo how tracherous is MCP, their former leaders trecherous, their present leaders trecherous. Mwaona A Malwi zimene timasankha. this would have beeen our leader. Thanks that he didi not wini. Chakwera is not a lidala, but an assemblys church leader, mpingo wa anthu ozikonda uja

Namoyo Chipanga
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Namoyo Chipanga
25 days 1 hour ago
Lazarus Chakwera is one of the best people to lead Malawi. Akapanda kulitumikira dziko anthu owopa Mulungu mukuganiza kuti angatumikire ndindani? This country is supposed to be led by people who fear the Lord and not otherwise. Lazarus ndi oyenera ndithu kutumikira dziko lino osati anthu ena amphamvu zakumidimawa. A Malawi lets open our eyes and see the right people oti atitsogolere. Who told you that he is supposed in church all the time? Kungoti inu a Kabwila ndi a Jumbe ndalama mwalandirazo tamangodyani osati musokoneze chipani apa ayi. Inu a Jumbe ndale mwayamba liti. Ofcourse you can argue kuti… Read more »
mjiba
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mjiba
25 days 6 hours ago

Chakwera was not prepared to lead any political party in Malawi. He is an opportunist who with greed succumbed to John Tembo’s mentality of Chewa leadership of the MCP in order to feast insatiable appetite for easy riches and fame. The true leader who will take the MCP to greater heights and win an election is Honourable LOVEMORE MUNLO. The only true and tested leader of MCP.

Mwananyanian
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25 days 12 hours ago
AMalawi anachenjela masiku ano (Malawians will NOT accept the insinuation that people from outside MCP are responsible for this mess). Apparently, the embarrassing defeat of the MCP dictatorship was not cathartic enough. One gets the sense that MCP will never lean towards any democratic wall. Indeed, old habits are hard to get rid of; even in organizations – they are, after all, made up of people. This episode is a big test for the man of God, oChakwera, now. The Church handles problems differently, for obvious reason; and he could not have learned about resolution of political problems in theology… Read more »
Muchiwere mu Nyolonyo
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Muchiwere mu Nyolonyo
25 days 14 hours ago

Komanso iwe Jakumusi Makolija, ngakhale atakuthira dhumu mkamwa sungafotere chipani cha death and darkness? Ndakumva.

Imraan Sadick
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25 days 14 hours ago

Olo kundifaila Doom nkamwa MCP yatha ngati chovala chogwera acid , and its wise idea if this aged Chakwera resign and pave way for Jumbe either my darling Jessie Kabwilo.
Ng’ona Party in Crisis…..watch out Jumbe if it was not for democracy ukanaponyedwa mu Shire river
Zikomo Atcheya pobweretsa democracy you have saved Mr Jumbe’s life tawonga chomene a Gama

Gwamula Gwamula
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25 days 17 hours ago

This is the Malawi Crocodile Party I know. This party plays politics of kuthana and nyau. Yesterday, the MCP NEC agreed to eliminate any leader amene sanalowe nyau…kuthana kuthana basi! Ndichifukwa chake Alekeni Menyani ndi ena onse omwe sanalowe gule ali pa mabvuto zedi. Chakwera wants all the NEC positions to be occupied by people from Lilongwe. That’s why even brilliant graduates like Kusamba Dzonzi sakununkha kanthu chifukwa ngakhale analowa nyau, koma akuchokela ku district yolakwika Dowa, which Chakweraa says is a District of Wild Animals (DOWA).

Jakumusi Makolija
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Jakumusi Makolija
25 days 18 hours ago

Ine olo atandithira Doom mkamwa, sindingavotere MCP!

Kenkkk
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Kenkkk
25 days 19 hours ago
If mcp is to command a winnable 2019 election position, then its leaders must strongly strive for its diversity amongst its top officials. Laz is leading mcp in the right direction but we have these so called traitors dpp bribed officials who are not happy with diversity at the top, not happy in particular with the inclusion of a few northerners at the top. They are clinging to tribalism and nepotism, still thinking mcp is for chewas only. Jockeying for positions at the expense of a winning formula. Dpp is afraid with the rising popularity of mcp in the north… Read more »
EPIGLOTIS
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EPIGLOTIS
25 days 20 hours ago
Koyambirira zonse zisanayambe kuchitika ndinanena kuti ndi dziko liti lomwe munthu amasiya kutumikira zomwe mulungu wamuitanira ndikukapanga ndale. Pachizungu timati ‘Politics is a dirty game’. So how can a man of God who is so clean join dirty games. I said Chakwera is dirty, wadyera, wankwidzi, wodzikonda, wosaweruzika ndichifukwa chake anachoka kutchalichi ndi kulowa ndale’dirty game’. Chakwera stop destroying our party. We are not interested in your english. This will not run our party to victory. walephera basi…..resign the party is too big for you. Sitchalichitu ichi ndi ndale zimafunika munthu opanda nkhwidzi, wosakwiya msanga, woweruzika, womva za mzake. Zayekha… Read more »
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