MCP fires seven District Chairmen over dissent

Malawi Congress Party(MCP), has fired seven of its Central region district Chairmen for being suspected to be the ones behind confusion locking the party with growing calls to call for early convention citing nepotism and maladministration as some of the key reasons.

MCP district chairmen sacked

MCP district chairmen sacked

But the decision will be reviewed by the National Executive committee(NEC).

The party fired the seven on Tuesday 26 January, 2016 after hearing from their side during the meeting which took place at  the MCP  regional headquarters in Lilongwe which was chaired by the central region chairman, Patrick Chilonda.

The fired District chairmen include a  Mr Chisenga of Kasungu west,  Mr CK Banda from  Mchinji North,  Mr Foloma Mwale of  Mchinji North,  Mr Selani of Dowa East, Mr Tengeretu of Dowa West,  Mr Kachule from Lilongwe west and  Mr Chichitike of Ntchisi.

Sources from within the party told Nyasa Times that the seven have been fired for being found to be meeting in secret with non MCP office holders where they were discussing suspicious matters without knowledge of the Regional Chairman.

The sources said “At the more recent secrete meeting in Kanengo the Regional Intelligence and Youth Teams caught a few of the DCs at the premises of one Lyton  Dzombe, a person who has been going around canvassing support for Anti-Chakwera petitions. This they did without the blessing or knowledge of the regional chairperson,” said our source.

Adding “Worse still at the Kanengo meeting, these DCs were in company of Mr Mkweza , a Regional Chairman from another Region, Lakeshore.”.

It is also alleged that during the Kanengo meeting, the district chairmen were in company of one Azam Gilbert Mwale, another confusionist  who later gave an interview on Zodiak, castigating MCP and its President and confirming the Anti-Chakwera campaign.

“All District Chairmen  accused, testified that it was veteran  politician Foloma Mwale who was leading the communication and summoning his colleagues at all meetings so it is with the foregoing that the Regional Chairman and his committee feel these are people who don’t wish the party well.
They have shown insubordination. They are sowing seeds of confusion. The Party cannot trust them.
They don’t wish the President well . They are aligning themselves to non MCP people who have sinister plans against MC,” said the party source.

But in an interview with Nyasa Times, MCP Publicity Secretary, Dr Jessie Kabwira confirmed having heard about the sacking of the District chairmen.

Howeve,  Kabwila said she was surprised to hear that because she believe the constitution has not been followed.

She said NEC will review the decision.

Three out of four Regional Chairmen recently held a news conference reminding Chakwera to answer them their letter which they wrote asking explanation on  various party issues.

Four Regional Chairs  Stowell Gondwe of North  North Region, Bauleni Mkweza of Lakeshore, Abi Jana of Eastern Region and Baza Kanda of North South on 9 January, 2016, penned MCP President Dr Lazarus Chakwera alongside two Vice President, Richard Msowoya and Macdonald Lombola asking them to defend themselves on nepotism allegations or else they should call for early convention.

In the letter it was also alleged that MCP president Lazarous Chakwera is failing to address manage the party where the management committee has been seen to be more powerful than the NEC.

But reports from the MCP main camp indicate that Abi Jana has withdrawn from the ring living out Gondwe, Kaunda and Mkweza to fight Chakwera.

Party’s PRO Alekeni Menyani said the president is from Lilongwe, his vice Richard Msowoya is from the North, his second vice Macdonald Lombola is from the South the Secretary general is from Zomba and the party’s publicity secretary is from Salima.

“You can see that all positions have been evenly distributed,” said Menyani.

Meanwhile the chairmen have accused the party for calling them expired leaders.

“The party is calling us expired leaders so why did the same party used us to vote for Chakwera during the convention? Should we say he is there illegally, this is very unfortunate indeed,” said Kaunda.

Menyani, who is also a member of parliament for Dedza North North West Constituency, said there are other forces outside the party who are using the current officer holders .

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12 thoughts on “MCP fires seven District Chairmen over dissent”

  1. Chenkumbi says:

    SURELY ALL THESE R FROM DPP

  2. All4ks says:

    Dpp causing all the confusion. Go deeper you will find that the confusionists have been paid by dpp thugs.

    Yes Analyst, dpp is smiling.

  3. jan shaka says:

    y cnt u liv DPP alone,zawo zikuyenda and u r bzy, talking a bt them, mk ur party strong nanga akayamba kukukwenyani za cashgate money fr campaign given by JB ,muntha ngati pp,ma members adzituluka every hr

  4. Mandela says:

    Zingayambe kuyiwalika muli ndi mnthawi ya kamuzu mkuti muli a youth bwenzi pano muli ku shire river ng’ona zitakudyani, inu simukuona kuti menyani khalidwe lake ndi lang’onali, zikuoneka achakwera siyatha kukhala ndi ana, kukhala ndi ana ndikuwatong’orera pang’onopang’ono zonse mukungokudya nokha amatelo ana mkumawa opyseza si mwaona mumasekerera pp koma pp imaononga chipani inu osadziwa nanga ngati imapanga zimenezi pp yokha mukhale pansi muonanso kumkati mwanumo mulinso a dpp amene amalandila salary kuchokera kwa ku dpp koma simudziwa modzi waiwo ndi uyu waku……. Koma amene mukulimbana nawo achimenya ndiye mcp yeniyeni imene sisintha mawanga olo pangono koma inu pompano tivakuti mwalowa mmm….. Kuphangira basi sibwino makasuwa akufuna constitution idzitsatidwa osamangoika abale anu muthetsa chipani

  5. Emk says:

    Mwayamba chibwana 7 ???

  6. Mbewe says:

    Long said MCP is lacking matured politicians who csn lead the party. The party works on assumptions which are dangerous. Position holders of yhe party are not real poliyicians as they have shown that thry are not avcomodative. Issues raised by senior party officials taken setiously would propel the party but chose to down play them. Be rminded trusting the so called polical analysts of Malawi wouldnt assist cause i see them despite being educated they lack analytical ecumen. How many times have goofed ? Thdy hzve appeasement policy and mcp think csn sway the prople. This is yhe time to put the house in order. FolomaMwale is experienced politician he knows what he is saying. Take him ask his views inhouse and move forward other than dictatorial tendecy ypu have tsken. bless yourself for tougher times to come

  7. Mccarthy says:

    Amalawi ndinu dziyanthu dzopusa, I don’t understand why u always hate (DR.CHAKWERA) So the people who been fired, they wanted to destroy MCP, if you find out you will see that , DPP is behind those who just fired, But Chakwera.

  8. Mccarthy says:

    Amalawi ndinu dzitsilu, simumadziwa chimene mumafuna Pamoyo Panu, Chimene mukulimbana ndi DR.Chakwera ine sindikuchiona, amalawi munazolowera kuvotela Mbava; Those People they need to destroy MCP, that’s why MCP fired them before its too late, if you can find out” you can see that DPP is behind those people, Dzuka Malawi!

  9. kunyeziwa mussa says:

    plz mr chakwera izi zikuipitsirani mbiri zituleni pansi.tiziti adpp ndi omwe akuwatuma ma district chairman? pajatu amnzanu a pp zikawasokonekera dey blame dpp. all oppositon parties they can’t win in 2019.malo molimbikitsa zipani zanu ur bzy kukangana so do u think u can win.Weak minded leaders hv no future & its e.g mcp learship no future at all plz obaba come back 2rescue mcp cz zikuchitikazi chipanichi chikutha. w need experienced leaders not chakwera or kabwira they’re immature whr z njovuyalema de likes of jumbe imean dis mcp mmmm they can’t stand cme 2019

  10. Tiye konko waziyamba dala

  11. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    Jungle justice or justice by the swing of a sword is what the uncivilised world knew.
    Was it not so long ago that chaos was mistaken for existence of democracy in the party by one, Kabwira? What has happened now?

    It should be known that . . .
    “A fight between grasshoppers is a joy to the crows.” – Nigerian Proverb
    Thus, others are just watching and more often than not, smiling.

    It’s important to . . .
    “Beware of little events. A small leak can sink a great ship.” – Benjamin Franklin
    Therefore, civilised action needs to be taken before this seemingly small and harmless growth develops into incurable cancer.
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    Now; since we all know that . . .
    “A kingdom divided against itself soon falls . . . . A house divided, cannot stand.” – Jesus Christ (Matthew 12:25)
    . . .
    “You must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

  12. Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

    Malawi courts: please prepare to accept an injunction application to stop the expulsion of these MCP leaders. …the serious Seven!
    We rejected dictatorship, already, when we embarked on the path of democracy. And Bwana oChakwera wants to take us back? Unacceptable.
    For a change, Ms kabwila-Kapasula appears to be on the right side an argument.

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