MCP  ‘Nkholokolos’ lose court case for convention

The High Court in Lilongwe has  ruled that some disgruntled Malawi Congress Party (MCP) members  calling for an early convention in protest of party president Lazarus Chakwera’s style of leadership no longer have sufficient interest in the matter having  been replaced in their positions as chairperson during party election, dismissing the case with costs.

MCP Senior District Chairperson for Mchinji North Foloma Mwale, among the members of the faction calling for convention

MCP Senior District Chairperson for Mchinji North Foloma Mwale, among the members of the faction calling for convention

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 national executive committee (NEC) members.

But the court which earlier dismissied  an injunction stopping the elections of office bearers, ruled that after new position holders in the party Lackson Khamalatha and  26 others who filed  to add new applicants to the case, has their application rejected.

In his determination, Senior Deputy Rgistrar of the High Court of Malawi, Justus Kishindo said it was not in dispute that after MCP district elections on 24 September, the faction calling for convention were no longer members of the district committee, therefore have no “locus standi” in the matter.

“It is not in dispute that only district chairpersons can call for a convention in MCP,” pointed out Kishindo in his ruling, citing party constitution.

He said now that the petitioners are no longer district chairpersons,  “they have lost their standi and the application cannot stand.”

Lawyer for the faction, Wesley Namasala confirmed about the ruling, saying they would exhaust all legal actions.

MCP  deputy secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka welcomed the ruling.

He said  the party now has fresh district and constituency committees, saying Nkholokolos (rebels) are being flushed out.

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Pension Nenereko
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These chairs must have been in their seats illegally – most of them ovestayed

abitimauma
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nkholokolo zikuchita kuoneka kuti ndi mfiti pamodzi na dpp. hehehe zangogwiritsidwa ntchito pachabe manyazi sanakugwireni a dpp daily nkhani pa tvm kodi mcp mukuiopera kutalitali eti??? Dr Laz yemweyo kuti wa wa wa ndi Mia ikhala combination ya bwino zedi mpake wina cardiac imutsatira posachedwapa. MIA + LAZ fire fire fire

Mario pei
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Mmmmmm! Koma kumeneko

Khombe Kay
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Now Chakwera has played real politics…. cleaning of the party of deadwoods is progressing well. This is what we all wanted. Keep it up!

FITI
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Alipo wa zaka zochepa pa achinyamata akuwoneka apawa, ndikukayika. Achinyamatafe ndingalowe ndale ndimikwingwilima yikuwoneka apayi, ndakayika zedi. Nkholokolozi zingakane ma tukwacha ochoka ku misonkho ya ana awo akugwira ntchito mmataunimu, ndakayika zedi. Izi ndi Fiti zedi.

Mwatigu
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Eti winawake nkumati MCP ibwera kwathu kuno ku Mwera chifukwa cha a che Mia. Hahahaha. Mukawafunse amai akuuzeni mmene DPP imasewelera mpira.

Khombe Kay
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Mwatigu – You are really exercising your right of fearing Sidik Mia. Keep it up.

Ngongoliwa
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Nkholokolo

Douglas Ndindi
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Government media, notably MBC TV, has been showing a lot of support for these people to the extent of encouraging them to take their party leadership head-on. It is clear that these people were being used by the powers that be to show that the MCP has derailed and is being run unconstitutionally. I don’t support any of the two parties (the MCP and the party currently in power) but I think when one party has “internal” problems, it is advisable to leave them and concentrate on you own problems. Apatu wina waoneka opepera chifukwa court yamuwonetsa kuti amasapota za… Read more »
kanchenga
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Powers in elected offices are derived from the people and any claim made by such officials should be subject to electorate approval through an election. The fact that these people lost in an election means that the claims they made were personal and not on behalf of the people they represented. This is a warning to the newly elected that they must desist from personal agendas when working for MCP. If these Chairs had retained their seats it would have vindicated them in the strongest term possible. As it is they should just find other things to do and try… Read more »
be humane
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Muchedwa ndi kuloza zala DPP yathu mmalo okonza mavuto anu. Chakwera is for fire and fire until the little miserables remain. But then getting ready for which elections the 2019 or 2024? Ife ndiongowonelera paja chirichonse chokuchitikirani mumati DPP. Mumati DPP ndi imene inaotcha galimoto ya Kwabwira pano mukuti DPP is sponsoring kabwira to disturb the party. How then does it work here i fail to find the logic. DPP imafuna kuwotcha headkotaz then suspects arrested mukuti DPP is intimidating MCP members through arrests. Ma Chairmen are sponsored by DPP and the court throws out their case mukuti DPP is… Read more »
Solola
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The same case is in court on 3rd October 2016, What is really going on?

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