Top members of the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) on Thursday exchanged bitter words on Facebook following a post by Salima Central Member of Parliament (MP) Felix Jumbe.
Jumbe, who was fired from MCP and is now associating with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), had posted that Malawi practices politics that is informed by poverty (envy) and when one rise to leadership position, then begins hedging the position against all contenders just to become life president.
Jumbe added that: “Poverty is such an evil that even leaders in the church change constitution to fit them to continue when their term of office is due.”
The parliamentarian comments didn’t go well with Chancy Mtambo and MCP MP Ezekiel Ching’oma who thought that the post is a direct attack to their leader Dr Lazarus Chakwela who was once a long time president of the Malawi Assemblies of God church.
Mtambo jumped in to suggest that people have been ‘trying to pull a fallen friend from the ground! But when someone fails to discipline his ego in defeat, it becomes their undoing.’
“From the post you can see bruised ego being disguised as love for the nation! The truth is, bwanawa amanyoza kwambiri….even before it reached this point, each time I met him and discussed.politics it was usually name calling of his own leader! I laugh when he talks about envy, for to me, he is sick with envy,” remarked Mtambo in an attack to Jumbe.
However, Jumbe hit back saying the level of discussion of the topoc is beyond Mtambo’s comprehension adding that “It’s not personal and I have told you before do not spoil a discussion at conceptual level by bringing it down to your level. Let us accept you can not be what you have not been.
“Talking of levels, yes we are not at the same level politically indeed! I see one immature politician! Wabefu if am to borrow the late Chihana,” said Mtambo after which Jumbe responded by saying that he is more on economic development path .
“This is economic talk and politics that does not deliver economic prosperity, is not sustainable,” he added.
However, Ching’oma had his wrath when he seemed to be siding with the pro-Chakwera team with Jumbe saying that he wants to portray rules of natural justice.
‘I think again reflect what you have done yourself going to my constituency with Hon. Chimwendo Banda to organise rebellion against me is that natural justice?’
“In my post, I mentioned the church because recently we had issues of third term in Livingstonia synod and never intended to reflect on Chakwera in anyway by intention but them maybe a coincidence people were reflecting on,” he said.
But Ching’oma reacted: “Hon Felix Jumbe , you know it is not true that anyone who answers to my name has been to your constituency lately, minus the time I came with colleagues to do your primaries. I haven’t been active politically lately, due to academic pressure. I don’t hold any grudge against you as you portray in some quarters….am I not one of the guys who warmly welcomed you into the mainstream politics.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :