MCP set to appeal district chairmen case

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) says it is appealing against a High Court ruling which gave the country’s oldest party 90 days to hold a convention to elect new leadership in certain departments.

Chakwantha : MCP appeals

Chakwantha : MCP appeals

Lawyer for the party Peter Chakwantha said the MCP legal team was at the doorstep of the High Court on Monday to appeal against the ruling only to be returned because staff at the court were in a workshop.

“We have been told to come back on Thursday, that is when the whole process of appeal starts,” said Chakwantha who is also MCP legislator for Lilongwe City South.

Chakwantha said the legal team wants to persuade the Supreme Court judges that the matter be reheard.

The district chairmen faulted party president Lazarus Chakwera for annulling some appointments made at national convention in 2013 and making his own appointments saying this was in violation of the party constitution.

The High Court gave the party an option of either holding a convention with 90 days or revert to old positions made during the 2013 convention.

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13 thoughts on “MCP set to appeal district chairmen case”

  1. Makhala says:

    If MCP goes to the convention that will be the end of Chakwera .He has failed to put MCP together .lack of leadership skills . If he is failing to organize his own party how can he organize the country ?

    1. Kenkkk says:

      So Peter has organised the country despite failing miserably as a minister on various portfolios? If Peter can, then definitely Laz will excel higher.

  2. Khuth'upa o'Machemba says:

    Appealing the case is a strategic mistake: it entrenches the view of the MCP president as DC or Dictator Chakwera. He should have no power to dismiss people he doesn’t like, and appoint favorites and incompetents. Just for him to show the world who is boss.
    How is this different from what Kamuzu used to do? Apparently dictatorial tendencies are deep in MCP. Their DNA, their makeup or how the Party was created!
    oChakwera, this is 2016! Aaaaaaaaaa.

  3. Honeycomb Chidyauzu says:

    Chakwera is the only polical party leader in Malawi who was elected democratically. All the others were appointed. They have been changes in the DPP and PP but why is there nobody complaining. Somebody is behind the squables in MCP . Tikukudziwanitu.

  4. Convention? My foot. Why don’t the other parties hold convention when they reshulfle? Zikwanje party has just appointed mchacha as reagional governor, jappie mhango as campaign director, eclain kudomtoni as secretary general just to mention but a few. Abakha amenewa anavoteredwa ku convention? Nanga bwanji ku MCP chimtu gaa? MCP convention in 2013 gave power to Chakwera to appoint other positions of NEC. Jumbe and others were appointed by Chakwera and not elected. After all Chakwera has demonstated to be a democratic leader after jumbe atapeza mavoti ake atatu pa u president Chakwera anampanga appoint mu NEC pamene chimunthu banda atapikisana ndi peter mutharika ndi kuluza anaonedwa ngati oukira, kumazitsata ndimati mbuli zina zukomenta mopusa ndizilowetseko mkalasi pan’gono

  5. Kwachaaaaaa! Kunja kunacha 1994 inu mpakana pano kumagwilitsa ntchito Kwacha slogan?
    Dictator Chakwera Malawi sadzalamura olo atandithira doom nkamwa
    Atupele Woyeeeeee!

  6. Moffat Jery says:

    The truth of the matter is that the party goofed, one individual cannot null the convention’s elected leader, unless he or she rebels.

    I agree that Felix Jumbe is a traitor but the best way to deal with such people is through frustrations.

    And once the firing by a party’s president is mandated then bootlicking will also get vindicated as a way of political survival.

    Loyalty shouldn’t mean failure to question your party’s actions.

    Loyalty shouldn’t mean failure to seek redress from outside when internal processes can’t deliver justice.

    Bi demokiratiki emusipi.

    Mcp…gogo wa vipani

  7. Moffat Jery says:

    The truth of the matter is that the party goofed, one individual cannot null the convention’s elected leader, unless he or she rebels.

    I agree that Felix Jumbe is a traitor but the best way to deal with such people is through frustrations.

    And once the firing by a party’s president is mandated then bootlicking will also get vindicated as a way of political survival.

    Loyalty shouldn’t mean failure to question your party’s actions.

    Loyalty shouldn’t mean failure to seek redress from outside when internal processes can’t deliver justice.

    Bi demokiratiki emusipi.

    Mcp

  8. Moffat Jery says:

    The truth of the matter is that the party goofed, one individual cannot null the convention’s elected leader, unless he or she rebels.

    I agree that Felix Jumbe is a traitor but the best way to deal with such people is through frustrations.

    And once the firing by a party’s president is mandated then bootlicking will also get vindicated as a way of political survival.

    Loyalty shouldn’t mean failure to question your party’s actions.

    Loyalty shouldn’t mean failure to seek redress from outside when internal processes can’t deliver justice.

  9. Patrick Phiri says:

    Dictator Chakwera was obviously wrong for disregarding decisions of the convention, He has no powers to overturn convention decisions. Typical dictator.

  10. Patrick Phiri says:

    Dictator Chakwera was obviously wrong for disregarding decisions of the convention. He has no powers to overturn decisions of the convention. Immature politician.

  11. Kenkkk says:

    Reverting to old positions which dpp thugs have infiltrated and bribed these so called mcp district chairmen. Kick out them all these traitor snakes.

    Convention for what? Convention will be done when its time comes not by the stupid boot licking stupid dpp judge’s time.

  12. Munthalika ndi amene akuatuma anthuwa kuti asokoneze chipani cha Malawi congress.mulungu si Peter munthalika iyeyo ndi mulungu apamapanga zodabwitsa

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