MCP upholds decision to fire district chairmen

The main opposition Malawi Congress Party  (MCP) National Executive Committee (NEC), meeting on Saturday, upheld decision which Central Region Committee made on firing of seven district chairmen.

MCP Senior District Chairperson for Mchinji North Foloma Mwale, among the suspended

MCP Senior District Chairperson for Mchinji North Foloma Mwale, among the suspended

MCP fired seven of its central region district chairmen for being suspected to be the ones behind confusion locking the party with growing calls for early convention citing nepotism and maladministration as some of the key reasons.

The fired district chairmen include 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 within the party indicate that management committee which met on Friday commended the Central Region Committee for suspending the chairmen.

Sources told Nyasa Times that when NEC met on Saturday, they again upheld the decision.

“What this mean is that the chairmen remains suspended till elections are held,” said our source.

The decision of firing chairmen was reached after the same were caught by the special operation team holding secret meetings at Lyton  Dzombe compound in Kanengo.

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.

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 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 Chakwera is failing to address manage the party where the management committee has been seen to be more powerful than the NEC.

But Abi Jana withdrew 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.

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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31 thoughts on “MCP upholds decision to fire district chairmen”

  1. Capegiant says:

    Congratulations my mighty MCP.Dyela agalu amenewa.Angationengele chipani

  2. nabetha says:

    Laz is a threat to who? Winning an election is about numbers, numbers and numbers. If you sit in your little corner called the centre and do not grow your party, dont expect to win.
    In case you missed the stats, in Malawi there are less than 500000 users of cannot win Malawi with these.

  3. Mapwiya says:

    We R About To Rule The Gvt So They Should Not Confuse Us Let Them Go.What Iknow Z 2019 MCP BOMA,CHAKWERA 2019 BOMA!!! KWACHA!!

  4. bright mkosi says:

    Achoke ngati amayimila zofuna zawanthu wanthu omwewo adzawavotele

  5. Apao Kugola says:

    MCP is doing great by removing anthu osusuka onse before it is too late. Who doesn’t know that Chakwera is the only threat to all major political parties in Malawi? DPP would go to bed if Chakwera and his MCP got confused right now. As for Dzombe and his friedn Azam they are business gurus who would like to have a busine line from the government. Remember Mulli Brothers and DPP. The Dzombes don’t want to continue affiliating with MCP and remain in the doldrum for a very long time. DPP is formenting the troubles erupting ion opposition parties. Bravo MCP NEC.


  6. Manuel says:

    Jembo Tembo said it before the convention kuti m’chipani mwalowa nkholokolo(zibalalitsa nsomba), now i belive him when i see bonafide old-time members being beaten/suspended/fired and humiliated just because they expressed their worries. What if Chakwera e.g was commander-in-chief of the police/NIB, who knows; maybe even another MYP? I am afraid we’ll end up losing more lives again. God, spare us frm another era of dictatorship pse!

  7. shamefull says:

    Blood party waiting for panshed again coming 2019

  8. king says:

    akatumbu amenewo zotionogera chipani ife toto achoke kholokolo zimenezo athu adyera onse achoke akutimikira kifuna kuononga chipani

  9. Mark says:

    These pple are indeed moneyhungry confusionists who have chosen to be used by outsiders and need to be penalized. Genuine mcp members can’t allow that, and these pple deserve expulsion.

  10. Nyama says:

    When I look into faces of those pictured, I can see youth league members and the notorious district chairpersons that used to harass us. May the spirit of threats, hatred, intimidation, killing, nepotism, jealous and tribalism vanish in this oldest party.

  11. BOKHO says:

    Angwazi taught us unity, loyalty,obedience and and discipline. Who are these idiots to confuse our leader who was elected for five years, is this the time for convention. Go away idiots. Who Lyton Dzombe?

  12. wa ku Mitchesi kujaaaaa!!!! says:

    Trouble brewing for MCP right in their backyard, in the Chewa belt.
    Apparently, there is still no justice in that Party. Everybody with influence is either Chakwera’s or Msowoya’s errand boy or girl.

  13. M'galatiya wopusa, kumalizira ndale... says:

    This is the demise of Chakwera, I don’t think serving people politically is better than spiritually, God doensn’t contradict himself, A Lazaro awa anaphonya basi and there shall never be an election where people mistakenly voted for Chakwera like 2014. Chakwera will never be Malawi president no matter how others wish him to be. Mark my words

  14. Nick chakwela says:

    Zitsilu inu mukuononga chipani kodi nzeru ya kamuzu kuti muzikambirana zinapita kuti? M’busa wosakhululuka? Motion kukozako nkuxhotsa wanyhu? Mulungu akuona.

  15. Malisero says:

    Ngati pali chipani chagongisoko ndiye ndi MCP, enawo ndianthira kuwiri alandira ndalama ku DPP. Akwapuleni ndi sasa.

  16. 2016 welcome says:

    MCP is the only party that has survived external interference, courtesy of JZU. There was a time when Muluzi bought AFORD and as we speak AFORD is now a remnant party. UDF is now under mortgage and fast trailing the same path AFORD took. My advice to the current leadership of MCP learn from the political loyalty and fidelity of JZU. It’s healthy for multiparty democracy.

  17. Koyo Luni says:

    These people need to know that there are channels to address grievances but more important with clear issues. Secondly, these Chairpersons need to know they are very poor and forces political forces may arise to influence them. Integrity should be their motto as shown by Abi Jana who might have been brought in unknowingly. Best decision by NEC. Malawians are looking for leaders who can make decisions for the betterment of the country other than those who defend opportune seekers, looters or crooks! MCP leadership should continue to take this path of decisive action to “Magufulise” Malawi from 2019. Clean the mess within MCP and then do it for Malawi in 2019.

  18. Problem solving says:

    Hahahahaha is this problem solving? Suspensions and firings are not and will never be solutions. I now tend to believe that Chakwera is indeed a failure. He is failing to lead and manage this party democratically.

  19. all4ks says:

    Dpp thugs and gurus behind all this. They will fail.

  20. Buyelekhaya says:

    To “fire” & to “suspend” mean different things. These words are used interchangeably in this story. That’s also confusion!

  21. henga says:

    A good move my party, these people are being used by DPP. anthu adyera osakonda chipani chawo.

  22. mbuje says:

    Kkkk u dictactor wa kongiresi! Kkkk no wonder you will spend eternity in opposition: tribalists!

  23. Mukhuna says:

    Great decision.This is a very disciplined party and those being used by the enemy must be nipped in the bud.Chakwera is the hope for this country and no one should derail him.pls also investigate kabwira….why was she backing up the traitors?on whose behalf was she speaking when she described the discipline as undemocratic…politics is not academic freedom!there is no org. Without discipline…even in church, there is discipline.

  24. kunyeziwa mussa says:

    zopusa eti? meaning 2 say anthu asatsutse ngati zikulakwika pajatu in ur party deir z no democracy kutanthauza kuti ena akayankhulansomudzawachotsa? nde pofika 2019 muchotsa angati mchipani? pali zaka zochuluka 4dis party wil realise w r in democracy.plz idon’t c any future 4dis party 2bounce back vry soon cz akadalibe mu-utsamunda & mr chakwera b as afather of all avoid wrong judgements cz t wil affect u as aleader & those pple they hv their own followers wrong decision i repeat.

  25. Khumutcha says:

    Ngati mwatsimikiza kuti akubweretsadi chisokonezo opanda mutu weniweni, achotseni. Akutumikira ena ake amenewotu. Fuvu tolo!

  26. Khumutcha says:

    Ngati mwatsimikiza kuti makosanawa akupangitsa chisokonezo popanda mutu uliwonse achotsedwe basi. Fuvu tolo!

  27. Gwamula says:

    Bauleni Mkweza as well should be suspended immediately and not allowed to take part in any party activities as done with the district Chairs from the centre! Iyeyo amaziyesa dolo!

  28. Enawa says:

    Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii mcp mulowa mboma inure koma. Ngati mukuchosa ma members muli kupita opposition ee bakhalani kupita opposition konko basi

  29. Ganimunthu says:

    Great decision people who love money let them go kwao others will serve the party .

  30. Man of God says:

    Suspension is too fair. These idiots deserve expulsion. Cockroaches!

  31. Wester says:

    Chipani chachilongosoko, kwapulani ana osasunga mwambo, asaaaaaaaa!

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