MCP wins appeal case on convention

The Lilongwe High Court has thrown out earlier judgement which ordered he main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to hold a convention within 90 days after some disgruntled members dragged it to court.

MCP officials and Mkaka smiling after the court ruling

MCP officials and Mkaka smiling after the court ruling

Chakwera: No convention in 90 days, court rules

Chakwera: No convention in 90 days, court rules

Lawyer for the disgruntled members, Wesley Namasala said his clients were not happy with leadership style of party president Lazarus Chakwera whom they accuse of disregarding elected positions in the party and opted to appoint people into positions.

Prior to the court matter, the regional chairpersons wrote the party, alleging that Chakwera was nepotistic as he had appointed into the national executive committee (NEC) people mostly from his native Lilongwe District and removed others when he had no mandate to do so.

The leaders further charged that members of Parliament (MPs) were more powerful than NEC members.

However, soon after the judgement ordering MCP  to fill all its positions through elections, the party appealed after it was known that the lawyer  Wesley Namasala had no licence.

Delivering the judgement on Friday, Judge Justice Chifundo Kachale ruled  that his earlier determination is quashed and MCP will not hold any convention.

Deputy Secretary General in the MCP,Elsenhower Mkaka, said he was very excited that at last justice has taken its course.

Mkaka said the position on the matter is that MCP appealed the judgement on grounds that the lawyer, Namasala of Lincon, Edwards & Co which took the case to court, has no license.

“Let me assure Malawians that the said judgement is no longer valid following the judgement and a party we are very happy,” said Mkaka.

According to the Malawi Law Society, it is an offense for someone to practice without Licence.

MCP was being represented by the party director of legal affairs Peter  Lewis Chakhwantha of Armstrong Law and company.

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17 thoughts on “MCP wins appeal case on convention”

  1. Thocco Kafa says:

    Chakwera Ndi Diru Enanu Mungotaya Nthawi

  2. patache says:

    u gays of DPP mwakhaula kaya mumati mukhaulitsa chakwera mwalephela 2019 muthawa ngat bj ndipo mubweza zomwe mwakhala mukubazi iwe pk wanya

  3. Mwanaweniweni wa kasumbadedza. says:

    Mwanya ng’oooooo!!!!! iwe wadbb nditindale tako topusato udzikapangira ku greencard kwakoko.

  4. chiyabwe says:

    In MCP we don’t stress.

  5. Mkamwa Mwa Mbuzi says:

    Hon Mkaka, you know very well that tapulumukira mkamwa mwa mbuzi. But truth be told, anthunu simukuyendetsa zinthu bwino. You are giving Chakwera wrong advice and look where we are now since 2014- no change whatsoever in our membership. If you don’t change things one way or another Chakwera will be pushed out no matter how golden he looks to all of us. Ngatidi muli a nzeru help Chakwera become the leader he needs to be. Don’t fill his head with silly ideas and don’t praise him too much even where akuchita dzimaulesi please guys! No more excuses this time.

  6. Wachewache Chakwela says:

    taluza kale coming 2019

  7. The works of DPP have been in vain in this case. Those who worked for DPP to disintegrate MCP have been ashamed and will be ashamed for ever. You can never fight someone who’s loved by MCP followers in the name of Dr.Chakwera. MCP 2019 boma.

  8. harapwatapwa mwahikonaka says:

    mcp woooooye n God bless Chakwera ..

  9. george says:

    a chakwera angakhale toilet simunakumbitsepo ku dera lanu ku kasiya, malembo etc. koma constituency fund mukulandila chaka ndi chaka. zikupita kuti? mwalawirira kubako madala. amane sakukhulupirira akafufuze kumadera ndatchulawa ku lilongwe northwest. i work there.

  10. Njirazafa area 25 says:

    Iwe Lyton Dzombe ndiwn mbatama kwambiri ungatenge lawyer wopanda licence? Hahahaha ndiye mbuzi ngati Napoleon eti?

  11. Mccarthy says:

    God Bless MCP & Chakwera, MCP is the Only hope left for this Nation, Let’s shame the devils & thieves!…..

  12. Prophet Mboro says:


  13. Yanjiru nkhuku siiswa says:

    Uyo zampweteka akangolowa cholamulacho chifukwatu apa saphura kanthu

  14. Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

    Too bad! As this was a golden opportunity for oChakwera and MCP to sort out their mess quickly.
    Now, it may take them years; and possibly, they can’t achieve real harmony before 2019, only three years away. A great opportunity for UDF and DPP to ramp up their efforts, and extend their influence in the center and the north. The south is already safe territory, apparently; but do not give the opposition even a centimeter!

  15. The Photographer's Camera says:

    Are you sure that these are MCP officials? How come they look thuggish and common?

  16. Mccarthy says:

    MCP that’s Only Party left, to guide this nation” God bless Chakwera & MCP, and we need to shame the devils!!

  17. stephen says:

    And now lets put our house inorder and fore ahead. lets put up structureswat grassroot especialx in the south and north. let their be no more hn fightings hn our party.Kwachaaaa!!!!!!

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