MCP youth league members exchange blows in Lilongwe

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) members of their youth wing were engaged in a brawl in the capital Lilongwe on Wednesday as the party called fresh elections in its Southern Region Committee which has been fighting over positions.

Thyolera (left) and Kabwila addressing a news conference

Thyolera (left) and Kabwila addressing a news conference

A group of MCP youth league were conspicuous seen at MCP headquarters in Lilongwe youths engaging in running battles and skirmishes over internal disagreements.

The fight was happening when MCP Publicity Secretary Jessie Kabwila was addressing a news conference to announce the party’s reshuffle which has seen Henry Kamata been demoted from the position of Director of Elections, while former Deputy Director of Political Affairs, Jean Sendeza has been promoted.

Former director of political affairs, Maxwell Thyolera is now Director of Elections. Sendeza has now been made a full director. She will be deputised by Kamata.

During the fighting, the youth league attacked drivers for party president Lazarus Chakwera and barricaded the entrance to the headquarters.

Kabwila downplayed the fighting, calling it a “small matter.”

She said calm has returned to the party and warring factions have talked about it.

Meanwhile, Thyolera who announced regional elections for the south to be held on 20 June 2015.

He encouraged members of MCP Youth League to contest for positions.

“All people interested in any position should collect nomination forms from our Secretary General [Gustave Kaliwo],” Thyolera said.

Among the positions to be contested for are regional chairman, regional treasurer and regional secretary.

“We will make sure that no violence occurs during the elections. We will make sure that there is total adherence to the party’s four cornerstones [unity, loyalty, obedience and discipline] during the electoral process,” Thyolera said.

He said elections in other regions will be held later.

Recently, there were leadership wrangles in the southern region, with some people opposing the leadership of the current regional chairperson Denis Nanthumba preferring the leadership of Eston Kakhome.

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mavuto
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MCP sidzalamulilanso chipani chosamva. The party is full of mbuli and people who refuse to forget and forgive. They do not want new members in their party that is why they will never win.

Nyamata wakwa Mayaka
Guest

MCP NDI MCP BASI

DOBO
Guest
Ambiri achimata amene akulowa a MCP ndi a 1990s.Ngakhale muwawuze zakalekale palibe phindu chifukwa MCP ndi anthu osati ambiri ai.Mbiriyo ife tinayiva ndithu but what matters most in Democratic Malawi is people MCP. and other parties have in leadership not history.We have heard about that history of MCP to which almost everyone was a member then.SEEING IS BELIEVING. The real youths of today are seeing what UDF,DPP,PP and MCP are doing.The choice is purely based on what is being seen.Ofcourse there are few savage youths who made their choices based history,tribes,money or region.I can not blame them,its the power ignorance.The… Read more »
onjoya
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mchikhalidwe chao achewa a nyau.kuba kupha ndi kuononga

Bick
Guest

Let them fight,thats the end of the party

Phodogoma
Guest

Kodi aphunzitsi a CHANCO simukudziwa kamera et. Kameraman take good photos of this senior lecturer. We used to have problem with APM’s photos. But on average his cameraman produces good photos. Although there is a saying that a camera does not tell lies but sometimes it can tell lies by telling the subjects to pause until the subject smiles. Look at the gent. Amayi bwanji kungokhala wopsa mtima nthawai zonse. Smile at the camera unless you face DPP cameraman.

Emmanuel
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MCP 2019 BOMA!!!

aneneri
Guest

@ 35 chakwera ufumu wake uli kumwamba,kumwamba kwake kuti?

Ubulutu Wa Mabulutu
Guest

Don’t talk of MCP leaving your parties with lots of nkhaza. Did Matafale killed by MCP? What about Chasowa. The killers moved out of MCP and started their own parties like Udf ‘,dpp and pp. They have even managed divided the once unified Malawi . Why then talking of MCP simple matter when you have your cashgate parties killing innocent Malawians. MCP is ruling Malawi again come 2019.

Kholophete
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These were not MCP members but DPP cadets disguising themselves as MCP. Ngani yili apa ndi yalomwe kunamisira kuti ndima yufi nja MCP. Munganize wanthu inu kodi youth league yinali mu ndawi yanji? Moti wanthuwa sakukula ? Ine ndudziwa MCP ngamasikuwano yilibe simenesi yawa ndi wa DPP woyambitsa ndeu mchilambo muno.

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