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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51 thoughts on “MCP youth league members exchange blows in Lilongwe”

  1. mavuto says:

    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.

  2. Nyamata wakwa Mayaka says:

    MCP NDI MCP BASI

  3. DOBO says:

    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 survival of ideal democracy depend on educated majority.Judging from comments ,it seems Malawi is far from ideal Democracy because of ignorance of majority.

  4. onjoya says:

    mchikhalidwe chao achewa a nyau.kuba kupha ndi kuononga

  5. Bick says:

    Let them fight,thats the end of the party

  6. Phodogoma says:

    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.

  7. Emmanuel says:

    MCP 2019 BOMA!!!

  8. aneneri says:

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

  9. Ubulutu Wa Mabulutu says:

    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.

  10. Kholophete says:

    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.

  11. Jimmy Joel says:

    Mudakali nazo nkhaza zija? Tamachitani manyazi anthu inu.

  12. PAPA says:

    CHIPANI CHONUNKHA NGATI MANYI AMOWA

  13. Phodogoma says:

    If we had political problems under one MCP political party it was the effort of MCP to keep each and every Malawian to follow the party’s famous ”Four Cornerstones” composed of unity, loyalty, obidience, discipline,. YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN ONE THING HERE THAT STRENGTHENED MCP WHICH IS ”DO FIRST COMPLAIN LATER POLICY. These cornerstones were being enforced by Youth League headed by members of MYP. It was a tough lifestyle altogether. Its fools who caN dare to remind Malawians ABOUT THESE and think that these cornerstones can be associated with the modern government systems. No way.That is the reason why MCP is finished and it is in pumulo la bata with late Kamuzu Banda. No resurrection for both of them .

    SO MCP IS STILL WORSHIP THESE DEMOCRATIC HATING IDEAS. THEN CHAKWERA WILL NEVER RULE MALAWI. ASK MR ”SECTION 65 NUMBER ONE BUDGET NUMBER TWO”.

    AS SUCH MCP WILL NEVER RULE MALAWI UNLESS THE PARTY ADOPT MODERN POLITICS NOT THOSE OF FOUR CORNERSTONES. MODERN POLITICS DO NOT FAVOUR THE FOUR CORNERSTONES AS CITIZENS CAN NOT BE UNITED, LOYAL, OBEDIENT AND DISCIPLINED WHERE THEY FEEL THEIR RIGHTS ARE BEING CONFRONTED.

  14. Namisako. says:

    musandikumbutse zakale.Mabala sanapoletu.Kumanga munthu nyakula ndi khonje,kumuthira chitedze ndikumuviyika mmadzi,munkaganiza bwanji anthu inu? Sinthani dzina la chipani ndi youth league mwina anthu angayiwale nkhanza zanu zija.

  15. Fali obama says:

    Mcp remains a national party, once in power, always in power.

  16. Kenkkk says:

    Dpp thugs behind all this.

  17. mwana peter says:

    Koma let’s be serious youth ya mcp ndi 45 years above. Enanu pezani zipani zina not mcp, Kodi mukumenyana ngati muli chakudya bwanji?. Believe me mcp will never rule malawi try ku burundi mwina mukapikisane ndi nkhuladzi. I said it in 2009 that mcp under tembo n tembo himself sadzalamulira dziko lino n tody kuti zifute zitani chakwera will never rule in malawi maybe try ku mozambiki or go and contest fifa president mwina koma not wa dzjko. Chakwera ufumu wako uli kumwamba.
    🙂

  18. chefourpence says:

    mwayambapotu mayufi

  19. Bob says:

    Kodi ma Youth ake omwe aja a 1968 sanakulebe?

  20. cash gate says:

    munthu onyoza chipani ichi, saganizira zabwino za dziko lino

  21. kanyimbi says:

    Thawani nyau zikupwetekani. kkkkkkkkkk. Youth league lero? zakale kale.

  22. NANA says:

    Koma atakhala prime minister wanu ku dpp ndiye…………………………. PANYA PANU NONSE OMWE MUMAKONDA KUKOMENTA ZOPUSA ZOKHUDZA ZINTHU ZA ENI

  23. MCP NDIYANKHANZA BAASI, TIMAIDZIWA NDI KHALIDWE LIMENERO.

  24. Malindima says:

    Chipani chopha anthu chimakonda colour ya red. Pali nsalu za makalala osiyanasiyana:green,blue zomwe ziri ndi nkhope ya Kamuzu koma ai fungo la mwazi wa anthu ambirimbiri omwe iwo anawapha ndilo likuzunguza maubongo a anthu amenewa. Nkuona amakonda redyo!

    This party even what ever strategy you may follow will never rule Malawi never at all until the next 100 years.

  25. opportunist says:

    Democracy at its best

  26. Silence is Golden says:

    The foolishness of politics, The stupidity of its aspirants, The frivolity of its followers, end up in bloodshed right from the beginning of this world. Politics is following the footsteps of Cain, the father of murder! No marvel at all to recall the July 20 incidence, murder of Gadama etc. Expect more bloodshed soon from Malawiana Boko Haram from “the king of the South against the king of the North.”

  27. ujeni says:

    Sendeza lost badly as an MP and you go on and promote her in the party, what does this show, or what message is MCP sending out there. If MCP wins in 2019, you will again appoint her as cabinet Minister. Old people who serve in Kamuzu time should leave MCP positions basi.

  28. Madzi amphale sokumwa says:

    bola inu anzanu ankayenda ndi zikwanje pa 19th July, 2011 komanso adapha anthu 21 pa 20 July simungawaponse mukunama kwambiri anzanu ma cadet ndioopsa kwambiri.

  29. sain it like it is says:

    chipani cha nkhaza chimaoneka ndi ochitsatila ake omwe…pajatu amakwapula amalawi komanso kuwaponyela mu dam la ng’ona…ndi awa akumenyana okhaokha nde chonchi mukuti angalamulile boma mopanda nkhaza?

  30. CHOKO says:

    This is mighty and mother party. This party gives sense of direction for all Malawians and those dreaming about 2024 and 2034 will suffer cardiac like their grand father.

  31. Gule Wamkulu says:

    Chipani cha nyau ichi. Inu nomwe munapha Gadama, Matenje, Sangala ndi ena otero. Lero mufuna kupha Henry Kamata. Watani mnzanu. Analakwa Chakwera kuika m’bale wake pampando? Inu simunaone ku PP Namaloko anaika sister wake Cecilia Kumpukwe ngati Secretary wake? Simunaone Clara Makungwa anaika mwana wake Judith Makungwa ngati Secretary wake? Ndiye pamenepa Chakwera analakwa kuika m’bale wake Kammata?

  32. mnkotakota says:

    KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ANYAMATA ANYAU TSOPANO

  33. MAKTHIRD says:

    chipani chatha ichi, ndeu muli otsutsa nanga mukadzalowa mboma? kkkkkkk shame!!!!!

  34. M'doko says:

    Akulimbirana akum’mwera kodi? Kumene kulibe mcp!!ko? Nanga anthu akukanganawa achoka kuti

  35. MSANA WA PETURO says:

    Lest we forget, DPP cadets are worse than this. Enanu musatinyasepo apa ndi timakomenti tanu topanda pake. Wakutumani Thanyu? Misana yanu!!! 2019 MCP… boma!!!!!!

  36. Beloved says:

    Mcp will never change. With these notorities u think malawians can vote 4 u into Government forget!

  37. MR MBWANDA says:

    MCP will never scoop majority in the southern
    Unless they nominate the presidential candidate
    From southern region apo bii you will never be back in government again and end up in opposition forever.

  38. NYAU says:

    Ku Opposition Komweku Kulumana Ndiye Mcp Imeneyo.

  39. nobel says:

    It’s a small matter that has nothing to do with party leadership. Where is darkness if the party was able to lay national foundation for development way back in 1960,70, 80 when in 21 century DPP gov is failing to develop the country? Where is darkness when the country had good road, rail network? Goods such as tobacco, maize etc were ferried on trains other than on politicians trucks and lorries? What are u talking about u better than senseless creatures? Dubious professorial? Kkkkk kkkk shame!!

  40. Lilongwe Boys says:

    Is that mcp is all about? Only putting lilongwe in high positions . Kamata is from Dowa despite being a cousin to Mr chakwela . That’s the qualifications people will collect forms but if u are not in good Books with lilongwe wagwanayo. Nathumba is facing hardles simple because he supported munlo

  41. Za MCP mukafuse Joseph Nkasa alibe mau kkkkkkkkkkkk

  42. Abambo says:

    I always shiver when I see pictures of members of the MCP youth league.#cringe

  43. nYAU SITHOBWA says:

    Never shaken more resources, pples mind never move up and down looking for green pasture

  44. mwiithotho says:

    Ndiyetu bola Tembo wakupha anthu ujaaa

  45. Achimidzimidzi says:

    imeneyo Youth? Muphanaka.
    You need to be very careful. Some of them look like they being accused of witchcraft.They look too old. These should be graduated by now into men’s league.

    In the South, you need very honest people like Kaliwo and not Kakhome. Kakhome is a liability

  46. What is this says:

    Chipani Cha Nyau ichi chokonda ndeu. Khapanani koma simungalamulire. Dziko lino ndi la DPP basi.

  47. Happy Eduardo says:

    Koma inu a Yufi mwayambiranso zomwe zija.

  48. zoona says:

    Ife tili duu kutukula dziko kuti tikamafika 2024 Peter aifikitse Malawi pa South Africa. Tikamadzafika 2034 Chilima adzakhala ataifikitsa pa Dubai. Kwinako tizikupanganibe update anzathu a opposition for life

  49. Chekambewa says:

    Tiyeni nazoni muone momwe mosovere cipani chatha ici koma jessie sakumva phokoso too much bwanji kodi?ukufuna mwana kodi wochokera kwa ochakwera?tikukudabwanitu

  50. CHAKWERA NDI TOMBOLOMBO says:

    Chipani Chanu Mwaiwala Kuti Akutsogolera Ndi Abusa?

  51. ZZ Junior says:

    Imeneyo ndiye MCP always fighting. Party of “Darkness and Death.” Remember when we used to witness running battles at every party conventions between Chakwamba and Tembo supporters? That is what we will be experiencing from MCP from now onwards. Change came to Malawi in 1994 but MCP will never change. The party is still in the dark ages and you tell me this is a government in waiting…my foot

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