MCP’s Chakwera cautioned over ‘power obsession’

Malawians have taken up on social media to caution Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera over the obsession of power after he attacked the police for blocking thousands of his supporters ferried across Lilongwe to welcome him at Kamuzu International Airport from Mexico recently.

Chakwera addressing an MCP rally

Chakwera addressing an MCP rally

Writing on Facebook, many Malawians were of the view that the tendency of ferrying party sympathizers to a focal point where they would dance and praise shower a political party leader was archaic.

“I thought this was gone with Kamuzu. I thought this was gone with Bakili, Bingu or JB. I never expected that LZ (Lazarus Chakwera) can be into it. This is bad for our democracy,” wrote one.

The police blocked thousands of Chakwera and MCP supporters clad in party attire as they pushed to enter Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe to welcome their leader, and the police sited security as the main reason for their refusal to allow the MCP sympathizers.

Of late, President Peter Mutharika also seems to be obsessed with power, the power of numbers at his political rallies.

In Nchalo, Chikhwawa and during the opening of tobacco market in Lilongwe, Mutharika boasted of huge numbers of people attending his functions, saying this was a sign that his party was powerful.

He ordered the state controlled Malawi Broadcasting Corporation to beam the people so that Malawians know that the ruling Democratic Progressive Party was still powerful and relevant to Malawi politics.

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Uncle Jue

The writer is an empty Tin.

Peter Galuwapenga

Galu iwe udatumidwa ntchito yopusa

The Partriot

When has people welcoming their leader become” a power obssession ” problem? The people cautioning our beloved Reverend seem to miss a loint here. In any case Chakwera ks the keader of opposition and has the right to be welcomed by his supporters jjst like any leader in Malawi.
Security problem? Why only Chakwera? Nanga enawa akunenepa ndi misonkho yathuwa, samalandilidwa pa airport?

Bentry Mpota

Chakwera deserve to be warmly welcomed.

titakhuta tati titero
titakhuta tati titero

muiuze mbuzi imalemba pa social mediayo kuti akuti ndiwe galu kwabasi


This is nonsense of an article. Mwasowa zolemba apa….. I can’t see any logic in your writing. Why can’t you feel pity with PM too…poti nayenso is obsessed with power. Our politicians share same disease and no one is better. So don’t be bias again.
You are still energetic.


Palibe nkhani pamenepa. Ndimayesa anthu amafuna kukachingamila mtsogoleri wawo. Ngati simutsogoleri wanu khalani chete!!! God’s time is the best because one day Right Honourable Chakwera will rule this country. DPP does not have the fate of Malawi but God alone. God is not man that he can lie. Wait and see how God will elevate O Chakwera.


Paja Chakwera Lazaro ndi uti ndipo amatani?


leave him alone, kodi kukumana ndimasapota kumabweretsa njala mdziko??

Modicai Longwe

Kuponda manyi sikukula phazi, Kukula mphuno sikudziwa kumina. Kapena kuti Chulukechuluke ngwa njuchi umanena iyo ykuluma. Ndiye tisanamizanepo apa. Awina adzawoneka zisankho zikafikapo.

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