Malawi Police in Salima on Friday afternoon dispersed Malawi Congress Party (MCP)protesters in Salima north east who openly told party president Lazarus Chakwera to immediately cancel the suspension of Jessie Kabwila.
The protesters said they wanted to deliver a petition to a constitutuency chairman over the suspension of their MP from the MCP.
However, the police and party officials told the protesters to follow procedure before taking to the road.
Kabwila and others were suspended on allegations of insurbodination and Chakwera said he suspended Kabwila because of calls from her constituents.
Chakwera and MCP are sailing through turbulent political waters with many senior members of the party including secretary general Gustave Kaliwo questioning the leadership style of Chakwera.
In turn, Chakwera has fired and suspended a dozen MCP senior leaders in what some political commentators say Chakwera is purging dissent violently.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :