Resign as Speaker or MCP veep, Malawi Muslims tell Msowoya

Islam Commission for Justice and Freedom, a social arm of Islam has challenged Speaker of National Assembly Richard Msowoya to resign as Speaker or Malawi Congress Party (MCP) vice presidency saying he cannot combine the two positions following recent events.

Msowoya asked to resign as Speaker

Msowoya asked to resign as Speaker

Chairman of the organisation Shaibu Ajassi said Wednesday in Blantyre that Msowoya had compromised his position by providing his official parliamentary vehicle to whisk away MCP publicity secretary Jessie Kabwila from police last week who wanted to arrest her over sedition charges.

“The position of Speaker needs someone who is impartial. The speaker is not for Honourable Jessie Kabwila alone but for all Malawians. What he did is uncalled for,” said Ajassi whose organisation rarely comments on social, economic or political issues.

Ajassi however has not said what will happen if Msowoya fails to step down either as speaker or MCP vice president.

In an earlier interview, however, Msowoya said he did not know that his official vehicle was used to whisk away Kabwila from police.

He said at the said time, he was in parliament presiding over the same debate.

The police managed to arrest Kabwila at the gates of German embassy in Lilongwe which is a stone`s throw from parliament building where the law enforcers erected an ad hock roadblock in order to arrest Kabwila and another legislator Peter Chakwantha of the MCP.

Police Inspector General Lexter Kachama ruled out the police arresting Msowoya for shielding Kabwila from law enforcers.

He said although Msowoya broke the law, he was free.

Kabwila remains unrepentant saying the Whatsapp messages which the police are basing their sedition charges cannot make the government fall, he added the government is falling on its own due to gross incompetence of its leaders

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HERMAN DAUNCY SHABA
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HERMAN DAUNCY SHABA
6 months 18 days ago

Let us preach LOVE and not hatred leave politics for the politians

Paul Chimkonde
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Paul Chimkonde
6 months 21 days ago
I consider it to be very funny that our Civil Society and Human Rights Organisations in Malawi are full of hatred and partisanship. They vividly show to which side they belong and support. I am left wondering if with that we can make good representation for the local masses whom we claim to be their mouthpiece. We were all there in 2009, unless you were born yesterday, when Hon. Henry Chimunthu Banda was made Speaker of the Malawi National Assembly. By then, Hon. Chimunthu Banda was Secretary General for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party. I recall hearing collective voices from… Read more »
Mbuya
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Mbuya
6 months 21 days ago

There is also parliament gate for u MPs u dont attend ve session without proper reason kuba kumeneko but having ur pocket full

DOBO
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DOBO
6 months 22 days ago
This is very difficult to make judgement on whether the Speaker was partial or impartial considering the the fact that Kabwira is a Member of Parliament of which the Speaker is a head as well as a Member of MCP of which the Speaker is a VP. Another thing to consider is to consider that Kabwira was not a criminal unless proven by a court. Am neither for nor against what actually happened BUT to wonder why a man of God only pick on the other side of coin which can undermine his position as a religious leader. Anyway, a… Read more »
CHILUNGAMO
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CHILUNGAMO
6 months 22 days ago

chipembedzo chosatha kulalikila koma kupeleka matres mafumu ndikugulila atsikana zipangizo zamasaloon kuti muzikakwela bwino komaso akalowe mu mpingo wanu.I rebuke you in the Name Of Jesus the Son of Living God

MAPIDYA
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MAPIDYA
6 months 22 days ago

booko halamu munganene chiyani chazelu koposa kuchotsa speaker pa udindo

kwakwase
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kwakwase
6 months 22 days ago

zafodya bax mumati chimanga chidzibwela after 2 days go mumabomamu mukaone ngati muchimanga muma admarc apa zikungo onekelatu kuti muli ndi chifukwa ndi MCP osati zomwe mukunenazo ayi

chabulika
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chabulika
6 months 22 days ago

omenyela nkhondo kuti dziko likhale ndi matipate anali akhristu inu munali busy kudula mbolo zanuzo kutsogolo cholinga muzikwela kwabasi lero edzi ukukuthani.osakafusa kamwana kanukoko bwanji ndi gogowakeuo akuti alibe polobulemuyo zanjala ilikoyi mulibusy apeaker ee aspeaker watani panyopanu mukhaula palibe kutula pasi udindo mukhaula bax

Kakuli mulala
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Kakuli mulala
6 months 22 days ago

Ajasi is stupid muslim indeed i suggest is a malawian but from Somalia. Stupid leader

Kakuli mulala
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Kakuli mulala
6 months 22 days ago

Ajasi kaya Ajusi malamulo a malawi sali mmanja mwaka limbikira zaku muzikiti osati zandale,,,usazungulire mutu ndi zandale

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