Chakwera faces MCP mutiny: Members want SPC Zangazanga out

Some senior Malawi Congress Party  (MCP) officials under the Second Liberation of Malawi Nation movement have written President Lazarous Chakwera accussing him of only employing his relatives and Assemblies of God Church members at State House and have also demanded that he fires Secretary to President and Cabinet (SPC) Zangazanga Chikhosi for frustrating the Tonse Alliance agenda.

Zangazanga Chikhosi: SPC under MCP fire

In a letter dated February 8, 2021 and signed by former MP for Kasungu West Alex Major, the MCP officials accuse Chakwera and Chikhosi of neglecting young, qualified and energetic members within the Tonse alliance in his appointments to various positions.

The letter has listed a number of people appointed at State House such as  Chief of Staff Prince Kapondamgaga, aides Reverend Martin Thom, Samson Limbani, Sean Kampondeni, Elias  Sauli, Bakuwa and Gedion Kalumbu as being either relatives of Chakwera or members of the Assemblies of God Church while Zangazanga is busy recalling his friends to take up positions in government.

“We have searched in our records and all of the people above are not party members but rather church elders from the Assemblies of God and your immediate family members. Why is it okay for you to work with five people only and leave out all party structures,” reads the letter in part.

The MCP officials have implored Chakwera to do “serious soul searching” about his actions against people in the party who fought tooth and nail for him.

“Do you know that you are there because of the party and not because of your church and family members?” the letter says.

The MCP members have also accused Chikhosi of deliberately frustrating Tonse alliance agenda by sidelining those who fought for change in appointments in civil service.

They claim that Chikhosi – a civil servant –  has never been an MCP member but has connections with opposition DPP which saw him being appointed Controller of Statutory Corporations during its rule.

” Apart from frustrating the Tonse administration he is on the forefront sideling those who fought for the liberation…and he is busy rewarding and recalling his friends from retirement to pick up jobs in the civil service meant for young boys and girls who have belief in Tonse philosophy,” says the letter.

It further says Chikhosi is behind most of the shady deals in government which are denting the image of the President.

This comes after uman Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC)  chairperson Gift Trapence and coordinator Luke Tembo said in a statement that Chikhosi is threatening Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) to award oil contracts to two suppliers amid corruption allegations.

Chikhosi is forcing the award of oil supply contracts to two companies Mera rejected whose cost will be USD 50 million more.”

Mera reportedly refused to approve the contracts because of irregularities in the awarding of the contracts to the two companies out of 23 bidders.

It is further said that there are also concerns over the capacity of the two companies to supply fuel and over reports that Lake Oil is facing a debt crisis in Tanzania.

HRDC has since demanded the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ABC) to quickly move in and stop the un-procedural award to these two companies.

The MCP officials have listed down seven demands to Chakwera to respond and address by February  28, 2021 saying failure to do so the movement members will mobilise MCP party members to hold vigils in March at MCP district offices ” for prayers so that or cry must be heard”.

Some of  the demands are that Chakwera must recall all the diplomats in foreign missions who are known DPP cadets, immediately clear all the rubble in government and provide a clear timeline how the government will implement the consolidated manifesto which propelled Tonse alliance to victory.

The MCP members say that have the full backing of the majority of MPs, executive members. party structures and members from Tonse alliance partners and have enough funds to carry out their plans.

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Phiri phingo
Phiri phingo
5 months ago

More frustrations are yet to come

Phiri phingo
Phiri phingo
5 months ago

A country can not be ruled by 9 parties, that’s chaos.

Kashma
Kashma
5 months ago

This tiny country will never be built as long as Kamuzu Banda is off. Only crooks will rule this country.What we all know is that others within UTM and MCP colonies are playing games against Chakwera. Of course there are some issues whereby Chakwera is not doing well and we see them but not not compared with APM who is too old to run the government and this is not Uganda. What one should remember is that this is not running a grocery rather the government and some decisions are made by the Vp and presented to the President but… Read more »

BellaMbewe
BellaMbewe
5 months ago
Reply to  Kashma

Leave APM out of this

Gar
Gar
5 months ago
Reply to  Kashma

I support the the removal of rubble.this happens even in highly developed countries.These people have allegiance to the former regime and can frustrate the current government.
2 I think the the SPC knows what he is doing when he hires retired ‘friends’ into right positions.If he is intoxicated with power , then appropriate action in needed
3 I think it’s a little premature for the grouping to start their action ,it borders in greed

KWENGWERE
KWENGWERE
5 months ago
Reply to  Kashma

Nobody said Malawi is a grocery, a d Chakwera must gave known the scale of responsibility he was chasing when he vied for the presidency

Pewani
Pewani
5 months ago

This just the beginning more is yet to come. Soon the deacon and the deaconess will will start pulling the strings

guest
guest
5 months ago

ife tikufuna ngongole za madef kaya mumati NEEF, kwangoti ziiiii

Bahat Nyirenda
Bahat Nyirenda
5 months ago

Was employment part of the tonse agenda izi nde siziko koma zichitira ubwino a ndale

Tonse
Tonse
5 months ago
Reply to  Bahat Nyirenda

Mwayiwala za 1,000,000 jobs?

PHRIWAPHIRI
5 months ago

ABUSAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Emmanuel means God is With Us.

Iwe Alex Major mpaka kumpatsa president deadlines? You will fail and you have dug your own political grave. You lead a mutiny just because sanakupatse ntchito? Mwayi unali nawo koma anthu a kwanu anakukana. Lero you want to bring confusion in MCP just like Jesse Kabwira, Kaliwo, and Richard Msowoya. Pitani ku UTM akakulandirani ndi manja awari plus miyendo iwiri.

Wakwiya ndi kadeti
5 months ago

If you talk about the positions at the state house the president has the prerogative to choose the people he trusts like Kampondeni, Kapondagaga etc. Did you know that Namondwe is a relation of APM? Did you know that Chimwemwe Kajawo was a nephew of APM? What about Duwa Muthalika who is at South African High Commission. Anyway Bingu and APM employed cadets in the public service and the current civil service commission is full of dpp cadets and the aim was/is to fill positions with Lomwes. Now it looks Major and others wants Chakwera to be doing the same.… Read more »

Hmariwa
Hmariwa
5 months ago

Kumeneko ndiye kusowa zonena.Tell Alex to camp at State House and these are the people who want to dent Kasungu district.The only sensible issue you have mentioned in your letter is the QUICK RECALLING all diplomats in foreign Missions and its taking too wrong. Corona or no Corona they must come back

KWENGWERE
KWENGWERE
5 months ago

Kunena kopysa uku. Kodi Apomwe mumaona ngati chani??

Chkoti
Chkoti
5 months ago

It is now clear that the fight through the courts was to remove individuals( dpp) .not a wrong system.people fought a wrong battle.used as makasu a anthu ena.shame..we are doomed.at this.point ,I can’t see us picking up the.pieces anytime soon.we are now completely lost..years wasted in advance

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