Chakwera gets court injunction stopping Kaliwo holding MCP emergency convention

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has obtained a court injunction stopping secretary general Gustav Kaliwo holding a party convention from July 7 to 9 with parallel structures.

Chakwera: Gets injunction

Kaliwo, a lawyer by profession, said convention has been called to clear their differences relying on Article 40 of the MCP constitution which states that district committees or the National Executive Committee (NEC) are mandated to call for a convention and that in the current case half of the district committees are calling for it.

But MCP second deputy secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka has said the party has sought court intervention to stop the illegal convention.

He said lawyer Peter Chakwantha of Armstrong Lawyers and Company has lodged to court for an order of interlocutory injunction.

In an affidavit dated June 9 2019 by MCP president Lazarous Chakwera filled in support of the application for the injunction, he argues that Kaliwo was supposed to formally put across to the party’s NEC the request for an emergency convention.

Chakwera said the chairperson which Kaliwo is using to call for convention including Lackson Khamalatha who is first defendant, relinquished his position like others and no longer have powers to call for such an emergency convention in the name of MCP.

He said the emergency convention championed by Kaliwo is “wrongful, illegal and.”

Chakwera’s affidavit further reads: “That is legally trite to take heed that non-office bearers, by the dictates of the Malawi Congress Party constitution, have no powers to petition for an emergency convention.”

The injunction has been granted by the court and Kaliwo has been ordered to “refrain from doing any acts that may be deeded to be part of the preparations for the alleged party convention until the processes for substantial matter is held.”

The court said Kaliwo and former district chairperson risk imprisonment if they continue planning for convention as they will “adjudged to be in contempt of court.”

MCP top brass and lawmakers are since calling for resignation of Kaliwo.

But Kaliwo, who was handpicked by Chakwera after the elected SG Chris Daza left to join the People’s Party, insists that he is a bonafide member of the party, hence no need for him to resign.

 

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34 thoughts on “Chakwera gets court injunction stopping Kaliwo holding MCP emergency convention”

  1. chitutu says:

    MCP yomweyo kuti wa!wa!wa! ,wasanje amene ali wa DPP mumuuze akakolope mnyanja!

  2. Maunits says:

    DPP is the club of lhomwes not MCP. MCP is national party, it has got well built regional offices in all three regions not rented house office for dpp up to now. MCP has a Vibrant facility at the hub of Malawi the capital city a national headquarters a building that dpp never build until Jesus comes again why because of arrogance and thieving.

  3. Za MCP zisakhudze DPP. Kodi Chakwera amatenga Kaliwo kuti? Why are you taking an injunction for somebody you handpicked? Malawi Crocodile Party (MCP) ilibe nzeru

  4. Nywinywinywi says:

    To hell DPP and Kaliwo….munya muona.

    nonse a DPP mwalephera ndi Kaliwo. kakolopeni mnyanja!

  5. chiga says:

    dpp yalakwa chani? mcp cant win malawi wthout proper stratagies to have more votes from south, eastern and north regions believe me instead of strenghtening the party ur busy with divisions, court injuctions and just taking only views of central regions people as if it is a club. how can people believe u that ur a changed party if u hate convetion shame on u. dpp woyee!! cashgate ya pp ikusausa anthu mcp itha kubanso coz alibe cash coz 24 yrs opposing.bring your new ideas rather than opposing everything

  6. dalitso nyanda says:

    kkkkk koma Malawi tulo lakero, busy kumapanga comment pa zinthu zozizila ngati izi. munthu mukumunena apayi palibe chomwe walakwa. Wina akupita kunja kukapanga address University ina pamene kuno ina ikumukanikana kuyendesa. Aziphunzitsi ali pa strike sakulowa mkalasi koma nikumapita kwina mkumakakamba za xool. kkkkk… Kukhala prof sikuti ndiwe mtsogoleri wabwino ayi. Ndikupanda mzeru kuchoka mnyumba mwako muli njala mkumakauza anthu ena njila zopezera chakudya…… Zausilu……

  7. Keen Observer says:

    If he is followed by the people who are outside MCP then why court injunction? Why don’t just let him to hold it & prove him wrong when nobody attends that convention? Chakwera knows that people will be there.

    1. Nyirenda says:

      Iya tu chifukwa Kaliwo is using MCP name for his convention. So court injunction is valid!! put. Kaliwo should call for a convention of his political party and not MCP. Tisaberane apa.

  8. Mani says:

    MCP will never rule Malawi again……..take it or leave it………..

    1. chaponda says:

      Malawi wambuyako are you God

    2. Dr.Mabushu says:

      Yes! We have heard you as a Creator of Heaven and the Earth!!!

  9. No other party can dislodge DPP because the entire opposition is divided. Bwana Chakwera stop fooling yourself that one day you will rule this country. I guess the most honourable thing for you to do is to go back to church (Assemblies of God in particular) and confess your sins. I believe the lord will forgive you and take you back into the fold. This country does not need to be ruled by a featherweight like yourself, so you better shut up

    1. Dr.Mabushu says:

      A Kachepa kulira kumeneko!!! Chisatana ndichoncho chimawoneratu patali kuti kwake kwatha basi!!! kikikikiki!!!!! Dr.Chakwera wawoloka basi!! Inu limbanani kaye ndi Chanco, Primary xool Demos, Civil war ndiye this coming Monday, Inept Prsesident and Inept Minister!!! kikikik AFROBAROMETER WOYE!!!!!!

  10. youna says:

    Koma bwana Kaliwo azidyadi za DPP. Unfortunately he is not a good leader and is followed by people that are outside MCP.

  11. pathfinder says:

    kodi iwe namarika dziko lake ndiliti ukukhala ukamati everywhere palibe chikuyenda. iwenso galu eti. mcp yakhala m’boma zaka zambiri, miseu yomwe ikukongoletsa mizinda ndi mmidziyi akupanga ndi mcp. agalu anyau inu. mugwa nayo muona. dpp boma. kodi mabvuto ochitika pali ponse ngakhala kubanja kwanu mudzingoda dpp? mwayitola dpp yangayi eti, kodi mudzabvomereza liti kulephera kwanu? ndiye wasala mkazi wako ndikumuchinda uja, ukadzamugwiranso uzadana ndi dpp, kuiwala kuti chinkazi chakocho ndi chihure.

  12. Apao Kugola says:

    kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. Now the game can start. How can a renown lawyer like Kaliwo stoop so low and swallow DPP’s MWK80 million for a bogus convention. How could Kaliwo bypass a simple step as to consult MCP NEC on the convention issue. Yes, Kaliwo may have the mandate and surely he has to call for an emergency convention. However, procedure matters on all legal matters. Ma lawyer a ku Malawi ambiri ndi wouma mitu ndithu.

    Tiye nazoni. Make Chakwera more popular with your cheap tactics of trying to destroy the Mighty MCP, the Mother of All Political Parties in Malawi.

    Shaa. Mbite.

    The Fearless Samurai
    (Jwampiriu)

  13. cchimbano says:

    A Kaliwo inu musatinyase mulibe mphavu zoyitanitsa convention. Just be eating money za DPP koma muona za Chafukira ndalama za minyama.

  14. napoli says:

    Why MCP says that DPP fails to solve national problems amicably. Why going to court? Why taking such a long time to solve the problem? You have failed to solve the problem, now you want court to solve it for you. The what is the difference between you and DPP in terms of problem solving? Where is Juliana Lunguzu? This issue has made the MCP gurus very stupid.

  15. mtete says:

    Chakwera should just fire the idiot

  16. Mahera says:

    Ife bora m’busayu than manyaka tirinawowa. I think Malawi yalangika chifukwa chonyozera kuika m’busa pampando ndikukaika mbava. Malawi should never make that mistake again.

  17. Mudzamva liti says:

    If he was hand picked, then the appointing authority should act accordingly – fire him!

  18. Saulos says:

    Stupid kaliwo the money you got from DPP,will lead you to misery coz you are fighting the battle you can’t win.you want to betray us to this failed party DPP? In tumbuka I’ll say THONGO lako

  19. Mike Mulumbe says:

    A Chakwera mukuopa chani udindo sitikakamila mwina inalinso njira yabwino yokachotsera munthu wa ku south yu

  20. ungwelu says:

    MCP gurus, this is a straight forward case.

    Mr. Gustav Kaliwo was not elected into his position but just hand picked by the party president to serve after Party Secretary General Chris Daza joined another party.

    Therefore, ceteris paribus, the one who hired him without consulting the District Committees should be the one firing him without consulting the District Committees. You exit through the door you entered. Or is there any other alternative legal interpretation?

  21. Ulidele mkulinga utayenda naye says:

    I praise the President Chakwera for taking the step to stop Kaliwo to call for convention. People who have fallen down in elections have no powers to call for convention. If Kaliwo has senses he should have thought and considered the fact that people he was working with do not hold the positions now. Let the court clear the mist. If indeed DPP was behind the funding of Kaliwo to hold the convention, let MCP Intelligence monitor events and discover the motives behind the refunding Kaliwo.

    I praise the action to silence Kaliwo and the rest on the convention.

  22. Rahim says:

    kkkkkkkkkkk central region people nyau you forget the way u did to Gwanda Chakuamba with Crocodile John Tembo with support from Bakili Muluzi …… Chakwera why you go to the court to solve this small problem of less than a million people. Ndiye mungathe kuyendesa dziko la anthu 17 million abusa bwererani ku tchalitchi . Musiye kuvala masanza kuyerekeza chirombo chaku tchire this is modern world stop that

    1. kaitano says:

      Kulemekeza ufulu wa anthu, kumafunika anthu ngati Chakwera omwe amazindikila kuti pali nthambi zomwe ndi za Dziko lomwe aliyese akukhalamo zili ndi mphavu kuposa utsogoleri umene aliyese angakhale nao, that is Judicial Department, kuteroko zimene wapanga Chakwera ndizo zeru mwanva o Rahim Bokohalamu wadya Nkhumba ya tsankha

  23. john says:

    saitha congress kaliwo tangowabera a dpp basi sungatiphwasure waiwala amai amasokosa posachewapa pa mbc alikuti pano wayuza Dausi wathana nawo

  24. odala says:

    Ochakwera mpaka kuthawira ku court? Ha ha ha ha ha ha. I told you that Kaliwo is legally right for a calling a convetion but it is unfair.

  25. namandwa pa chikopa says:

    ZA MCP zisakhuze dpp ngati mukuswana nphuno zanu zimenezo mukatopesana musiya ifetu tikulamula ziko tili pheeeeeee

    1. namarika says:

      DPP ikulamuladi koma palibe chomwe chikulongosoka, everywhere things upside down, musaoneke ngati anzeru anthu osokeneza inu, kwanu ndi kuba, kuononga ndi kupha —Njauju—-satanic party

  26. Nabitiya says:

    Mafumu ali kuti apangenso press conference…….a Chakwera atengelanji injunction? Mafumu a pa Malawi

  27. DPP MBOLA says:

    IF KALIWO WAS HAND PICKED THEN CHAKWERA SHOULD FIRE HIM NOW

  28. chimanga says:

    DPP give more money to Kaliwo for the court action . Payekha sakwanisa kaya. Wasauka uyu

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