Chakwera, Kaliwo rift grows as MCP rules out mediation

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) says the party has not engaged the ‘rebel’ secretary general Gustave Kaliwo and others, saying the party told the court it was withdrawing the case on tactical legal point.

Kaliwo (left)  and Mkaka:  No mediation

In an interview, MCP deputy secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka said the MCP told the High Court last week that it was withdrawing the case against Kaliwo to avoid embarrassment during cross examination which Kaliwo had prepared for.

“The truth is there is no such thing (mediation). As a matter of fact, the Kaliwos just wanted to embarass Dr. Lazarus Chakwera through the cross examination seeing they would not win the case. So we tactfully withdraw the case and that infuriated the Kaliwo Camp. It’s not true there is mediation attempt,” said Mkaka.

MCP lawyers told the High Court in Lilongwe that the party was withdrawing a case in which Chakwera obtained an injunction stopping Kaliwo from calling for an emergency convention.

In April 2017, Kaliwo called for a convention that was supposed to be held from July 7 to 9, 2017 with a claim that that the growing concerns among MCP district chairpersons necessitated a convention for resolutions.

But in June last year, Chakwera and the party obtained  an injunction against the planned convention with an argument that Kaliwo was supposed to formally put across to the party’s national executive committee the request by the district chairpersons.

The High Court asked the MCP lawyer Titus Mvalo to make a formal request on the discontinuance of the case.


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peter georgce

Kaliwo ndi gulukunyinda


Chakwelatu is a crook by birth .look how he visited JB in 2013? chakwela loves money than anything .he has sold the entire party to Mia. How will malawians of good will trust you with the cashgate pp recruited people dameging mcp?

Precious Tamani

Why are you running away from the point? If you don’t have sense comment just shut up

The guilty are always afraid and embarrassed. Bravo Kaliwo. Chakwera is on record forcing APM to answer questions in parliament. Very strange because Chakwera is very junior to APM. We urge Chakwera to be cross examined by Kaliwo to show his sincerity in his demanding APM to appear before parliament. Mr Chakwera, please appear before the court to be cross examined by Kaliwo. American fake accent is allowed there. If you continue refusing and chickening out, then those who believe you are a Pharisee and crook will be considered correct. Bravo Kaliwo, it is my considered view that you have… Read more »

So can we trust Chakwera and MCP if they are making tricks to run away from be questioned. Hehehehehe. No way to vote MCP not honest people. Wait Kaliwo will surely embarrass Chakwera soon, and the party will be ashamed. Mwamuputa ndala Kaliwo, .


Why should Malawians vote for a party that can’t even govern itself. The very same party leaders that are supposed to lead a nation of 19 million people is unable to resolve internal squabbles. Tell us again why we should vote for MCP? Get your act together and only then can we cast our important vote for you (MCP). Chakwera please take charge and be a man with balls of steel.


Akuopa kupita ku court to avoid being embarrased yet you were busy calling the president to parliament to answer questions. Mukazawina nde muzayankha mafunsowo?….Ochasika



Old AP Munthali

Kaliwo is nothing but trouble. He should just join the beasts camp of Chapondas.


Amkaka zikomo kwambiri mwatitsekula maso kuti Lazaro amangopanga mphokoso koma alibe mfundo. Ndimadabwa kwambiri kuti munthuyu ndimmodzi mwa aphungu omwe adavotela kuti 4bn idutse. Lero zatheka bwanji kuti iyeyu akuna anthu awiri okha a choke mmalo moti aphungu onse kuphatikiza Lazaro achoke. Mkaka watulukira mochedwa kuti madalawa sakuthandiza. Kaliwo ndi anzakewo akunena zoona Lazaro ndi olakwa. mau amulungu akuti oipa athawa yekha opanda omupitikisa. Nkhani wasuma wekha, wekha kuyithawa? Zikuyenda?


Chakwera ali ndi vuto I think. Contact and dialogue is the best solution. Kamuzu anatero. Basi ndisamuka ndipita ku DPP ndikamusapote Chilima

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