Chakwera on HEQs says Kamuzu never founded MCP, it was Orton Chirwa: But MCP made him die as political prisoner

President Lazarus Chakwera has said clarified that the founding president Kamuzu Banda was not the founder of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) which he leads now, but late Orton Chirwa, the country’s first attorney general after independence, as the founding father of party.

President Chakwera: Its Orton Chirwa who founded MCP not Kamuzu

Chakwera said this Thursday afternoon when he appeared in Parliament to face His Excellency’s Question Time (HEQs) style-session from MPs, a constitutional requirement that has long been ignored by his predecessors.

He said MCP was not founded by Kamuzu.

“Kamuzu was father and founder of Malawi nation. MCP was founded when he was in [Gweru] prison and the Malawi Congress Party was founded by Orton Chirwa,” he said.

However, Orton Chirwa died as a political prisoner during the MCP dictatorship.

Chirwa died in prison in Zomba on 20 October 1992. Aged 73, he had been imprisoned for nearly 11 years for non-violent opposition to the MCP autocracy.

At various times during his imprisonment he had been kept in leg irons and much of his imprisonment was spent in solitary confinement.

His wife, Vera, is still alive and very old.

Chakwera, who quit the pulpit as head of Malawi Assemblies of God in 2013 to join frontline politics, wants to heal about the past atrocities and have a new Malawi that has bound together nine political parties branded Tonse Alliance which is governing.

Other alliance partners in Tonse include UTM Party, Alliance for Democracy, People’s Progressive Movement, Freedom Party, Umodzi Party and Malawi Forum for National Development.

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Mulomwe ine
9 months ago

What I saw were two leaders of opposition tussling each other. Chakwera’s presentation lacked decorum and was not of presidential standard in any way. Lazaro u leader of opposition wamukakamira. But I am not surprised, that’s the way how a parrot leader behaves.

Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
9 months ago
Reply to  Mulomwe ine

Mulomwe Ine, osadanda uchira. Ndalama zakuba zija zakutheranitu. Zakuba ndi choncho zimatha mosadziwika bwino. Koma choti udziwe ndi chakuti uyiwale zoti DPP Tippex Party idzabwerera m’Boma. Zinasonyezeratu pa 23rd June, 2020 kuti aliyense anatopa nayo.

Marumbo
9 months ago

Chakwera is indeed the size of Nankhumwa. That’s why they are busy tussling each other. A real president is smarter than Chakwera who has no agenda on the table but only busy engaging the leader of opposition on trivial matters. We know that Nankhumwa landed a hard blow to Chakwera when he said the Hi5 agenda is simply empty and lacked deliverables. Eg the ” prospering together” pillar in Hi5, what does that mean? How can we measure that and hold abusa accountable? Nankhumwa wamupengetsa Chakwera that’s why amafuna kulira mu parliament. Did you notice Chakwera’s eyes? They popped out… Read more »

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
9 months ago
Reply to  Marumbo

Ndikumva kuwawa eeeeh!!! ndikumva kupweteka!!! Aaaaah!!! Ndikulira wawawah!!! ndi Adad, kkkk

Beulani Phiri
Beulani Phiri
9 months ago
Reply to  Marumbo

I should think your way of expressing things shows that you are just talking on opposition point of view. Get out of slumber and accept that DPP is dead and it didn’t do anything tangible but just to steal from the poor Malawians.

Bristone Mabichi
Bristone Mabichi
9 months ago

Abale amene muli ku parliament toyeni timange Malawi. Tisiye kumafunsa zopusa koma zomangilira Malawi yense. Ulendo uno palibe kuti ine ndi BOMA kapena Otsutsa ayi. Tivomereze zinalakwika, ngakhale zili zowawa.

Chilunga
Chilunga
9 months ago

Koma sukulu ndiyofunikadi…… the difference between a polofesa/Dzonzi and LMC/SKC is like night and day

Sit down
Sit down
9 months ago

Kondwani Nankhumwa next time plz do your homework and come prepared ….. you are not dealing with a polofesa ndi a Dzonzi……it’s LMC and SKC

Zamanyazi
Zamanyazi
9 months ago

Gun trotting leader of opposition mumayenda mbali awatu si a polofesa kapena a Dzonzi

Shameful
Shameful
9 months ago

Kondwani Nankhumwa what was that ??????a disgraceful performance from leader of opposition

Restoration
Restoration
9 months ago

Kamlepo Kaluea Amati restoration yatani????

Restoration
Restoration
9 months ago

Koma ku DPP Is that all you have zoona??

Kubalalika
Kubalalika
9 months ago

nankhumwa next time remember this :
SILENCE is GOLDEN
You made a big fool of yourself in parliament today

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