Chakwera says MCP dealing with party squabbles

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has told party supporters to hold their patience as political wrangles continue in the oldest party in the country, saying the problems would be over soon.

Chakwera: We will deal with these problems very soon

In a statement seen by Nyasa Times, Chakwera said he understood why some supporters are running out of patience, admitting the political wrangles have been raging for long.

“We will deal with these problems very soon,” said Chakwera.

The party recently fired party vice president Richard Msowoya, secretary general Gustave Kaliwo, former party publicist Jessie Kabwila who were later reinstated by the High Court.

The fired senior party members then obtained a court injunction restraining the MCP from holding a party convention slated for this month.

The High Court is yet to make a ruling on the holding of the party convention date.

Chakwera, however, said it was regrettable the matter had gone to the courts instead of the warring parties discussing the matter following the four party cardinals of unity, loyalty, discipline and obedience.

In an interview earlier, Kaliwo said the problems have gone out of hand because Chakwera has been refusing to engage in dialogue on the matters.

The problems started after some senior members, including Kaliwo, Kabwila and now defector to Democratic Progressive Party, Felix Jumbe decided to challenge the leadership style of Chakwera, describing it as dictatorial.

The wrangles were heightened after billionaire Sidik Mia announced he had joined the MCP and wanted to vie for the vice presidency of the party, a position currently held by Msowoya, who is also Speaker of the National Assembly.

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geof
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The love of money is the source of everything

dowa central
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Chipani cha magazi ichi,kukambilana sichitha koma ufiti wa gule ndi ng’ona….mbuzi achewa kukamwa kuli gaaaa ndi fodya wa chingambwe….

Hatton
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Anybody wishing and hoping the problems in MCP to be over is alien to MCP. Problems are MCP’s emblem. Sizinayambe lero izi. Problems in MCP started in 1964 with a cabinet crisis. Kamuzu tried to suppress logic through forcing people into exile and started systematic killings of innocent Malawians. That never resolved the problems in MCP. In 1983 the problems in MCP took another twist. MCP erroneously believed that they would deal with the problems by killing Matenje, Gadama, Sangala and Chiwanga but that too never ended the problems in MCP. In the early 1990s the problems in MCP took… Read more »
#DzukaniAmalawi
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Spot on Hatton. In fact all political parties need deep introspection in order to wash themselves of self-hatred. Malawi not survive economically, socially and politically, if they don’t change the way they govern themselves let alone the country. In these challenging and complex modern world, we need leadership that is eloquent in its ideologies, strategies and operational plans (always driven by peoples welfare). If current political parties are not nimble-footed in their quest to renew themselves; then they will likely squabble and self-destruct themselves into oblivion. Its how nature works.

UDF dead in East
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Pitala ndiye ali ndi accent yabwinodi? Kkkkk amvekere ndalama ya chakwa dzulo ku Zomba.kkkkkkk. u admire chakweras accent musanamepo apa.
Kusaphunzira kwanu mumpake wina.kkkkiest

Watipa
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For the first time to see people loving MCP than never before, pano anthu akufuna fundo if achinyamata zoti MCP yinali yozuza zitinthandiza chani, MCP President has integrity based Christian values,MCP moving forward

Gwaza
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Fortunately most of us who are in MCP and will vote for MCP are of new generation. Born in late 80 to 90’s and we know nothing of MCP’s brutality of which most of the former brutal MCP gang are now in DPP. So stop wasting your time preaching to us about MCP’s brutality which happened many decades ago. We are not a backward generation like the Dausis, Ntabas, Mpinganjiras, Goodalls, the very old fools who have bombarded DPP. Look hey DPP yadzadza ndi zinkhalamba starting from chi president chawo who is also backward (very absolete) we will kick him… Read more »
OMwale
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Ukunama aise. Ulira 2019

Mwananyanian
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Suggestion from an unbiased outsider, who doesn’t belong to any Party: Time for a NUCLEAR OPTION. MCP needs a new leader basi. oChakwera should resign and give the mantle to someone who can handle political problems which are piling up. Not too late yet – there is still a year to the next elections. The leadership is thinking out loud and even saying that the problems COULD be over; that is NOT the same as “problems WILL be over”. Problems can’t be wished away. oChakwera’s dictatorial tendencies seem to be the source of most of the problems. That’s not me… Read more »
Phwanya
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apange resign ndi mbuyako Pitala on grounds that alibe mano mkamwa. Malawi is being disgraced amongst other countries for being the only country with a toothless old president. Malawi can never develop with this kind of president. President azikhala ndi manu onse 32 as a requirement, unless lina lachita kuzulidwamo kuchipatala not because of old age.

chikoti
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we are crossing our fingers hoping for the best..

Jessie
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Ma accent a fake, mulibe manyazi a Chakwera?? Fotseki

Phwanya
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Poti Pitala with all his claims that he has been in the US speaks like ali ndi chimbatata chotentha mkamwa? Accent ya Chakwera is testimony kuti munthuyu ndi Malawian Obama. My kid has better english accent not za Mathanyula wanuyo. Ofunika apite ku Walani Pvt School akamphunzitsenso.

Fake accent guy
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Chakwera it’s your fake accent that is causing all the chaos!! Speak normal. That accent will not get you anywhere.

Fake accent guy
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Chakwera it’s your fake accent that is causing all the chaos!! Speak normal. That accent will not get you anywhere.

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