Chakwera should fire Jumbe: Malawi Congress Party

MCP president Lazarus Chakwera should stop molly-cuddling detractors such as Felix Jumbe in the party and instead should act decisively by firing them without qualms.

Chakwera and Felix Jumbe at MCP meeting

Chakwera and Felix Jumbe at MCP meeting

MCP is one of the few freedom fighter movements in this part of Africa that have been out of power and if it is not careful it will remain there forever and die into oblivion just like UNIP in Zambia.

Malawians will never give power to a party that they feel is not ready for it but is instead full of immature leaders and political nonentities like Jumbe who are causing unnecessary trouble.

Such leaders think they are ready for leadership when in fact they are still woodpecker novices who still have a lot to learn under the feet of those who have been in the business.

Jumbe is a first termer MP. If I were him, I would slow down and limit my ambitions to gain experience until such a time I am ready for leadership.

Yet, for him, even before he became MP and known to Malawians on the national scene, he was already up in arms looking for MCP leadership and candidacy in last year’s elections.

As luck would have it for him, he still made it into the MCP national executive committee. But that does not seem enough for him that he is all over the place backstabbing Chakwera.

Let me make this clear. Ambition is good and should be encouraged but at the end of the day, it is the organisation that matters.

Jumbe can be ambitious for all I care but if he loves MCP, there is nothing to be gained from back-stabbing and detracting its leadership.

MCP is supposed to be a government in waiting and should behave like one. But I am afraid at the moment this is a far cry.

There are so many problems that Malawians are confronting on daily basis and they need to hear the voice of MCP audible enough.

There is just something wrong with our kwacha that it is losing value against other currencies at a time when the tobacco season has just ended amid government insistence that we have enough foreign reserves.

What is the alternative and what would MCP do differently? There is deathly silence from MCP although there is somebody– I don’t know who—to speak to Malawians on economic issues.

There are debates raging on critical national issues affecting the future direction of this country such as homosexuality and abortion but again MCP is hiding its head in the sand like an ostrich when it is supposed to be making its position clear to define itself in the eyes of the voter and other interested groups.

The only noise is that of Jumbe castigating its leadership and talking highly of himself so much so that you would think he matters in our lives.

But Chakwera should be more forthright to impose himself on the party. People such as Jumbe should never be allowed to run the rule.

Merely shunting between portfolios was not enough. In fact, it was appeasing them and they are taking advantage of it to cause more trouble. What they needed was a boot.

MCP has a strict code of discipline and it should not tolerate dissent especially that which comes from sulkers who think they deserve leadership when they are not ready.

Unless Chakwera is firm, MCP will forever remain in the opposition and wilderness. Is the party not ashamed that it is one of only a handful of freedom fighter movements in this region that are no longer in power?

Founding parties in Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Zimbabwe are still trusted with power in those countries.

What is wrong with MCP? Individuals like Jumbe should be put in their proper place and Chakwera should not be afraid to crack the whip.

  • The article appeared in Malawi News under the column ‘Hitting the nail’
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Jumbe may not be an honest MCP. He’s only a fortuate seeker from government. Unfortunately, he is just denting his CV and digging his own political grave. I used to respect him but now I ………


Frankly speaking, i disagree George Kasakula’s opinion for our mighty MCP to remain in opposition forever just because of confutionist and immature leaders like Jumbe. Whatever this idiot is doing we already know that is driven by DPP with an aim of gaining something. Come 2019 whether you like it or not MCP will rule this land.


Please fire him

Brino White

Jumbe amaoneka munthu wanzeru komaso amene angadzatenge unduna wa malimidwe mcp ikadzalowa mboma m 2019 koma zimene akuchitazi a!a!a!a! akutikhumudwitsa. Ndimapempha inu a Jumbe tangodzichetsani ndi kuthandiza kumanga chipani cha mcp pokozekera kudzalowa mboma m2019 muno. Mukachuluka zeru mudzagwa chagada ngati pusi. Tafuseni azanu amene amoneka ngati azeru Kayembe, Gwengwe, ndi ena lero aliku? Samalani ndi dzikotu ili!!!!!


Ajumbe asamanene za azawo zoyipa ngati akufina wudindo. AZikamba zabwino zawo osati zopusa.Anthu otete sangalamulile dziko .Ajumbe mukuziwononga nokha

MOG (Man of God)

Rabison is right. What jumbe wants is just to win tender for seed supply to government, having in mind the fast arriving growing season, at the expense of MCP. But what he shoul know is that the whole nation is watching him. He will regret his actions. The nation does’t want such self- centred people. Aonanso.

Willie Chimseu

You would like to tell the nation that o pulesidenti o Chakwera should practice ndale zothana? Kkkkkkk Mypic thinking but it is perpendicular to the party`s principles

What about?

Inu a MCP tabakanganani ife mipando tikutenga. Zomba mayor DPP woyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

bob mzunga
mmmmh this is a misplaced opinion. very dangerous. unfortunely writers like kasakula have always been responsible for creating dictators in Malawi. i don’t think Felix Jumbe is commiting any crime by challenging. what Chakwera needs to show is that he has leadership skills and is in class of his own. i have a problem with bootlickers and mercenary journalists like one George Kasakula. by the way, i am not a supporter of Jumbe. i don’t admire him and i can follow him as a leader. i have better things to do with my time. but i don’t agree with Mr.… Read more »

ha ha haaaaa and tamuoneni jumbeyo kupanda manyazi ukulimbana ndi amuna aphamvu akugwensa iwe. tangopita ku (DPP) usatisowese tendere ife udzikaperekera mbewu zakozo.

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