Chakwera visits Thambani memorial pillar, says MCP for meaningful change

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has come the first MCP president to visit Thambani memorial pillar in Mwanza where three powerful and influential Cabinet ministers were murdered in 1983 for being critical of  founding president  Ngwazi Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda.

Chakwera: MCP is now reformed

The four cabinet ministers; Aaron Sangala, Dick Matenje, Twaibu Sangala and member of parliament David Chiwanga killed in cold blood in Mwanza in 1983 by the MCP-led government during one-party dictatorship before their bodies were allegedly stuffed in one vehicle and pushed down a cliff along Thambani Road to make it look like their car plunged down an embankment in an accident.

The MCP then claimed that the four were involved in a car accident as they were fleeing the country to Mozambique but the High Court confirmed the four were literally killed because of their opposition to Kamuzu Banda’s policies and ideas.

But recently, Chakwera welcomed into new MCP,  Don Matenje and Francis Chiwanga, the children of slain Cabinet minister Matenje and MP Chiwanga.

Accompanied by Francis Chiwanga, Chakwera said the MCP is now a reformed and rebranded party.

He said those who committed atrocities in the name of the party no longer exists in MCP  and asked people across the country to vote for him and the MCP enmasse.

“We have a complete new leadership in MCP. Those who committed the atrocities are no longer in the party [some are in DPP]. This is why we are asking you to join us,” said Chakwera.

He then asked for forgiveness and reconciliation.

“We have a vision for Malawians. We know Malawians deserve the best,” said Chakwera.

The MCP president said  the obvious challenge right now is failure by the DPP administration “to decisively deal with issues of corruption, theft and mismanagement.”

Francis Chiwanga asked the people to forgive the MCP just as he had done although his father was one of the politicians killed in 1983.

“Those killings were not committed by the current leaders in MCP. This is a new MCP,” he said.

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utm
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utm

Great leaders will do that. Good examples in mind how Rwandans did it. how Israel is trading with German despite horrible past.

Vuto lathu we don’t hv journalists who read history well and can provide think. all are taken by euphoria…..
what Chakwera did is true reconciliation. whether he wins or not…..

Mwanza
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Mwanza

That’s leaders Malawi need . That’s brave Chakwera. Face situations. don’t run away like SKC akamandidwa udindo.

man
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man

this is the type of leader we need in malawi a statesman not the ndiulula/miyambi ones anthu mukubera limodzi ndiye mukapondana nkumati ndiulula zankutu

chataika
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chataika

A Chakwera kusowa chochita. Mukanangopita kapanga nsonkhano wosati mwanenazi ayi. Ndani sakudziwa kuti MCP inkapha nanga lero siisi mukuvomereza kulapa machimo a makolo ako. That time during murder case revamped by UDF there was no mention for Ntaba, Dausi, etc. Lero kuti udzipanga insinuate that the killers are in MCP iiii abusa bodza limenelo koma Mulungu sangalole a bodza kutenga boma. I think you are taking Malawians for granted do you think we do not follow the politics of Malawi? may you are one of the tchonas amene Calista was referring to? All malawians are well aware that those who… Read more »

Kunje
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Kunje

Viva MCP. am here in Thambani and MCP will get my vote.

Duli
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Duli

This former Abusa is a crook. The killers in MCP are the ones who made him MCP President. John Zenasi Ungapake Tembo and company. Why is Cecilia Tamanda Kadzamira always at MCP functions if they all left. He tries to apply Bakili Muluzi’s misplaced assumption that “aMalawi sachedwa kuiwala”. This is not patently true. I for one still freshly feel the pain of what you and your party took us through. Mufune pena ponena inu abusa akale.

2019 Boma
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2019 Boma

Hie the killers are in DPP look how Chasowa was killed the police had to fake a suicide letter mmmmm koma intelligence ya myp Dausi, look how Njaunju was killed because he was keeping 7 files of corrupt ministers mmmmmm his vehicle got burnt to ashes abale therefore truly the killers are on the other camp (Chakwera and Mia ) just very clean eeeeeeeeee iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii aaaaaaasha ndinaiwala 20 people were killed in Mzuzu who did that Disel Petrol Palibe DPP . There are so many atrocities these people have committed. Mwanyozaso munthu wa Mulungu koma inu mapazi anu

Ntengo wa Kesia
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Ntengo wa Kesia

When people fault MCP for the murders and other atrocities, the default position of the Party is always something along the line “… the current MCP is reformed, and moreover, those who committed these crimes are not in the Party now …) This is ludicrous. When people bark a MCP about these serious issues, they mean the Party structures, Kamuzu, Tembo et al. Why doesn’t even the new crop of “reformed” MCPers ever get this? If oChakwera and his followers want to keep the name MCP, for posterity or whatever, and maintain the stature of their Kamuzu, that’s fine. But… Read more »

Duli
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Duli

The visit simply refreshed the wounds of pain and what oChakwerae said with Mia shows the extent of the being insensitive crooks who will stop at nothing. Let them go to hell and roast.

mtete
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mtete

Dausi and Ntaba were in CCP during those dark days. It’s this attitude of not accepting change and low level thinking , as displayed on this platform which is crippling Malawi. The MCP after multiparty referendum is so different from one during the Kamuzu time.

Napoleon muza
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Where is Tembo, not MCP?

mediaz
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mediaz

Boma iloooooo!!!

Kalulu Wadwala
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Kalulu Wadwala

But the name is still M C P.
Who in dpp?
Za chamba eti?
MCP is MCP

Zandiwawa
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Zandiwawa

CHOKA IWE A CHINA DAUSI ADANGO PHWISIRA MCP ADASIYA FUNGO IWO ADATHAWA ALI KU DPP LERO THEY ARE DENTING DPP WITH THEIR BEHAVIOR AKUPHABE ANTHU

Chapananga
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Chapananga

We are voting MCP

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