Chidaya beaten as MCP in-fighting reaches critical levels

The cracks in Malawi Congress Party (MCP) continue to widen each passing day and Administrative Secretary Potipher Chidaya’s beating on Wednesday might just be the beginning of a long violent spree by the oldest political party.

Chidaya: Beaten

Chidaya: Beaten

Chidaya was beaten by party officials at the MCP Southern Region headquarters in Blantyre during a meeting he convened to try and iron out the deep differences that have emerged in the rank and file of the party’s southern region chapter.

He was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital draped in his own blood after the battering.

Chidaya is reportedly in the intensive care unit (ICU) battling for his life together with regional director for women.

Ironically, it is the same hospital among several other public facilities his party president Lazarous Chakwera said in parliament recently was in disarray and dysfunctional yet it just served life of top MCP official.

For several months now, MCP Southern Region chapter has seen many resignations of the top tier to what they call nepotism and lack of direction by leadership.

Many positions that were given to the region in the National Executive Committee (NEC) in 2013 have since been withdrawn and handed to members from Lilongwe and Dedza, a development that has vindicated fears that MCP is regionalistic.

On the national front, just in the past three months, district chairmen across the country petitioned party leader, Chakwera, to call for a convention where his leadership is expected to be put under heavy scrutiny.

The party’s district chairmanship wants a new leader to replace Chakwera at the helm.

In trying to consolidate power, Chakwera has resorted to demoting or firing members from the NEC.

Latest and notable victims of this ploy are legislators, Felix Jumbe and Joseph Njobvuyalema.

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fathi shehaab

Hodpital services for malawians so is Chidaya nothing to fo with mcp or dpp but taxpayers…ifeyo!!

Alufeyo chidaya

Thats a blue lie that chidaya was in icu battling for his life where did you get this info . Yes papa was wounded but he is home not icu as you stipulates tell people the truth the fact that he refused to talk to you reporters its not a grantee to feed people with lies watchout


Sindimafuna m’makutu mwangamu muzimveka kwacha!! Ask me I was there during its regime, Were you there in the early 70’s,80s. Mwadya chamba I know Malawi Crocodiles Party(MCP). The party is so notorious and cruel. Kagwerin ukondi MCP yanuyo. Mwamwa doom eti?


Mtolankhani wonama iwe, research more about MCP. I hope u are sent by DPP Do not fool us we are tired with the mess of DPP GOVT. If it was posibo to retrieve my vote for Munthalika, I would have taken my vote and give to Chakwera. What a shameful govt do we have.


Achimwene a chidaya, imeneyi ndiyo congress timaidziwa ife. azanufe ayouth anativikira notes za std 8 mmadzi. ndiye makofi mwalandilawo sizachilendo, limbani mtima.


Its very unfortunate kuti zatero koma I love this party very much. Ndikukhulupilira kuti there is an invisible hand apa.


Am sure they were DPP cadets who beat this dude…


Mwati Chakwera used to be a pastor? Politics powers can corrupt.

New generation

Inu a Kadakwiza(71) are you a true Malawian that you can say that Dr H Kamuzu Banda did nothing to this country? You are saying that because you believe in regionalism and racism otherwise we are enjoying saying Malawi is a peaceful country because of what him and some people mentioned did to this country. What you ‘ve said is very unfortunate to the nation and world at large.


Tam’tumani Mulli kuti amukumbutse mtola nkhani uyu zomwe amabisa mkabudula mwakemo…

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