Court ruling gives leeway for MCP convention: Kaliwo, Msowoya’s suspension upheld
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) will proceed to organise its much-anticipated national convention after the High Court in Blantyre has given the go ahead after throwing away an injunction obtained by Gustuv Kaliwo and others, restraining the party from conducting any party activity including the convention.
The suspended faction of the main opposition party’s embattled vice-president Richard Msowoya and four other members, which also includes secretary general Gustav Kaliwo, treasurer general Tony Kandiero, deputy secretary general Chatonda Kaunda and fired publicity secretary Jessie Kabwila, obtained the injunction restraining the party from convening a convention.
The convention was earlier scheduled to take place in April but was cancelled until the court’s determination.
The matter was before Judge Jack N’riva who directed that the matter be heard by a registrar.
On Monday, delivered his ruling in chambers, High Court Registrar Justice Kishindo who heard the matter on May 2 2018 gave the party a fitting direction on its plans to hold the convention scheduled to be held in Mzuzu .
The High Court Judge has also upheld the suspension of Msowoya, Kaliwo and Kaunda which means they should also appear before the disciplinary hearing as MCP leader Lazarus Chakwera had said.
“Having considered arguments from counsel from both sides, I am of the opinion that the Defendants’ application must succeed , and the Claimants’ application must fail, with costs [for being irregular]” ruled Kishindo.
MCP lawyer Robert Nthewa said he was pleased that the judge has discharged the injunction in the interest of justice as the claimants did not exhaust internal mechanisms within the party as stipulated in article 65 of the MCP constitution.
He further defended Chakwera, saying he never flouted the party constitution when he reconstituted it as he was mandated by the 2013 national convention to do so.
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk msowoya and Kaliwo are corrupt leaders that malawians do not want to see their faces or hear their voices. they got bribes from DPP together with Kabwila so that they can disorganise MCP! You idiots you have failed big time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Odi uko, Kaliwo & Nsowoya chondeeeeeeeeeeee patukani a bwana adutse nawooooooooo………………………………!!
MCP NGC changu changu convention ichitike pomanopompano……………………………………………………………….!! Chiswe chodula m’mera chadya misinde yotchedwa Nsowoya ndi kaliwo……………………………….. koma kumeneko, moto kuti buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu wina walira ngati mwana amvekera nayekaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Looking forward to a
Successful / prosperous convention
–Don’t let malawians down !!
All Kaliwo wanted was to use Msowoya as a pony for tax evasion on the car that he had imported, he is a man with no morals.
No sensible MCP member can vote for Kaliwo and his crooked boss Msowoya after what they have taken MCP thru….
MCP should move quickly to call for a convention and get rid of these DPP mercenaries and start preparing for the general election with full momentum .
Let Msowoya shallow his pride and apologise or let him go back to him now heavily divided DPP party.
Kanthu ako. Munthuyi atenga u President poyela yela ndiiiiithu
tiyeni nazo , chakwera moto 2019 boma. WINA AFUNE ASAFUNE CHAKWERA NDI BOMA BASI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Enanu ndiye mumati chiyani. Ife tikupakira katundu wa ku konveshoni ku Mzuzu. Enanu tiyenayoni miseche yanuyo yokhudza kamwana kanuko.
Pamene a MCP akutuluka m’bwalo la court, tipemphana kuti a DPP akomzeke
Akaliwo ndi asowoya muli mmadzi,omwe amakutumani kuti msokoneze Mcp, nawo Ku chipani kwao zasokonekela,alibenso nthawi yanu,nde tiwonana ku comvetion
Kaliwo wadziwa Bangwe see the placard carried by a lady in teeshirt ukabweze K 300, 000,000