The eyes have it! MCP plot to impeach Speaker Msowoya for associating with DPP

Speaker Richard Msowoya faces impeachment over his alleged association with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and causing friction in the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) where he serves as first-vice president, the House has been told.

The eyes have it: Msowoya with DPP secretary general Wa Jeffrey during parliament opening

Chitipa South Constituency Member of Parliament (MP) Welani Chilenga claimed  in Parliament that work on the street is that  MCP lawmakers are agitating for Msowoya’s impeachment.

Standing on the contribution to the Minister of Agriculture Joseph Mwanamveka’s dry spell and army worms status report, Chilenga alleged that MCP planning to impeach the Speaker  with backing from his Peoples Party (PP) whose leadership of also plotting to remove some of its MPs using the infamous Section 65 of crossing the floor.

Chilenga with other PP legislators are reportedly working with the ruling DPP which according to PP leadership is against its mandate.

“Honourable Speaker Sir, before I contribute to this Minister of Agriculture report, let me put other matters across. There is a certain party planning to impeach, you Sir. But this won’t happen.

“And even my own party plans also to use Section 65 aimed at declaring our seats vacant. This undemocratic tendencies must not be allowed in this country,” fumed Chilenga.

The matter was also corroborated by an MP  for Blantyre City Centre constituency Themba Mkandawire (DPP) saying MCP want to remove Msowoya.

However, standing on the point of order, Dowa East MP Richard Chimwendo Banda  said the the move to impeach the  is neither here nor there , saying the MPs were only making allegations but it is  “a non-starter”..

Msowoya was elected into office in June 2014 by 101 MPs against Francis Kasaila (DPP) who received 89 votes.

According to the procedures in the Standing Orders, the mover of an impeachment motion must ascertain that about one third of all 193 members should endorse, or sign, that petition which will be given to the concerned Speaker.
In addition, the concerned Speaker shall be entitled to be heard in his defence, within 14 days when the House is sitting either by himself or through a legal representative.

The petition must also state in clear terms the specific charges which the Speaker is allegedly to have violated and, according to the Standing Orders, the motion must be adopted within 14 days after the notice.

Msowaya therefore told the House that he remains MCP first Vice President  after he obtained an injunction stopping the party  from suspending  him and other National Executive Committee (NEC) members from their positions.

According to the civil case number 34 of 2018 is between claimants; Secretary General (SG) Gustavo Kaliwo, Vice President Richard Msowoya, deputy secretary general James Kaunda, treasurer general Tony Kandiero and Publicity Secretary Jessie Kabwira, and defendants; MCP President Lazarus Chakwera, Ezekiel Ching’oma and NEC members.

The court has ordered the MCP NEC not to summon any claimants to the disciplinary inquires and from suspending them until trial of action or until further order of the court.

MCP deputy Publicity Secretary Ezekiel Ching’oma has since  indicated that the party will vacate the injunction arguing that its side was not heard by the court before granting the stay order.

 

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Yachimwa
Guest

Is chilenga mcp s spokes person galu ameneyu eti

Samuel
Guest

Zenasi John Tembo pa wailesi ya Zodiak akuti, atsogoleri amene ali mu congeresi panopa sadachitepo ndale chibadwire, akuphunzira.. Mau a munthu wamkuluyu akutanthauza kuti ophunzira sangalamulire chifukwa ndi mwana wa sukulu. Congeresi kwadzaza ana a sukulu. Kuyambura Chakwera, Msowoya mpaka the least akuphunzira. Head master ndi obaba Tembo. You can verify with Zbs

Hatton
Guest

Please tell Chimwendo Banda that all these MCP members planning evil things against Msowoya and company are still in MCP. MCP is therefore as dirty as it was before. The party remains as murderous as before.

Ade
Guest

I DON’T KNOW WHY PEOPLE IN MALAWI CAN NOT DEFERENCIATE BETWEEN REAL NEWS AND FAKE NEWS. THIS IS FAKE NEWS BECAREFUL MALAWIANS BEFORE YOU WASTE YOUR ENERY ON FAKE NEWS. MOST OF THE THINGS WE READ HERE ARE FAKE NEWS AND PROPAGANDA EITHER FOR MCP OR DPP. ANY IDIOT CAN SEND THEIR NEWS HERE

chikoti
Guest

I agree with you are mmmm

FWANGALUBIRO
Guest

MCP please you are disturbing my mind we want to vote for you but the way are handling Msowoya issue makes me sick.In Malawi we have a tradition of doing away with vice presidents,No vice president has ever stood as running mate for two terms in election it worries me

Achimidzimidzi
Guest

MCP should not advance impeachment of the speaker. It is not necessary. Party issues should be handled at party level without affecting national duties. Do not parliament session into an MCP convention.

James
Guest

Chilenga is a wasted sperm. It would have been better if he died at birth. Such a fool.

Maggie Phiri
Guest

Uku ndiye kutha ma plan, i dont see any reason for impeaching Msowoya

Peter Mathanyula
Guest

Indeed the killers are now in UDF, PP and dpp. Those who want to be holier than thou like dausi and ntaba should not waste their time because Malawians have agreed to vote out dpp and give power to MCP. So stop cheating yourself that by demonizing MCP then you are making dpp popular. It is the other way round.

chikoti
Guest

Kkkkk kodi anthu mukamati mvp iloea mboma blablabla,mukvota nokha? Mukuganiza kuti noizsr mukupanga panoyi ikukwanira kuika munthu pa mpando? Mukinbikire kuti zokhumba zanu zitheke

peter george
Guest

The DPP MPs should not bring things just misinform we Malawians during this sitting there is no such thing of impeachment. The DPP comp is just very afraid of MCP

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