Following Chilima footsteps MCP restrains youths from painting their bodies

Main opposition Malawi Congess Party (MCP) has directed that no member of the party, especially the youths should paint their bodies during campaign rallies ahead of the 2019 tripartite elections following a similar call made by Vice President Saulos Chilima made to his United Transformation Movement (UTM).

Chimwendo (right) with Chakwera

The tendency of painting bodies in party colours is popular and rampant among the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youths in the party’s blue colours.

According to a statement from MCP director for youth Richard Chimwendo Banda, dated October 1, 2018 and seen by Nyasa Times, says MCP is dissuading its members from painting their bodies.

Chimwendo believes that as the elections get closer a lot of youth will be attracted to the party hence the need to warning now from being overzealous.

“As we draw closer to the 2019 campaign, many of the youths in this country will be joining the MCP from other parties. This is so owing to sound policies on youth empowerment and development.

“It is the same period that even the undecided youths regards the choice of party and leadership will also join. It is against this background that I would like to your to advise leaders to inform those joining us that we are against the culture of painting their bodies,” reads part of the statement.

Chimwendo added that the leadership of the MCP does not condone this practice because some overzealous youths who painted their bodies nearly disrupted a rally in Southern Region.

“It is the  party’s stance that no youth or any member should paint their bodies. This is not on and should be condoned,” said the official.

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Gome
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Gome

UTM is DPP baby, like father like son. In Malawi what we need now is not a leader who promises everything rather we need an Ethical Leader, someone who can make Malawian start believing that it is possible to have leaders who are not thieves, corrupt and liars. until that day when we can achieve that goal of giving leadership role to selfless and ethical person respecting the citizen and our constitutional Malawi will need see development. Promises is what we been received for the passed 24 years, but which is not legally bidding is an empty promise. if not… Read more »

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

I have seen MCP paint boys before as well as UDF and DPP one but so far i haven’t seen UTM paint boys let me just leave it there….alot to be desired!!

Kondwa
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Kondwa

Which sound policies if not war after war during primary elections? MCP ndiye kayatu.

Chadzandiyani
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Chadzandiyani

Inu a Patrick Mbewe, mukunamatu inu….u think DPP is not scared with MCP?? Over my dead body. although UTM is there but chiopyezo chachikulu chili ku MCP am telling you. Go and ask or do research on this, you will find that MCP is the big threat. Why, its because MCP has got alarge intact following who doesn’t being carried away with anything on the streets.

CESSPOOL SIMALOTO
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CESSPOOL SIMALOTO

MCP has been complacent naive until the advent of UTM. Each time the UTM coughs the MCP sneezes hard. Imitation is the best flattery MCP is the truest copycat of every positive step taken by this new sheriff in town whose vision isn’t foggy UTM is pegged on a solid grounding of ideas. Look at the plethora of agenda on the UTM MCP simply picks up and pastes it you look original in borrowed gowns our opposition was tepid very limp until Chilima picked the megaphone to expound development ideas to a nation pregnant with expectations

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

You should be writing Dr Chakwera speeches , you can help him put meat to the bones. His speeches are too much cloud and no rain. Your Shakespeare is impeccable.

jokes on you
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I AGREE

Mwinithengo Azidya Papakulu
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Mwinithengo Azidya Papakulu

Do you want reader to believe we copy from UTM? MIGHTY MCP IS A LEADER ,ANAWA MUSAMAWAPOPE NDI MABODZA ANUWO.We are the first ones to discourage this cadetism evel spirits.

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

Just as your leadership, you haven’t put out any mfundo as Cesspool has done. Kungolubwalubwa. When will MCP know that the game has changed and you are not the big man anymore? Even DPP isn’t bothered about MCP anymore,. MCP is main opposition party on paper, in reality it’s UTM

Nduna
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Nduna

Who’s is following the steps of who? between a party and a movement? UTM is a joke and MCP ndi deal!!!! Kwacha!!!!!!

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

Zichedwani ndi semantics. Kwacha date ya lero?

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

When Chakwera called APM a prince of thieves in parliament those who are now UTM condemned him. Chakwera has been talking about many issues in parliament but you chose not to listen, but now Chilima who is still number 2 in the corrupt cabinet opens his mouth you think he is talking sense. The only hope for Malawi is MCP which in the past 4 years has taken on DPP in parliament on many issues. Chilima is still part of this government.

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

its how u talk this is politics not a church sermon I guess u need to set a new agenda theory for ur leader of opposition hes been sleeping on the job even the CSO are louder then him!! Send him a new job description in case he lost the first one!!

Che Wanimiliyoni
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Che Wanimiliyoni

Just food for thought if the pro-opposition PAC will canvas for a single opposition block to counter DPP who will lose out: Joyce Banda, Chilima or Chakwela?
I just want to caution Chakwela to be very alert because Chilima is proving to be a very cunning politician. The way I see it munthu wamkulu anakagwatu ku convention kupanda kunthamangitsa mwanayu nde inu a Chakwela mukangoti ndwii kudalira kuti you are the MCP president muzizimuka muli running mate.

Joovido
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Joovido

Kodi if their agendas are same why can’t they just agree to stand out in elections as one block against the DPP?

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