Jumbe in defense of Kabwila: Decries ‘constitutional compliance’ in MCP

Salima Central parliamentarian, Felix Jumbe, on Wednesday took to social networking site Facebook in defense of re-instated but fired Malawi Congress Party (MCP) publicity secretary, Jessie Kabwila, saying the party’s leadership had lost direction in as far as adherence to the constitution is concerned.

Felix Jumbe: MCP has to respect party constitution

Jumbe was also fired from the MCP for insubordination and belonging to parallel structures, an allegation he parries away vehemently to-date.

The politician-cum-businessman said on his Facebook Page that it was unwise of the party for failing to re-instate Kabwila even after it had cleared her of any wrong-doing.

“I observed insults to Hon. [Jessie Kabwila] hence the constitutional highlights to avoid discussing feelings,” wrote Jumbe.

He observed that a party constitution is “a public document meant to hold leaders accountable to the decisions they make on behalf of the people who entrusted them” with leadership.

Kabwila, too, told Nyasa Times that she was surprised that she was not being re-instated to her party position.

A fiery speaker and activist, Kabwila was being probed by an MCP’s special committee on allegation that she had plans to torch the party headquarters in the capital Lilongwe.

MCP’s deputy secretary general, Eisenhower Mkaka, refused to give reasons why the national executive committee (NEC) did not re-instate Kabwila.

And, in his opinion, Jumbe decried “servant leadership” in the party.

“Servant leadership is about constitutional compliance and respect of human rights [by] even those we choose to hate,” he wrote.

Quoting article 30 of the MCP Constitution of 1991, which conforms to the dictates of the Republican Constitution, he listed constitutional positions that can only be dealt by the convention – which is the most powerful structure of the party.

He added: “Remember this again was an effort of the framers to bring or graduate the party from the party from individualism to institutionalism. Dictatorship is an act of individual powers.”

According to Jumbe, all positions not on the list of the party constitution including that of Mkaka – the deputy secretary general – have to be endorsed by the convention.

The following is the list of the Members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) according to Article 30 of the MCP constitution:

The President
The First Deputy President
The Second Deputy President
The Secretary General
The Treasurer General
The Legal Advisor
The Publicity Secretary
Regional Chairmen, MCP (6)
Regional Chairpersons, LMW (6)
Regional Chairpersons, LMY (6)
The Director of Political Affairs
The Director of Womens Affairs
The Director of Youth
The Director of Elections
The Director of Research
The Deputy Secretary General
The Deputy Treasurer General
The Deputy Legal Advisor
The Deputy Publicity Secretary
The Deputy Director of Political Affairs
The Deputy Director of Women Affairs
The Deputy Director of Youth
The Deputy Director of Elections
The Deputy Director of Research

The members of the National Executive Committee shall be elected by the Convention of the party every five years provided that for the position of the President, he will hold such office for two terms only if elected for the second term.

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Chimzimu Chonyansa
5 years ago

Jumbe. please read your cards well! Mwina mudya zamagazi zomwezitu

Nyerere ndiye ineyo
Nyerere ndiye ineyo
5 years ago

A Jumbe kodi mmesa ndinu a DPP mwabwerera liti ku MCP? Pangani zanu with ur dirty DPP. Munaona bullets ikukamba za constitution ya wanderers? Kapena kuyilamulira wanderers kuti pa udindo wa treasure ikani wakuti? Mind ur own business. Ngati mukufuna follow the steps Daniel Mlomo has taken. Not Facebook.

5 years ago

Double minded people can not be trusted in the party in such position
she could atleast remain queit and wait from Her bwana but seems the bag of the enemy is working in her mind
Jumbe seems you still want to be back yet you have the trade with the enemy
We need people who can be trused to run the nations based on the interest of the nation neither their interst

lawre Mathi
lawre Mathi
5 years ago

Yes Mtaba, Kutsaila lost!!! But what happenened to MCP?? lost!lost!lost and lost!! opposition Kings!!ha!ha!ha!ha!

5 years ago

Would it be wrong for me to suspect that Chemwali aKwabwila ayamba kukulawitsani ujeni ?
Chonde try to remain silent sometimes chifukwa mulukuta pan’gono pan’gono ngati kabudula wamkhati

5 years ago

a jumbe u president wa chipani mumaufuna bwanji…….shaaaaa

Cash Gate
5 years ago

These two will loose their seats

5 years ago

Muli bwanji Hon Jumbwe, Muphunzire politics tsono. Chibwana chimenecho chomalemba pa facebook muleke. Zimenezo azilemba ndi masaizi enawo.

5 years ago

In what capacity are you talking of MCP? Ndiwe NKHOLOKOLO so mind your business, you have no business in MCP affairs. Tembenu is DPP candidate for Salima Central. Analiponso ngati iwe but pano they are no where to be seen politically. Ask Ntaba, Kuntsaira are good examples.Osamafulumira kumeza usanatafune. U r power hungry and let me remind you the number of votes you got at MCP convention for the presidency.

5 years ago

Hon Felix Jumbe, Can you distance yourself from MCP? How MCP can have a spokes person who always speak against the Party President? Jumbe and Kabwira, You are putting a last nail on your political future, Historically, There was Marget Maimba and Kennedy Kalolo in Dedza, Lilian Kapanda Phiri in Kasungu, Chakakala Chaziya and Hetherwick Ntaba in Lilongwe, Including Sosten Gwengwe in Dedza, They all lost their parliamentary seats just because they were not royal to MCP and its Leadership, Continue digging your own grave Kabwira and Jumbe.

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