Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has written Speaker of the National Assembly to relocate embattled Salima Central MP Felix Jumbe from Agriculture committee which he chairs to Defense Committee as an ordinary member.
This is a continuation of a political show down between the party and its deputy director of research which started a year ago after the party shadow minister of agriculture openly challenged the leadership style of party president Lazarus Chakwera.
The letter, authored by party chief whip in the House, has since been delivered on Thursday to Speaker Richard Msowoya.
However, Jumbe refused to comment.
Jumbe and the party’s publicist Jessie Kabwila have fallen out of favour with the MCP for openly challenging the quality of leadership of Chakwera who joined politics two years ago at the party convention where he replaced long time and veteran politician John Tembo.
Officials from the MCP refused to comment but Chakwera conceded over the weekend that there are huge problems in the party but would deal with them decisively, saying he has surmounted great challenges in his life than the present problems but managed to wade through them with the help of God.
Jumbe and Kabwila defiantly attended a political rally in Salima after they were told to leave the place.
However, Kabwila’s supporters were attacked and assaulted whilst two party district officials and a former party regional chairman were barred from attending the meeting allegedly because they are in the rebel camp of Jumbe and Kabwila who both come from Salima.
The straight talking Jumbe told MBC and Zodiak radios that he would not be intimidated and would continue speak his mind.