Kabwila says MCP regional chairs corrupt, soliciting bribes

Firebrand Salima north west legislator Jessie Kabwila has taken a swipe at some Malawi Congress Party (MCP) regional chairmpersons for allegedly taking bribes from some parliamentary contestants to favour them in the forthcoming election.

Kabwila:  It is shameful for Chidzanja to solicit bribes

Kabwila singled out regional chairman for the Lakeshore Augustine Chidzanja as a corrupt party official who is bent to favour a contestant whom he accuses of giving money to the party official.

Kabwila said this at a rally in Dedza on Sunday.

Ironically, Dedza east MP Juliana Lunguzi also accuses Chidzanja of corruption and favouritism ahead of party primary polls.

“Chidzanja is very corrupt. He is destroying the party. In my constituency, he is deconstructing party structures in favour of my political opponent but he should know that I have a huge following in my area. This is a disservice to the party president,” said Kabwila.

She said Chidzanja solicits bribes and she has a natural hatred against women aspirants.

But Chidzanja refused to comment on the issue, saying he could not comment on an issue said at a political rally.

“Let those who are complaining about me come to my office and complain. They should put all that in writing,” he said.

Party spokesperson Maurice Munthali said there are laid down procedures on how party structures are deconstructed as well as how party primaries are conducted.

“If there are misgivings, let those complaining to make an official complaint to the party headquarters,” he said.

MCP party primaries have been marred with violence and corruption especially in central region where the party is strong.

Meanwhile, some sitting members of Parliament (MPs) have asked the party to re-run primary elections in four constituencies.

The party has been called for a re-run of primary elections in Kasungu South East, Dedza Central East, Mchinji North and Mchinji North East.

The party’s deputy spokesperson Ezekiel Ching’oma confirmed that the manner in which primaries have been conducted, especially in the Central Region, is strange.

Among others, the members are complaining that the party has not come out with a clear and formal communication on specific dates, venues and other relevant information on the primaries.

According to lawyer a representing the 23, Powell Nkhutabasa, they are waiting for judgement on the matter on a day to be announced by the courts.

Some of the incumbent legislators  that have flopped in the primaries include Joseph Njobvuyalema, Makala Ngozo and Alekeni Menyani.

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Keen Observer
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Keen Observer

I don’t like MCP not even with one fibre in my body BUT if MCP can lose these two ladies Kabwila & Lungudzi then then it’s a disaster.

Jessie Wa Kambawira
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Jessie Wa Kambawira

MCP has always been a party associated with violence, death and destruction and I wonder why many are being supprised with what the party is manifesting now. Ndikukhala kwao. Let those who refuse to see the obvious follow them.

pathfinder
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pathfinder

Ndiye ngati muli corrupt outside government, kulibwanji mukadzalowa? Mwauponda nyakula party

Nafenso
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Nafenso

Jessie and Juliana, you are not alone. I like you so much you ladies. Corrupted leaders like Chidzanja are killing the party. Anzanu ali busy planning how to rig general elections-inu busy ndikubera ma primary elections??

Dedza man
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Dedza man

Juliana Lunguzi is the most popular MP in Dedza. Look what she has done. The primary school that was opened had a pathetic thatched roof a year ago. She fund raised for these blocks on Dedza forum and I contributed. I am happy this has happened. Big up Kabwila Big up mayi athu ku Dedza JULIANA . Mumatiimilira

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

Amayiwa ndi a gonthammatu, the signs and writtings have been clealry visible on the wall for years against her and many could read them. Iwo okha ayi. Tachokani basi akukudikirani ku Chancellor College. Musatitayitse nthawi apa. You are a good lecturer but not a good politician.

oMachemba
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oMachemba

Augustine, an enemy of female politicians? Not true. Prove it. This is typical Kabwila pulling out the gender card when the going gets tough. And, Kabwila is not being realistic when she asserts that all complaints against her should be in writing (and signed): that is not how evidence in our culture is presented, at a Village or TA hearing for example. Hope Kabwila is only stretching her imagination here. Lack of organization or control in MCP is probably a reflection of oChakwera’s political incompetence. Grass root support in the heartland, the Central region, is crumbling faster than one can… Read more »

mtete
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mtete

Wa msala adaona nkhondo, so goes the saying. Rather than rubbish what she is saying, I urge the party’s NEC to look into the matter unless they are deliberately frustrating the process. Two people have complained about Chidzanja. It would naïve of party Gurus to pretend there is no problem.

Does the MCP NEC hate firebrands in favour of ‘Yes Sirs’ in the party. Remember both Juliana and Jessie have sizeable followings and it would be a shame if these turned their backs on the party.

You have been warned Hon. Chakwera.

Kanganiwamba
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Kanganiwamba

Jesse shut your mouth up for once. Unlike Juliana, you are already a party pariah and the best you could have done was to follow the footsteps of your fellow nkholokolo in Kaliwo and Msowoya

Vinjenje
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Vinjenje

Nkhutabasa is a very corrupt lawyer

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