Kabwila says MCP set to oust her as legislator

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) former fiery spokeswoman Jessie Kabwila is accusing her party of hypocricy and bad sinister, saying it is sending people to start campaigning in her Salima north west constituency ahead of 2019 parliamentary elections.

Kabwila supporter carrying placard

Kabwila, who was recently reinstated as member of the party but lost her position as publicity secretary, accused the MCP leadership of tactics to oust her as the member of parliament during the elections.

“People from MCP are all over the place campaigning yet am their MCP parliamentarian for the area,” said Kabwila.

Kabwila also said she was surprised that a special committee, which was set up to probe allegations that she planned to torch the party headquarters in Lilongwe cleared her of any wrong doing yet the national executive committee is failing to reinstate her to her party position as publicity secretary.

MCP deputy secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka rejected allegations that the party had knowledge of people who were campaigning in Kabwila’s constituency.

“As a party, we don’t know anything that aspiring candidates are campaigning in her area. Honourable Dr Kabwila remains the MCP member of parliament for the area,” said Mkaka.

He said this was not isolated case, saying the party is receiving complaints from sitting MPs that they are disturbed by political campaigns by aspiring candidates from the party.

Mkaka said the party will deal with the matter decisively.

On why Kabwila has not been reinstated as publicity secretary for the party, Mkaka refused to give reasons why the national executive committee of the party took that decision.


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I am no fan of Kabwila but got very excited with her courage in handling the ‘Academic Freedom Saga’ in the past few years.

Fortunately that fight you won. But my dear Kabwila take advice from the people who have posted them here. There is no need to antagonize the party. Be part of it. With your education, you should be able to do it. No more being used by OTHER PARTIES.


Thako la Nkhuku

Ndiye zimuvuta bwanji! Angosetsatu mwina awine ngati independent chifukwa akangoluza palibe university yomwe ingamulembe ntchito pomwe ikudziwiratu kuti ndi munthu wosowetsa mtendere.


kabwira ukungoona kuikakamira MCP,kodi kulibe zipani zina zoti zingakukonde ndi kukulemekeza.


anthu inu musamayambane tikudalila inuyo kkkkkkkk


JK watha pa ndale ask Jumbe akuuza. Ndale ndikukhalilana. Garbage in garbage out. Watch the space this Sunday shadow ukumunenayo ali pa msalura ground kukaonetsedwa kwa anthu.


Strong party does that. The party to be voted to power and win landslide victory

Apao Kugola
People on nyasatimes, try to follow issues behind the lines. It is not only in Kabwira’s constituency that campaigns have already started. It’s all over the country. Any politician who wants to contest seriously in 2019 must get on the line now. There are only two years before the next parliamentary elections. Contestants need to strategise now. The problem with Kabwira is that she is too noisy for nothing. She thinks by going to media with simple issues MCP will be weakened. She is fighting Chakwera to be ousted from the position of party president. Those who move around the… Read more »
Yahya Jammeh
Kabwila, you are in politics, be strong. There will be no easy ride, it’s all in the game. If you keep on complaining you are actually exposing your weakness to the public and you may lose public faith. Politics is not standing in front of students lecturing them, but a fight and if you are weak you will fall and lose, hence the name ndale, the Chichewa translation for politics. Are you following political developments in the USA? Trump is in a tight corner, but you can see how he is manufacturing stories to defend himself – it is because… Read more »

You talk too much Jessie. Tone down in washing dirty linen in public.

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