MCP legislators deny joining Chilima movement

Some leading opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) legislators have sprung up swiftly to deny social media reports that they have joined the so-called Chilima movement, saying the reports were the work of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to confuse the main opposition.

Kusamba-Dzonzi: It’s DPP propaganda

Dowa west MP Alexander Kusamba Dzonzi, one of the key MCP legislators on the list circulating in the social media,  said it was not true that him and his colleagues met vice-president Saulos Chilima with a view to joining the Transformation movement.

“This is fake news. This is just an attempt by the DPP to confuse our followers. I am MCP and will never change,” he said.

The list also include Juliana Lunguzi, Joseph Njobvuyalema among others.

Dzonzi said somebody in the DPP just cooked up the matter probably because him and the others mentioned are Catholics.

“The movement is largely linked to the Catholic church since I am Catholic, they think that I am joining the movement but this is not true,” he said.

The Chilima movement has taken the country by storm with both the ruling DPP and the main opposition MCP focusing on the movement.

Chilima is yet to announce on whether he would stand as a presidential candidate or not.

He has since asked Malawians to turn out in large numbers to register to vote in the May 2019 Tripartite Elections as the voter registration exercise has started this week, saying voting is the only weapon people can useto put in place leaders and a government they desire and deserve.

Said Chilima: “Kusintha mtundu wa nkhuku sikusosola nthenga ayi koma kusintha tambala [you do not change the chicken breed by plucking the feathers, but rather by changing the mating cock].”

Former first lady Callista Mutharika—widow of DPP founding president and the incumbent President’s elder brother, Bingu wa Mutharika—sparked the succession debate in April when she said her in-law, 79, should pave the way for the comparatively younger Chilima, 45.

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Mesimadzi
Mesimadzi
3 years ago

Sur, lowetsanidi tambala wina bola asakhale WAKUDA WAMATSOKA.
Tambala aliyense kuti akhale effective amayenera kudya mokwanira. Musankhe chimanga chinayi ndi kuchimanga pa mpango wa sky blue. Mukatero mutenge katambala kanuko kazitsogolera otsutsa kuti kakakhuta chimanga kazipanga malamulo kenako ndikumakayenda Ku mseu kutsutsa malamulo ake omwe.

Joseph
3 years ago

Movement? There meaning of a movement is not understood by Chilima’s group.

Some few people with empty heads are following the unknown. How can wise able person with brains follow something that has no vision, Mission and there are no objectives anywhere?

Akuti anyamata. He is 45, next five years, he will be 50, chinyamata chatha, then azidzati chani kenako? Kkkkkk kkkkkkk

Njowe
Njowe
3 years ago

I was wondering why someone should leave a political party to a movement.

mtete
mtete
3 years ago

Only lilly livered, unprincipled and disgruntled MCP bounty hunters will join Chilima movement.

Duncan
3 years ago

Chilima has no credentials to lead this country as president because he is the one who inflicted misery to the nation by rigging ( stealing ) elections foe DPP in 2014.
He owes an explanation and apology to Malawians and therefore deserves no respect at all.

LEGO
3 years ago
Reply to  Duncan

KKKKK He want to swindle us again by pretending to be an angel.Who knows,maybe he has been sent by DPP to spread the votes.

mmalawiana
mmalawiana
3 years ago

Sikoyamba anthu or MPs kuchoka mcp. In 2013 some did where are they now? Ask Gwengwe and Kayembe

Minority vote president
Minority vote president
3 years ago

Iwe Santana chamba eti unasowatu pakatipa

Youna
Youna
3 years ago

Ife eniake a MCP sitimatekeseka ndinkhani zilizonse. Chilima movement is a DPP move aimed at confusing MCP since kubera zisankho kukuoneka kuti kuvutirako ulendo uno.

Sur
Sur
3 years ago

We need to do both…… kumusosola anve kuwawa kumusiya uko .. mkutenga tambala wina alowe

Masauko Mbewe
Masauko Mbewe
3 years ago

Although there is no smoke without fire, I personally doubted that list because some of the names mentioned are seasoned and mature MCP members. They can have an issue with MCP leadership but they cant sink so low to be under the so called Chilima movement and as such they know how they can handle it without necessarily risking their parliamentary seats, they learnt that from Ntaba, Kuntsaira, Sosten Gwengwe, Kayembe and others as I understand all those behind the movement are disgruntled DPP members, if Kaliati and the others in Chilima movement had ministerial posts I don’t think they… Read more »

kaitano
kaitano
3 years ago
Reply to  Masauko Mbewe

Following……….

Njazi
Njazi
3 years ago
Reply to  Masauko Mbewe

Agreed! There is danger in joining disgruntled people because they are not pushed by a genuine cause but rather to frustrate others.

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