Malawi Congress Party (MCP) shadow minister of Agriculture Felix Jumbe has said security detail for party president Lazarus Chakwera might have been involved in the attacks of the followers of MP Jessie Kabwila at a political rally in Salima over the weekend.
In a rare interview with state controlled Malawi Broadcasting Corporation, Jumbe who is Salima South MP said he had heard that the body guards were involved in the attacks.
“They might have been attacked by the body body guards of our president,” said Jumbe.
Kabwila confirmed the attack of her followers at the rally in full view of top party officials.
Jumbe said the district party chairman, district party secretary and former regional chairman for the centre were sent back from the rally which Chakwera held.
The legislator Jumbe is accused of political double standards, the party says he has his loyalty to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party as well, an accusation he vehemently denies.
Jumbe and Kabwila say despite the ordeal they are going through in the party, they remain loyal to the party and the president.
Chakwera said he knew there were problems in the party and said he would deal with them.
Kabwila and Jumbe have been relocated from the front bench of the MCP where senior members of the party sit to the back bench.