MCP MPs accept SG Kaliwo’s constructive resignation: Denounce ‘nkholokolo convention’

Members of parliament for opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) have said party secretary General Gustav Kaliwo has constructively resigned from the position he was appointed by MCP president Lazarus Chakwera, saying he should voluntarily withdraw his membership, accusing him of insubordination.

MCP lawmakers at a news conference .-Photo by Mphatso Nkhoma, Nyasa Times

Addressing a news conference at the party’s headquarters in Lilongwe, 40 members of parliament out of 48 described Kaliwo an agent of political competitors to destroy the party.

Dedza North parliamentarian, Patrick Chilondola who is also regional chairman for the Centre, described the action of Kaliwo to go against the party’s constitution by calling for what he calls emergency convention as “insubordination.”

Chilondola said as a regional chair for the party in the centre there’s no single day he was asked by Kaliwo or any district chairman about the convention and as a region they are all against SG’s actions.

Lilongwe Msozi south Member of Parliament, Vitus Dzoole Mwale had some slurs on Kaliwo, saying he has “virus infected brain” that is affecting his thinking hence the call for a convention of frustrated individuals.

Dzoole Mwale called for voluntary withdraw of party membership from Kaliwo who he says already resigned as he left performing party task way back.

He said Chakwera appointed Kaliwo and should decide his fate.

Kasungu South East MP, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda wondered if Kaliwo is well conversant with the party’s developments and constitution.

She argued why Kaliwo can produce the list of members of delegates to attend the convention with some of the members appearing on the list passed away long time ago and some lost internal elections he himself sanctioned when he released a letter calling for district and regional elections.

Chiponda wondered if Kaliwo as a lawyer understand the party’s constitution by including even Chris Daza who is now with another party as one of the delegates and Secretary General of the party which means if the convention is to happen he himself cannot attend.

But Kaliwo, a lawyer by profession, insists the party constitutionally is supposed to hold conventions every year and he will hold it either in Zomba or Mangochi on July 7 to 9.

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42 thoughts on “MCP MPs accept SG Kaliwo’s constructive resignation: Denounce ‘nkholokolo convention’”

  1. Mopiya Mulupare says:

    After all these comments what next? Kaliwo isn’t a complete fool. His convention may not be successful but he will manage distract MCP until May 2019. Politically that will have effects on Party performance some big way. A strategic decision must be made now to minimize his impact on the mcp. Keeping quite wont help the party. Kaliwo will not walk away without a political fight because his survival relies fulfilling specific targets that we were set by DPP. “Usokoneze Congress until may 2019 and we will pay you. This is an attractive

    I am also nervous with allegations that LC is not a good steward. There are allegations of misuse of party funding and non disclosure of financial he receives from well wishers. I have not heard a statement from horse’s mouth or the Party . I don’t how law interpretes a situation when one is charged and he remains silent. In my culture it means guilty. That raises a lot fears in me. There could be some truth in what pipo say.

  2. zembo says:

    Being a lawyre does not mean to say that whatever he or she the lawyer says is right. Kaliwo is now tarnishing the image of this noble career of law.This is the right time for the MLS to evoke his lisence. Shame on you Kaliwo.

  3. Kandawe says:

    Some stupid comments from stupid people are saying that MCP is fearing kicking him out of the party just because him is smart and has not violated any mcp constitution by calling for a convention, guys know this that when you arguing with a mad person, you are also taken as a mad one, so kaliwo is mad why should we kip on wasting our time challenging him in court yet we know he is not going to succeed?

  4. Malawian Citizen says:

    Being a lawyer Mr Kaliwo was supposed to be the first person in MCP to Simplify MCP Constitution DPP second regime has ruled for almost three years. My question is when is last convention for DPP. When is the last convention for PP, UDF etc. Mr Kaliwo needs medical attention abroad, his mind is boiling every second. How could some one invite dead people to a convention. A living person can not talk to a dead one unless they are all dead people. Think of a mathematics teacher who is failing to solve mathematical problems on question paper. Mr Kaliwo is raping his own career and in this case he is acting as an agent of a certain Political party. I am sure one day he will live regretting this mistake. In the bible Jesus appointed Judas to be one of his disciples but later the same person turned against Jesus after receiving money from pharisees. Tell me what happenedd next he returned the money after realizing his mistakes. I love MCP and i mean it.

  5. Munthu wa Mulungu says:

    If Cris Daza is one of the invited guests to the convention as a secretary general, then who will kaliwo be? The old man is really infected in his brain. How can he go so low? Mwatchera kumwezi, madala. Anzanu anaziyesapo zimenezi, koma sanaphulepo kanthu. Tayambitsani chanu chipani, tione ngati mungakhale ndi anthu. MCP ndi compact wawa!

  6. Mwantani says:

    Kungomva kuti MCP imagwiritsa ntchito Slogan ya Black Cock ndiye Black wake timanena wa a Gustave Kaliwo Ngati? Munthu kuda nkhope ndi mtima omwe….. Paliponse kwake nkusokoneza uyu. Anakanika u Captain wa Golf ku Zomba, Unawakanika u Director of Public Prosecutions, U lawyer umene anawinapo milandu ingati? This bloody Womaniser from Zomba Thondwe is a bunch of failures in everything including running just an ordinary drinking joint……….. Pa Bakery!! Awa kwawo nkusokoneza mabanja aweni nkugawa kachirombo kwa Azimayi otengeka ndi chuma. Chakwera is an Elected Leader for Five Years!!! How can you hold conventions every year?? Chimenecho ndiye chambacho!!

  7. DOBO says:

    Looking at these Kaliwo issues,it seems Kaliwo is confused. One indication is his statement in which he accused MCP MPs coming to the media yet he was the first to address their issue thr the same media. Munthu wamkulu wasonekeratu apa.The second indication is that he included people who either passed away or joined other political parties.Apa ndiye za Kaliwozi zilibe tsongolo.May be he is in control LC hiz tactics in fooling other people. Another indication of how confused is the inclusion of Belekanyama who distanced himself from convention organising secreteriate.On this issue,its about who is fooling who but from this its easy to see that Balekanyama has fooled Kaliwo who in turn is fooling other external forces possibly DPP Operatives.Belekanyama wadyako zimezo koma wadya zambiri. Adyanatu zipwitsa anthu amewa MCP ili phee kumwa wa nkaka.Adayamba ndi mzimai uja kuzidya.Kaya pano ali pati kaya?

  8. Rift Valley says:

    Take it from me this guy is sick and you can tell from the way he looks. This is affecting his thinking capacity.

    I bet the so called delegates to the rebel convention are now deserting him one by one. Poor failed former ACB Director!!

  9. I have said it already that this Kaliwo thing is confused . Free advise to this old man is that let him enjoy the money he has been given by the DPP. He can NOT win any election anywhere.

  10. vanitel says:

    go to hell kaliwo with your confusion

  11. Ulidele mkulinga utayenda naye says:

    Kaliwo ndi munthu wosayamika, aukira bwanji Chakwera yemwe adatola ndikumuyika pa mpando. Kodi Kaliwo aganiza kuti iyeyu angatsogolere chipani cha MCP. Mmene aliri iwowa, ali ndi nkhope kapena structure yoyenera kukhala President? Ife a Chipani cha MCP tonse tikukana Konveshoni yakoyo, anthu amene adagwa pa masankho abwelere mwa ulemu ku chipani. Wasiyeni amene adawina pa masankho ayendetse Chipani. Munthu wa mwano kwa President Mchipani monga wachita Kaliwo ayenera kuti achoke mchipani, ndiwosokoneza. Chakwera ali ndi zonse zomuyenera kukhala President wa Dziko. Malankhulidwe, mayendedwe, mabvalidwe, wowopa Mulungu, woyima pa chowonadi, woganiza mwazeru, wosapupuluma, wodziwika kwambiri, wokondedwa ndi anthu ambiri. Palibenso wina, tonse tidzavotera Chakwera come 2019. MCP Boma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Kalanga says:

    how bad I feel when somebody brings division in this party! we know not kaliwo in the north and the party is growing tremendously at the moment!
    I don’t how can someone just work up in the morning and talk of convention,,secretary or not secretary!

  13. Maunits says:

    Mbiye fokofo ukagwere uko. We have Lazarus Chakwera we don’t need any other person come 2019. So move out of MCP and form your party to contest on elections.

  14. pido says:

    Which Political party can hold Convention for electing party Executive Committee every year. This is useless.

  15. Ngongoliwa says:

    Can ACB investigate the source of funds for this conversion, please!!!

  16. Markmarkc says:

    Apange convention yakeyo tipumepo apa assa!

  17. bob says:

    Nkhani izi zifika ku 2019 zisanathe. Dont you think this man has a point to make?

    1. My Brothers And Sisters In Mcp,if You Dont Settle Disputes.Forget To Win.Rotten Stupid DPP Will Win Again.Unless Mcp Gets United.I Dont See Competitor Against Dpp.You Will Prove Me Sharp.Malawi Will Be In Problems 4ever.Lucy Am I To Be Out.Mzakwacha Nixon,Thswane(Pretoria)+27724922299.

  18. Roy says:

    A bwana munthu akakhala lawyer sikuti amadziwa chili chonse Phunziro mutengere pa achikulire bambo Kaliwo akutsogozedwa ndi azimayi zoopsya kwa munthu wandebvu kuchita zotero mwachidule bambowa ayambe chawo chipani, tikuwafunila mafuno abwino akafike

  19. marlex says:

    nanu inu paliso zomakhalanayo pansi munthuyu apa? ndi chicken, zoba, no need of reasoning with him

  20. Chetwanje Nakulu says:

    He must be true that he has the powers to call for a Convention as an SG. He has the muscles to air out his views. But even if some one has the powers to do so, has to consult others. If the Constitution of the MCP do allow one person to call for a Convention then dictatorship is still in the Party. Therefore, there is a need for a Constitutional review.
    Democracy is about win and fail let failures accept the failure not because mipando mukadaifuna after failing elections then you come out and say can we have regime change, No! No!
    I do think as lawyer and an SG you were supposed to confer with your NEC by bringing your ideas but working outside the NEC won’t help. My advise is therefore, to the Kaliwo camp can you organize yourselves and meet the your NEC.

    1. Raw Stuffer says:

      Your comment about a single person calling for a convention smacks lack of understanding or simply put, ignorance on your part. Imagine if every Jim and Jack were to be allowed to call elections of the country by the constitution; would that be your definition of democracy? Think about that!

  21. Patrick Phiri says:

    Why is MCP afraid of firing Kaliwo procedurally? Why are they using constructive resignation? It has never worked. MCP yabalalika basi. In opposition MCP shall remain.

  22. Pension Nenereko says:

    When you are peddling someone’s agenda, you throw the caution to the wind. Shame on you lawyer Kaliwo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Malawi is a pluralistic country you can just form your own party if you think the leadership of Dr. Chakwera is not what you want. After all a person who was rejected by his own people should have been thankful to Dr. Chakwera for putting him in the limelight by giving him the SG post of a big party like MCP. Mr Kaliwo you’ll be ashamed when those who are using you will be dumped out of Gaffment in 2019.

  24. Woikonda MCP says:

    Kaliwo, usatinyasepo apa. Ngati watumidwa akulowetsa ku phompho. Chomwe ife timadziwa ndichakuti iwe mchipanich udachoka kale. Ngati ndi DIPHIPHI yakupanga fund ingozidya ndalamazo chifukwa ungotayapo nthawi

  25. mario pei says:

    Kaliwo is a professional failure ,he failed as policeman,failed as a lawyer,failed as ACB director,faileto become mp…His healthy is also failing him 60% running on tokens no wonder he cannot think properly…

  26. Madala says:

    Whenever one is given a scone/bribe, natural way of thinking goes down. This Kaliwo is worse in thinking than a mad man.

  27. chimanga says:

    Abale mpaka kuitana a Daza? kalipo kalipo ndi nkholokolo imeneyi yotchedwa Kaliwo

  28. mtete says:

    Shaaa. Kodi munthuyu anangompatsa udindo we SG. I always thought he was elected and, therefore, with the party members support. He definitely is an idiot and, for a lawyer, a complete disappointment. I agree he should be chucked out.

    He should have done his sums right before accepting bribes from whoever, not excluding the desperate DPP of course. The poor fellow has damaged his CV.

    Good Riddance.

  29. hatton says:

    why did the other 8 MCP MPs not attend the news conference? Should we conclude that they refused to disregard their conscious and follow the conscious of somebody? Bravo the 8 MPS whoever you are. That’s the kind of MPS Malawi want. We do not need bootleakers.

  30. Big man says:

    Apa nde Kaliwo waphwisa bibi…….

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  31. Maunits says:

    KKKKKK is he a lawyer really any way he is completely frustrated that is why he trying to attempt bring confusion to party loved by all Malawians across the country. I agree with MPs he has already resigned himself and form his party to do that not our mighty party. He is putting people following him at risk politically.

  32. kaliwo says:

    Bwana Kaliwo, save your last remaining dignity. DPP will make you a laughing stock. You will not get the respect that the public has about you, Sir. Come to terms with reality. MCP is so huge that you, a single person plus those that are using you can not surmount.

  33. Thyolo Thava says:

    Kaliwo .ndalama wazitengakuti za convention? Who has funded you? Shame……..anthu oyipa inu? Dziko ukulifunila zabwino? Paja ndiwe Mulomwe eti? ……………..ngolongoliwa son

  34. Kaliwopenga says:

    kkkkkk Kaliwo to hold his convention in either zomba or mangochi wapenga ndi mamkhwala basi VAR kkkkkk

    1. Central says:

      Iwe wati wapenga ndi chani?????????????? Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!

      Iyetu akuti azichita ma convention every year, and some of his delegates will be re-called from the grave!! Zinthuzitu simungazimvetse chifukwa ngati ma delegates ena adzachokera ku manda basitu tadziwa ife ndi za kumalembeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee amangwetuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!

      Inu ndani anaitanitsapo anthu akufa kumsonkhnoooooooo!! Munthuyutu akudziwa chimene akuchita!! Chakwera basopooooooooo, munthuyu ndi sing’anga uyuuuuuuuu!!

      Zomba mental ntchitotu iyoooooooooooo!! Chakwera ndi MCP achepa nazo zakumalembeeeeeeeeeeeee zakozo kaliwo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Mahera says:

    Kkkkkk, Kaliwo SG of DPP. So you forgot to invite JB and APM to your convention. Not Forgetting Dausi and Ntaba, they are also members of your party.

    1. Dolozaki says:


      1. Mbiye Wapata says:

        Today we are looking at Kaliwo as madness but give it a year we will also say he was right because holding a convetion will help us resolve the wrangles that we have, otherwise by 2018 tikhala titabalalitsana and non will have the courage to support the party on campaign. also remember that Kaliwo is a lawyer and lets come together and reason with him as a party

    2. DPP MBOLA says:


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