MCP says Msowoya should move on, no hard feelings

Main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has bid farewell to its former vice president Richard Msowoya, saying the Speaker of Parliament needed to move on with political life.

Rev Munthali:  MCP respect his democratic choice
Msowoya:  Leaves MCP

MCP spokesperson Reverend Maurice Munthali said Msowoya has exercised his democratic right to leave the party.

“We cannot say much because we are yet to get his resignation letter suffice to say that he is exercising his democratic right,” said Munthali.

Msowoya announced on Friday that he was dumping the MCP, the party that sponsored him into the House after an acrimonious one year tussle with his boss, Lazarus Chakwera.

Among others, Msowoya accused his former party of intolerance of what he described as divergent and objective opinion that is not in tandem with the current political environment which he said has taken root, breeding a form of tyranny which he said is dangerous to Malawi.

But Munthali refused to comment on these allegations, saying the party respects the office of the Speaker could and would not like to exchange insults.

Political analyst Ernest Thondwa said the departure of Msowoya from the MCP will not have any impact in the performance of the party during the forthcoming elections.

He said Msowoya did not bring the much needed votes from the north except from his constituency in the 2014 election.

Msowoya said he would announce his next move in due course amid heightened speculation that he wants to join the trending Chilima movement.

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3 years ago

MCP will move on without Msowoya, Right Hon Harry Mkandawire, Rev Morris Munthali, Catherine Gotani Hara, Loveness Gondwe, Just to mention few, Are on the ground to make sure MCP is still intact in the North,Wishing you all the best

3 years ago

Fair thee well. People from upnorth dont like Msowoya. Too pompous

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Gucci Grace
3 years ago

I Just love his well tailored suits, he is always well put together, very nice Mr Speaker Sir! go the sky is the limit, widen your horizons you are definatly way better than MCP, let that not define you Sir. The net is wide open!

3 years ago

Dung to wherever this guy goes a man with big grammar he has poor vision worth the worst characteristics of a tick a political parasite unproductive towards party registration the boy has good school eishh sluggish

3 years ago
Reply to  Zam'tonda


udf yatha ngati nsalu ya makatani

You can say that again Thindwa. Msowoya proved to arrogant and intolerant. We all know that he was not happy with the coming of Mia, Rev. Munthali and the Mzimba giant Harry Mkandawire. He forgot he was in opposition and working together is much needed while in opposition. MCP is not worried. Bester Majoni is dead and buried. Daza is finished. Ntaba is finished. Kutsaira is finished. Edwin Banda is finished. Margaret Maimbs is finished. Felix Jumbe will be gone. Gustav Kaliwo is dead. Ntaba is busy licking his boss’s shithole to survive. Binton Kutsaira too. Bon voyage. Join BJ… Read more »

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