MCP to replace Mia, Belekanyama: Harry Mkandawire tipped to be elevated

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has said it will hold a central executive committee meeting to fill positions of  the party’s  first vice-presidency and director of research left vacant following the death of its title holders, two Cabinet ministers last week.

Harry Mkandawire (C) the MCP 2nd deputy president
MCP secretray general Mkaka: We will fill the vacancies

MCP lost its vice president Mohammed Sidik Mia and Lingston Beleyankama who was director of research. The two, who succumbed to Covid-19, were also cabinet ministers.

Secretary general of MCP, Eisenhower Mkaka, said according to party constitution, they positions can be filled by a meeting of the central executive committee.

“We will be following what the constitution says in filling those positions,” said Mkaka.

Mkaka said the party executive members guided by President Lazarus Chakwera will decide who should take up the positions.

MCP will need a strong political figure to fill the position given a fact that  late Mia was regarded as the Southern Region political gladiator.

The Chakwera-Mia team gave the former governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) a stern competition in the South, its stronghold.

MCP insiders said the party may elevate its second deputy president harry Mkandawire to be the first deputy president and pick a first deputy president from the South.

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Diso la Dzika
Diso la Dzika
6 months ago

Mpaka Harry Mkandawire to be the vice president. The same Harry who lost his own constituency to Billy Kaunda. That will be a mistake for MCP. Kkkkkkk Diso la mdzika lili pano kuona.

No no no
No no no
6 months ago

Too soon. How does MIA’s family feel about this?

Anzanufe
Anzanufe
6 months ago

Mwamulira kale Mia? Pano mukuganiza zosankha wina zoona? Shame!

DOBO
DOBO
6 months ago
Reply to  Anzanufe

Iwenso ndiwe mbuzi bwanji?KUGANIZA ndi KUCHITA ndi zithu zosiyana.Olembayi pamene wanena kuti a MCP akuganiza sakuthauza kuti achita panopa zimene akuganizazo.Bwanji Mtima wa waganizo wa udani baba

Mdala
Mdala
6 months ago

Mr President and MCP look at Biden/ Harris in the US, please be progressive and honour the more than 50% women in the country in choosing one of them! You have lots of strong female aspirants in your party! Don’t go for a political nomade like Harry Mkandawire! Unfortunately it seems money counts strongest when it comes to positions inside MCP!

guest
guest
6 months ago
Reply to  Mdala

cant agree more there…my feeling is that MCP should take that route, they better consider Catherine Gotan Hara, the speaker ‘she seems to be making the name in protical profile’ as vice president and possible runningmate..tikunena za MCP tu

APM and Zameer in K145 million Scam

Life must go on after the painful deaths of Sidik Mia and Belekanyama.

Abida Mia
Abida Mia
6 months ago

southern region gladiator or Chikhwawa district gladiator ? musamatinamize poti anamwalira

mtete
mtete
6 months ago

Were Munlo, Kaliwo, Kandiero being honest by pretending to be MCP or were they just DPP disciples sent to cause anarchy in the party. I say this because MCP would not have had problems to continue the effort put in by Mia to win parts of the South were the above mentioned true MCP members.

guest
guest
6 months ago
Reply to  mtete

Munlo may do but i doubt he will accept the vice president post…anawufunitsitsa mpando waukulu uja, nde afta kugwa pa convetion ya 2014 ija

Hqj
Hqj
6 months ago

Limenel ndiy
Zdiko lapans lamakunamiz

Anthu omwe amat amia ndiwabwino
pomunyengerer kt afewe mthumb
ndiomwe lelo amuiwal kal

Skeptic
6 months ago

It’s alright to do the replacement now. Life has to continue. Nchifukwa chake ambiri sititukuka. Mourning for how long? People like personalizing or politicizing things. In future imfa zichulukatu therefore everything will come to a halt.

Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
6 months ago

I feel so sad! Less than a month we have already started talking about Successors. It’s TRUE that only your relatives can mourn you forever. I could see that s.lot of aspirants were inwardly saying “pachoka mzako pali malo” MTSRIP.

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