MCP veteran politician Dzoole takes party to court over primaries

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) veteran politician Vitus Dzoole Mwale has dragged his party to court for declaring Liana Kakhobwe Chapota winner in Lilongwe Msozi south constituency in Lilongwe.

Dzoole Mwale with his upporters during the primaries

Dzoole Mwale has been member of parliament in the area for close to two decades.

The veteran MP obtained a court injunction to stop the party from going ahead with the results of the primary polls, arguing there were irregularities in the manner the elections were conducted.

The court has since set December 18  2018 for the interparte hearing of the case.

“Let all parties appear before Honourable Nyirenda in chambers on 18th day of December, 2018 at 9 O’clock in the forenoon on the hearing of an application on the part of the claimant for an order restraining  the defendant herein by way of injunction either by itself, its servants, agents or assignees whomsoever from continuing to recognize Ms. Liana Kakhobwe Chapota as the legitimate winner of the September 29 Malawi Congress Party elections, and, therefore as the party’s shadow member of parliament for Lilongwe Msozi south,” reads the court order in part.

The main opposition party spokesperson Maurice Munthali refused to comment on the matter.

MCP has been embroiled in botched primary elections which have been challenged by many contestants.

In Dedza east, the MCP primary poll loser Patrick Bandawe has also dragged the party to court for declaring incumbent MP Juliana Lunguzi winner after the presiding officer had already declared him winner.

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Becks
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Becks

Hon Dzole yes has been an MP for a long time but truth be told. He won the primary elections by far a margin against Kakhobwe. Anyway the Kakhobwe has received public sympathy being a young woman and Dzole having served for far too long.

Shack
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Shack

Two decades? It’s time for him to go unless he has brought a whole lot of development in the area which I doubt. Please leave with dignity.

Black market
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Black market

The more you bring problems to MCP the more u give chance to other parties. MCP must avoid locking itself with issues towards elections then UTM will sail through without challenges. IF I were Dzoole, I could just stand as an Independent Candidate and show MCP that the primaries were unfairly handled.

LEGO
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This is not a person estate Mr Mwale.You must be ashamed of yourself

Mtenzi Mzungu
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Mtenzi Mzungu

A Gidza nkhani si imeneyi nkhani ndi kupeza chilungamo. After all he is legally entitled to be an MP. For your own info others still like him. Ndayamba kuona kuti mwayamba kumadana ndi nkhalakale in unfairly way. Let be a nation that respect the law all the time

gwenenthe mwale
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gwenenthe mwale

A DZOOLE anthu ngati sakukufunani osakakamiza. let the majority rule. izi za kukhoti muchedwa nazo. ngati mukuwona kuti muli ndi anthu ambiri amene amakukondani kayimeni ngati phungu oyima payekha

Kibaki
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Kibaki

Party primaries mpaka ku khoti. shame on MCP! shame shame shame shame!!!!!

mtete
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mtete

Bwana Dzoole, you can’t be a Life MP. Pave way for others. Thank you for having been a Loyal MCP MP and I hope you will support Kakhobwe

Kalulu Wadwala
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Kalulu Wadwala

Kkkkkkkkk koma mdala uyu. Dyera. Ma allowance kill. Asiyireni Ana obaba ayendetse dzikoli. Makolo simukutithandiza. Kuba too much

Peters
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Peters

This reporting is not right as far as I know should be two terms not two decades as written, let democracy prevail

Zombo
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Zombo

This man was mp when Bakili was President

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