MCP welcomes Bwanali, Muluzi, Matenje, Chiwanga’s sons: Chakwera pledges to give Malawi ‘moral direction’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has projected himself as a “moral leader” who wants to give his compatriots “hope” and “moral direction”, saying his party is now gaining political  ground in the Southern Region – considered the stronghold of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Chakwera (R) welcomes Francis Muluzi into the party

Part of the crowd at Lunzu Trading Centre in Blantyre during an impromptu rally held to welcome Chakwera

Proudly MCP: A pose for camera at Lunzu

Chakwera, touted by MCP as a man of strong values, saud at Lunzu Trading Centre in Blantyre during an impromptu rally held to welcome him in Blantyre where he has a number of engagements including meeting delegates to the April convention.

“We have a vision for Malawians,” said Chakwera.

”We know Malawians deserve the best. God has given us sufficient resources that if managed well, with a clear vision, we can truly transform this nation within a very short time,” he added.

“But the obvious challenge right now is failure by the current regime to decisively deal with issues of corruption, theft and mismanagement,” said Chakwera.

The MCP president, who is also leader of opposition in the country, said he expected a democratic convention where every MCP member will have the opportunity to contest on any position of his or her choice.

Speaking at the rally, aspiring  vice-president Sidik Mia said the party is making  massive strides in enganging  the electorate at gaining support for MCP in the populous southern region.

Mia said Malawi needed a better government as compared to the DPP-led government that has failed the people of the country.

He then unveiled children of slain Cabinet minister Dick Matenje and member of Parliament (MP) David Chiwanga who have joined MCP.

Don Matenje and Francis Chiwanga were welcomed into the MCP fold alongside Francis Muluzi, son to former president Bakili Muluzi and Chiyembekezo Bwanali, son to former Cabinet minister, the late Edward Bwanali.

Matenje and Chiwanga were among four MCP politicians killed in Machiavellian style in Mwanza in 1983 before their bodies were allegedly stuffed in one vehicle and pushed down a cliff along Thambani Road to make it look like their car plunged down an embankment in an accident but their bodies bore the marks of gunshot wounds.

In 1994, when president Bakili Muluzi came to power, he instituted a commission of inquiry into the mysterious deaths of the politicians. The findings of the inquiry led to the arrest and then prosecution of former president Kamuzu Banda, his confidante, Cecilia Kadzamira, John Tembo, former police chief late Mac Williams Lunguzi and two other policemen, for murder. However, both the High and Supreme Court of Appeal cleared the seven people.

Chiwanga’s son said it was depressing that some parties were using their fathers’ tragedy to de-campaign the MCP ahead of next year’s polls.

“The people in the other camp are busy citing our parents’ names as examples of the alleged atrocities committed by MCP during its previous regime. But we have decided to work with the MCP because we know those killings were not committed by the current regime,” he told the gathering.

Others who spoke at the rally  retired Livingstonia CCAP Synod deputy general secretary Reverend Maurice Munthali and former deputy speaker of Parliament, Loveness Gondwe, who was president of the National Rainbow Coalition (Narc).

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Kaitano, Matenje family has commented just to embarrass your leaders who cheated us that the man is the son of Dick. Are you not ashamed with that lie? What did you want to achieve by that lie?

Hahahaha was just following this,somebody school me please here, if not this young and smart guys joining the team of young and smart guys, who else do we need to join? i went through somebody’s comment, saying nditiana iti, hahahahahahahahahaha. you wanted those who were killed by the Dausi and Ntaba to join? how? please!! had it been they joined your team what would be the story here?Do you know the power of the name? I like the way the Matenje family has spoken, they can not throw away their child even if he is a distance from the murdered… Read more »

Even Bakili Muluzi’s son has joined MCP,what does that tells you about UDF now,the party is dead and barren now.If DPP is decampaining MCP based on the past history then they are just fooling and decampaining themselves because our memories are still fresh about what they did in Mzuzu.So you better tell MBC TV to stop broadcasting things against MCP because we all know about what has been happening on the past.We know what MCP,UDF and now its DDP has done


No wonder the immediate family of the slain Dick Matenje has distanced itself from this cheap propaganda. I said it yesterday but very myopic MCP stooges couldn’t understand me.


bakili support ur blood osakondela ngwako mwana

Question: What value do these sons of martyrs and victims of Kamuzu’s regime, and Muluzi’s son add to MCP? Not moral value or even strategic values, for sure. Seems MCP (and Mia) are just desperate: Mia wants to be seen as a political force; which he’s not now. His “good before” date is past. Another question: How can an impromptu gathering have many trucks, evidently, transporting people from Chikwawa, Nsanje for example, aballe inu? … and finally: any time I see the image of that brutal dictator, Kamuzu, on someone’s regalia makes me sick to my stomach. I can’t understand… Read more »

She is the are correct. Maybe let’s say she was DPP.. Wise move by her.she is now on the winning team.


Chipani cha magazi ichi !

mlomwe was Ku MJ

DPP with fresh magazi


It’s a game of numbers & key political alies to gain the electorate. Good job MCP keep the fire burning & make DPP ran for their monies. We are don’t care about the propaganda on MBC TV by misguided Philip Business & his foolish cronies.


Shame to mbc the son to dick matenje has joined the camp ur decampaining with the sapita kawiri stupidity

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