MCP’s administrator Portipher Chidaya dies: ‘He was an institutional memory’

One of the opposition Malawi Congress Party’s (MCP) long serving members and Administrative Secretary, Portipher Chidaya has died, the party has  confirmed.

Chidaya: No more

Chidaya,who was admitted at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) in Lilongwe this week, died Saturday 27th May  after succumbing to liver failure and low blood pressure.

MCP’s deputy Secretary General, Eisenhower Mkaka while confirming to Nyasa Times, described Chidaya’s death as a big blow considering his contribution to the party.

“He was an institutional memory and a big resource for the party,” said Mkaka.

“Chidaya was good administrator who knew his job. He worked with late Hastings Kamuzu Banda, late Gwanda Chakuamba, and John Tembo and was very close to our leader Dr. Lazarus Chakwera,” said Mkaka.

Currently the party is waiting for the deceased’s family to come up with funeral arrangements.

Chidaya was once convicted by the Lilongwe Magistrates Court in 2012 together with then party president, John Tembo and his bodyguard-cum-driver William Phakamisa for assaulting Lilongwe North Parliamentarian, Titus Malipa on July 1, 2009 at MCP headquarters in Lilongwe.

They assaulted Malipa who was accused of siding with leadership change activists.

Malipa and Dowa West MP, Abele Kayembe had mobilized supporters to hold a demonstration calling for Tembo’s ouster as the party’s leader.

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tk billiat

mzimu wawo uwunse mu mtendere big man wathu mu chipani cha fuko cha mcp

Francis W. Banda

Very sad


Mzimu wao uwutse mu mtendere. Pepani banja lofedwa komanso chipani cha MCP.


@ gutete, you are a big fool.


Kodi awa amafanso a congress! Why not have the deputy publicly secretary or GS announce other than Make? Party of darkness hiding behind a fake preacher with a colonialist accent!


He has been poisoned by Chakwera for harbouring presidential ambitions.

MCP the party of darkness and death will never change.

May his soul rest in peace!


Whether you are Gutende or Gututu you are big shame. Don’t just project DPP poisoning stragedies to MCP.


Gutete ndiwe wabodza. Anthu onse akuphedwa ndi DPPwa bwanji? Poison’yo anapatsira iweyo?

Sikayenera kalirani

RIP Our long and dedicated administrative secretary

alex salima

I heard about this MCP officer long time ago. He worked with various MCP leaders which show that he was dedicated, loyal and resolute. we have few such people in Malawi like Dausi, Chimunthu Banda, and Francis Kunsaila. others include Njovuyalema, and Dzanjalimodzi.

Pastor Shaka

I personally knew him. MHSRP

edward longwe

very sad. RIP

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