MCP’s  ‘Nkholokolo’ court Manganya to challenge Chakwera  

A grouping of rebels  in the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) branded ‘Nkholokolo’ have casted their eyes on social commentator and comedian Michael Manganya Usi in a bid to wrestle power from current leader Lazarus Chakwera.

Usi: Courted by MCP factionaries

Usi: Courted by MCP factionaries

MCP has recently been in and out of court for sorts of reasons as party trusted generals continue wrestling each other for power.

And Nyasa Times can reveal that a faction within the party’s national executive committee has approached and is in discussions with Usi to contest against Chakwera for the party’s leadership, claiming the leader of opposition in Parliament has failed to properly handle the affairs of the party.

The revelations come amid divisions in the party over reports that Chakwera is earmarking former Peoples Party (PP) vice-president Muhammad Sidik Mia as his running choice in the 2019 presidential elections sidelining his current vice, Richard Msowoya.

“He (Usi) is one of the people we are considering at the moment. I can’t divulge more information but be assured we are making progress in discussions with our targets,” explained one of the MCP top NEC members.

The member said the choice of potential leader to fight Chakwera would have to be endorsed by the party’s grassroots supporters especially district chairmen who have been on forefront fighting Chakwera in and out of court.

Usi, who is Adventist Development Relief Agency (ADRA) Malawi Country Director, excused himself that was in a meeting at the time Nyasa Times contacted him.

He promised to come back but never did, and several follow ups proved futile to have his comment on the issue.

Manganya is the brain behind famous TV soap Tikuferanji which was in previous years been aired on MBC television but now it is being aired on privately owned Times television.

The infighting for the position of running mate between Msowoya and Mia has been the source of division in the National Executive Committee (NEC) as one camp prefers the current vice-president of the party and the other group leaning towards Mia.

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jemba jemba kapachika

afana nde ndi mbuli manganya is a hero ukanyere usanayambe kunyoza munthu udzifufuza mwina umamuonera patali mbuli mchifukwa chake mayia ako akunyengana ndi munthu awmisala mbuliiiiiiiii mwana wamunthu wamisala pankholo

MCP die hard supporter
MCP die hard supporter

This is the best news to hear from us in Dpp. Go ahead mamganya. That’s the best way you can help us to wipe Mcp on the map.
The call of manganya will send Mcp to mortuary even without a blanket or chimene to cover Mcp
I support manga for plan A to burry Mcp


Manganya munthu alibe nzeru ndiye akhale President.. Koma abale. Deputy Counttry Director wa kuADRA is like a messenager ku Bank.Manganya ndikachaninso.


I am of the view the LC camp should take this as an opportunity to further legitimize the party president. I believe the Nkholokolo camp is a bunch of disgruntled and frustrated lot with no tangible agenda for the party and the nation at large. How I wish Mr Usi had joined the LC camp to strengthen it in the south where MCP is still struggling to make tangible strides.

Mario pei

Very desperate and useless idiots being used by DPP.. Jumbe is being sponsored by DPP to unsettle Chakwere.. Manganya will be the biggest fool to accept to be used by Jumbe… Jumbe si tambala wakuda

Binnwell Kachikopa

Useless and futile propaganda, stupid!


Waste of time. Not Manganya and not anybody can dislodge Chakwera anytime soon. We dont want to make the same mistake of unveiling a leader late because of leadership squabbles. Chakwera is the best candidate we can ask for so Nkholokolo should just rest or join DPP if they wish.


This is total madness ndinthu. Kutengera za Trump or what?

Afana Zedi

Manganya can’t be compared to Trump. Trump is a billioanire and he can point at his successes in business. Trump also has a degree in Economics. Manganya is just a common villager, whose comedy is not even interesting with that feminine voice of his

Afana go and check again Maganyas credentials before you underrate him do you think he is dumb to be deputy country director for ADRA…. this pathetic thinking of underrating the art of comedy and drama has to stop sikuti munthu opanga masewero ndi chitsilu ndi wanzerunso kwambili coz amakhala akuohunzitsa ndikukamba reality chita manyazi iwe


If you had a chance to see the Manganya’s achievements and his qualifications, then you could have had a big picture of himself.

Drama is not for fools, rather the greats. . .

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