Political tremor hits MCP after primary polls: MP Zaipa quits

At least two members of parliament and four aspiring ward councilors who lost during the messy primary elections in Mchinji have said they are resigning from the main opposition  Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

Develious Zaipa quits MCP

One of the members of parliament, Mchinji South MP Develious Zaipa said he would now stand as an independent candidate during the 2019 parliamentary elections.

He has since written the MCP leadership in the centre of his decision to quit the party he has served as member of  parliament for decades.

MCP regional chairman for the centre Patrick Chilondola confirmed that he has received the letter.

Another aspiring ward councilor Washington Hamisi has also written the party leadership telling them that he had quit the party and would stand as an independent candidate in the polls.

However, Chilondola refused to give more details on the matter.

But political analysts have been warning the party that the messy and chaotic primary polls would cost the party some votes especially in the centre deemed to be the stronghold of the oldest party in the country.

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Gulukunyinda
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Gulukunyinda

There was no chaos in Mchinji. Agness Nkusa Nkhoma won confortably. A ganyu inu.

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POLITICAL TREMOR HITS MCP , ZAIPA QUITS>>>>>>>RUBISH……IS THIS POLITICAL TREMOR…? WHAT ELSE DO YOU EXPECT FROM SOMEBODY WHO HAS BEEN REJECTED BY THE PEOPLE THE VOTERS THEMSELVES….. WHO IS ZAIPA AFTER ALL…. LET HIM JOIN UTM A GROUP OF FRUSTRATED POLITICIANS….

Shitholes Diarrhoea Progressive Party
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Imeneyi ndi tremor? People didn’t want Zaipa basi he has to accept the wishes of the people.

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

Anthu a MCP mmakhala ngati simuganiza. To you it’s winning at all cost. You can’t see the obvious.ku LL there was anomalies, Ku Dedza mpaka zikwanje, Kwa Jessie Kabwira same same, Ku Kasungu 2 winners, Juliana Lunguzi , one of a few brains in mcp almost lost, kwinansoi kuti opangisa ma primaries anachoka chothawa. The purging is shameless. You either have to be a Chakwera loyalists or wa Assemblies of God. Those days if someone stood up against the dictatorial tendencies of Dr Chakwera you used to say watumidwa ndi DPP , and you called them nkholokolo. Don’t be fooled… Read more »

Mzozodo
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Mzozodo

Akulu inu, you have to know that a new breed of politicians is coming in. Divelious Zaipa has been MP since the 1980’s, and people want someone else to represent them in parliament. If the crop of Dzoole Mwale, Njobvuyalema etc had won, you would have said MCP is old fashioned and doesn’t want energetic leadership like Chilima’s. Now the longest serving MP has lost the primaries, you want us to believe MCP is undemocratic? yes, the primaries haven’t been conducted in the best manner, but this was bound to happen because everyone believes standing on MCP ticket in the… Read more »

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

That’s the problem and blindness ya anthu a MCP. I’ve articulated clearly what is happening in MCP from purging of the elected executive to the “MCP style democratic” primary elections but all you can say is DPP is equally at fault, when I’m neither DPP not UTM. How is it over 10 primaries have ended in controversies? Kwa SG Mkaka, is one of them. In this day and age where voters can be filmed or pictured and counted, why is MCP still in the Ngwazi era that you can disputing numbers? Ndatitu na MCP kuwina Boma (government not district) Kamuzu… Read more »

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KKKK… if people scramble to stand on MCP ticket..what does it tell you…? it just means MCP is a winning ticket…
People are more confident to win if they stand on MCP ticket…. DON’T FULL YOURSELF MOYA WITH THE CHILIMA MOVEMENT >>>>> or THE DYING DPP..

Shitholes Diarrhoea Progressive Party
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Zaipa zamuyipira. Pangani chanu cipano ndi Foloma Mwale. Kwanu kwatha. Izitu nzosiyilana.

Kachimanga
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Kachimanga

This dude has been an MP since 1983.He is over 70 years and hardly speaks in Parliament.He lost to a young lady, Agnes Nkusa and is failing to stomach the defeat.Shame on him…akagwele

MCP HEADQUARTERS
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MCP HEADQUARTERS

Anthu osakonda chipani chathu awa. Sangawina ku independent ko

Mzozodo
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Mzozodo

Rather say not this time, because this dude won as an independent in 2014, though he has always been MCP. all in all, he should accept defeat and move on, let others take over.

Victor Mdzinyemba.
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Victor Mdzinyemba.

This man has been an MP since for a very long time. Why can he not just retire honorably? That is the essence of elections. there can not be two winners. It is either you lose or you win. It is better to accept results not to always cry foul when you lose. It appears a lot of people expected that the old times were going to sail through the primaries easily. I for one do not believe that the MCP primaries are chaotic. The only problem I see is the old timers failing to accept defeat. Why would they… Read more »

SKC/UTM
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SKC/UTM

Mr Zaipa you’re very stupid, you wanted to be an MP of that erea for life? Ask Gwengwe he’ll tell you more. Forget about becoming an MP any more, you’re finished completely idiot madala who doesn’t wish Malawi well, thereis no development in your system Zaipa.

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Mr Zaipa …please don’t fool yourself that you own the party…. you have just dug your own political grave …you are now politically dead , buried and forgotten….

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