Tembo tells of his post MCP life: ‘I will be farming’

Former Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president John Tembo has said he will now spend most of his time concentrating on reading, writing and farming.

Tembo, who remains leader of opposition in parliament ,  said this Sunday when his successor  the Reverend Lazarus Chakwera addressed his first rally at Ntchalachala in Kasungu barely a week after  being elected at the national convention.

“Journalists have been asking me what I will be doing after my politics. Of course, my wife will be cooking Nsima for me and I will be reading, writing and farming,” said Tembo, who attracted cheers from the mammoth crowd that braced the scorching sun to attend the rally.

His remarks centred mainly on MCP members to bury hatchets against each other and work in unity.

“MCP has faced a lot difficulties but let’s all unite so that the party is ushered into government next year. Last time, we held a party rally at this venue people could just pass by and not bother to stop and listen, but today under the leadership of Dr Chakwela everyone is flocking here” he said.

Tembo: Over to Chakwera to lead MCP back into government
Tembo: Over to Chakwera to lead MCP back into government

Chakwera’s rally also attracted the presence of losing aspirants who included former Chief Justice Lovemore Munlo, former Farmers Union of Malawi president Felix Jumbe, Member of Parliament Watson Makala Ngozo and former Cabinet minister Jodder Kanjere.

Also attending the rally was MCP vice president Richard Msowoya, sceretary-general Chris Daza, its members of parliament and scores of returnees who had joined other parties.

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