By Malawi Freedom Network
Chakwera Returns From USA Amid Concerns Over His Absence In The Shadow Of Presidential Case
Leader of the oldest political entity, Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Lazarus Chakwera has on Monday returned into the country from the United States of America (USA) where he attended a church meeting.
The MCP leader had left the country on Friday, August 2, 2019 for the USA.
By the time he left, the quas religious body, Public Affairs Committee (PAC) was agog for the lasting solution to the current political impasse, following the highly disputed presidential results of the May 2019 elections.
Back home, concerns over the absence of Chakwera, who is the second petitioner in the case, started saturating the air, as other quarters deemed it inappopriate for him to embark on an international trip while a serious matter was before the court of law.
Contrary to the concerns, upon his arrival, the MCP leader said, his trip was such an equally important endeavour and that, while away, he was timing up as to when he would be required to avail himself before the court.
As the situation is at the moment, the constitutional court in Lilongwe is still having the first petitioner, UTM Party President Saulos Chilima giving his testimony in cross examination, a process which started last week Thursday.
Meanwhile, PAC mediation team says it is almost ready to meet leaders of MCP and UTM depending on the availability of the leadership.
So far, UTM leadership through its Publicity Secretary, Joseph Chidanti Malunga has said, the party is yet to respond on the matter.
In an interview after his arrival, MCP President, Lazarus Chakwera said metaphorically said, his door was open to those that knock depending on the manner in which they knock.
“My door is always open to anyone who knocks so let’s see how those that are knocking do the knocking.”