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Mpinganjira, Others, Joins MCP

Mpinganjira, Others, Joins MCP

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Veteran politician, Brown Mpinganjira, has dumped the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and joined the Malawi Congress Party ( MCP) In an interview with Malawi Broadcasting Corporation, Mpinganjira pleaded for patience among Malawians as the country's leadership is committed to addressing the socio-economic challenges the country is experiencing at the moment. Commenting on the defection, Second Deputy Secretary General of the MCP, Gerald Kazembe, said this is a sign that the party is growing from strength to strength. Other than Mpinganjira, the MCP has also welcomed into the party, Henry Phoya, Allan Chiyembekeza and Friday Jumbe.
PAC Hails Chakwera

PAC Hails Chakwera

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President Dr Lazarus Chakwera on Friday met the Public Affairs Committee (PAC), at Sanjika Palace as part of the continuation of the dialogue on issues of national interest. Speaking on behalf of PAC, the organisation’s Vice Chairperson, Osman Karim, hailed President Chakwera for addressing almost all the issues that the quasi-religious grouping had raised during their last meeting.
DPP VP East Msaka urges councillors to prioritize development

DPP VP East Msaka urges councillors to prioritize development

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Democratic Progressive Party-DPP Vice President for Eastern Region Bright Msaka has asked the party’s district council chairpersons for the region to invest more energy on developmental agendas. He made the call in Machinga after the party’s Lisanjala Ward Councillor Richard Matenje was on Tuesday elected as the district council chairperson. Msaka says the party's pillar is development hence the need for the councilors to prioritize developing their respective districts. "This is our culture as DPP and we believe in developments so I urge these councillors to go for developments not just politics in the offices,” adds Msaka. Meanwhile, the newly elected Machinga Council Chairperson vows to prioritize developing the district. "It has been my wish to help this district grow e...
Major Tells Mkaka Not To Personalize MCP

Major Tells Mkaka Not To Personalize MCP

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The fired Malawi Congress Party-MCP member, Alex Major has threatened to take legal action against the party's Secretary General Eisenhower Mkaka if he doesn't rescind the decision of dismissing him from the party. He further tells Mkaka “to consult those who know the party better than acting as if Malawi Congress Party is a personal entity.” “Hon. Secretary General Sir, Article 15 of Malawi Congress Party Constitution does not allow you not to follow rules of natural justice. You know what I mean by natural justice. This section provides guidance on how you act,” argues Major in his letter dated 7th July 2022. On Thursday, Mkaka fired Major from the party for allegedly undermining President Lazarus Chakwera's Super Hi-5 and sowing seeds of disunity within the party through his c...
MCP Fires Alex Major

MCP Fires Alex Major

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Malawi Congress Party-MCP has fired its vocal member, Alex Major for allegedly undermining President Lazarus Chakwera’s Super HI-5 and portraying conduct incompatible with the party’s four cornerstones. Senior party officials have further said that Major has been dismissed for questioning the party’s critical issues and government’s handling of governance matters. Major, who chairs a grouping called General Membership of Malawi Congress Party, has declined to comment while MCP’s publicist, Maurice Munthali simply says he is trying to liaise with the party’s Secretary General Eisenhower Mkaka before commenting. He could not take further questions. In December 2021, the party also fired Frank Chiwanda for breaching the four corner stones and failing to respect its governance str...
Tonse Alliance partners Calls for MCP, UTM Dialogue

Tonse Alliance partners Calls for MCP, UTM Dialogue

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Some Tonse Alliance partners are calling for a dialogue meeting to resolve their differences on the agreements made in the year 2020. Two key partners the Malawi Congress Party-MCP and UTM have come out in the open to fight over the power sharing deal. The 9-member alliance led by President Lazarus Chakwera, managed to oust the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the 2020 fresh elections. After keeping the alliance document under wraps for 2 years, Vice President Saulos Chilima who is also the UTM leader, revealed its contents on Friday. Among other issues, Chilima revealed that Chakwera is supposed to be a one term president and that the VP is to run as the presidential candidate in 2025. He further indicated that in the event that the alliance falls apart, Malawians hav...
Tonse Alliance Partners To Mend Fences

Tonse Alliance Partners To Mend Fences

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Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima says there is a need for partners in the Tonse Alliance to stick to the spirit and provision of the alliance for the current administration to deliver on its goals. During an address on Friday in Lilongwe, Dr Chilima said there was a need for partners in the alliance to pull in one direction, to address the challenges people are facing. On its part, the Malawi Congress Party said it will ensure that it procedurally sorts out challenges rocking its partnership with other political parties in the Tonse Alliance. This comes following a national address by the Vice President Dr Chilima in Lilongwe.
Parliament Refutes Rumours To Impeach Chilima

Parliament Refutes Rumours To Impeach Chilima

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Parliament will not impeach Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima over his alleged involvement in corruption with Zuneth Sattar, government has said. There had been reports that one of the issues Parliament would discuss when it meets next months is the impeachment of Chilima. However, Richard Chimwendo Banda, who is Leader of Government in the House has disputed the reports saying no such motion was considered during yesterday’s business committee meeting. “I wish to state here, that at no point did the impeachment of the Vice President come up for discussion. No Notice of such Motion, as is required by our Standing Orders has either been lodged let alone discussed by the Business Committee,” said Chimwendo who is also Minister of Youth and Sports. He added that the forthcomin...
It’s Too Late Vice President Chlima To Disclose The Content Of Tonse Alliance

It’s Too Late Vice President Chlima To Disclose The Content Of Tonse Alliance

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Political experts have described as too little too late the decision by Vice President Saulos Chilima to disclose contents of the Tonse Alliance agreement. Among others Chilima has disclosed that the Malawi Congress Party and the UTM agreed that a presidential candidate during the fresh presidential election of 23 June, 2020 shall not be the presidential candidate during the immediate next election and shall cede the candidacy to the running mate in the fresh presidential election of 23 June, 2020. Ernest Thindwa, a political expert with University of Malawi said the disclosure of the contents of the Tonse Alliance agreement is not only unnecessary but too late. According to Thindwa, the disclosure will not serve any purpose but only split the alliance further, whose future alrea...
RSA MCP Wing Ropes In John Maduka

RSA MCP Wing Ropes In John Maduka

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Malawi Congress Party (MCP) wing in South Africa has welcomed former National Team player John Maduka into its fold at a function which took place in Durban. This is part of the MCP RSA Wing tour in Durban after visiting Capetown. The Wing's central executive committee chairperson, Dr Isaac Nkhata, said he was impressed that more Malawians in RSA are joining the grouping to enhance their oneness as Malawians. Billy Kamulanje, Coordinator of Durban MCP Committee, said the visit by the central committee has strengthened the party with 47 new members joining including the football legend, John Maduka. After visiting Capetown and Durban, the central committee is expected to visit Mpumalanga next week before proceeding to Pretoria and Johannesburg later this month. Dr Isaac Nkha...