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Drama in MCP: Kabwila faults MCP for firing seven chairpersons

Written by  Sam Phiri

Dust is failing to settle in the Kwacha camp as Publicity Secretary for Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Jessie Kabwila has faulted her own party for firing its seven chairpersons, saying it’s undemocratic.

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On Tuesday, the Party fired seven of its chairpersons in the Central region suspected of bringing confusion within the Party by among other things accusing the leadership of Lazarus Chakwera of being nepotistic.

The seven district chairmen namely Mr Chisenga of Kasungu West, Mr C.K. Banda from Mchinji North, Mr Foloma Mwale of Mchinji North, Mr Selani of Dowa East, Mr Tengeretu of Dowa West, Mr Kachule from Lilongwe West and Mr Chichitike of Ntchisi were also being accused of advocating for an early convention.

Speaking in an interview with the press, the outspoken Kabwila said she has heard of the firing in the press.

Kabwila said the party needs to embrace principles of democracy and prioritize contact and dialogue, instead of silencing every dissenting view.

“I am surprised that this has happened; it is not in line with our constitution. These people were supposed to have gone through a normal disciplinary process as rules of natural justice state. I don’t know where people at the regional committee level are getting all these powers from,” Kabwila was quoted in one of the daily papers.

Kabwila faulted the Regional officials for taking an action on seven chairpersons in the absence of the Party President currently in the United States of America.

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