Chakwera, Mia & Mkandawire elected as MCP Pres. Veep & 2nd deputy veep respectively

LILONGWE—The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) delegates at the ongoing indaba have re-elected President Chakwera to be the party’s torchbearer in the 2019 tripartite elections.  It has also pleased the delegates to usher in seasoned politician, philanthropist business magnate Sidik Mia to be the first vice president of the party and a possible running mate in the 2019 general...

MCP amends constitution: 5 year term across the board

LILONGWE—At the ongoing indaba, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has agreed to amend various sections in their constitution. The popular amendment has been to give 5 year term to all elective positions in the party. Other party officials were given 3 year terms and this means that going forward, such officials will be enjoying 5 year term. Deputy Secretary General Eisenhower Mkaka...

We stand on the verge of a new Malawi enjoyed by everyone—Chakwera

Making an opening address at the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), MCP President Dr Lazarus Chakwera “we stand on the verge of a new Malawi enjoyed by everyone.” ‘It is better when it is on the move than when it is stationary,” said Chakwera emphasizing why there was a strong need to conduct the convention. There is high excitement at the...

The long awaited MCP convention finally here: Chidzanja Nkhoma

LILONGWE—The long overdue elective convention for Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has commenced few minutes ago at the party headquarters in the Malawi capital Lilongwe. The convention comes after a protracted legal battle that has seen the Kaliwo Camp tumbling politically. The convention is expected to elect new office bearers in the party. “The long awaited MCP convention is finally here,” declared chair...

It’s all systems go! MCP showdown this Saturday in Lilongwe: Malawi Road to 2019

LILONGWE (Malawian Watchdog)—Like the events surrounding the ousting of Comrade Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, the situation in Malawi’s main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has reached another level. From convening an Emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) at the party’s National Headquarters in Lilongwe where the party announced the reinstatement of The Kaliwo Camp party officials into their respective positions to obtaining...

Kaliwo injunction barring MCP from conducting convention frozen

Things are really moving at a supersonic speed in the opposition Malawi Congress. Less than 24 hours since MCP’s National Executive Committee (NEC) reinstalled the suspended MCP officials Gustav Kaliwo, Richard Msowoya and crew, the party lawyers Goba Chipeta has lifted the fresh injunction Kaliwo obtained. As it stands, the party can now go ahead to conduct convention between now...

MCP youth movement organizes activities to commemorate Kamuzu Day; Abida Mia to be guest of honor

BLANTYRE— The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) youth movement has organized activities to commemorate life of the father and founder of Malawi nation, the late Ngwazi Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda on Monday next week. The Malawi government gazetted 14th May every year as Kamuzu Day Holiday. According to Chairperson of the MCP Red Rose youth movement in Blantyre Henry...

Phungu Joseph Nkasa Back With ‘Ayimanso’; Deepens DPP’s Leadership Crisis

Once again, Phungu Joseph Nkasa will have to do something extraordinarily wrong to lose my respect and admiration. For the past decade, the Mayaka reggae star has immersed himself in politics, singing for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Progressive People’s Movement (PPM) and People’s Party (PP). This track record can tell it all that the once top selling and chart topping...

Court throws out MCP ‘rebels’ case; party can now hold convention  

BLANTYRE (Malawian Watchdog)--The Malawi Congress Party suspended Secretary General Gustav Kaliwo, First Deputy President Richard Msowoya and two others hereinafter referred to as the ‘rebels.’ The rebels obtained an injunction against their suspension and also their appearing for the party’s disciplinary committee. Furthermore, they also blocked the party from convening a convention. Today, a ruling on the matter has been given...

Read Kondwani Nankhumwa and Grezelder Jeffrey leaked phone conversation full transcript

KONDWANI NANKHUMWA (KN): Apparently, it’s Mwanamvekha, Patricia Kaliati, and… (tape inaudible) Lovemore Munlo. But the key players are Patricia Kaliati and Mwanamvekha. (tape inaudible)]. MS GREZELDER JEFFREY (GJ): (Clears throat), Boss, do you recall what I’ve been saying all along? As they say, it is the mentally disturbed who ended up alerting his people about an imminent war. Everything...