FORMER SPEAKER CHIMUNTHU BANDA BOUNCES BACK INTO FRONTLINE POLITICS

By Juliet Mlowoka Chirwa-MEC stringer,NKHOTAKOTA Former speaker of parliament Henry Chimunthu Banda has won Democratic Progressive Party-DPP primaries in Nkhotakota north to represent the party in the coming May 2019 tripartite elections. Chimunthu Banda who retired from from front line politics in 2014 after serving the constituency for 15 years, has bounced back and geared for the forthcoming polls. However, the incumbent parliamentarian for the constituency Frank Mphande, boycotted the elections faulting the party for poor preparations. The party…

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Judge adjourns Dzoole Mwale case on MCP primaries

By John Saukira High Court in Lilongwe on Tuesday adjourned a case in which veteran Parliamentarian Vitus Gomamtunda Dzoole Mwale dragged the party to court asking for interlocutory order restraining main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) from declaring Liana Kakhobwe Chapota as legitimate winner of September 29 primary elections for Lilongwe Msozi South Constituency. The order was applied pursuant to order 10 rule 27 of 2017 courts  procedures further play to Lilongwe High Court never to recognise Kakhobwe as…

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Friends of APM swiftly responds to call for assistant from mother who gave birth to quadruplets

By Duncan Mlanjira  Friends of Arthur Peter Mutharika – a grouping of professional young men and women — on Tuesday visited the 35 year-old mother of five, Joyce Banda, who gave birth to quadruplets at Salima District Hospital on Saturday to donate assorted items to assist her as she still has to continue being in hospital. She has since been referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital from Salima for proper observation of the babies — all boys born with low…

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UTM convention endorses Chilima as president unopposed

By Maravi Express Reporter United Transformation Movement (UTM) has endorsed its leader Dr. Saudi’s Klaus Chilima as the party’s president unopposed during their their national convention held in Lilongwe on Monday, December 17. There were also over 10 other positions that went unopposed and these were for secretary general (Patricia Kaliati); director of legal affairs Yasin Maoni; deputy national treasurer Olipa Chiluba Muyaba; director of publicity Joseph Chidanti Malunga; director of elections Paul Chibingu; director of women Patricia Shanil…

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Phale causes confusion in Kabwila’s Salima North West; Declared winner in bogus primaries

By Muloyi Magenge  Aspirant Member of Parliament for Salima North West constituency on Malawi Congress Party ticket, Enock Phale is suspected of conniving with some of his supporters to write a letter on Sunday calling for primary elections to be held on Monday. And the primaries did take place and declared him the winner, saying the other contestants, incumbent Jessie Kabwila and Moses Buwa boycotted. The letter that circulated written in ink by MCP Salima North West deputy constituency…

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MCP’s Dzoole Mwale goes to court over primary elections he claims he is legitimate winner

By John Saukira Veteran Parliamentarian Vitus Gomamtunda Dzoole Mwale has decided to go to court and asked to be granted an interlocutory order restraining main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) from declaring Liana Kakhobwe Chapota as legitimate winner of September 29 primary elections for Lilongwe Msozi South Constituency. The order was applied pursuant to order 10 rule 27 of 2017 courts procedures further play to Lilongwe High Court never to recognise Kakhobwe as a shadow MP to represent the…

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Opposition MPs walk out of Parliament in protest against stopping Interest Rate Capping Bill

By John Saukira & Duncan Mlanjira Members of the opposition from Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and People’s Party (PP) on Thursday walked out of the august House in protest over suspected tactics by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) aimed at stopping MCP MP for Dowa West Alexander Kusamba Dzonzi from moving the Interest Rate Capping Bill. The Bill targets setting up a ceiling of interest rates charged by banks to a maximum of 5% above the Policy Rate set…

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Bisnowaty not to contest in DPP primaries for Lilongwe City Centre constituency

By Duncan Mlanjira Incumbent MP David Bisnowaty for Lilongwe City Centre constituency voted in as an independent four years ago but later joined the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has announced that he will not contest in the party’s primary elections. In a very brief letter to the DPP’s Regional Governor Binton Kuntsaila on Wednesday, December 12, Bisnowaty said: “This is to inform your office that I will not contest for the forthcoming DPP primaries in the Lilongwe City Centre…

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Chilima Angers Neno Residents

People who gathered at Neno community stadium and Ligowe trading center waiting to hear from UTM Party rally  on Friday waited in vain after Party’s President  Saulos Chilima failed to show up at the sites. According to the party’s program on Friday, Chilima was supposed to conduct a whistle-stop at Kachere,Ligowe, Zalewa and and a slight rally at Neno boma before conducting main rally at Mwanza Community ground. Some of the people who were waiting to hear from Chilima…

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Social Media Users Mock Chilima’s Assassination Claims

Malawi Social Media users have reacted to Vice President, who is also leader of opposition UTM Party  Saulos Chilima claims that government is plotting to finish him off  before the much awaited May 2019 Tripartite Elections. Addressing a handful cloud  in Mwanza district on Friday, Chilima alleged that he has information that some people have been assigned to eliminate him through the barrel of the gun, food poison or staged motor accident. In a rather dismissive manner, Dr. Chilima…

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