Christmas Gift: Deputy Speaker Ncheka Chilenje Unopposed in DPP Primaries

Incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for Nsanje North Constituency and First Deputy Speaker in Malawi Parliament Esther Ncheka Chilenje emerged victorious when she went unopposed during the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primaries on Monday. Many people rallied behind her chanting “Ncheka yemweyo!” declaring their special Christmas gift to her in the polls that were presided over by the DPP’s Director of Logistics Symon Vuwa Kaunda and other party officials. Making her acceptance speech, Chilenje expressed gratitude to the people…

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Voter Verification Exercise Attracts New Registrants

As voter verification exercise enters the third phase, it is has been discovered that some people who did not register during voter registration period, are now flocking to centres get registered, only to be sent back. Such incidences were experienced in Chiradzulu on Tuesday (the first day of the verification exercise), whereby such people mistook the verification exercise for registration. However, they were advised that the exercise was meant for those who already registered, to confirm if their details…

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Mutharika Warns UTM

President Arthur Peter Mutharika has expressed concern over the tendency by the leadership and followers of United Transformation Movement (UTM) for insulting his government during their political functions. He was speaking Thursday in Mzuzu to hundreds of people who gathered at Katoto Round About to welcome him to the Northern Region where he is expected to preside over the 12th University of Livingstonia Graduation Ceremony on Saturday where 399 graduates will be accorded with bachelors and masters degrees. He…

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Photos: Kasungu 1 Women Emerge 2018 Zokonda Amai Macheza Stars

Kasungu 1 Women Group has emerged 2018 Zokonda Amai Macheza (ZAM) champion carting home K 1.5 million cheque from Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and a feast with the first citizen, Prof. Peter Mutharika. The Group, which emerged second in 2017, has deposed the defending champions, Kapiri Women Group from Mchinji, who have now gone down to second position carting home K 1 million. The 2018 Champions Chairperson, Victoria Umali, and her members were all speechless when the news was…

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Chamba Lands Two in Police Custody

Police in Salima Thursday arrested 37 year old Matambo Gezito, from Chikanje village, Traditional Authority  (TA) Kanyenda in Nkhotakota district and Kondwani Mphamba, 36  of Kanyenda village, TA Kanyenda, same district for been found in possession of 227 plastic bags of Cannabis Sativa locally known as Chamba. According to Central Region Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Nolliettie Chimala the two were arrested when Criminal Investigation Department (CID) team from Salima Police Station were on vehicle patrols. “Upon arrival at…

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Catholics Told to Join Active politics

Archbishop of the Blantyre Archdiocese of the Catholic Church His Grace Archbishop, Thomas Luke Msusa Saturday advised Catholic faithfuls who have necessary qualifications to feel free to join politics. He said made the remarks during a Diamond Jubilee celebration of Masanjala Parish in Chiradzulu. “Politics own its own is good, but it is us people who make it due to our words and deeds and I urge you people who have certificates and other high qualifications and have the…

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UTM Propaganda Fails: Dr. Bruce Munthali Pledges Loyalty to Mighty DPP

Former Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) boss Bruce Munthali has dismissed allegations that he is joining the United Transformation Movement (UTM). Following his loss to Rosemary Mkandawire during Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primaries in Mzimba North, UTM propagandists spread an allegation that Munthali was destined for UTM out of protest. But in an interview, the former TCC CEO trashed the rumours saying his loyalty remains to President Peter Mutharika and the DPP. “I did not just wake up and contest…

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MEC Drills Committees on Conflict Management

Members of the Multiparty Liaison Committee (MPLC) have been equipped with skills on conflict management in order to resolve political disputes ahead of the Tripartite Elections next year (2018). The training was organised by the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC). The committee, which comprises members from various political parties and stakeholders involved in the election, among others, discussed how to negotiate in times of conflicts, handle complaints by following the stipulated procedures and also identify electoral offences and their related…

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Albino Abduction Case Enters Crucial Stage

The State on Thursday closed prosecution of the case of a boy with albinism who went missing in May last year, 2017 after parading its last witness who is a Detective Sub-Inspector Duncan Gama. The boy, Mayeso Isaac, 9, went missing in Mozambique where he went to visit his grandmother and three people Thomas Petro, Christopher Mbeta and Benson Chitokoto were arrested in connection with the missing of the boy. The court has since set November 7, 2018 as…

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Trouble in Nyasa Bullets, Supporters Thirsty For CEO Blood

Barely days after Nyasa Big Bullets announced the firing of their coaches, a grouping of Bullets supporters are calling for the resignation of the team’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Technical Director (TD) for failing to lead the team. In a letter signed by the leader of the group, Chris Horis Katchile and four others, Cathy Chingwalu, Ernest Manyado, Gilbert Mafunde and Justice Dzombe, the ‘concerned Bullets supporters’ have shown disappointment in the running of the team. The…

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