Presidential Jet Deal Still Haunt JB

By Andrew Ndhlovu & Ireen Kayira Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Presidential candidate, Dr Lazarus Chakwera says if voted into power on May 21, 2019, he will not shield former President Joyce Banda if she has any cases to answer, including selling of the Presidential Jet during her reign. Chakwera was responding to a question at a press briefing in Lilongwe Monday on whether he would shield Banda should he become State President after May 21, 2019 elections. The jet,…

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JB Sold PP to Chakwera, Mia

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and People’s Party (PP) have formed a coalition ahead of 21st May Tripartite Elections. According to Information made available to Maravi Express, PP’s president Dr. Joyce Banda has been meeting MCP’s President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera and his running-mate Sidik Mia to map the way forward. Banda who is among the nine presidential candidates for the 2019 Presidential Elections is expected to announce to have withdrawn from the race soon, thus according to inside sources…

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MEC Disowns ‘Fake’ Press Statement On Number of Candidates for Parties

By Yamikani Yapuwa, MANA Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has appealed to Malawians to disregard a statement circulating on social media about the number of candidates for political parties in the country. Reacting to the statement on Wednesday, MEC’s Director of Public Relations and Media, Sangwani Mwafulirwa described the statement as fake, saying it has not originated from the commission. “This is to inform you that the statement currently in circulation regarding the above subject has not originated from the…

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Road to 21 May: Kunkuyu Returns to Blantyre City South

By Caroline Nyalugwe-MANA Malawi Congress Party (MCP) National Campaign Director, Moses Kunkuyu has returned to Blantyre City South Constituency to contest for the parliamentary seat five years after dumping the constituents and leaving for Dedza. The former cabinet minister during the leadership of Dr. Joyce Banda disclosed his ambition recently at Manase Township in Blantyre. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana), Kunkuyu said he is back because people in Blantyre City South have seen deficiencies…

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Mchinji Longest serving MCP Legislator For Violent Free Elections

One of the longest serving Members of Parliament, Alex Chitete has challenged his fellow contenders in Mchinji North East Constituency to conduct a violent-free campaign for the general elections slated for May 21, 2019. Chitete made the call at Kapiri in Mchinji Friday when he presented his nomination papers to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) officials. vHe said a violent-free campaign would ensure a free and fair election. “It is the wish of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) that the campaign…

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Chakwera Promises Change

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Presidential candidate, Lazarus Chakwera has promised to change Malawi if voted into power in the forthcoming 2019 Tripartite Elections. Chakwera, who is the first presidential candidate to present nominations paper in the race to the general elections, was speaking on Monday in Blantyre when declaring his interest to run for presidency as well as unveiling his running mate, Sidick Mia to the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC). “We are going to change Malawi using the high-five…

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MCP Director Of Research John Paul to Contest on Independent Ticket

Malawi Congress Party National Director of Research Dr John Paul says he will contest as an independent member of parliament during the forth coming tripartite elections. John Paul who lost during the MCP primaries in Mchinji Central constituency said he is contesting as an independent candidate to please the majority in his area who want him to represent them in Parliament. He said that people in his area are highly frustrated with what happened during the primaries and they…

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Former Mchinji MP Arrested For Indecent Assault

Former Member of Parliament for Mchinji South, Jerome Waluza, has been arrested by Mchinji Police for alleged indecent assault of four under aged girls. Mchinji Police Officer In-charge, Owen Maganga told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that Waluza was picked on Saturday evening following a complaint by one of the victims’ parents. “We received a complaint from one of the girls’ mother that Waluza had been fondling the private parts of the four girls aged 12 to 14 years on…

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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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Mutharika Vows to Eradicate Poverty, Hails UDF For Championing Democracy

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika says the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government has a mission to end poverty, hunger and fight corruption. Speaking on Saturday at Zomba State Lodge during the 2018 DPP Eastern Region fundraising luncheon, Mutharika said Malawians voted the DPP into power on trust that the party would deliver on its mandate. “The MCP came to end colonialism, the UDF brought democracy while the DPP came with a duty and mission to develop Malawi,” he…

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