Old-Habits-Die-Hard; MCP Can Not Change, Says Analysts

August 11, 2016 by Staff Reporter

Malawi’s top political commentator and a media personel, Dickson Kashoti on Thursday stormed the social media saying that Malawi Congress Party (MCP) will never change.

Kashoti made the comment after some ‘thugs’ suspected to be from the MCP’ s Youth wing invaded the house of top party’s official Chatinkha Chidzanja Nkhoma who earlier called for Dr Lazarus Chakwera’s resignation.

The thugs’ plans however did not materialize because the residence – which is dubbed White House – is heavily surrounded with an electric shock wire which is switched live every evening.

Reacting to this news, Kashoti said that the attack on Chatinkha manifested that MCP will still be a violent party in the country.

“I do not want to come to a hasty conclusion that the MCP will never change. The attack tells a story that the MCP still remains a violent party that purges dissent with an iron fist, a hallmark of the party’s one party system of government in the 1990s,’’ reads kashoti’s Facebook post.

Kashoti added that,” I do not understand why a progressed man should go for a woman, fighting her in a such violent manner. If I am to make comparisons, I think the DPP is doing much well in this area.

“This forces me to think I would rather have the DPP running the affairs of the country than the so called government in waiting of the MCP. It will be a terrible mistake to have Chakwera and MCP as our rulers,’’

Concurring with Kashoti, late president Bingu WA Mutharika’s Legal Assistant Barrister Z Allan Ntata said that, “The tendency of MCP supporters to attack and verbally abuse anyone who says something critical of MCP and especially about Chakwera reminds me forebodingly about the MYP and Kamuzu Banda’s tyrannical rule.”

The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is a political party in Malawi. It was formed as a successor party to the banned Nyasaland African Congress when the country, then
known as Nyasaland, was under British rule.

The MCP, under Hastings Banda, presided over Malawian independence in 1964, and
from 1966 to 1993 was the only legal party in the country. It has continued to be a major force in the country since losing power.


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