August 14, 2016 by Staff Reporter
Malawi’s Veteran Journalist Dickson Kashoti has asked Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Reverend Dr Lazarus Chakwera to leave God out of politics and face the reality on the ground.
Kashoti made the comment after some ‘thugs’ suspected to be from the MCP’ s Youth wing invaded the house of top party official Chatinkha Chidzanja Nkhoma earlier called for Dr Chakwera’s resignation.
‘’MCP is the bedrock of our democracy in Malawi and I do not think it’s right for its leader Dr Chakwera to always seek divine intervention when dealing with problems affecting the party,” said Kashoti.
He added, “As the situation stands now, Chakwera is distracted from his official duties as leader of opposition in Malawi, he is out of focus due to the squabbles in his party.
”MCP followers and sympathizers should not bury their heads in the sand in Ostrich style but realize Dr Chakwera cannot perform his official duties diligently now.”
The veteran journalist Kashoti also called upon Public Affairs Committee (PAC) and other democratic institutions to intervene on MCP leadership wrangle.
“PAC and other democratic institutions should intervene on these MCP issues. Our functioning democracy is at stake when infighting continues in our major opposition party,”
”Malawi needs Dr Chakwera and the MCP for its vibrant and tasty democracy, this is why I suggest PAC and other bodies should bring the warring parties together,” said Dickson Kashoti
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