Malawi’s Former ruling People’s Party (PP) national executive committee has reinstated the outspoken Member of Parliament for Mzimba Hora Christopher Mzomera Ngwira and Cliffer Kondowe as the party’s Northern Region Chairman and Director of Women for Northern Province respectively.
This follows a disciplinary hearing that started in Lilongwe from September 11 and was ongoing until the 1st October.
PP publicity and administrative Secretary Ken Msonda confirmed the development to Malawi24 saying the party has lifted the suspension it gave the two having received recommendations from the Disciplinary Committee.
He further reminded its members to adhere to the party’s rules and regulations and that this should serve as a warning to others.
“Ngwira and Hon Kondowe shall continue serving the party in their positions as Provincial Chairman and Director of Women for Northern Province respectively. The PP would like to acknowledge the effort, dedication and commitment demonstrated by all those involved to have the matter resolved amicably,” said Msonda.
In September this year, PP Secretary General Ibrahim Matola removed Ngwira and Kondowe from their positions but party president Joyce Banda reversed the decision with an order that the two be given an opportunity to be heard.
Ngwira and Kondowe were suspended for allegedly mobilizing ‘drunken thugs’ to disturb the meeting that Matola and other national executive committee members had planned for Northern Region based party leaders in which Msonda was reported to have been manhandled in the fracas that ensued.
The two also had advanced the idea of elevating former Vice President Khumbo Kachali to be interim party leader in the absence of Joyce Banda.