Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Salima Central Parliamentarian Felix Jumbe continues to fire rockets at the party’s president Lazarus Chakwera due to his style of leadership, subsequently comparing it to that of the late Kamuzu Banda.
Jumbe has been very critical of Chakwera’s style of leadership which he believes has made him subject to worshiping.
The Salima lawmaker is the only out of many, who has stood for what he believes in, hence refuses to ‘kiss Chakwera’s feet’.
In a related case, Jumbe took to social media yesterday as he posted an implicit sentiment on his personal Facebook account, targeting Chakwera. In accordance with the post, Chakwera’s style of mistreating other members, is a main area of concern.
It reads, “a captain who begins to shoot his or her own soldiers, begins a journey of self destruction and fails to cross the river because he/she will not have manpower to construct a bridge.”
True to this, Jumbe was demoted from his position as the party’s campaign director in the executive committee, to second deputy director of strategic planning.
His demotion followed from his counter attitude towards the leader who later felt could not take it any longer but act in tandem with his powers.
Since he was stripped from his position in August, Jumbe has remained firm in his stand while basing his behavior on the fact that he is the party’s royalist.
He was quoted as saying that he cannot dump MCP for any other party because his affiliation runs deep in his blood as it started with grandfather then father who were both bonafide MCP members.
Jumbe once bemoaned the behavior of other party members who labeled him a dissident due to his behavior towards the leader.
The former chairman of a parliamentary committee on Agriculture believes his fellow MCP members campaigned for his removal from the post.
In a nutshell Jumbe has been reduced to a leper in his mother party but that is not still enough to silence him as evidenced by the Facebook post.