21 September 2016 Last updated at: 7:11 AM

Trouble brewing within MCP: Workers in the hands of Malawi Police

Police in the capital Lilongwe on Tuesday arrested a gardener and security personnel at the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) headquarters.

MCP leaders

MCP workers assaulted a lawyer.

The development comes weeks after MCP members beat up lawyer Jorum Mpangeni who is representing fired party members who was on duty to serve court documents to the party President Lazarus Chakwera.

Confirming on the local press, MCP second deputy secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka said the party was not issued with a search warrant hence it was not aware of the motive of the raid.

Mkaka added that the police later in the day informed them that the two were to be taken to court to be formally charged.

MCP has for the past few months been marred by political hiccups as some members are calling for a convention to elect a new president arguing that Chakwera is the “worst” leader the party has ever had.

Chakwera is among other issues said to have mismanaged party funds and is also accused of being a dictator in the party.

The political wrangles saw the MCP leadership firing or suspending top members accused of bringing confusions in the party.

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