4 November 2016 Last updated at: 6:56 AM

By-elections triumph is a sign of things to come – MCP

The main opposition Malawi Congress Party has said their by-elections win is a sign of how things will be during the 2019 polls. MCP claimed three sits in the November 1 2016 by-elections with ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) getting two sits.

The opposition party won in Mchinji West Constituency, Kaliyeka ward in Lilongwe and Bembeke ward in Dedza.

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MCP says has a boost ahead of 2019 polls after a triumph in by-elections.

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) came second in the three areas but won in Bunda Ward in Kasungu and Sadzi ward in Zomba.

Reacting to the win, vice General Secretary Eisenhower Mkaka said the party is happy with how the by-election went.

Mkaka said the most exciting thing is that they have managed to beat the ruling party and have won the Mchinji west constituency.

He said this demonstrates how things will be in the coming 2019 polls and he hopes their party will make it.

“This by-election was just a picture of how the coming polls will be because parties have spent a lot of money to come with these results.”

“We are also happy that we have managed to win in Kaliyeka ward which was for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party which demonstrates that we are currently more powerful than these other parties,” said Mkaka.

He further said they will still work hard to make sure that come 2019 their party should take over power from the DPP.



107 Comments On "By-elections triumph is a sign of things to come – MCP"

  • Zitakhala choncho eeee bola ulamuliro uwu eeee wandikwana

  • I don’t know how they calculate their statistics mwina mundiuzeko inu kuti ku mchinji where it is a strong hold of mcp anasiyana mavoti angati n kukasungu mukuti yawina ndi dpp had it been that anawina kuzomba bola

  • Chakwela 2019 ndi boma.Iwe peter ubwelelanso kunjaa

  • mtsogoleri ochita okupatsani sangachite chitukuko ndizovetsa chisono mene

  • Thats gud we shud stop pretendng that we one, no no noh thas a lie.

  • If MCP win 2019 I won’t come back home

  • Ndakaika. See vote difference ngakhale kuli Ku central region.

  • Ku Dedza Kokhakuno Kudakali One Party System,DPP Osamalota Zakuno.Ikadzalepheraso MCP 2019 Tidzalipanga Boma La Dedza Kukhala Dziko Loyima Palokha,lopanda Tianthu Todzikondato.

  • Mbenderayo anali wakumozambique?

  • The results of the by elections to me clearly show that DPP will carry the day come 2019

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  • Nkovuta kuthetsa nsanje ndi kaduka ku Malawi…vuto timaliwona ndithu mu atsogoleli koma poti ndi wakwithu,wakwathu,akumangwetu basi tisamutaye olo tiziphula njerwa za moto.

  • Indeed signs of things to come!

  • Koma malawians muzizavotelabe zinthu zolephela shame on u!

  • Kkkkkkk mapwiya mulupale 2014 bomaaaaaaaaabe enanu mungozinamizapo apaaa pitani kuchalichi nkhosa zikudikira inu abusa

  • Mmmm may be not. Think of support from other regions. By the way, presidents are selected, not elected. Food for thought

  • 2019 DPP tibelaso

  • Mantha tilibe sanaya a Chakwela kuwina zisankha ngati zimenezi amufuse Tembo anazizolowela amawina ngakhale muzisankha za a Silikali koma pamapeto pake ndi mbola

  • mbewu ndi pa nazare gyz,padutsa njere mpeni umadutsanso pompo uthenga waifa ndi matenda,lero mafuta akweranso mtengo samala dpp chenjezo walandira kale ku mchinji,lilongwe kaliyeka,ndi kudedza.

    • Nanga osanena zaku Kasungu bwanji inu ochewa mutoseketsa ife tikuti DPP boma 2019

    • kumeneko nkuchimake kwa mcp chipani chilichonse chimakhala ndi stronghold ndiye apa dpp yatemako ku KU kwao kwa mcp founder its not izy ndiye palibenso celebration apa ndipo zingoonesa kuti anthu a mcp ali blind sakupenya kusogolo. wina kuzomaba wa cmp wapeza 17 votes pamene wa dpp wapeza 600 ku dz wrk up old party mukuyenela kuvala zilimbe. Dpp ndi nation party ili ndi aphung, makhansala zigao zonse zamalawi pamene ena ali ndi centrala only so musazinyenge apa chabwino palibe

    • mmmm amwene tym yomwe anthu,amavota samadziwa kuti mavuto afika pomwe alipa mwava chilichonse msokho mitengo yazinthu ndiye ,chikwelelenicho angasangalale ndi izi ndi anthu ngati inuyo man omwe mumasekelera zopusa zomwe dziko ndichonco mumafunika muzipezeka anthu ngati inu kupanda chonco dziko kukhala ndi ocangamuka okha okha angabere mzake ndani?kaya muli kumbuyo kwao koma tonse tikuva kuphweteka chimodzi modzi sikuti akusankha kuti poti uyu ngwa dpp ndiye timutsitsire mitengo ya zithu ayi ndiye cha mzeru ndichiyani pamenepa

  • since DDP became a ruling party,I don’t think elections results goes by the votes,but it goes by wat president dicides,if u got experience u know wat am talking about,apa angokusiirani so that u must think like gvt is fair,

  • Kkk the gap iz too narrow to defit mapwiya mulupale, limbani mitima baxi oppisition is too enough for u

  • You know Mr John L,Longwe Muluzi he took the government from 1party system of government so,at the very end he nominated Mtalika to be his successor, he didn’t knew that he was creating a huge problem amongst Malawians, bcz mtalika he cheated him & form his own party DPP & when Mluzi was opening his ayes was too late & it’s when UDF started to sink!! Look now he brought his brother from America & shared him the presidency. So, to the south of Malawi most of people there they believe in tribalism ndiwakwathu and amumizi ambiri sanaphunzire Umbuli, & you can see yourself Malawi is going very down now and you don’t open your eyes Malawi we shall end up like Zimbabwe.

    • U don’t know wat u r talking, Tribalism z the main problem in Mw . Go to south u find that everybody z DPP supporter come on central u cn notice that ts a Stronghold for M C P

  • Hahahahahahahaha koma????? Kutenga 3 sits, wina ktenga 2 sits n’kumati tidzalamulira 2019? Hahahahahhahahaha maloto

  • Come to southern region muone mmene tingakunyenyerenimo

  • Afete John says:

    Bwampini wakoyo adamusankha ndi mbendela, osati ife amalawi tikuzuzikafe.

    • Owe udavotela osusa ndipo uzavotela osusa mpaka mmanda wooo. Mbendera voti yake sikuziwika kuti anavotela ndani ndiye musadane ndi munthu wakufa

    • Ndiye ulibe nzerutu, iwe ungatenge bwampini kumuika pampando chonsecho ukudziwa kuti ndi kachinyama. Umaganiza chiyani, apa ndiye ukudandaula sukudziwa kuti uchitsiru wako waonekerano. Ndiye panopa, upange zoti umuchotse bwampiniyo pampando koma usanamizike kuti ungamuchotse Peter pampando 2019. Kuwina zigawo zitatu, sikutanthauza kuti waleka kukhala otsutsa ukhalabe otsutsa mpaka mpaka. Ndiye wathawanso, m’manja mwa Mulungu kutsata chuma chadziko lapansi tsoka ilo likukutsata.

  • No strange thing here mcp is based in central region bt look DPP is doing in some of central ppo are welcoming dat party which means mcp is not strong

  • General elections are complicated. Ask JZU. He had a majority of MPs in parliament almost every general elections except 2009 but he didn’t taste the presidency. Why? MPs and Counselors are local representatives hence are voted for by their friends and relatives who have personal knowledge of each other. A voter can vote for an MP of one party but a president of the other party! Don’t flatter yourself MCP. A foolish student gets satisfied with continuous assessment (weekend test) results and relaxes for end of year exams. Ndale zamasiku ano sizotembelera koma zowelengera (statistics). If you follow this you will see that DPP remains a potential party. Something needs to be done in the south for MCP otherwise you will keep on be to the left of the ‘speaker sir’ in parliament with anguish. Free advice for MCP. Take Munro as a torch bearer in 2019. He is a seasoned person who shall never create nkholokolo in MCP. He will respect the balanced executive choices in anticipation of building the party not bitter and nepotism. It’s high time to accept other gurus from other regions honestly not with a zowere nkudyere mwana approach I have seen in Mia’s acceptance. Politics is not a business. Alliances in political parties chase some members of the parties and invites new but it depends on the numbers (statistics) for those who leave or remain while in business alliances all customers of both remain their customers for both parties. So don’t accept alliances with lame parties like PP. Let them (PP) have the run on their own. This is a dirty party and can drag you down. Leave Mia as a common member not up to running mate. Don’t be driven by money but by your agenda. plan first and search the money later. If these suggestions can be followed I feel the MCP can find the smallest fraction they lack from south to rule the nation. Wishing MCP all the best in 2019. Disclaimer: am not partisan but I vote.

  • I don’t think DDP deserved any win if at all there’s nothing tangible it can be proud of in this regime under Peter,the country’s economy is a shame

  • Bravo dpp party 4 getting 2 sits t waznt easy 2 get thoz sits kuchipinda kwa mcp as 4 u mcp be ware….i dnt think 2019 u will make t….

  • Kodi mesa ndi kwao zaziii musatinyasepo apa

  • Mcp has all the chances of winning 2019 elections bcoz it commands large following in the central and northern regions. Voters from these two regions shud somehow consider stop voting dpp bcoz this party is from southern region, where voters are too tribalistic. They dont vote parties from other regions. Malawians of gud will shud shun voting dpp, we want change that i believe will not come with dpp and its leader peter mutharika.

  • MCP winning in MC, LL and DZ is no news the news is: “DPP HAS WON IN KU” the birth district of Kamuzu, father and founder of MCP.

  • Kodi kubwela ndi ku Malawiso bwaji mbuzi za kumwera zimathamangila kukakhala pakati sikuthawa jala zopusa shirt

  • Sign of what? Chipani chapa centre chimenecho

  • This is by elections tikumana ku general election bola Mcp muzavomeleze mukaluza apapa alipo mwamumva wa Dpp akunena kuti zisankho zabeledwa? wake up Mcp simungaloweso m’boma inu zinayamba kumukanika john tembo akupuma pano tionaso after 2019 general election mutaluza mukuti bola ndi bwelele kwamulungu mukugwada mpasi kupemphela kuma ndine nkhosa yotayika ndiloleni ndibwelele chakwela you will stop political when you will lose again 2019

    • how can u expect dpp to complain,while they are the ones hu use to steal not Mcp or any oposition,

    • Zabodza zimenezo anabera kt kungokhala ndimaganizo olakwika basi

    • Mukaluza vomerezani kt anthu ambiri akonda azanuwo,kutereku dpp ndichipani chokhwima pandale,mumuuze chakwera wanuyo kt akabwerera kumpingo kwathukunso sitidzampatsanso upresident nso anatikhumudwitsa kwambiri ndimkulu wadyera ameneyu,chidakakhala chala chamulungu chinamuloza kt alamulire 2014 sadakaluza ngati ali mulungu kapena kma wamwamba ndikumudziwayu aaaaaa ndakaika mkuluyu anangoona kt wadya chachikhumi chambiri ndoyese ndale tsopano ndidzawakolopolenso kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  • MCP 2019 boma!!!! kwaaachaaa, okumva amve osamva akhale apa zawonetselatu!!!!!!

  • Enock Thom says:

    Atumbuka dont worry or complain about ethinic rivalry, discrimination or anythng like dat, u have to chng first. Becoz as it stands now in dat regard i personally feel evrybdy can be a president of malawi except you! Too much tsankho eish! Plz chang, chang, change change. Lets unit. Sinthan nafenso tisintha!!!!!!

  • No Wonder,,people Have Lose Hope In Dpp And And Truly Mcp Will Smatch Down Dpp In 2019.

  • Same old story, candidates are winning basing on the region they are coming from. Mchinji was obvious that will be taken by MCP candidate even though the president had a political rally at eleventh hour campaigning for his DPP candidate, and Zomba going to Dpp was also obvious. MCP for central region, Dpp for Southern region and Nothern region sometimes is undecided, thats what i see since am a youth and i started voting in 2009, the trend still continues. Dont know why…

    • Democracy is always divisive (divides). Even in America some states are democrats (rulling party) and some states are republicans (opposition now). So it is normal. it just takes a political party to plan to get the votes from the opponents’ stronghold

  • Muzapeze khansala kapena MP kum’mwela nde muzayambe kusangalala koma only chigawo chapakati

  • MCP must watchout coz DPP has won in the MCP stronghold areas yet MCP has failed to penetrate in DPP stronghold! this indicate that MCP is losing power. the areas in which it has won are its likely areas! it has to strategise how to penetrate in DPP areas if it wants to win in general elections otherwise forget of winning in 2019!

  • kumene kunali zisankho ndimbali ya mcp isanyadire kwambiri

  • Pitala ndi Chakwera pa utsogoleri sangafanane ayi,
    Chakwera Ali ndi nzeru, maganizo, a utsogoleri woika Malawi pabwino, popeza akhala ndikukulira, kudyerera ndikumwerera ndi a Malawi, akudziwanso bwino lomwe zolinga za a Malawi.
    Akulira konkuno Ku mudzi.
    We need a Malawian born and breaded leader with only one passport.
    Pitala zikumukanika mosaphula kanthu popeza anapatsidwa ndi nkulu wache kuti Ku banja lakwao aimbe nyimbo nafenso
    #TINALAMULIRAPOMALAWI.
    Ndi mlendo ngakhgale Ali Malawi akulira kunja zaka zake zonse zamoyo wache sakudziwapo kanthu pa miyambo, chikhalidwe ndi makonzedwe a utsogoleri pa a Malawi.
    Utsogoleri ukumukanikiratu, dzina chabe lakuti ndi Malawi President.

    • Chakwera ndi mwana sangaime pa Peter zomwe mukukambazo mukamba mpaka kale koma Chakwera sadzalamulira dziko lino. Mark my words let’s meet 2019

    • A Longwe amenewo atakhala pansi ndikuganiza mofatsa, koma ndimakuyetsa ngati wanzeru ndinthu. Khala choncho, kuyambira panopa udziwe kuti a DPPwo atengerapo phunziro pamenepo uwona zimene achite tsopano. Komanso udziwe kuti, panthawi ya kampeni sanalonjeze kuti sazaluza ai. Ndiye uwonenso lero, sakulira kuti abera ai koma unakakhala kuti waluza iweyo asanamalize kuwerengera anthu akanamva kale-kale kuti chisankho sichikuyenda bwino. Samala madzi apite, ndiye udziti ndadala 2019 udzaziona.

    • Jafaliyu mvetseni ndimwana sakudxiwa chimene akukamba,chakwera mzeru zake iyeyu anazionera kt poti sanayambe wakhala nduna yomwe kaya kapena phunzitseni ndale waphunzira liti?maganizo amenewo ndiamene akupangitsa kt mavuto dziko muno achuluke fukwa anthu mukumati uyu ndiye khang’a chidwi chonse kuika paiye mapeto kumangolira,aliyense adzipanga zatsogolo lake ndibanja lake muona malawi atukuka ndithu.

    • Pepa jafali nkhani nja mr longwe mfundo zawo akambazo mbwerera zokhazokha,awona ngati 2019 ndikale bale mpompano tiwanyenyanyenya amenewa

  • Koma zoti tambala ndipakwawo mukuziwa?…congrats Dpp for make it again ku central 2019 tikufuna Mp wa Dpp mdela la olemekezeka a Zenus ungapangebwanji Tembo

  • This Magazi congress party is just de samea as Chibwente wanderers fc,

  • Malipota Athu Tamawauzani Anthu Zoona, Pamenepa Simukuona Kt D P P Yalowa Kwambili Pa Kat? Kd Kumwela M C P Ili Ndi Aphungu Angat, Kma Nunapita Ku Xool, Mbuli Za Anthu Mumayambitsa Chisokonez Inu.

  • Had it been that,the by-election were held in the Southern region,I don’t think MCP would have won even a seat.

  • Bodza limenelo, apa ndiye mudziwe kuti mwapeleka phunziro kwa anzanuwo. Muona mmene zisinthire zinthu, chifukwa aona zolakwika pamenepa 2019 musanamizane kuti Chakwera angalamulire.

  • MCP dominates central region only, it cant win presidency

  • Usogoleli wanji wocita kusankana m’mitundu ndi mzigawo, Ndicifukwa cake zayamba kufikanso Pa Upresident kumasiyilananso pacibalenso, Tifikenso mumaoffice aboma ncito kumalowesananso pachibalenso. Umbuli kumalawi sizingasintedi kaa, kaya enanu muzilira ndimavuto, ndimomwemo kudalila boma muzafa mukuvutikabe ndiusiwa. Ku Malawi Ndale zake ndizomwezoKkkkkkk

    • Zoona Mr. Chiumiah Malawian politics are like wakwathu and as a result Malawi is falling a part.
      Bingu was endorsed by Bakili Muluzi, that was a greatest and a nice bearing move, come Mtalika Bingu, endorsed his own blooded brother as DPP presidential candidate without any party elective conference, making many DPP big guns angry till to date, as other executives members are against it making this Peter Mtalika’s administration ungovernable.
      Wakwathu, m’bale wanga, mlongo ndi achimwene anga pantchito INA iliyonse simungaopane pochita zinthu mwa luso ndi mwa chilungamo, si ndi wakwathu
      Malawiyu athera m’njira ngatidi sitikuonapo kanthu kosinthira mchitidweu.
      Mu MCP old administration government Dr. Banda raised this bill of #TISASANKHANEMTUNDU.
      Palibe Mlomwe, palibe Myao, palibe Mtumbuka, palibe Nsena, tonse ndife a Malawi basi
      Kasankhidwenso ka u president kaimanso pa mtundu, siizo za uMthalika brothers kugwetsa Malawi, Ali ndi nzeru zamaphunziro zokha, osati za utsogoleri ayi.
      Zaka zake zamoyo wache onse athera Ku America, ndiye mukuti atani ndi chikhalidwe cha a Malawi!
      MCP must really come back to rescue sinking Malawi and Malawians.

  • Good for MCP to win three seats. Let them work hard to win more seats in 2019.

  • …. tried n tested..!! never in malawi again MCP to be in power……. day dreaming, tell chakwera kuti ku state house ndikutali, sikufikika ndi maloto kapena ziganizo………..

  • what iknow centrol region ndi kuchipinda kwa MCP ndiye ngati DPP yatulukako ndi mpando,mcp isanyadila kwambiri,koma kukanakhala kuti ndi kumwela tikanati mcp yanyamuka koma kumwela ndikwawo kwa DPP..

  • Asazinamize a MCP,,,,,,zoona zake mzakuti ndale pa Malawi pano zimayendera zigawo,,,,,,kummwera ndikuchipinda kwa DPP,,pamene pakati ndi STRONGHOLD ya MCP,, Kumpoto mavote amachita kulimbirana ndye ngati sipakhala kusintha kwa zinthu tiyembekezere zokhazokhazi mpaka kalekale

  • Had it bn u claim zomba and kasungu seat we can say the sweet is cmng but being dominated kasungu seat by dpp u can’t celebrate. u claim ur on seat and fail to claim ur on stronghold something strange. Even the gape itself shows that u have a big job to be done otherwise u wil cry come 2019

  • Sakunama it means 2019 azaluza mwa mnanu kkkkk coz DPP is penetrating in central now. Koma nchifukwa chani Chakwela samazapanga misonkhano ku south kuno?. Zakundilande zinankwana kkkkkk.