24 November 2016 Last updated at: 9:42 AM
I am still in MCP, Jumbe insists
…claims he still has a bright future in politics in the country
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Member of Parliament for Salima central Felix Jumbe has maintained that he is still a member of the party although he was axed from the opposition party months ago.
MCP leadership led by the party’s president Lazarus Chakwera fired vocal Jumbe saying he was starting up conflicts and divisions within the party.
And in Parliament on Monday, speaker of the house Richard Msowoya commanded Jumbe to leave MCP’s seats as per demanded by the party’s officials.
But reacting to his removal from the MCP side, Jumbe said he is not shaken.
He however said he has accepted the removal for the prevalence of peace and says he has chosen to be sitting with independent MPs.
“They have moved me from position 13 in the chamber and there I was on position 42 and last time I was on 76 and today the leadership has decided to move me from their camp to wherever I want and I will be in the independence side. It is an issue which is in court some has been reverted and I don’t want to take this thing to court again because I love MCP, am an MCP member and I don’t have to stand on an anti-hill to say that I’m in MCP, truth prevails,” said Jumbe.
He further said he still have a bright future in the world of politics in the country arguing that a party does not define the future of a politician.
He finally said he will still stick to his values claiming wise people stand by their values.
Jumbe who has been one of the vocal critics of the party’s leader Chakwera was fired together with Chatinkha Chidzanja Nkhoma, Southern region chairperson and Azam Mwale.
Jumbe’s firing came after he openly criticised Chakwera’s regime on the state owned Malawi Broadcasting Station (MBC) making claims that Chakwera is failing to run the affairs of the main opposition party.
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