Chakwera runs to court

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Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has obtained an injunction stopping secretary general for the party Gustav Kaliwo from organising an emergency MCP convention.

According to a court order which Malawi24 has seen, the court has said Kaliwo and his group should stop all preparations for the convention.

Lazarus Chakwera

Chakwera takes calls for early convention to court.

Kaliwo announced last month that half of MCP’s district committees from across the country agreed that the party should hold a convention.

MCP however argued that its National Executive Committee is the only one mandated to call for a convention.

This did not stop Kaliwo from organising the convention which was slated to be held in July at Bingu Convention Centre in Lilongwe.

But in the injunction Chakwera and the MCP obtained at the High Court on Monday, second defendant Kaliwo and first defendant Lackson Khamalatha who has been sued on behalf of former district chairpersons of the party, have been ordered to refrain from doing any acts that may be deemed to be part of the preparations for the party convention.

“It is directed that an interlocutory injunction is hereby granted restraining the respondents either by themselves or agents from effecting the decision of the secretary general Gustav Kaliwo   as announced on the 29th of April and 9th of June respectively, to commence preparations and actual converging of the Malawi Congress Party convention in the year 2017,” reads part of the court order.

The court has warned Kaliwo and Khamalatha that failure to follow the order will lead to imprisonment since they will be deemed to be in contempt of the court.

Kaliwo and Khamalatha have until June 21 to file an application to vacate the order.

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  1. Obaba ngati ndinu wochikoka musaope conve,ndizo ndalezo,mumayesa za mkachisi zophweka zija?Munalowerera gule wokaiditu Obaba Mungadzapambane 2019 Obaba,tatiyeni tidzakumane nawo O Kaliowo.

  2. “Empires always have external enemies, some attack and defeat them, but they always rise. How ever when an empire crumbles due to enemies from within, nothing is left for that empire but destruction and oblivion”

  3. Simunati tiye nazoni,wina wangodobwinya batani lofira ali phee Mcp kuphulikiratu ooooooo! Simunaphunzira political science?nanga mwakwiiranji? Ndizimenezotu kkkkkkkkk

  4. Kodo ndondomeko yakayendetsedwe kachipani cha MCP za emergency convention ndizololedwa?Ngati ndi choncho yichitike basi osati zaku khotizo ai. A president akuopa chani ngati anasankhidwa mwachilungamo?

  5. Kodi akuopa chiyani bwanawa? If he is a good leader then let him allow the Democratic processes take the course. Is he trying to shield something we do not know perhaps??

  6. Wakhoza komaso page yanu yamva mochedwatu kkkkk wakhoza kaliwo sanasankhidwe ku convention it was by finger appointment so akukhala ngat analiko ku convention ya 2014

    • Eya mphamvu ali nazo kuchokera mmalamulo a chipani kut ateteze chipani komaso sakuopa amwene komano SG alibe mphamvu yoitanisa convention pokhapokha ngat wakambirana ndi NEC so izi sanazipange muona chaka chamawa adzawinanso mkuluyu ndithu ali ndi molalo mkuluyu

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