MCP top officials obtain fresh injunction: Stop April convention

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As infighting in the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) continues, Secretary General Gustav Kaliwo, vice president Richard Msowoya, Spokesperson Jessie Kabwila, Tony Kandiero, and James Chatonda, have  has obtained a fresh injunction restricting the party from organising a convention in April this year expected to put in office new leadership.


The injunction, obtained through lawyer Kalekeni Kaphale, is also  restraining MCP from implementing suspension orders which the National Executive Committee melted on the five.

The order also stops MCP president Lazarus  Chakwera, who is first defendant,  and Ezekiel Ching’oma, who is second defendant representing NEC members  of MCP to stop  plans to hold a convention until after a determination of the court.

“This order restrains you or any other persons from inviting the claimants to disciplinary inquiries and from suspending them and also from convening a convention  of the party until trial of the action or until further order of the court,” the order reads in part.

MCP is planning to hold convention in Mzuzu on April 4 to 7.

The opposition MCP resolved to suspend Msowoya, who is also Speaker of the National Assembly and Kaliwo pending disciplinary action for their alleged role in destabilising the party.

This comes barely few days after after one of MCP veteran members Chatinkha Chidzanja Nkhoma resigned from the party.

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