October 1, 2020

MCP summons Kawale over Facebook post

MCP summons Kawale over Facebook post

MCP summons Kawale over Facebook post

By Our Reporter

Unconfirmed reports indicate that a Senior Member of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) who is also the party’s chief whip in parliament Sam Kawale has summoned to appear before the MCP disciplinary committee this afternoon over allegations that he posted a controversial picture and message which indicated that MCP president Dr Lazarus Chakwera will lead the much touted electoral alliance with United Transformation Movement (UTM) in the fourth coming fresh elections.

Hon. Kawale

According to a letter which has also gone viral on social media signed by MCP Secretary General Eisenhower Mkaka the party is dismayed with Kawale’s conduct hence the summon.

“It has been brought to the attention of my office through the office of the President of MCP  over what has been  described as an insensitive Facebook post  that you purportedly posted on your page,” Sam and Malla Kawale, the post was taken down from the page after some reservations from some of the followers who include high ranking party officials,” reads part of the letter.

The letter also says MCP President is “highly devasted” and also accused Kawale of not being remorseful despite told by some observers about the post.

“Much as the issue of Grand Alliance Torch Bearer has been discussed internally, and you are pretty much aware of the oath that all the inner was subjected to taking out this issue to the public domain during this sensitive period is uncalled for, in sensational and unprofessional on your part” it reads.

The letter also made clear that discussing the issue of torch bearer for the alliance  in public can be” a recipe for consideration of a stand by our main alliance partner UTM who are our equally interested in the country’s presidency”.

Through the statement , MCP further says it regards UTM as an equal partner and described that any action that might result on the party to pull of the alliance as “Detrimental to its quest to resounding victory, UTM influence in the vote cannot be underestimated. In short we cannot achieve our goal without UTM, hense the need to play our cards right” reads part of the statement.

Meanwhile the party through the same letter has suspended Kawale from speaking about the Alliance.