MCP suspended & fired officials obtain injunction

The high court in Blantyre has granted an injunction to Malawi Congress Party restraining the suspension and dismissal of some members of the National Executive Committee NEC.

The injunction follows the suspension of vice president Richard Msowoya, secretary general Gustavu Kaliwo, director of international relations Tony Kandiero, first deputy secretary general James Chatonda and the dismissal of Dr Jessie Kabwira.

According to lawyer of the claimants Kalekeni Kaphale an injunction was issued by High court judge, Harry Potani.

“The judge has ordered MCP NEC not to summon his clients to disciplinary hearing,” said Kaphale.

However, the party through its new appointed secretary General Eisenhower Mkaka said is yet to receive the injunction.

The dismissal and suspension of MCP senior officials was agreed at a NEC meeting on Sunday, January 28 at MCP headquarters in Lilongwe.

However, the officials denied to grant reporters the interview promising to inform malawians what happened at the meeting during a press briefing.

During the NEC meeting a drone belonging to the public broadcaster, Malawi broadcasting cooperation was intercepted.

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