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Malawi Congress Party fires Alex Major

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Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has fired one of its members, Alex Major, for allegedly undermining party president Lazarus Chakwera and sowing seeds of disunity in party members.

MCP secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka, in the letter dated July 5 2022, accuses Major of holding critical views against the party and how party president Chakwera, who is also State President, is handling governance issues in the country.

Mkaka has also expressed displeasure with Major’s conduct which, he says, undermines the Super HI-5 agenda championed by Chakwera, which represents servant leadership, rule of law, uniting Malawi, prospering together and ending corruption.

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“In consultation with other senior party officials, a unanimous decision has been made to expel you from the party with immediate effect,” Mkaka’s letter reads.

He adds that Major’s conduct in the past year has been inconsistent with the party’s values, enshrined in its four pillars of unity, obedience, loyalty and discipline.

Major said he has not yet received the letter when we sought his comment Thursday.

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Meanwhile, Mzuzu-based political analyst George Phiri has described the decision to fire major by the MCP as undemocratic, saying leaders should be able to accommodate dissenting views.

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