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MCP reshuffles National Executive Committee

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Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has reshuffled it National Executive Committee (Nec).

In the mini-reshiffle, Henry Kamata has been demoted from the position of Director of Elections, while former Deputy Director of Political Affairs, Jean Sendeza has been promoted.

According to the changes, former director of political affairs, Maxwell Thyolera is now Director of Elections. Sendeza has now been made a full director. She will be deputised by Kamata.

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Speaking when unveiling Thyolera on the position Wednesday, MCP Publicity Secretary Jessie Kabwila said the changes are for the good of the party.

“The changes should not be seen as promotions or demotions. We always think of ways that will strengthen our party. It is a party full of multi-talented people and we think the party will benefit from these changes as we plan for 2019 elections,” Kabwila said.

Thyolera who pledged to work hard in strengthening the party, started his job by announcing regional elections for the south.

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He said the elections will be held on 20 June 2015.

“Ninety positions will be contested for. All people interested in any position should collect nomination forms from our Secretary General [Gustave Kaliwo]. We encourage the youth to contest,” Thyolera said.

Among the positions to be contested for are regional chairman, regional treasurer and regional secretary.

“We will make sure that no violence occurs during the elections. We will make sure that there is total adherence to the party’s four cornerstones [unity, loyalty, obedience and discipline] during the electoral process,” Thyolera said.

He said elections in other regions will be held later.

Recently, there were leadership wrangles in the southern region, with some people opposing the leadership of the current regional chairperson Denis Nanthumba preferring the leadership of Eston Kakhome.

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