Few days after the Malawi Congress Party district chairpersons, veterans and other officials held a press conference at crown lodge in lilongwe to ask Rev Lazarous Chakwera to resign as party president, Mr Kachoti has brought a different view on Chakwera’s leadership.
Kachoti said the Malawi Congress Party will never change despite being under the leadership of the Man of God Chakwera who left his role as a church Pastor to take over as the president of the oldest party in Malawi.
“I do not want to come to a hasty conclusion that the Malawi Congress Party will never change. But today’s attack on the residence of Chatinkha Chidzanja Nkhoma by MCP thugs tells a story that the MCP still remains a violent party that purges dissent with an iron fist, a hallmark of the party’s one party system of government in the 1990s”.
“The crime this innocent lady has commmitted before Pastor Professor Lazarus Chakwera is simple. Yesterday she challenged our old good church cleric for a convention. She has not said yet whether she wants to challenge Chakwera or not but a team of MCP thugs today went to her residence, baying for her blood, thanks to the professional police officers”.
“This is in sharp contrast to the ruling DPP, the ruling party, with its myriad and plateful problems, seems to be more democratic than the MCP. Look at the way the DPP dealt with rebel MP Bon Kalindo, it was in a very civilised way. I have not heard that the DPP went to his house, this nonsense in MCP must stop”.
“I am tempted to think that if Chakwera had dams, he would have grown crocodiles for personalities with dissenting views. I do not understand why a progressed man should go for a woman, fighting her in a such violent manner. If I am to make comparisons, I think the DPP is doing much well in this area”.
“This forces me to think I would rather have the DPP running the affairs of the country than the so called government in waiting of the MCP. It will be a terrible mistake to have Chakwera and MCP as our rulers, that is the fact of the matter. These people have not yet changed”, he concluded.
Kachoti’s statement came after a group of thugs stormed the house of another MCP member Chatinkha Nkhoma who critised the leadership of Chakwera. Chatinkha who was part of the press briefing with other 20 district chairpersons accused Chakwera of being a dictator in the main opposition party and they asked him to step down.
In his view of the incident, Dickson has related it to the MCP leader as the man behind the steering.