Contrary to Malawi Congress Party (MCP) suspended spokesperson Jessie Kabwila’s demands, that her disciplinary hearing takes place at a neutral venue, she appeared at the party’s headquarters on November 18, Nation on Sunday has learnt in an interview on Thursday, Kabwila confirmed that she appeared before the committee a week ago, but refused to say what transpired at the hearing.
“Yes, I appeared before the committee and I am waiting for the results. I do not want to say what transpired at the meeting,” she said.
Prior to appearing before the committee, Kabwila had set conditions, one of which was that the party should clearly stipulate charges she was facing, people who she was going to appear before, and that the hearing should take place at a neutral venue because the MCP headquarters was not safe for her.
However, Nation on Sunday understands that the hearing, which lasted about six hours, still took place at the party headquarters.
Member of Parliament for Lilongwe Mapuyu, Joseph Njobvuyalema also confirmed appearing before the disciplinary committee sometime back and is also awaiting his fate.
MCP deputy secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka confirmed that the party met Kabwira and Njobvuyalema but a decision by the party’s national executive committee (NEC) awaits communication from the disciplinary committee.
Kabwila and Njobvuyalema were suspended during the party’s NEC for allegedly causing dissent in the part.