Lazarus Chakwera
Dr Lazarus Chakwera President of Malawi Congress Party

 

President of the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Dr Lazarus Chakwera, is expected to grace the national conference organized by a political pressure group, Transformation Alliance (TA) together with a renowned South Africa politician Julius Malema, and Zambia’s leader of United Party (UP), Saviour Chishimba, official has confirmed.

The conference, according to TA officials, will be held ‪on 25 August, 2017‬ at the College of Medicine in Blantyre.

TA spokesperson Leonard Chimbanga, said the organization invited Chakwera because they share similar views on matters of national interest.

He said TA supports those who are fighting corruption and want to see a better Malawi.

“We invited the MCP leader, this is because we are in the same boat of making a better Malawi,” said Chimbanga.

Adding “other Malawi politicians have also been invited but Chakwera, Malema and Chishimba will address the gathering.”

MCP spokesperson, also confirmed that Chakwera has been invited to attend the conference.

Maravi Post has established that the pressure group is working on evolving into a political party ahead of the 2019 elections and also working underground to forge an alliance with other political groupings including the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and Peoples Party (PP).

Although the TA spokesperson vehemently denied the forging into a political party rumour, some TA senior members disclosed this on condition of anonymity.

The aim of the conference is to strengthen the group and find measures of making a better Malawi among others.

TA, which was formed last year and is run by former minister of information Moses Kunkuyu.

This is not the first time Kunkuyu to spearhead a pressure group; in 2011, while serving as a member of Parliament (MP) affiliated to the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) under Bingu wa Mutharika, he also established Hope Alliance, a pressure group within the DPP, and which later announced its working relationship with Joyce Banda following her coming into power in 2012.

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