Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has in a surprising move demoted its spokesperson Jessie Kabwila.
Kabwila is the party’s Salima North West Member of Parliament.
MCP has since appointed another lawmaker Alekeni Menyani as Public Relations Officer of the party, replacing the outspoken Kabwila.
Kabwila has been moved to the six row on the party benches in the House, a clear parliamentary demotion.
Also moved is party ‘rebel’ Felix Jumbe. The Salima central lawmaker has joined Kabwila in the six row from fourth row.
Kasungu South East member, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda has relocated to the front bench.
The relocation of MPs in parliament is said to have caused tension within the rank and file of MCP.
But MCP deputy secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka downplayed the reshuffled, saying the party continue reinventing its image.
In August last year Chakwera reshuffled the MCP politburo by moving around some old faces and roping in new ones.