DPP leadership shake-up: New VP, SG and spokesman appointed

Malawi ruling Democratic Progress Party (DPP) has made “courageous changes” in its hierarchy, replacing some of its top brass following their respective appointments in government positions.

The major shake-up has seen the removal of Jean Kalilani from the position of the party’s Secretary General.

Kasaila:  DPP spokesman

Kasaila: DPP spokesman

Kalebe:  New DPP vice president

Kalebe: New DPP vice president

Kaliani, who is also Health Minister, has since been appointed as the party’s special advisor.

The new DPP secretary general is Ecrain Julius Kudontoni.

The party has also appointed veteran economist and diplomat Ted Kalebe as Vice President for the Centre replacing Dr Hetherwick Ntaba who is heading to Britain as Malawi’s new High Commissioner to London.

Another DPP position of vice president has gone to Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr George Chaponda (south).

Leader of Government in parliament, Francis Kasaila is now the party spokesman replacing verbose Nicholas Dausi, who is heading state spy agency.

DPP has also appointed Richard Makonde as the new National Organizing Secretary taking over from Chimwemwe Chipungu who is now Safe Motherhood National Coordinator.

State Vice President Saulos Chilima is now a member of DPP National Governing Council as special advisor like Kalilani.

Meanwhile, DPP leader and Head of State Peter Mutharika have wished the newly appointed members all the best as they undertake their new roles.

H e said the restructuring process would be done in order to strengthen the party in preparations to 2019 elections.

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67 thoughts on “DPP leadership shake-up: New VP, SG and spokesman appointed”

  1. Kenkkk says:

    A Sibweni I forgot. Is Nick Masebo from the North? The surname doesn’t seem northern or is he one of those who change names in order to evade quota system if possible or not to be identified as from the North?

    Yes this is my beloved Malawi, mpaka kufika pamenepo?

  2. A chewa muzichenjera always being put second hand Ndi nyambo yogwirira somba a Nick Masebo agowapusitsa ndi u vp north in a true sense Chaponda is second from APM ku DPP kwawoko ku chipani.

  3. Alungwana says:

    I dont understand the reason. If you say these people have been replaced because they have governmental positions, what about you APM? Dont cheat ppo but speak the truth man.

  4. Dowa Beast says:

    U mean Nachika out
    Dpp basi tili pa mbuyo pa north fedr basi

  5. bamusi says:

    A good move.

  6. chatonda says:

    Its is a good move as long as they keep Masangwi and Mulli away from the core politics. These are very notorious and dangerous people to any grouping including the DPP. AVOID INVOLVING BISHOP SIMAMA ALSO. HE IS ANOTHER CROOK.

  7. Rodrick Mulungu says:

    Why changing positions like that?Kodi Ndi Masewera apa mchenga kapena chani?

  8. Ambuje ku lilongwe says:

    Ocakwera wonani amzanu ayambapo kukomzekera 2019 pomwe inu muli phwii uku mukuzikanda ndimabala olephera cisankho. Tayambani mwacosa mai kabwila ameneyu azatiluzisansotu mcaka ca 2019 ngati simumusintha.

  9. Nankungwi says:

    I sincerely hope these chnages have been thought out carefully and I have a lot of trust in APM. One thing that becomes a big problem when you take a top position, all sorts of people use all sorts of ways todisengage you! I pray that this not the opposition finding its way into the governement through lies and inuendeo making our president make irational decisions! I hope not!

    The truth always comes out though it is just a matter of time!

  10. Pansi Mtedza says:

    This is a positive move (starting point). There need to separate political and government functions where possible.

    1. Kenkkk says:

      Chaponda is also in govt as well as dpp leader in south. The same for APM as well.

  11. Kenkkk says:

    Someone educate me on DPP shake up and structure. APM is the president of DPP, then who is the Vice President? I expected Saulosi to be the natural DPP vp to APM in the same mode as he is vp in govt.

    Below that are the DPP regional
    Vps? Like chaponda and Kalebe. I don’t know the north dpp vp. Or is it APM, then straight to regional vps as second in command of dpp?

    How can Saulosi be just a member of dpp governing council? Does APM really need two special advisors when he already has a few advisors. What is special that the two are going to advise APM?

    1. Sibweni says:

      Nick Masebo is the DPP VP for the North

      1. Kenkkk says:

        Thanks Sibweni.

  12. Mack Banda says:

    Use the Party Convention please !!!!. The Convention gives credence to this !!!!. Be democratic.

  13. BigMan says:

    Chilima is the Vice President of the country and in charge of civil service reforms amongst other important government issues. He is doing real work, he doesn’t have the time to be running day to day party issues apart from being in the NGC. Peter works very closely with Chilima and trusts him a lot. So lets not assume that the VP not being give some operational role in the party is some kind of slight, surely if you have any brains you wouldn’t expect the VP to be appointed as organising secretary or party spokesman for Gods sake!

  14. Quota system says:

    The southern region party. A few stupid northerners still vote for this tribalistic organization which has brought misery to the nrth with it’s so called quota system.

  15. Quota system says:

    When asked by journalists, Dr Jean Kalirani feigned ignorance on the changes. What ever that means, I dont know.

  16. gmes says:

    changes in preparation for federalism. koma kumeneko

  17. SOTHINI says:

    SMALL PERIOD LIKE NOT OVER SEVEN MONTHS, THE VICE PRESIDENT AND THAT ENORMOUS VOTES FOR HIM FROM NTCHEU, MBWENU BASI ZATHA.
    KWENI NDALE AMWENE, KAYA TILI POMPANO MASO AKUWONA.

  18. Keke says:

    Saulos is the next Malawi President. This shake up is nothing. The guy is presidential material. He is a threat because the guy knows what he is doing. He is doing a good job. He has a genuine vision for Malawi.If God is on his side who can oppose Him.God will make away for him where there seems to be no way. He works in ways we cannot see. He wull make a way for Mr Chilima.

  19. Mr.Bambo says:

    With your federalism rantings who can dare to give you a senior position in their party?

  20. Hee says:

    This is madness,y now?so meaning one man or NGC has power to appoint SG ?dont u see pp,y do those pipo never appoint their SG after that big man But keep on using acting?may be u had private convetion.shame DPP.

  21. Charles says:

    Good move. also remove the noisy Kalindo.

  22. Kd says:

    Malawians need a 100% malawian leader, not this mtchona…

  23. Wawa Phumisa says:

    Saulos Chilima is not going to be the running mate in 2019. APM does not trust this guy. Now wonder he has not offered him any proper position in the ranks and files of the party. Saulos, shine your eyes. You are among the vipers!!!

  24. jp says:

    Mr Kalebe, you are fust westing your precious time on that position given o you by Peter, if you knew how read what is written in the wall, you would read it wider. There is no president from South that will give anyone from Centre region power or mandate to rule Malawi. Malewezi Kachimpha, we VIPs, just ceremonial, all they want from is to operate as their face on this region, Mtaba was just a figure head, you too will be, anuwake ndipo a China Chapondawo, mukungotaya nthawi, Jean K, Mtaba, ndipo Chilima are just being and later o be dumped like condoms, dmp after use,
    Kaya mwina chifukwa chofunako ntchito ngati mom we achitila a mtabawo, pitiilizani, chinalibwino mukanathandiza azanu muali ku MCP inu simungafune zoona kudzandiza azanu?

  25. peter says:

    I thought SC would have been given a genuinely influential position in the party now that they are running government. But alas! No proper transition of power from the old generation to the young generation. What a lost opportunity for this old greedy generation!

  26. Namkungwi says:

    something is not right here! What is a special advisor? Jean Kalilani was voted by the convetion as SG can the president just change this? I genuinely dont know so I may be wrong.

    A word of advice to The prof! People who do not want you in that position will do everything to mislead you. Please don’t let this makeyou make ill thought out decisions! These people are not interested in making you butrather they would prefer breaking you. Believe me they wil not stop and I am sure you know who I am talking about.

    Finally when someone has given yuo their unconditional support, be usre to protect their loyalty even when things appear to be going very well for you because you got there because of their support! DO NOT FORGET APM or you will pay heavily. I am not in your government and there must be reasons why you have made this chnages this way but I smell a rat! be very careful dont make people unecessarily angry!

  27. Tili Chenene says:

    I am happy with Ted Kalebe

  28. FCK says:

    AUTOCRATIC PROGRESSIVE PARTY

  29. Yobe boo says:

    This is madness at its best, Oooooooh Ndaona ine APM akufuna kulimbikitsa position ya the Hating, and tribalist Chaponda. hell is waiting for DPP.

  30. Christina says:

    u brot in new guys 4 wat?2019 ndilelo thinking of electiongate

  31. Christina says:

    Haaaa! Party of thieves u brot in new guys 4 wat?2019 ndilelo thinking of electiongate

  32. mopia says:

    Empty drums make alot of phokoso. This is typical MCP which stands for Malawi Condemned Party

  33. LERO says:

    Useless…The State Vice President is a non-entity in the party hahahahahahaha just a mere advisor with no real mandate!!! cry my beloved central region..the problem with us is lack of coordination…….we are shedding tears, soon will be shedding blood!!!!

  34. Bwitoto says:

    Real politicians and not statesmen. Thinking about the next “GENERAL ELECTION” and not next “GENERATION” I wish Malawi had STATESMEN.

  35. ndangodutsamo says:

    wakwiya ndi mfiti. a ganyu a ma comment (anti- DPP) nayo nkhani, critiq it now now.

  36. loveness says:

    ALL OF THEM ARE THIEFS

  37. Tsamba Likagwa says:

    Tsamba Likagwa would like to congratulate all the new office bearers in their new portifolios. I have always admired Ted Kalebe coolness. You deserve this high post Mr Kalebe.

  38. Craniwell Yabooka says:

    Appointed by young Kahuna as proprietor of DPP estates. Time will tell if DPP does not belong to the Mutharika family.

  39. George Chaponda is being groomed to take over from Peter Muthalika as the party’s torch bearer in 2019 or 2024 depending on natural occurences. There must be something wrong with Jean Kalilani & Saulos Chilima. They are gradually being externalised, otherwise Saulos could be made vice president of the party.

  40. clement says:

    This should be a lesson to mcp.You are busy making unnecessary noisy yet your party is not fit to win votes across the country.Early birds catches worm and don’t be suprised when DPP win with landslide in 2014.

  41. Bandasiime says:

    Too little too late!!!!!

  42. Gogo Pitala says:

    without a convention? useless party.

    1. eye eye says:

      The voice of the people and delegates who elected Jean at the convention thrown to the bin…..

      SO IS THERE ANY NEED FOR ELECTIONS AT THE CONVENTION IF HIGH POSITIONS elected AT THE CONVENTION CAN BE CHANGED WILLY-NILLY?

  43. Moving copse says:

    Stupid

  44. Maseko Ngoni says:

    Oh so u only used us Ntcheu people to secure votes for the Party? Thos should have, been an opportunity to strenghthen the position of Chilima in the party.Advisor ndiye kuti chiyani? So ehstevrr he saye in the party its a question of take it or leave it!

  45. kamowa says:

    akuba inu…Anyapapi…

  46. America says:

    boma iloooooooooo zamuwawa anyambite nkhutu lake akakhala bakha ndye angoyenda yenda

  47. WISE says:

    MWACHITA BWINO KUSINTHA MAUDINDO ENA NDI ENA, KOMA CHONDE MUSASIYILE POMWEPA, KU DISTRICT SO MUSINTHE, MAKAMAKA KUNO KU SALIMA ZINTHU SIZILI BWINO, A DISTRICT GOVERNOR ATHU SALI BWINO, MCHIFUKWA CHAKE KULIBE DPP MP KU SALIMA. CHONDE SINTHANI MWACHANGU, ANTHU CHIPANI CHA DPP KU SALIMA AMACHIKONDA KOMA VUTO NDI LEADERSHIP IMENE TILI NAYO, MUKAPANDA KUSINTHA IZO NDI ZANU, INE BOLA NDANENA. CHIPANI CHA DPP CHILI PA KAMUZU ROAD POKHA. DPP WOYEEEE!!!!

  48. swazini says:

    maso anu a peter ali pachisakho cha 2019 osati kuwona mavuto amalawi panopa ok tizaonana

  49. Wachitaganya says:

    This is only an attempt to strengthen Chaponda’s position in the party and should now be regarded as APM’s successor
    giiving. Advisor posts Kalilani and Chilima is an insult.these two have no future in the party. Kalebe and Kudontoni cant match with Kalilani and Chilkma

  50. so far so good,an early bird catches the warm.but kasaila must be as feet as dautsi,he stand even in cadiac arest time,as well as the kanengo police station night spending period.God answers let you enjoy to wash all the tears you had.all positions is waiting you,you can have as many as you can.

  51. Yilipi says:

    Not concerned,its political games.

  52. madziakaphwa says:

    amzanutu ayambapo apa kukozekera 2019 koma kabwira ndi mzako lazaro are roitering around 2014 elections. Akadzawina mudzidzati akuberani. zamkutu!!!!

  53. Apm Umakwana!Koma Pangani Chitukuko Kaye Zachipanizo Mtsogolo

  54. eye eye says:

    Elected positions vs. Appointed positions. wc is wc? Hope this is within the DPP statutes or constitution…..

  55. Nyani wa ku Mwananyani says:

    o’Chakwera and MCP should take a page from these maneuvers; they rejuvenate political parties, especially after a general election. Losing parties (i.e. MCP -the sad sack loser) should really have been the first off the block in the re-make. Time to reorganize, as that party must have figured out, by now, the main reasons they lost. So, put different people in influential positions; because the same old officers will just continue doing things the same way. Assured ways of losing, again. That’s good and ok with us, because it just cements DPP victory again in 2019.
    Perhaps start with replacing Ms. Kabwila-Kapasula! The lady with crude tactics!

  56. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm kaya tiziziwonera limodzi!!!!!

  57. jj says:

    What bothers me is : were these new office bearers voted in or appointed? How democratic was this process?

    1. Namkungwi says:

      yes indeed how democratic is this process|?

  58. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    What about a northener like Hon Vuwa Kaunda ? Are you telling us that all northerners have no any chance in DPP ? Give chiefs some positions in your party , those are the ones who will do better in DPP .

  59. mgwantha says:

    No body from the north and northerners you continue voting for them, i dont know why.

  60. Paul Jere says:

    How democratic is DPP? What is the relevance of conventions in DPP? Where is the will of the people?

  61. Richard mwandira says:

    Abale preparation panopo chitukuko sitinachione koma zinazi timangomva kuyendetsa dziko eti bolani kamuzu BINGU BAKILI NDI Amayiso

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