DPP power struggle: Kutsaira, Msonda demand positions as Chimunthu, Kandodo, Mwenefumbo no show at joining rally

Barely hours after the governing Democrtaic Progressive Party (DPP) pwelcomed into its political fold several recycled politicians; the struggle for power has already ensued with Binton Kutsaira demanding the position of chief state spy to replace Nicholas Dausi.

Kutsaira: Wants to be chief spy and give credible intelligence reports unlike gossips of Dausi

Kutsaira: Wants to be chief spy and give credible intelligence reports unlike gossips of Dausi

Kutsaira, who hails from Lilongwe and has a substantial followership, once served as Director General of the National Intelligence Service under President Bingu wa Mutharika currently being headed by Dausi.

“That is the demand Kutsaira has made and anytime the announcement will be made if all goes well. The President is not happy with Dausi because he reports petty gossips not intelligence. He is out of favour and the coming in of Davis Katsonga from Mwanza means he  has to salvage  a political  career,” said our impeccable sourc e at State House.

The source complained that most party officials who remained loyal to the party have already started voicing out there concerns amid more revelations that even Ken Msonda, former PP spokesperson, will be made party spokesperson to replace Francis Katsaira who is busy as Foreign Affairs Minister.

“Of course Msonda is good at it but are we sure this is how you run politics by ignoring the people who made what DPP it is today. Looks all the defectors are gaining something. Let’s hope the President is being told the truth,” said the source.

But Msonda said he is not looking for a reward for a position.

“I have never looked for anything on the parties I have served before ( MCP. NDA, UDF, PP),” said Msonda on Capital Radio DayBreak Malawi on Tuesday.

“Even it means going to their offices and sweep everyday I will be doing as one way of contributing,” he added.

There are also reports that people are taking advantage of the President’s lack of knowledge on the local scene having stayed too long in the disapora  hence he believes the defectors were influential in their respective parties.

“The President was lied to. He was told former speaker  Chimunthu Banda,  MP Frank Mwenefumbo, former minister Ken Kandodo would be joining that day and it was important to hold the rally.

“You know what happened? People pocketed the money the President released for the exercise rewarding the defectors. We are back to UDF politics. This is about political survival no focus on the national agenda. They have destroyed the President. We aint moving forward as a country,” explained the source.

During the rally, unfortunately the party lined up cabinet ministers who are not good public orators to speak leaving firebrand politicians like Patricia Kaliati who is out favour and the First Lady wants her out as Minister and in the party.

The speakers ended up making the rally sound like a boardroom meeting with Agriculture Minister George Chaponda and Energy Minister Bright Msaka rambling something that was far from a speech.

Tipanga magetsi okwana 2,000 kwacha (instead of  2,000 Megawatts) pofika 2024,” said Msaka as the people got quieter with confusion.

Chaponda was too insensitive if not blunt and said “Palibe azafa ndinjala. Ku Admarc chimanga chiliko kungoti anthu alibe ndalama (No one will die of hunger. We have stocked maize in Admarc only that people are failing to buy because they don’t have money.)

President Mutharika won the elections in 2014 with a minority but his promise of business unusual and that he would be a transformational leader won him support but only for the first eight months but now is more than Bakili Muluzi when it comes to concentrating on petty politics.

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16 thoughts on “DPP power struggle: Kutsaira, Msonda demand positions as Chimunthu, Kandodo, Mwenefumbo no show at joining rally”

  1. Alfred says:

    Koma ngati anthu alibe ndalama zogulira chimanga ndiye kuti akufa ndi njala chifukwa ndi chimodzimodzi kuti alibe ndipo sazidya

  2. Charombanthu says:

    Going round in circles… that is what this country is doing instead of progressing. These recycled morons won’t bring anything new to the table other than wanting to satisfy their own egos. After 52 years of independence, we are still back to 1994 with the same bunch of looters.

  3. Mgift says:

    Ndale za kumsaawi Amsonda kkkkkkk. kutha ma plan Munthu ukazolowera kudya zopanda thukuta nchocho.

  4. Zaya Kunkhongo says:

    Kuntsaila’s appointment as Intelligence Chief by late Bingu was not a coincidence. Binton is an astute operative who understands Malawi’s political terrain in and out. I will not be surprised that he has been invited back into the fold by none other than Prof Mutharika himself. Ngati John Tembo akukanda maliseche ku Area 10 lelo it’s none other than Binton who single handedly destroyed JZU to the extent late Bingu was impressed and awarded him the Intelligence Bureau Chief position. For DPP to garner majority support in the Central region and destroy MCP in the 2009 elections it was none other than Binton who rallied the majority of Traditional Authorities and Senior Chiefs in the Central Region behind Bingu wa Mutharika during that time. He is very much knowledgeable of the Central Region political terrain and as someone said here will give extremely good pinpoint intelligence about any Chief or area in the Central Region.

    The current failures of intelligence in the country’s and party security system can all be traced to current Intelligence Chief who is not as smart and wity like Binton. No wonder the Professor may want to ship him out. No wonder DPP lost the by-elections in Mchinji and Kasungu recently believe me that would not have happened during the Bingu era. Binton did his homework and shrewd as he is got most of the Chiefs to support the party.

    I have no doubt that under Binton the Intelligence bureau will be overhauled, reorganised and restructured to meet the exigency of the moment as we go towards 2019 elections. State intelligence trickles and feeds into party intelligence and we will see a more resurgent DPP that will sweep clean the 2019 elections. It is without a doubt that Kuntsaila will inspire more confidence in our operatives, implement training programmes in modern surveillance, prevention and detection methodologies as well as provide good working conditions for intelligence operatives in order to encourage them to offer the best to party and country.

    Besides, Kuntsaila has the education. As a Masters Degree holder he is more suitable and qualified than Dausi with his ineloquent, imprecise and monotonous English and poor intelligence skills not withstanding that he is a former MYP operative.

    The move to remove Dausi from NIB is very much in order!

    1. Yes says:

      You are surely an employee of the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB). But don’t you think the work you were doing under Binton was gathering party intelligence using state resources? And even what you are doing now with Dausi. The DPP party is supposed to have a department doing what you are doing not wasting our taxes. If I became president I would disband the NIB and order that no-one among you should ever work on intelligence government related job for 10 years. Chitsiru.

  5. Zaya Kunkhongo says:

    Kuntsaila’s appointment as Intelligence Chief by late Bingu was not a coincidence. Binton is an astute, very smart, and results-oriented operative who understands Malawi’s political terrain in and out especially the Central Region. I will not be surprised that he has been invited back into the fold by none other than Prof Mutharika himself after working with him during elder Mutharika’s reign. He knows what he can deliver.

    Ngati John Tembo akukanda maliseche ku Area 10 lelo it’s none other than Binton who single handedly destroyed him to the extent late Bingu was impressed and awarded him the Intelligence Bureau Chief position. For DPP to garner majority support in the Central region and destroy MCP in the 2009 elections it was none other than Binton who rallied the majority of Traditional Authorities and Senior Chiefs in the Central Region behind Bingu wa Mutharika during that time. He is very much knowledgeable of the Central Region political terrain and as someone said here will provide extremely good, focused, pinpoint intelligence about any Chief or area in the Central Region when appointed.

    The current failures of intelligence in the country’s and party security system can all be traced to current Intelligence Chief Dausi who is not as smart and wity like Binton. No wonder the Professor may want to ship him out. No wonder DPP lost the by-elections in Mchinji and Kasungu recently believe me that would not have happened during the Bingu era. Binton did his homework and shrewd as he is got most of the Chiefs to support the party and by-elections were a one-sided match.

    I have no doubt that under Binton the Intelligence bureau will be overhauled, re-organised and restructured to meet the exigency of the current thrust as we go towards 2019 elections. State intelligence trickles and feeds into party intelligence and party will re-organise itself to win and we will see a more resurgent DPP that will sweep clean the 2019 elections. It is without a doubt that Kuntsaila will inspire more confidence in our operatives, implement training programmes in modern surveillance, prevention and detection methodologies that generate good intelligence as well as provide good working conditions for intelligence operatives since he understands their work in order to encourage them to offer the best to party and country.

    Besides, Kuntsaila being a Masters Degree holder is more suitable and qualified than Dausi with his ineloquent, imprecise and monotonous English and poor intelligence skills not withstanding that he is a former MYP operative.

    The move to ship Dausi out from NIB is very much in order!

  6. Buyelekhaya says:

    “Kuntsaira has a substantial followership”? Where? Why did he lose the parliamentary seat? That man is just a very opportunistic journey-man. I’m told he’s one of the people owing MSB but can’t pay back. May be he’s gone back to the party he had deserted to seek protection!

  7. Putin says:

    Atleast Chaponda spoke what is happening on the ground (truth). People don’t have money to afford a bag of maize in Admarc.

  8. Wilson says:

    One word. Pathetic. What the fuck are you getting these self serving loses. These are the judases that were talked about not too long ago.

  9. Al-Fayeed says:

    kikikikikikikikikikikikikikikiki “Tipanga magetsi okwana 2,000 kwacha (instead of 2,000 Megawatts) pofika 2024,” Nduna imeneyi kapena macheza?????

  10. Maunits says:

    This is disaster to the side of DPP I am telling you fall of DPP is here. If you start parading ministers to narrate achievement know that end of that party. This party they will kill each other for positions and they will gossip against each other for positions we say marry.

  11. MwanaWafunaYekhaMbolo says:

    Dziko liri mmanja mwa agalu

  12. Unprepared and stupid speaches from our “Honourables”kkkkkkk

    1. mudzalila says:

      Dziko lili mmanja mwa ma bulutu! There are educated men out there who can change Malawi for the better but Malawians of course vote for the same mbuli people year in and year out, making it impossible for educated men and women to lift this country from all the evils that engulf Malawi. I mean,what have the likes of Kaliati done for this country! Malawians please wake up! And yet you still leak their asses! Malawians as a whole need educating. I really feel sorry for this country!!!

      1. James Amin says:

        The problem with this country is not that It is in the hands of mabulutu, it is being run by very educated people. Peter Mutharika, Ph D in law, Chilima just got his Ph D, Msaka is a lawyer, Chaponda is a Yale trained lawyer with a Ph D, Mwanamveka was chief executive of a bank and is educated, Dr Fabiano has a Ph D and was vice chancellor of UNIMA, Goodall was world bank executive and is very educated too, Kasaila is a qualified engineer, Atupele Muluzi is a UK trained graduate, Dr Kalirani is a Ph D, Tembenu is an accomplished and top class lawyer, am not sure about the education of Chiume, Ghambi, Ndau, Mussa, kaliati and the loud one from transport who clings on to the Malawi olympic committee position. You can see that the majority are very educated and exposed. Our problem is selfishness of the people running this country. Like DPP has told us countless number of times and I agree totally, a fish rots from the head down ( msomba imawola kuyambira kumutu) We have weak and clueless leadership in the country whose only agenda is to fulfil ma plan a achimwene……unfortunately it doesn’t seem like he was close enough to achimwene to know his mind. this is a classic case of mmimba ndi mchipala, Peter is nowhere near as focused and visionary as his late brother and he is clueless on how to run this country.
        He is afraid of ministers like chaponda who can misbehave as he likes without consequences.
        This country needs idealists, even with basic education; people who are principled and bold enough to tell even their families that if you dare steal government money, I will lock you up.
        Build enough prisons not in towns like Maula but away from the population like Marka in Nsanje, clean up the police, civil service and let he who wants to get rich start a business and not fleece escom of its money like the likes of Jean Mathanga are being allowed to do. Deal decisively with corrupt people and corruption and this country will start moving. And those so called educated people, go and stand for MP or councilor and push out these economists instead of saying mabulutu akuononga dziko. This country may just be saved by mabulutu who are principled instead of the so called educate people who are cashgate thieves. Check the qualifications of cashgate people if you will find mabulutu in there. This was theft conducted by educated people!

        1. Rasta says:

          Mfundo!

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