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

Charombanthu
Guest

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.

Mgift
Guest

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

Zaya Kunkhongo
Guest
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… Read more »
Yes
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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.

Zaya Kunkhongo
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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… Read more »
Buyelekhaya
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“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!

Putin
Guest

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

Wilson
Guest

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.

Al-Fayeed
Guest

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

Maunits
Guest

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.

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