DPP’s Kudontoni puts a spin on ‘time to enjoy’ remarks

Malawi ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Secretary General Ecklen Kudontoni has exercised spin on what he told a Party meeting on Saturday in Mzuzu that all national statutory corporations’ CEOs must support the government without question, saying he was “misunderstood.”

Kudontoni: Exercised spin

Kudontoni: Exercised spin

In a statement issued Friday, which Nyasa Times has seen, Kudontoni said he “understands the strong belief of President Arthur Peter Mutharika and the undertaking of the DPP to separate state functions from partisan functions to ensure professionalism in the delivery of public service in Malawi.”

The statement added that the DPP are aware of the discrepancies that would creep in should they mix party and state affairs.

“One of the arch programmes of the DPP administration, which seeks to ensure efficient and effective delivery of public service in Malawi, [is to be conscious of this factor].

“Secretary General Kudontoni believes that in stating the need for public servants to desist from indulging in partisan politics in discharging their duties and encouraging them to support the government of the day, he was misunderstood as meaning that public servants must support the ruling party.”

Public servants were further assured that Mutharika’s government has “not abrogated on its commitment to let them do their work without political interference.”

On Wednesday, main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) h unleashed venom on the “crass and insensitive” remarks and had further asked the DPP to withdraw.

“MCP demands a retraction of such undemocratic statements and a censoring of the official [Kudontoni] by the Party [DPP] leadership unless what was said reflects his master’s voice,” leader of opposition Lazarous Chakwera had said in a statement.

But after making the remarks at the rally, Kudontoni was asked to clarify by the press and said the party receives reports that some CEOs are participating in party politics and work against DPP.

He said the party will report to responsible authorities about anti-DPP public servants for redress.

Kudontoni made the remarks come at the DPP meeting amid the removal of district commissioners (DCs), council chief executive officers (CEOs) and other officials in senior government positions.

Chancellor College associate professor of political science Blessings Chinsinga said civil servants should not be victimised for not supporting DPP.

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23 thoughts on “DPP’s Kudontoni puts a spin on ‘time to enjoy’ remarks”

  1. The Patriot says:

    You can fool some people sometimes but you cannot fool all the people all the time! Kudontoni was heard by all and sundry clearly and he does not need to spin this one! A chewa anzeru anati:ukayenda siya phazi ukasiya kamwa lidzakutsata! Lero si izi mwapusapo baba!!! Akuchotsani ka udindo kopatsidwako!!!

  2. Du says:

    Kudontoni ndi mbuzi ya munthu.

  3. Bigman says:

    Chibwana was a gentleman not this fool and idiot. I am suprised that SCOs, political parties, political commentators and the church have not asked this fool to resign or DPP to fire him the same way they handled chibwana case. Anyway chibwana was a smart and educated guy as compared to this baffoon. Its unfortunate that even the so called president would sink so low to back this idiot and this come to explain to calibre of president we have in this country. Seriously this idiot should be fired

  4. Do away with constitutional discrepacy.and ihave no comment in whether that retraction is adquate or sincery

  5. Nkhombokombo says:

    This GS sulks!! He is totally over posessed with power. People know these colours now and Mr SG from now on try to shut your probosiss. The retraction doesn’t carry water. The lickadges are “Hellstorm”. The Party’s goals have been skipped!! Bwana APM and Bwana Chilima remove this man as you are doing with other “Redeployments”. This is a goat of a person. Shame upon him! Mmmxx!!!

  6. kodi is what lazaro ran away for from the pulpit?kabwira castigated HIV mitembo but ur dunderhead president was afraid of his nantchatho and kept kukamwa bwafu,why?

  7. brutsha says:

    Malawi has handsome young men in the names of Kudontoni ,Winiko, Nsaliwa , Mwanavekha ,George Chaponda, Peter Mutharika , Enoch Chihana and Binton Kutsaira. Just to mention a few.
    Ndikunama?

  8. Think Tank says:

    It is either he is a fool or we are. We know that stardard retraction from you so called politicians. You discuss secret policies but to the magic of microphone,one of you let the cat out in the heat of excitement. When you foam at the mouth,jumping up and down,prancing,ears full of hand-clapping noise,women allulating,like alcohol your tongue loosens then you blurt out things you talk in secret. Jesus said,what ever you say in secret will be shouted in the streets. This damage control has failed,sir. No one misquoted you. You are now misquoting yourself.

  9. Kenkkk says:

    No Amount of back tracking will save you and DPP. The damage has already been done and it has just confirmed what most Malawians have always thought about DPP.

    I feel pity For you secretary general because the DPP gurus has felt their exposed shame and forced you the insane person to come out again to plaster the damage. Even told you or wrote you or spoon fed you what to say!!! And still saying the wrong things!!!

    You can’t hide the natural behavior of DPP and you were spot on!!! Those DPP gurus trying to change the leopards spots are wasting time!!

  10. Patriot says:

    Paja nthawi ya Mukhito wina anati “sapepesa”.
    Lero winanso wanena kuti kudontoni “sapepesa”
    Munthu akayamba kufa kumayamba kugontha ndi mkhutu.

  11. Wakwithu says:

    The issue centres very much on what characterise DPP administration! We all know the kind of heartless people we hav in DPP likes of Noel Masangwi, Ralph Kamoto, Mullis, Ben Phiri, Feston Kaupa, Joseph Mwanamveka,APM, et al we shouldnt expect anything good

  12. Kasinja Mfula says:

    Mr Kudontoni, please don’t try to play around with words and sentences thinking you can fool people around. You are not qualified for such and you are not of that intellectual calibre. Simply apologize and change if you think Malawians were to entertain what you said.

  13. Yankho says:

    Zanu izo, ife wathu ndi Chakwera, Wopemphera, woopa Mulungu, Mzaki wake wovala bwino. Osati tinted ngati mbava za cashgate. Why not telling your first za bii bii zakozo. Bwana Secretary General nawenso kumalakhula osameza malovu ngati mkazi ndiye bola Madam Kabwira zimawakhala chifukwa ndi mkazi wayenera kutokota. Kwacha, patsogolo ndi Chakwera. Inu bakapakani utoto ku Lumbadzi.

  14. ujeni says:

    look at him, a DPP thug, these are the people terrorising Malawians at night

  15. ujeni says:

    He looks like a Zombie to me, are these the kind of leaders we have in Malawi. We are poor because we entertain such rubbish look at him just like Winniko.

  16. Chakwera Boma! says:

    A Chakwera or nditi a kongelesi mumangoona kudziderera. Tele mutati mulimbe mtima mutha kulamuranso Malawi. Mwaona apa with just one sentence you sent shivers into APM and All Alomwe TPOK Band, to the point that a Kudonton walamulidwa lero!

    Big up Chakwera. Keep on pressuring these fools!

  17. eluby says:

    A lot of civil servants ali kunyumba just receiving salary and not being redeployed because they are perceived not DPP yet these are professionals.Imagine proffessionals like Dr Kalindekafe,Dr Anjimire Oponyo,Dr Charles Thupi, Nsaliwa,Bizwick,Chikumbutso Mtumodzi,Mr Makileni,Mrs Hawa Ndilowe,Mrs Khamula etc all coz of politics.inu ndiamene mukuipisa mbiri ya APM

  18. mphande yituwa says:

    Musiyeni chala chikumuloza yekha,aliziwa dziko ameneyo

  19. ğyu says:

    Koma mpaka Chinese collar ya dpp, abale where to motherland?

  20. Kwangwagwa says:

    Kudontoni, you should not say people misunderstood you. You said something and people heard it as such. Remember if someone says something and people hear something different from what that someone heard, it means the one who said it, failed to communicate hi/her mind. You therefore, do not have to turn around and say people misunderstood you. Foolish fool.

  21. Kanyimbi says:

    The civil service needs to be reformed according to their dirty linen nowadays. Some civil servants who are not happy with the reform can be against the DPP but surely each ruling party will bring a change and the civil servants must be ready to accept change. There is too much theft in the government.

  22. Aferazao says:

    Kodontoni is Kudontoni, even the name can tell that he is a complete ass**** who has brains full of puss.

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