Malawi President trashes Kudontoni, warns overzealous DPP zealots

Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday fired a warning shot at overzealous political figure heads in Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) who stand tall talking issues which at the end of the day would bring tension and damage ‘good reputation of the ruling Party and the government.’

Kudontoni: Trashed for his intimidatory remarks

Kudontoni: Trashed for his intimidatory remarks

The President’s comment comes in the wake of remarks made by DPP Secretary General Ecklen Kudontoni T meeting in Mzuzu that all national statutory corporations’ CEOs must support the government without question.

Mutharika has asked government officials and DPP members to refrain from making comments that mischaracterise the views of the Head of State and the beliefs of the DPP with regard to how Malawi must move forward.

The presidency assured that the policy of the Mutharika administration to separate between functions of State and partisan politics has not changed.

Mutharika has since disassociated himself from remarks made by Kudontoni.

“Accordingly, Government wishes to disassociate itself from any statement, made or implied, allegedly on its behalf or on behalf of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) that removes or relaxes what must be a clearly marked separation between State affairs and partisan functions of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP),” said Mutharika in a statement.

“Such statements do not represent the policy stand of His Excellency the President and his administration nor do they reflect the views and beliefs of the DPP,” he added.

Mutharika has since called upon public workers to ignore any statement that aims at intimidating them or dissuading them performing their duties according to their expertise and professionalism.

Mutharika says only professionalism and ethics must be the creed for public workers, not partisan exigencies, political patronage or hegemony.

Kudontoni has since exercised spin on what he said in Mzuzu, saying he was “misunderstood.”

He 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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Victim Chamkhuni
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Appeasement. Silencing those who matter to hide our corrupt deeds. That’s why Lilongwe City bosses buy very expensive cars for the new mayor and his deputy while they cannot pay wages to city workers, cannot render services in the city and cannot generally develop the city. The CEO (HARA) AND HIS FINANCE DIRECTOR (SIBANDE) are at the centre of financial mismanagement, theft and grabbing of plots in the city. Please government, get rid of the duo for Lilongwe to progress

Gameover
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The fact is that Kudontoni is speaking the real truth because from the point of facts Kudontoni is very right only that we Malawians prefer to hear what we think is right while in reality its completely different let’s take for an example the way our own MBC is operating can we say its a government’s institution or its a property of a party and everybody there who is not wearing the DPP flag is flushed ruthlessly so why the whole president wasting time to refute Kudontoni’s speech? while to a capable person who is 100% in thinking capacity already… Read more »
chosatheka
Guest

KUDONTONI, IT LOOKS LIKE YOUR TIME IS UP. PACK YOUR BAGS AND GO TO AVOID THE EMBARACEMENT OF BEING SACKED.

kadokera
Guest

APM please fire this idiot

Trueworths
Guest

APM, replace him, he is power drunk.

Omex70
Guest

Ife tidanena kale kuti a Kudontoni angokula mutu koma nzeru alibe.

DPP cadate
Guest

Politics on its move! fire him to prove your faithfulness to the citizens of Malawi.

ambia
Guest
I stand to be corrected. To my understanding, its Nankhumwa who speaks on behalf of the party and everything that concerns the party. There are people in the party you can not control their mouths like Kudontoni until they goof. Are you surprised? Kabwira spoke and it was deemed too as the party has spoken only to hear letter and late that what kabwira said was her personal view? and real sense was that Kabwira spoke her views not that of the MCP. This time is kudontoni who spoke on the party’s not government function; but he is neither party’s… Read more »
Chidzukulu cha Akwitusya
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Chidzukulu cha Akwitusya

U have taken too long To respond why is it that u did not know. Where o start or is I the same silence that u do when things rot in your house kkkk

MBACHI
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Comment” WE DO NOT WANT THIS KUDONTONI IN OUR DPP ANY MORE. MR PRESIDENT REMOVE HIM.

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