Msonda says ‘time to eat’, off to meet Mutharika in America: DPP lures MP Jooma

The ruling  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)— desperate to annihilate its rivals at the next elections in 2019,  has dangled a carrot in front of  former outspoken spokesperson of Peoples Party Ken Msonda and is now luring the party’s spokesperson on finance, Ralph Jooma.

Msonda: DPP sees value in me and I will eat

Msonda: DPP sees value in me and I will eat

Msonda ticket

Msonda ticket

Jooma on DPP shopping list

Jooma on DPP shopping list

Msonda, who resigned from PP two weeks ago, has since left Malawi destined to United States to meet on President Mutharika and other DPP officials to seal his next political move as ruling party operative.

Government handed Msonda with air tickets and allowances for his trip to New York as he has been added among the private delegates to UN General Assembly which the Malawi leader attended last week.

The DPP wants to assign Msonda a political mercenary role to fight PP and its leadership.

Msonda was captured aboard Ethiopian Airways plane in economy class, seat number 13J on Sunday through Chileka International Airport at 14:42, ticket number 0712115681513 on his was to New York.

The trip was arranged after meeting DPP vice-president (North) Goodall Gondwe in Lilongwe recently before he tendered his resignation.

Msonda reportedly told Gondwe, who is Finance, Economic Planning and Development minister, that he was ready to work on any assignment DPP will give him “as long as there is eating”.

Gondwe promised Msonda that the President will meet him.

He said Msonda indicated to him that may be joining DPP.

Msonda, however, denied meeting Gondwe, saying the Finance Minister was peddling lies.

He, nonetheless, said time has come “to eat” and not just be a “foot soldier”.

“The fact is after I quit PP, the ruling DPP approached me and asked me to join them.

“I did not know I have this value in Malawi politics until I quit PP,” said Msonda.

Msonda, who often times accused DPP leadership of shielding its officials allegedly involved in the plunder of public funds at Capital Hill widely known as Cashgate, joined PP in January 2012 after he quit the United Democratic Front (UDF), which he joined after being lured from National Democratic Alliance.

He is seen in the position of a drowning man who can clutch at a straw in a desperate bid to enhance his fortunes.

Meanwhile, impeccable sources revealed to Nyasa Times that Jooma is now featuring prominently on DPP’s shopping list of opposition politicians whom it wants to win over to reboot its political fortunes ahead of 2019 elections.

DPP secretary-general Ecklen Kudontoni said Jooma would be welcome to join the party, saying after all he was previously a DPP member.
“It is natural that we would welcome him back. We have always said that we are an inclusive party, a progressive party,” said Kudontoni.

Jooma could not immediately comment.

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Is the ticket showing that he is going to the US or Addis Ababa? You would have waited up to the time you flash us with a ticket from Addis to the US. Who knows the guy had a visit to Ethiopia and back home? Did Msonda tell you his visit to America or you are just assuming? And do you really think Msonda as he is can openly utter the words ”eating money” as you want make us believe? All you have written here does not make sense. These two political giants can not so stupidly to reporters. You… Read more »
Chimzimu Chonyasa

Dogs ruling the country KKKKKKKKKC


This is why I have always said we do have politicians in Malawi. Its a big shame that money shakes a politician instead of a politician shaking money. I wait for a day when he stands on the podium to begin his usual business, Kutukwana. Yet he calls himself wampesa. Mpesa my foot. This is a typical example of an idiot of a politician. He talks of value. Just look at him if at all there is any value remaining in such a shameless ghost.


If this is true clearly shows decay in our political realm. Ken Msonda lacks core principles & values of a exceptional politician. The same man stood against the ruling part with tenacity now sleeps with the enemy because of greed. Shameful stance from once a promising politician lacking longevity & passion. Double standards# Tax payers monies


Is Bingu now based in the USA that he should invite a fellow Malawian to USA to discuss Malawi political party membership issues? Who is financing the trip? DPP, Bingu in his personal capacity or the Government of Malawi? Those that are clamouring to honour this caricature of a president should hang their heads in shame.


Akulu Bingu died 2012, kugona bwanji????? Chonchi dziko lingatukuke tulo take timeneti


hahaha Kangw/’ngw/’I good one


Ignorance at best, how can they hold their government accountable when they do not even know who runs that government hahaha, A Malawi amandiseketsa nthawi zina.


Kkkkkkk Pumbwa ameneyu wadya chibanzi

Lest We Forget

Msonda should indeed just eat the tax payers money to be offered to him because only idiots will take him seriously on whatever he says in his new job.

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Assuming that what has been attributed to Msonda in the article is authentic, and I sometimes have my doubts over the authenticity of what is published by Nyasa Times, we clearly have a big problem with our politicians. The guy is openly bluffing that it is now time to ‘eat’ and the DPP feels that this is a small risk worth ignoring? The guy is definitely a liability, but perhaps it requires people with a minimum average IQ to realize that a political liability, however in a small dose, can lead to the fall of even the most established political… Read more »

Politics of self-aggrandizement. Politicians will answer this before GOD. Malawians in the rural areas are languishing because of your greedy attitudes.


opposition wake up & remove nkholokolo mchipani .we r tired ndikuzima kwa magetsi 2019 we want new government not a galu awa akuba

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