PP brands resignations as ‘political pruning’

The once ruling Peoples Party (PP) has described the wave of resignations of its top officials a ‘political pruning’.

Msonda:  Its cut the chaff

Msonda:  Cleasing process

PP for the past year has lost some of its key executive members including the presidential running-mate to the May 2014 Tripartite Elections, Sosten Gwengwe.

On Tuesday the party faced another blow when its National Deputy Director of Women, Ettinor Koloviko resigned the Joyce Banda led political party, claiming the political grouping has no future.

PP Publicity Secretary, Ken Msonda told Nyasa Times in an interview, what is happening in the party is normal in politics.

”Few months to and after any general elections there is a political wind that blows. This is the period referred to as political pruning  season,” argued Msonda.

Msonda described those dumping the party as ‘weak leaves’ that cannot stand the political wind  currently blowing in the party.

”Thats what happens to weak leaves, if they can’t stand strong winds, will surely fall -off.”

He then dismissed suggestions that the party was losing its feet to be considered as one of the country’s major political groupings.

”PP is not shaken because our grassroot is solid; the strength of a  political party is measured by it’s structures at
grassroots level; branch, area, constituency, District and regional not National Executive Committee (NEC). Peoples Party is very strong at grassroots level,” said Msonda.

A fortnight ago the party’s vice president for the South, Brown Mpinganjira resigned.

Joyce Banda’s running mate in last year’s elections Solsten Gwengwe also announced his intentions to rejoin the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) as another vice president for the North Harry Mkandawire also resigned.

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62 thoughts on “PP brands resignations as ‘political pruning’”

  1. Inu anthu angakhalirenji mu Chipani pomwe mwini wachipanicho anathawa???????? A ship needs a Captain.

  2. Tengupenya says:

    PP and indeed anyone else should not forget that there in Malawi practising professional politicians who will always trek to where the grass is greener without batting an eye. Their grounding principle is to maximize short term personal returns. They practise their political profession on the side of the greener grass. They are always chasing personal short term returns, whatever that will take. Just thank them for their service whilst in PP and wish them well in the quest for glory elsewhere right now.

  3. Jackson Mzoza says:

    a a a a Amai mudachepa nazo anakudyerani panthawi yantendere pano akuti zawola akuthawa nde tizititi bola khwangwala amabwera zitawola. abwezi alero ndichoncho pepani Ama

  4. MPAKANA SOSITENI GWENGWE MWANA DALA?Mkulu wokulira mmimba ndi mphechepeche!Timatama tonse ukugawa njinga tinatheratu!Kkkkkkkkkk!

  5. KHUERE says:

    watch out chipani chizazuka ichi asiyeni oipawo azipita.

  6. ZZ Junior says:

    I strongly feel sorry for Amai and PP in general. This is their own making especially on the part of Amai and her goons. Firstly when she got power she immediately forgot about all her friends. She made new friends this also goes to her sons. These were not true friends but rather gold diggers who will abandon ship when the well runs dry. Niayiwenitu

  7. Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

    The PP foundation is cracking under the political pressure of “cashgate”, and incompetence. While the snake body has been dealt a near-deadly blow, the “head” is getting bruised and scarred (kusupukasupuka); execution by a thousand cuts.
    Joisi Banda’s confederates are turning away from her; and they will soon turn against her. And the only ones left will be the ones with suicidal tendencies, like Mr. Msonda. PP should just swallow their (false) pride, and dissolve the party. The sooner the better, even for the remaining officials.

  8. mtichimwitsa says:

    Akuthawa wa amafuna zophaipha si ma freedom fighters zitsiru

  9. White Thamanga says:

    Namwe ba sonda mwasala pa kiti mwegi wa magwana tinapimva kuti namwe mwasalenda.

  10. Greencardless Malawian says:

    I wouldnt term Harry Mkandawire’s move a loss to PP; the normad is always on the move…only fools would consider him an acquisition.

  11. Benlison says:

    Kkkkkkkkkk,kunena kwa akulu,kaya zanu izo!!!

  12. Mailosi says:

    Amai mmene munachokera muja kungoti ziiiiii kuiwala ana anu kuno? Chikumbumtima chikugunde chonde mubwere! Unakubala sichoncho ayi, achimwene chensonda kunotu sakugona chonde mubwere.

  13. gota chita says:


  14. lightkinky says:

    Zikamatereteretere iyayi zikamatereteretere zosowa!! Lero limenero lero x2 a Peter afika. APM get ready to receive more from “Populumukira Panathawa” (PP).

  15. PA MALAWI says:

    Zibwana zam’chombo lendeee!!!!!! akuchokawa ndamene ali adyera palibe chomwe akupezapo akufuna pomwe papsya akatong’olepo(ku boma) alemba m’madzi. Ndale zapa mw kwachulukira ndi dyera. Ndatero ine pa malawi

  16. ade says:


  17. CHEJALI says:

    Kkkkkkk tiyenazoni

  18. Clester 1 says:

    Ndale zalowa chibwana inu bwanji kodi

  19. kamfana says:


  20. mphini za mutchafu says:

    Amai please come back soon to lead the party mukachedwatu muzangomupeza msonda yekha


  22. puludzu says:

    There is a very good character in Msonda as a spokesperson. unfortunately not many take him seriously. He shows some level of maturity. Unfortunately he is anchoring a sinking ship. The captain already abandoned it and he has nowhere to go

  23. ujeni says:

    All those in DPP are political prostitutes too, they dumped UDF eg Henry Mussa. Nothing new for some prostitutes to leave PP. In four years time they will prostitute again. They survive on prostitution.

  24. James says:

    Good article with full encouragement, surely we need to be honest in every thing.

  25. Zondiwe says:

    Dumping a party is a strange phenomenon.
    It means that the former member was pretending to be in the party when in actual fact, they were not in the party.
    Those who dump their parties cannot have the respect of the ones they have left behind (they are bitter) and the ones they find in their new party (suspicion).
    Political nomads are the ones that damage our politics in Malawi.
    Let us leave them to the ordinary grassroot members to deal with the political nomads who are always on th

  26. half man half biscuit says:

    apostle benjamim it is this kind of theology that keeps africa poor. first we should point out that this king is ruthlessly insincere. how does one give boiled seeds to kids to grow? that is lesson number one in insincerity. second the king rewards the hopeless kid rather than the creative kids. africa cannot move out of this conundrum if we hopelessly accept what the king (imf, world bank, european union, western governments) give us. that 10th kid represents africa.
    pastor, we need liberatory theology that is going to help africans carve out new and realistic pathways towards radical and sustainability. i would teach my kid not to trust kings and teach them that if the seed (development policies) does not germinate after three days then they should replace it. that is the new kind of critical religion we need in malawi and africa.

  27. Let Us Pray says:

    Apostle Benjamin, what an illustration? God Bless You.

  28. chongoni says:

    Human beings can not do without that no matter how good and honest you can be but one day in life one is obliged to make a mistake. check even those whom we say are teachers of God have their own weaknesses yet they teach us daily to follow Gods will

  29. Phodos says:

    Women are cowards. Why Jb has run away . This is bad. Imagine the big MID NIGHT SIX members. They did not ran away yet some of them slept at Lumbazi police station. A shame .

  30. Umangodziwiratuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu !!!

    Kwazizira, kuchipani kutenthe

    Anatero Mugabe

  31. mwisho says:

    The resignations are good riddance how many parties have they changed in their lifetime and they will still change. PP is here to stay our strength is our people in the villages not these so called heavy weights (filling their bellies) Bravo Atsogo

  32. Joel says:

    Don’t worry Mr. Ken. I will join PP soon. Lock or no Lock. PP woyeeeee!

  33. lloyd dylan jere says:

    Well put Msonda. If you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen. Malawi politics has become boring because of these recycled politicians. Their only support base is their families. The next general election will be a litmus test as to whether they are still politically relevant or not. They are afraid of retiring because that’s the only way to keep their names in the spotlight.

  34. Ken Msonda, munadya zochuruka za cashgate from JB. Tidziwona patsogolopo.

  35. Jelbin mk says:

    Apostle B i like your story really honesty is very rare and expensive hence rotten people in our political parties out of ten only one will be honest in other parties excluding DPP because you need to gather a thousand people from DPP in order to get one honest person i can assure you of that.

  36. aurora says:

    kkkkkkkk i said it,PP is not a party and it will varnish in the thin air.Funny story. No offence pp followers koma pp nchipani kodi?Next, the president of PP herself..HER MAGESTY in cots,the murder and the thief will RESIGN! BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA,BWAH BWAH BWAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!

  37. Mwana wa Dorothy says:

    Msonda brother, you are doing your job however, consider putting your house inorder,democracy is about numbers. numbers are leaving the party.

  38. Alufeyo says:

    To all PP supporters dont worry kulibe chirichonse ku DPP. Ministers are crying MPs are crying young democrats are busy stealing and extorting money from fools. I urge all independents to remain so dont be fooled to joind DPP there is no benefit that will come your way.

  39. dog style ndi kawawa says:

    afana benjamin ndinu dhilu. mumueuzeko nzanu akutokota zamagalimoto ake ku joni uja kuti jah is mighty. can you give us another one pleeeease?!?!

  40. A Suntheni says:

    Malawi unite❕ honesty is a virtue that we need to uphold and share as a country. I want to agree with apostle Benjamin, many of us have riches which were acquired in a wrong way, as a Gid fearing nation let us build our nation with constructive ideas and not just looking at the negative side of others. We pray for out nation beloved Malawi

  41. mphini za mutchafu says:

    Kodi apostle benjamin comment yanu ndi nkhani zikugwilizani sindikumvetsa

  42. mphini za mutchafu says:

    I like msonda for being resolute and strong for defending his pp amai anamulakwira munthu uyu amafunika unduna during the pp era taonani amai amene munawapatsa maudindo akuluakulu akuthawani koma msonda ali nanu nganga even defending the undefendables of the party koma mumugulireko ka galimoto azikwera pa work ya chipani panopa tamupatsana u secretary generalorpresidentreside

  43. aneneri says:


  44. Stuffic Mugwa says:

    God forbid,only that people are myopic and majority have nothing to do with eternity

  45. Madalitso gola mwanza says:


  46. khakhakhakha says:

    Where were u o this time long. Keep up teaching this lost nation. Occupants of Malawi have lost direction & have proudly taken road to Hell.

  47. Bakha Nkhomano says:

    Ndani samudziwa Ken Msonda. Ameneyutu ndi mwana weniweni wa Brown James Mpinganjira aka BJ. BJ akangolowa DPP mu June muno, basi nayenso Msonda ali komweko. Msonda ndi wamasewera?

  48. Zachisoni Phiri says:

    Koma ndiye this is purely leaf pruning

  49. yose wagambatula says:

    This prunning is too much Mr Msonda.It will eventually kill a tree.

  50. Abk says:

    Hahahaha, political pruning? Who is the pruner? Zangovuta basi. Msika ukamatha amayamba anthu kuchoka mmodzi mmodzi mpana kutha. Komabe sipamalephera kusala amitsala komanso ana othawa kwao ndi amahule omwe amagona mmabenchi kwinaku akuchezera kuotha moto. Komano anthu amadzindikira kuti msika wathapo ndipo asalapowo ndi amitsala komanso ana amahule ndi othawa kwao, omwe amakhalira kufuula ngati akuitanira malonda koma msika utatha kale.

  51. Namalila says:

    Thanks Appostle! GOD BLESS!

  52. joe mughandira says:

    what do we suggest then?i think pp shall join mcp as a coallution later,let jb resign and support in reshaping the party.

  53. opportunist weniweni says:

    So we should take Ken Msonda as a loyal boy as from the message relayed by Apostle Benjamin with boiled seeds than the current opportunists that have ran away after the going have been getting tough while the big momma is waiting for some accolades in some foreign lands.Keep waiting the loyal boy Msonda while the opportunists are looking at the carrot that is being dangled by Pitala.Kodi ndale zapamalawi ndizamasewera.Bwinotu bwino wina alira.

  54. kenkkk says:

    Excellent story apostle Benjamin.I like ken though with his entertainment and being nga nga loyal to pp. I wonder sometimes how long he will keep the pp flame burning as dpp vultures keep on circling over to extinguish it.

  55. Benji says:

    Pp woyee

  56. ANDREW MTAMBO says:

    The point is clear,the party needs leadership as of now it is weak at “grassleaf” and strong at “grassroot”

  57. osman usu justin says:

    Apostle Benjamin I you need to be given space column in nyasatimes,b’cause I see you have something very important to us!

  58. ANDREW MTAMBO says:

    AMBUSYE SAY: So PP is strong @ grassroot & weak @ grassleaf? Is it what the message relays?

  59. NYAU says:

    Ken Msonda Kumvetsa Chisoni, Wekha wekha Upanga Bwanji??

    Abiti Namaloko Akupumira Mwamba Ku Dziko Laweni. Pamene Kachipani Ndi Aka Kakuyoyoka Kuno.

    Pamvuuuu!!! Pamvuuuu!! Pamvuuuuuu!!

  60. James Vanasio says:

    Let those political prostitutes have their go. We the PPs shall remain firm and strong no matter what as we truly know we are a government in 2019.

  61. Just saw this nice story with a wonderful lesson and thought to share it with you all, please enjoy:

    An aging King realized that if he died he has no one to take over the throne. He decided to adopt a son.

    He launched a competition and 10 boys made it to the top. The King said to them, “I have one last test and whoever comes top will become my adopted son and heir to my throne”.

    He gave each boy a seed of corn and told them to take the seed home, plant and nurture it for 3 weeks. The 10 boys took their seeds and ran home to plant their seeds.

    In one home, the boy and his parents were sad when the seed failed to sprout. The boy had done everything but he failed.

    His friends advised him to buy a seed and plant it but his God fearing parents who had always taught him honesty refused.

    The day came and the 10 boys went to the palace. All the 9 boys were successful.

    The King went to each boy asking? “Is that what came out of the seed I gave you?” And each boy said “Yes, your majesty”. The King would nod and move down the line until the last boy in the line who was shaking with fear.

    The King asked him – “What did you do with the seed I gave you? “The boy said “I planted it and cared for it your majesty but it failed to sprout.” The King went to the throne with the boy and said, “I gave these boys boiled seeds and a boiled seed cannot sprout.

    If a King must have one quality, it must be honesty and only this boy passed the test. “We live in a society where people will do anything for success”.

    God sometimes does not give us things because He wants to teach us a lesson.

    How many people out there have achieved success the wrong way? How many people send their children to expensive schools and build houses, buy expensive cars with stolen money?

    How many people are occupying top positions yet they stole the certificates? How many people are successful out there at all costs?


    1. Datz talking,keep it up!

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