The newly re-elected General Secretary for the Livingstonia CCAP Synod who was a fierce critic of president late Bingu wa Mutharika has labelled the former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as “dictatorial”.
“I am the least person to have forgiven them (DPP) because they arrested me with no reason” said Nyondo.
The clergy said this on Thursday in Capital Radio’s famous programme Straight Talk hosted by Rhodes Msonkho.
Nyondo was arrested on 20 August 2010 after speaking at the funeral of former Cabinet minister Moses Chirambo, who died just days after being dismissed from the government.
At the funeral Nyondo had said it was ironic for the government to praise Chirambo after his death, when it had removed him from the Cabinet.
Nyondo said that the DPP appeared to want the brother of President Mutharika, Peter, to lead the country after 2014, but the church opposed this and would instead support Joyce Banda who as vice president then. He was charged with sedition for uttering words that could incite public anger
“I stayed in cell for three days because the government was dictatorial,” said Nyondo while defending himself of no any wrong doing.
But Nyondo said he has all along forgiven the DPP for all the sins they committed against him.
He however commended the DPP for apologizing to the Malawi nation for all the sins it committed during its tenure but described it as a shame.
“That is good to apologize but it is a shame because they are the same people who said everything was okay-when it was not,” said Nyondo.
DPP acting president and presidential hopeful in the 2014 general Elections Professor Peter Mutharika apologized to Malawians for the sins of his late brother and the entire DPP government at a political rally staged in Lilongwe about two months ago.
In Thursday’s Interview, Reverend Nyondo commended the current administration of Her Excellency Joyce Banda for its tireless effort in trying to amend things.
He said president Banda need to be commended in any way since she entered into office at a very difficult moment.
“Three quarters of everything was bad and we need to give time for [reforms],” said Reverend Nyondo who received a calling from God in late 70’s as a Secondary School student.
“If they make mistakes you will hear me making noise,” he added.
Nyondo emphasized that he do not have any ambitions of joining politics but would rather take part in monitoring and play an advisory role when things go wrong whilst continuing his job of