Mutharika mourns Kudontoni: Sets K5mil endowment fund in honour of DPP Secretary General

Grief and sorrow are the two words that can describe the atmosphere at Kambwiri school ground Traditional Authority in Senior Chief Kalonga’s area on Friday at the funeral of departed Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Secretary General Evklen Kudontoni who was killed in road accident on Thursday.

Grief striken President Mutharika arrives to pay tribute to Kudontoni

Grief striken President Mutharika arrives to pay tribute to Kudontoni

Mutharika consoling the bereaved family

Mutharika consoling the bereaved family

Top DPP officials mourn Kudontoni

Top DPP officials mourn Kudontoni

At exactly 14:00 hours, State President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, who is also leader of DPP, arrived in a somber mood without the usual colour and pomp.

Mutharika’s motorcade drove silently without the usual sirents and fanfare to mourn Kudontoni.

Late Kudontoni died in a road accident at Kasese in Dowa on Thurday.

In his 5 minute eulogy, the grief striken Mutharika described Kudontoni as a dedicated and great speaker he has ever seen on the Malawi political scene.

“I talked to Kudontoni at around 10:00 hrs for thirty minutes when he informed me he was going to Kasungu to attend a funeral, later at around 11:00 hrs I got a call from the Inspector General of police informing me of this death, I could not believe it,” said Mutharika.

The President added that in Kudontoni the party and the nation has lost a visonary, loving and ungreedy leader.

Mutharika said it is against such a background that he has decided to set a 5 million kwacha Ecklen Kudontoni Endowment Fund to honour the great politician.

Mutharika also pledged to support children and dependents of the late Kundontoni with their education needs up to university.

Vice president Saulos Chilima, senior DPP officials, Poluticians from other parties attended the funeral,

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Mbonga Matoga
Emotions driven by fear of death can make other people do silly things……………what Malawians want is not presidents who pretend to be humble only at funerals………we have live people suffering of hunger up and down the country, we have university students who their future is in limbo at the moment with almost all universities in country crossed becoz of lack leadership in this president………. And most of all, what Malawians want is to see that every single promise that the DPP made in their manifesto has been fulfilled becoz this what attracted most of us to vote for this president.… Read more »
The Pontiff

Kodi anali wa chipembezo chanji? How is his death a national loss??????


inu a “the pontiff”, akakhala a national loss ndiye amakhala a chimpedzo chanji?


Thank you Mr. President for all that you have done for the departed soul of Ecklen Kudomtoni. May God bless you as you lead Malawi. Timakufunirani za bwino ife.


give them government scholarships as you are still a most powerful person in the country, at the expense of well deserving Malawians. Now the death of a political father is the qualification for one to receive gvt funding.

JKK Chisale

Information about this funeral is failing to add up. Only God knows what really happened. Other sources say he was going to Karonga for party issues while others say he was going to Kasungu for funeral. If it is Kasungu; why going at 10hrs? What do the doctors say about postmortem? I have a lot of questions but only God knows what happened. Rest in peace my mighty DPP Secretary General.

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