Rev Nyondo says he has forgiven DPP for wrongful arrest: Urges Tonse to fulfil promises

Former Livingstonia Synod of the CCAP general secretary the Reverend Levi Nyondo who fearlessly criticised the immediate-past governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its leadership has said he has forgiven the erstwhile ruling party for wrongfully  arresting him.

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Nyondo was arrested in 2010 by the DPP administration for publicly speaking against some of DPP’s unpopular policies such as the quota system for selecting students to public universities, among others.

Speaking at St Andrew’s CCAP Church in Mzuzu on Sunday during his farewell event after serving as the synod’s moderator for four years and general secretary for 12 years,  Nyondo  said the DPP was wrong to arrest him but that he had forgiven the party.

On her part, former president Joyce Banda described Nyondo’s arrest in 2010, something that resulted from his stance to defend the Constitution as he had stated that she was the country’s rightful vice-president at a time when she had fallen out with then president Bingu wa Mutharika.

“Reverend Nyondo was not moved and captured, he stood as a servant of God on behalf of the poor in the country,” she said.

In his farewell speech, Nyondo who has been succeeded by the Reverend William Tembo,  asked the synod leadership to continue reminding the new Tonse Alliance administration to fulfil the promises it made during the campaign period.

“During the campaign, they promised us a lot of things, so we are waiting. Sometimes, it is a disease to promise that you will do something but never implement,” said Nyondo.

Leader of Opposition in Parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa credited Nyondo for the work and  that “he spoke out fearlessly” in his time as general secretary of the synod.

Nankhumwa, who is also  DPP vice-president (Southern Region) pointed out that Livingstonia Synod has been key in pointing out some of the negatives or ills of government, “hence as Tonse government is in power, the synod should also rise up and speak the truth when it goes wrong.”

The event was attended by government officials, politicians and other dignitaries, including Speaker of Parliament Catherine Gotani Hara and  Bishop Martin Mtumbuka of the Karonga Diocese.

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mtete
mtete
6 months ago

Nyondo is already forgotten anyway. And he had a chip on his shoulder with DPP all this time? Some man of God!

Zagwa
Zagwa
7 months ago

Kape wa chabe chabe. Time to join front line politics is here for you

Segwe
Segwe
7 months ago

Stupid Reverand I come from Chitipa but u r the worst to hv come from there.Kayime u MP ukapeze 2 votes

Zio ine
Zio ine
7 months ago

The devils representative is gone to serve his master. Nyondo represented Lucifer and all his utterances were from the devil..he hiins the leagues of Chakweara who have lost the spirit of God

Tizgowerengewaka Mughogho
Tizgowerengewaka Mughogho
7 months ago

Well done Rev Nyondo. You were indeed the true voice for the north. Please don’t be silent. Even at retirement house speak out that which does not go well the north will listen. You are a true Patriot

Zanga phees
Zanga phees
7 months ago

Nfiti ya munthu fosek!!

masoambeta
masoambeta
7 months ago

Just join politics basi osamanamizila zau reverend. Do like Chakwera.

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