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Joyce Banda accepts Kenneth Msonda’s resignation

Former president, Joyce Banda, who is People’s Party (PP) founder and president, has accepted resignation of the party’s Spokesperson Kenneth Msonda.

Msonda announced his decision Wednesday in a letter addressed to the PP Secretary General, Ibrahim Matola, saying he is taking a rest from active politics and wants to reflect on his spiritual life, and spend more time with his family as he seeks God’s guidance on his political career.

However, Msonda indicated, in a Facebook page post, that he is still eyeing the Rumphi East Constituency and that he will contest in the 2019 general elections.

“I have been busy with frontline politics since 1994 and I had little time for my family. I will bounce back after resting to contest in Rumphi East Constituency. In view of the above, I have tendered my resignation from the People’s Party with immediate effect. I am praying to God for guidance and wisdom; this is a very difficult, hard and heart-breaking but necessary decision,” Msonda said.

Speaking through her Spokesperson, Andekuche Chanthunya, the former president said the party respects the decision made by Msonda, saying everyone has the right to freedom of expression.

“He has exercised his right. We simply wish him all the best in what he wants to do,” Chanthunya said.

When The Daily Times contacted Msonda to get more information regarding the exit from the party he has been loyal to, Msonda was not forthcoming with information and promised to say more at a later stage.

In March this year, Msonda was fired as the party’s Administrative Secretary for his alleged association with its former vice president and a member of the party Khumbo Kachali.

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