Malawi war on tax defaulters: selective justice is injustice

The embattled Chaponda administration – ooops, that came out wrong; the beleaguered Peter Mutharika administration – sorry this is outright inaccurate; the besieged and corrupt Chaponda/Mutharika administration, reeling under pressure due to its stellar performance in escalating corruption with the latest episode being the shady management of the maize importation from Zambia has seized Times Group property and closed Times Group offices at Ginnery Corner … Continue reading Malawi war on tax defaulters: selective justice is injustice

A whistle-blower’s account: The Murder of Issa Njauju

Advisory:  Wise One from the East, like you, has unanswered questions about the gruesome murder of Issa Njauju who at the time of his death was Malawi Anti–Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director of Corporate Affairs. Wise One from the East, like you, has it on good authority that under the current regime, the murderers of Issa Njauju will never be apprehended. Wise One from the East’s … Continue reading A whistle-blower’s account: The Murder of Issa Njauju

Malawi: Guns, Smoke and Screens – the State wins round one, lessons galore

As expected, Raphael Kasambara has left no-one in doubt. He will appeal against his conviction by the High Court in the case where he, and two others, were being tried for conspiring to commit murder and for their trouble in actually attempting to send Paul Mphwiyo to his maker earlier than scheduled. That is well within Raph’s rights. Oooops! I am sorry, this did not … Continue reading Malawi: Guns, Smoke and Screens – the State wins round one, lessons galore

The Malawi Savings Bank sale, a heist gone bad

If you still think there are only seven classic wonders of the world, you have another think coming. Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my singular honour and pleasure to introduce to you, the eighth wonder! Please, join me in welcoming and inducting the eminent and learned buyer of MSB – Today’s People’s Bank, the eighth classic wonder of the world!  (round of applause, and champagne … Continue reading The Malawi Savings Bank sale, a heist gone bad

XXX rated Malawi mafia drama: Dump a bank today, set-up two tomorrow!!

Preamble: A well-known folk tale tells of a bus filled with politicians which was driving through the countryside. The bus driver, caught up in the beautiful scenery, lost control of the bus, and it crashed into a ditch. An old farmer living nearby heard the horrible crash and rushed out, only to discover the wreckage. He found politicians bodies strewn all over – as is … Continue reading XXX rated Malawi mafia drama: Dump a bank today, set-up two tomorrow!!

Malawi Cashgate: Lynching petty thieves and appointing great ones to public office, are we?

The wise statement: better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt, attributed to Abraham Lincoln, has once held its own with respect to the fall of one Oswald Lutepo. On the day of his sentencing, chief cashgate convict Oswald Lutepo went down fighting with allegations that former president Joyce Banda used him to syphon K4.2 billion … Continue reading Malawi Cashgate: Lynching petty thieves and appointing great ones to public office, are we?

Malawi Cashgate: cloaks and daggers, innuendos and smokescreens, all in the mix

“His [Lutepo’s] declaration statement raises the issues of political party financing, this is a good governance issue. From the evidence provided we have also known that People’s Party gave K11 million to one of the Malawi Congress Party [MCP] presidential candidates to disturb MCP election and convention and influence the outcome.” – Mrs Kachale, Director of Public Prosecutions. She fell short of naming the MCP … Continue reading Malawi Cashgate: cloaks and daggers, innuendos and smokescreens, all in the mix

Get down to serious work, Mr President; zero aid budget is killing the poor

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” – Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Prologue: Ever since Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika took over power, the only calamities his administration cannot be held accountable for are the floods and drought. Floods and drought, as everyone knows, are mishaps that can occur anywhere regardless of the … Continue reading Get down to serious work, Mr President; zero aid budget is killing the poor

Collective security for surety: Malawi unite against crime!

When you think its peace and safety, A sudden destruction, Collective security for surety, ye-ah! Don’t forget your history; Know your destiny, In the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty. Rat Race – Bob Marley Where there is no vision, the people perish Societal decay, poverty, unequal opportunities, a growing addiction to alcohol, drugs and the culture of a quick buck as opposed to … Continue reading Collective security for surety: Malawi unite against crime!