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

Of free, fair and fishy elections

Part A: “MEC ready for TPE 2014” sayeth the EU The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections”. Lord Acton, the History of Freedom in Antiquity, 1877 This is more or less the situation that Malawi finds itself in today. To fit the … Continue reading Of free, fair and fishy elections

Can both Prof. Mutharika and Pres. Joyce Banda be praying for Dr Chakwera’s victory in the event…?

Advisory: This article in no way endorses nor celebrates the tribal pattern of voting in Malawi. It is simply an academic reflection on the reality of regional /tribal dynamics on elections in Malawi. Foreword: It is a sequel to my short Facebook Post “Post-Afrobarometer Survey Horoscope”. The entire Facebook post is as below: The fact that 2014 (at presidential level) was not to be the … Continue reading Can both Prof. Mutharika and Pres. Joyce Banda be praying for Dr Chakwera’s victory in the event…?

Easter Reflection: Is the Lord angry with Malawi?

1500 B.C. Also the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt not go in thither.” Deuteronomy 1:37 Moses was not allowed to enter the Promised Land because he struck the rock twice, instead of speaking to the rock as God had told him to. Moses and Aaron prayed and God spoke to Moses saying, “Take the rod; and you and … Continue reading Easter Reflection: Is the Lord angry with Malawi?

Malawi: May 2014 Election compromised? (Updated Kiboko Hotel not involved, but copy shop located below this hotel definitely is)

According to the source who caught the Peoples Party (PP) operatives pants’ down, the article by Malawi’s newest on-liner, the Oracle, is in fact incomplete. Wise One from the East is working hard, and will update this story – to give you the complete picture. – 0 – Abridged story as carried by the Oracle: Peoples Party (PP) operatives are running a scheme that may … Continue reading Malawi: May 2014 Election compromised? (Updated Kiboko Hotel not involved, but copy shop located below this hotel definitely is)

Cash-gate, elections, prophecies and impunity

By guest columnist – Garvey Karvei Esq The shortest lived bliss ever If an election had been held soon after the demise of President Bingu wa Mutharika, incumbent Joyce Banda would have won with a landslide. And when she was taking over, it seemed a done deal that President Joyce Banda would, hands down, ride to victory in May 2014. Two years seemed too short … Continue reading Cash-gate, elections, prophecies and impunity

Malawi 2014 Elections: “One citizen, One vote” or “Loser takes all”?

Preamble: Recently the media in Zimbabwe was awash with reports on the role that NIKUV International Projects Ltd played in President Robert Mugabe’s overwhelming victory. The various papers, citing different sources, alleged that NIKUV, working behind the scenes, lent a hand to President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF hence the “landslide” victory. But since all this is now water under the bridge, despite Morgan Shangirai’s protests, President … Continue reading Malawi 2014 Elections: “One citizen, One vote” or “Loser takes all”?