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!!

Easter Reflection: APM you owe us Maize not statistics, Medical supplies not promises, Education not mapwevupwevu

“Right now I’m having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I’ve forgotten this before.” Steven Wright Rather than be intimidated by the Vice-President’s newly acquired bullying skills, and on a silver platter grant him and his lot my inalienable right to opine just because in his warped view I have ‘little knowledge about legal, economic and social issues’,  I hereby voluntarily … Continue reading Easter Reflection: APM you owe us Maize not statistics, Medical supplies not promises, Education not mapwevupwevu

Z Allan Ntata casts the first stone: Impeach APM!

A discussion paper by Z Allan Ntata (All rights observed) Impeachment is not a remedy for private wrongs; it’s a method of removing someone whose continued presence in office would cause grave danger to the nation. – Charles Ruff INTRODUCTION: Under the Malawian Constitution, the President of Malawi can be removed from office only through impeachment. Impeachment is a formal process in which an official … Continue reading Z Allan Ntata casts the first stone: Impeach APM!

Wise One on Malawi Year 2015: Its “Check” but not yet a “Checkmate”

Eureka! MEMO to H.E. President Bingu wa Mutharika Your Excellency, President Mutharika, I submit the attached report, which my office received from the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). The Reserve Bank of Malawi is working very closely on the issue raised in the report and several other cases. We appreciate Your Excellency’s leadership in the fight against corruption and fraud. It is apparent that a lot … Continue reading Wise One on Malawi Year 2015: Its “Check” but not yet a “Checkmate”

A presidential jet is something Malawi does not need

“A presidential plane is not a luxury; it is a necessity. It enhances the president’s ability to work effectively. It is a tool without which no chief executive can effectively execute his duties in the 21st Century. Yes, Malawi is poor. But we are also in the 21st century. And fate has called even the poor Malawian nation to operate within the 21st century with … Continue reading A presidential jet is something Malawi does not need

Son of a poor man weeping by the rivers of Nyasaland

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, sing us one of the songs of Zion. How shall we sing the Lord’s song … Continue reading Son of a poor man weeping by the rivers of Nyasaland

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?