Honourable Folks, in a year of elections, it may be understandable why JB wants to erect tombstones for those butchered during the July 20 2011 demonstrations. It’s a gesture that rubs in the evils of DPP, the major rival to the President’s own PP. Coming hot on the heels of the revelation that the late…

Honourable Folks, Henry Chibwana was speaking at a party function as secretary general of the ruling People’s Party (PP) when he made the unsavoury remarks that Malawi would be better off with a one-party system of government. It’s a calculated remark made from the PP’s vantage point as the party that sits on the government…

Honourable Folks, the notion that loomed large in my mind as we celebrated our National Day on July 6 is sovereignty. Why was the 49th Independence Anniversary such a big deal for Malawi? The issue of sovereignty was particularly confusing. Remember the July 20, 2011 lecture by Prof. Bingu wa Mutharika (deceased), economic engineer and…

Honourable Folks, the news that former president Bingu wa Mutharika amassed over K61 billion within the eight years he was in power should serve as a reminder that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Those who were there between 1999 when Mutharika contested and lost in both the presidential and parliamentary polls and 2004…

Honourable Folks, the news that former president Bingu wa Mutharika amassed over K61 billion within the eight years he was in power should serve as a reminder that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Those who were there between 1999 when Mutharika contested and lost in both the presidential and parliamentary polls and 2004…