Dearest Judge Mbadwa, You have probably heard that Mapuya has been very busy lately; shuttling between markets and forests breaking ground for numerous projects that you want to implement in the few remaining months before the polls or buying bonya, pumpkins and doing some drama with serious sofa makers in the most populous township of…

Judge Mbadwa: Mr Lubwalubwa Banda, everyone is excited by groundbreaking ceremony after groundbreaking ceremony that Mapuya is presiding over, signalling how far the People’s Demagogic Party (PDP) has gone in trying to change the infrastructural landscape of the country. At least that is what PDP fanatics are saying. Why should someone, therefore, want to stop…

Dear judge Mbadwa, My Lord, we are just few days to the month of February and I am worried already. Promises, which are turning into lies, were made last December and even a little earlier that people of Nyasaland, who live in a self-inflicted darkness, will finally see light around this time. My Lord, instead…

Dear judge Mbadwa, We chiefs, who form the native authority in Nyasaland, tired of defending this government on national television, want to put in on record through this petition that we do not agree with everything that puts the establishment in the negative light. We are sure there are opposition plants in Mapuya’s government who…

Dear judge Mbadwa, My Lord, I am writing to you to express my worry at the departure of the head of Kanani Vimbundi merchants otherwise known as Nyasaland Aiding Corruption Bureau (NACB). Why am I moaning his departure and not necessarily mourning over his decision not to renew his licence to head Kanani Vimbundi? My…

Dear Judge Mbadwa, I would rather address your court through this letter than talk to some unkempt journalists about my trip to United Nations General Assembly (Unga) in the United states, the violence at the Khalapadenga ceremony in the Tumbukaland, the alleged vampires looming in the Lhomwe belt and the resultant barbaric curtailing of lives…

(There is commotion in the courtroom as judge Mbadwa enters the courtroom that is in semi-darkness due to power outage. The judge has been asked to read again his determination on whether Escom is right to blame everything on the weatherman) Court Clerk: All rise! His Lordship Mbadwa’s court is now in session! Judge Mbadwa:…

  I never knew George Chamangwana on a first person basis, yet I knew him enough through his good work at Be Forward Wanderers as chairperson of the club. What struck me most about George’s personality was his simple and modest lifestyle. He was not a man who allowed his position as chairperson to create…

Dear judge Mbadwa, My Lord, you know because of the position I hold and the immunity I enjoy, I cannot be appearing in your court at the whimsical call of some deviant lecturers of a university college that calls itself by my name. But as a Chancellor, who is also a professor of constitutional law,…

Honourable judge Mbadwa, It is an insult of the highest order for the Afro-thermometer survey or whatever they call it to rate Amayi’s party at a paltry 7 percent if people were to vote for the candidate of the orange party today. My Lord, as the interim president of the party in the absence of…

Judge Mbadwa: This court has an interesting case in its hands. Civil society organisations want the People’s Demagogic Party (PDP) to change its party logo of corn cobs to something else. Mr Mphatso Sixpence and Banidiki Kandaule representing CSOs think that is the rightful direction that the country should take. I will ask either Sixpence…

  As an advocate of change, I would like to congratulate Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad for wrestling power from Issa Hayatou who had overstayed his welcome as CAF president. After 29 years, Hayatou had run out of ideas and grown too old for the job. I argued a few weeks ago how depressing it was to…