Dear judge Mbadwa, You remember the time the Nyanja chiefs wrote you, claiming that they are the sixth in command; hence they need to be respected at all cost? You might not have forgotten how Paramount Chief Zundu led some Nyanja chiefs without names to organise a prompt press conference on State-sponsored Nyasaland Broadcasting Corporation…

(The President, through his lawyers Tamusiya Athawe, wants the tribunal to stop the move by the opposition to review standing orders that stop Parliament from summoning the President to answer other questions not related to the opening of the budget from legislators. He is making his submission in court to judge Mbadwa) Athawe: My Lord,…

  I followed the debate on social media where a group of soccer enthusiasts were playing jury, denigrating the continent’s biggest football showpiece—the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon)—underway in Gabon as a flop. I got interested. There was some sense in some of the arguments although there were some exaggerations. The signs that this…

  Africa might be poor, but that does not make the motherland less deserving of any respect. Liverpool’s Joel Matip thought he could play truant by absconding the Cameroon national team duties for no apparent reason. His explanation is that he had resigned from national duties. According to Fifa rules, he can only play for…

Dear Judge Mbadwa, I have decided to pen you again, but this time to seek your explanation because I have received numerous queries on why you are claiming to be the most competent court; a tribunal that does not look at issues from the prism of partiality or depending on the political correctness of the…

  Neither the glamour of the Premier League nor the allure of La Liga Santander will stop me from watching the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) starting today in Gabon. On an ordinary day I should have been waxing lyrical about Super Sunday which will showcase two big fixtures starting with Everton v Man City…

Antonio Conte was given a test of his own medicine when an adamant and competitive Tottenham run riot at White Hart Lane to hand Chelsea their first defeat in 14 matches. It was sweet revenge for Tottenham because it was Chelsea who ended Spurs’ undefeated run in the new season last year. It was also…

Dear judge Mbadwa, New Year greetings to you honourable judge Mbadwa. We chiefs of the Nyanja clan acknowledge that the past year was eventful in your court honourable judge. You presided over many cases and delivered justice without fear or favour. There were times that you allowed to have your holiday curtailed for the sake…

The English Premier League enters its busiest period on Boxing Day with teams scheduled to play three matches in barely seven days. It’s an arrangement that irritates new managers in the league because of the exertions of fatigue plus wear and tear on the players. Already Jurgen Klopp has vented his disenchantment because, after playing…

December is never a good month for Arsenal because it is the time when the wheels start coming off derailing their English Premier League (EPL) campaign and this is why the Super Sunday clash against Manchester City is of special significance. The match is a defining moment for the Gunners’ season because a loss will…

Dear Judge Mbadwa, I have decided to write you honourable judge because the noise generated by political bickering in the country’s oldest party and others that followed it is disturbing my peace. And that Lazaro had the audacity of labelling his compatriot Mapuya a failure, when he doesn’t provide tangible alternatives, had me in stitches;…

Dear Judge Mbadwa, I hear that Mapuya admitted during an address to the nation that he has failed to solve myriad problems facing the country—ranging from a runaway economy to poor service delivery in health, education and other crucial sectors. That the entire country has been plunged into darkness is common knowledge. It is also…

(Judge Mbadwa is hearing an application from Mapuya’s legal adviser, Malani Matata, to declare University Councils redundant) Malani Matata: My Lord, my client Mapuya is greatly disappointed with members of various university councils he appointed to run institutions of higher learning in Nyasaland on his behalf.  Why is he disappointed? These are men and women…

Judge Mbadwa, I have decided to pen you again, but this time to seek your explanation because I have received numerous queries on why you are claiming to be the most competent court; a tribunal that does not look at issues from the prism of partiality or depending on the political correctness of the person…

Dear Judge Mbadwa, I have decided to pen you honourable judge because the noise generated by political bickering in the country’s oldest party and others that followed it is disturbing my peace. I think as a citizen I have a right to live a peaceful and productive life devoid of political tantrums that have characterised…

The Blantyre derby could not have come at a better weekend when the European leagues are on break owing to World Cup 2018 qualifiers. There will be no excuses to miss this match. Of course, there are some mouth-watering matches on the continent live on SuperSport such as Ivory Coast vs Mali, Burkina Faso vs…

(Leader of Land of People Organisation Vinja Mpolitiki is protesting his incarceration and wants the People’s Tribunal to stop the Nyasaland government from interfering in the affairs of his purported free area) Vinja Mpolitiki: My Lord, we at the Land of People Organisation, think that government of Mapuya in Nyasaland does not have the jurisdiction…

  Dear Judge Mbadwa, I write to your honourable court after being appalled by thieving tendencies being demonstrated by Malawians of all spheres. My Lord, I am writing to you to give me direction because as a layman, I don’t know how I should proceed in seeking the court’s indulgence in the matter that has…