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…

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…