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…

As the world’s most popular football league, the English Premier League, gets under way this afternoon, fans are curious to know which team has potential to become champions. But after Leicester City’s feat last season, every pundit will be very careful and circumspect before they make their prediction. Leicester, complete outsiders at the start of…

My Lord, as I am writing this piece I am laughing like a hyena why the whole world could be living on borrowed animal names in perpetuating traditions that benefit a few misguided individuals. Probably you have heard that somewhere in Africa a President of a country ordered the arrest of a ‘hyena’ and as…

  (Judge Mbadwa is hearing an application by Friends of the People, who want the Pest and Rodents Control Agency to regularise the eating of grasshoppers and rodents)   Judge Mbadwa: Order! Order! Order! I think the chairperson of Friends of the People has not finished his submission on why the Pest and Rodents Control…

(Representatives of constituents and Disgruntled Taxpayers Association executives want the tribunal to order that the recall provision be reinstated. Judge Mbadwa is handling the matter)   Judge Mbadwa: I have a group or should I say groups that seem to be irked with the conduct of the members of Parliament (MPs), why is that so?…