There was malad-ministration across the board. There was irregularity. There was criminality. There was illegality. Those were the major conclusions of the investigations of the Ombudswoman’s office into the irregular purchase and illegal disposal of the tractors and maize shellers whose loan, we taxpayers, are toiling and future generations are overburdened to repay. As usual…

Greetings! Reference is made to your article in the Weekend Nation newspaper dated 20th May 2017 titled ‘In Defence of DPP Secretary General’. Let me start by stating the following: Thank God that Barack Obama did not change the name of the ‘White House’ to become the ‘Black House’ or whatsoever because he knew that…

We, Alhajj Mufti Jean-Philippe LePoisson, SC (RTD), Nganga Maigwaigwa, PSC (RTD), Abiti Joyce Befu, MGG 66, and I, Malawi’s first and last Mohashoi, are back home from France where we went to observe, nay, witness the Presidential elections that saw Monsieur Emmanuel Macron march to the Elysee, the Sanjika or Kamuzu Palace of France.  We…

“As my Malawian friends and compatriots, the Most Paramount Native Authority Mzee Mandela;  Abiti Joyce Befu, MG 66; Nganga Maigwaigwa, PSC (RTD) and Malawi’s only Mohashoi, herein present will agree, Malawi is a uniquely African tragedy,”  Jean-Philippe continued, after taking a sip from his glass of water. “Ethnicity and tribalism are serious causes of problems…

Last week’s French presidential election, here simply called les presidentielles, came to pass as we, Abiti Joyce Befu, MG 66; the Most Paramount Native Authority Mzee Mandela; Alhajj Mufti Jean-Philippe LePoisson, SC (RTD); Nganga Maigwaigwa, PSC (RTD), and I, the Mohashoi, had predicted.  Emanuel Macron and Marine LePen will face each other next week. Most…

We, the Bottom Up expedition comprising our chief security officer, Nganga Maigwaigwa, PSC (RTD), our leader of delegation, Abiti Joyce Befu, MG 66, our religious advisor, Alhajj Mufti Jean-Philippe LePoisson, SC (RTD), our moralist, the Most Paramount Native Authority Mzee Mandela, and I, Malawi’s only Mohashoi, are here in Paris, Capitale de la France for…

Around this time, this season last year, we, the Bottom Up expedition team comprising Alhajj Mufti Jean-Philippe LePoisson, SC (RTD); the Most Paramount Native Authority Mzee CheNsomba Mandela; Abiti Joyce Befu, MG 66; and I, Malawi’s only Mohashoi, said in very clear Malawian English that Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Goodall Gondwe was…

Our leader of delegation and expedition Abiti Joyce Befu, popularly also known as MG 66; the Most Paramount Native Authority Mzee Mandela; Alhajj Mufti Jean-Philippe LePoisson, SC (RTD) and I, Malawi’s only Mohashoi, are  here in Thyolo to fulfill a number of engagements, to use a decaying political cliché.  Those engagements start hic et nunc,…

Recently we were in the capital City of the Republic of the Shire Highlands, as Blantyre or Kabula, was aptly named by our colonisers, the people who defined our borders, introduced Western educational and political values and taught us to hate our Gods in favour of one God, the God of Israel. We were enjoying…

  Those who care will, those who don’t care should, remember that our Bottom Up expedition started five years ago. Our first assignment for the International Geographic, as soon as Jean-Philippe landed in Malawi, was to find out how the Reverend John Chilembwe died, who killed him and where he was buried. To fulfill this…

  Mission accomplished. We went to Mangochi to nominate, assess and declare the Bottom Up man and woman of 2016. And we did. Actually, our choices impressed most right thinking people in this great federal republic, Malawi, our country. Of course, some suggested that we should have also nominated Vincent Wandale, the supreme leader of…

  Last week, Alhajj Mufti Jean-Philippe LePoisson, SC (RTD); the MP NA Mzee Mandela; Abiti Joyce Befu, MG 66, and I, the Mohashoi, promised. Today we deliver on that promise by unveiling the woman who excelled for Malaŵi in 2016. We nominated Mrs Gertrude Mutharika, Malaŵi’s First Lady and matron of the Beautify Malaŵi foundation;…

Our leader of delegation, Abiti Joyce Befu, also popularly known as MG 66; the Grand Mufti Alhajj Jean-Philippe LePoisson, SC (RTD), the Most Paramount (MP) Native Authority Mandela, and I, Malawi’s only Mohashoi, are here in the Republic of Mangochi for our annual retreat and to laze in peace away from the New Year celebratory…

We are still here in the capital City of the Republic of the Shire Highlands, as Blantyre or Kabula, was aptly named by our colonisers, the people who defined our borders, introduced Western educational and political values and taught us to hate our Gods in favour one God, the God of Israel, whose only begotten…

  Alhajj Mufti Jean-Philippe LePoisson, SC (RTD), Mzee, the Most Paramount Native Authority Mandela, Abiti Joyce Befu, MG 66, and I, the Mohashoi, are here in the aptly-named Shire Highlands. We will be lodged in a secret place because we want to be incognito. Our only outing will be to have the VW Amailoko serviced…