I have not forgotten watching videos, through social media, of women battering a fellow woman on suspicion that she was cheating with their husband. When I saw the first video of about three women, stripping naked, beating and urinating on a fellow woman, accusing her of cheating with their friend’s husband, I thought I had seen…

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid campaigner, activist and politician died a day before my birthday. In my quiet celebrations, I usually take stock of what I have achieved and failed to achieve. This year, I spent reflecting on and admiring the life of one of Africa’s most bold, charismatic, energetic and unapologetic daughters, Winnie-Madikizela…

What happens when you are hurt by the one you love? Women have many questions about their relationship and are discouraged by the lack of support and information they receive from family and friends. Many times when women try to seek advice from family and friends about an abusive partner the response and advice from…

The overwhelming feedback to last week’s column—from both women and men—is greatly appreciated. The feedback came from e-mails, Social Media and phone calls. One woman who sent an e-mail, and didn’t want her name to be mentioned, spoke of how she could relate to the stigma that women who do not give birth through natural…

When Zikomo Mulunji was born, I informed family and friends about the bundle of joy we had received. I remember my husband’s phone couldn’t stop ringing and so, too, mine. Questions ranged from enquiring the sex of the baby to the one question that I still grapple with a year later. Many of the family…

The past week has been quite an eventful one in all spheres. From Minister of Finance Goodall Gondwe’s stuttering— although we have known him as a man who never stammers, and failing to explain where the controversial K4 billion money meant to be disbursed to constituencies will come from, to the murder suspect and fugitive…

We have a cholera outbreak crisis in the country. The number of cases and deaths from cholera keeps on rising. This is despite Ministry of Health officials insisting that the outbreak is under control, and it is not a crisis yet. At this point, I can safely say that the disease is getting out of…

The past few weeks have been quite hectic in the political circles. As 2019 draws near, there has been quite some activities by political parties and their supporters in a bid to woo the masses to their sides. There are others, the DPP, for instance, who have been quite active with ‘development rallies’—although it is…

When Zikomo Mulunji was born, I informed family and friends about the bundle of joy we had received. I remember my husband’s phone couldn’t stop ringing and so, too, was mine. Questions ranged from enquiring the sex of the baby to the one question that I still grapple with, a year later. Many of the…

Let there be demonstrations. Let those who feel the urge and have enough reason to express themselves through demonstrations, go on the street and express their thoughts. As for those who are afraid of the demos, well, you can sit at home and watch, that is if you will have electricity to power your TVs…

Recently  two weeks in a row I watched videos through social media of women battering a fellow woman on suspicion that she is cheating with their husband. When I saw the first video of about three women, stripping naked, beating and urinating on a fellow woman, accusing her of cheating with their friend’s husband I…

Events in the country’s main opposition party, Malawi Congress Party (MCP), are a true testimony of how money bags are eroding democratic values that parties ought to hold. I lay all blame of the intra-party conflicts and factionalism now apparent in MCP to the coming of Sidik Mia. Mia is a big catch for MCP—both…

Don’t politicise corruption—Mutharika

President Peter Mutharika while acknowledging that there is widespread corruption in the country, denied reports that corruption is growing in the country and said it is just being politicised. Mutharika, speaking during the commemoration prayers organized in remembrance of the freedom fighter John Chilembwe in Chiradzulu, said corruption exists in the private sector, judiciary, faith…

We have a crisis. We have an energy crisis that has paralysed our already weakling economy which is on life support machine. Spending days in darkness have made me weary and angry that I sometimes wish I had the powers to single-handedly change things—but I know this is next to impossible. But, sometimes when I…

Goodbye 2017 and all your troubles, and problems. Welcome 2018 and hoping that this is the year that, as a people, we will prosper in all spheres of life. I had my good share of sad and happy moments in 2017 and as I look back, I know for sure that some of those sad…

Let there be demonstrations. Let those who feel the urge and have enough reason to express themselves through demonstrations, go on the street and express their thoughts. As for those who are afraid of the demos, well, you can sit at home and watch, that is if you will have electricity to power your TVs…

We have a crisis. We have an energy crisis that has paralysed our economy which is already on life support machine. I feel this is a crisis, and so, too, does my neighbour and all Malawians both within and without. Spending days in darkness has made me weary and angry that I sometimes wish I…

In recent part, I have read several heartbreaking stories.  I single out two—one about a woman raped by her father and another one about a four-year old girl defiled and left for dead. The thought of a four-year-old girl being sexually assaulted and killed in the process by someone she perhaps trusted makes me wonder…

There is a popular saying in Malawi that has become a catchword in political circles as well as in everyday life. The vernacular phrase, wadya sikono (literary meaning as eating a scone) is often used to describe someone who fails to speak out against the ills that are happening in their community, workplace and indeed…