Dear Judge Mbadwa, For reasons that are not so obvious My Lord I have been compelled to resend the letter I wrote you a couple of weeks ago. My Lord, you might have issued the moratorium, but in between, the key players in the conflict are still snoring heavily in their parochial dreams. Remember I…

Court clerk: All rise! (as judge Mbadwa enters the court room) . You can now sit as the Honourable judge Mbadwa’s court is now is session. Judge Mbadwa: The Nyasaland Police Force Lord-ndine Tonse despite having the Attorney General as his legal representative, he has decided to represent himself in this matter. This tribunal does…

Court Clerk: All rise! (the judge takes his seat) You can now sit and we demand total silence as the court of Honourable Mbadwa is now in session. Judge Mbadwa: The court is convening a day after the commemoration of the country’s independence from the colonial masters. This court, therefore, wants to listen to an…

Judge Mbadwa, While the focus this week has been on protests calling for the resignation of the chairperson of Nyasaland Electoral Commission and the election case at the constitutional court, I deliberately choose to focus on the State of the Nation Address delivered in Parliament last Friday. My Lord, I think others have properly expounded…

While the opposition and the ruling party spent their Friday, a real Freedom day for me, trying to drown out each other’s screams with legal jargon whether somebody stole their elections or not, I was busy reflecting on the significance of the day which has given these political leaders a licence to lie to us,…

(Various interests groups, including international human rights organisations want the police chief arraigned over the abuse of tear gas) Judge Mbadwa: This court has been asked to convene at this time because of the crisis we have at hand. Not even the election celebratory rallies could have stopped the tribunal from convening to address the…

Congratulations to all winners Dear judge Mbadwa, What a week it was! The campaign, the voting, the waiting and the heart palpitations that followed the waiting of the announcement of the results; it was a worthwhile marathon. As I was writing this letter to you, results of the tripartite polls which Nyasas participated in had…

Dear judge Mbadwa, I write to petition your court to summon the Nyasaland Electoral Commission for treating with kid gloves serious allegations about rigging. My Lord, we have heard on the campaign trail serious claims that elections in Nyasaland are always a product of some rigging by uncouth and unpatriotic citizens who don’t wish the…

I hear that of late you have been very busy shuttling between cities and chambers trying to make sense of the nonsense that lawyers representing the civil society and the State have been shoving down your throat following May 21 elections rigging claims and the consequent defamation charges. I understand you have been forced to…