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…

(Various interest groups, including international human rights organisations, want the police chief, Minister of Homeland Security and Mapuya to resign for failing to stop killings of people albinism) Judge Mbadwa: This court has been asked to convene at this time again because of the killings of the persons with albinism have continued unabated despite promises…

Dear judge Mbadwa, You know this week various presidential candidates, including, Mapuya of the Peoples Demagogic Party (PDP), will be presenting nomination papers. But it is not the nomination presentation ceremony that has me worried. It is my being sidelined at this crucial time that is confusing me and the trauma I have experienced because…

Dear judge Mbadwa, As we are counting down to the May 21 tripartite elections, which are just three months away, you might have noted that the seismic waves in the political terrain are becoming more pronounced. On a daily basis, politicians are busy trying to outdo each other on the idiocy of begging for votes…

(Various interests groups, including international human rights organisations , want the police chief, Minister of Homeland Security and Mapuya should answer charges of genocide over the killing of people with albinism and the general lapse of security) Judge Mbadwa: This court has been asked to convene at this time because of the crisis we have…

(There is noise in the court room before the judge enters: Time is over for common thieves called chiefs! Ogulitsa malo inu! Odya mmaliro inu! Yes, clowns of politicians have been reduced to size!) Court clerk: Order! Order! This is not a village or town gathering. It is an honourable court of law. Silence! All…

Dear judge Mbadwa I understand you and fellow judges are just coming from your annual recess and I don’t want to bother you with legal issues at this stage. Still more, I feel you need to be kept abreast of political goings-on so that when various parties bring cases before your court, either disputing results…

(The court is hearing from counsel of Lesson Mulibwanji of the Mulhavani clan who wants the tribunal to register his tribal grouping as a political entity) Judge Mbadwa: I understand Mr Mulibwanji has opted to represent himself in this case. The tribunal has no problem with that. You can now proceed Mr Mulibwanji to present…