Judge Mbadwa: Why should Mr Jonah Kapita of the Association of Disgruntled Consumers be filing this application against the decision of Nyasaland’s government to migrate to a new national development plan to replace Vision 2020 instead of the office of the Ombudswoman? Jonah Kapita: My Lord, Ombudswoman Marita would have taken the issue as per…

Judge Mbadwa: The Ombudswoman Marita Chimbeki is demanding that some controlling officers and ministers pay back over K15 billion that government spent on erecting a concrete structure on the Port Herald Inland Project that has become, according to her, another white elephant. Madam, why do you think controlling officers and ministers ought to be taken…

Judge Mbadwa: Mr Jonah Kapita of the Association of Disgruntled Consumers has, in view of the forthcoming Budget Session of Parliament, asked this court to ensure that no statement about the 2019/20 budget being pro-poor and aimed at spurring growth is added to it. Can Mr Kapita state why this should be the case? Kapita:…

 Flames play away against Botswana today in Gaborone in a crucial elimination match for Qatar 2022 World Cup qualification. Botswana are ranked 147 on Fifa rankings released in July while Malawi are ranked 126. But in reality, the rankings don’t tell the true story about the strengths of the two sides. I would say Botswana…

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…

Dear judge Mbadwa, I am not writing you now to draw your attention to the marathon election case that is taking place at the Nyasaland’s Constitutional Court and whether it matters that some legal minds can claim to be the Pharisee emeritus well versed in teaching the Mosaic law or whether they are practising Pharisees,…

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…