(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…

Dear Judge Mbadwa, When I wrote you about general thieving tendencies, you promised to reply, but because of your silence, I will repeat what I told you about since the theft has spread far and wide. Water and power is being stolen like nobody’s business. You can’t just have potable water in homes and power…

Dear judge Mbadwa, I know I have my rights and that is the main reason I have written you honourable judge Mbadwa because I think civil society organisations are going too far with their freedoms. How can they ask a court of law that I should receive their petition when they know I have people…

(Patients and guardians from referral and district hospitals want the Ministry of Health and Department of Human Resources officers fired for incompetence) Court clerk: My Lord, these patients and guardians have been camping here since last week. They did not know that you could not hear any case that week because you were on vacation.…

Judge Mbadwa: I will allow Mr Mzika Yeniyeni to make his submission why he wants political parties to disclose their income. Nzika: My Lord, I have heard a lot of noise about the wind of change blowing across the nation and my hope about the future of Nyasaland were raised. But before I show allegiance…

The People Against Confusion (PAC), the grouping promoting peaceful co-existence in this country, brought this matter before the tribunal against the conduct of Mapuya and Tally-Star Chazizira, who were related through the marriage of Chazizira to Mapuya’s late brother, Chitsulo Chanjanji. Traditionally, the in-law status between the two was abrogated after chief Ngalangalawa led in…

Judge Mbadwa, Why are people slaughtering me and my village bank group called the People’s Demagogic Party (PDP) over the 154 million shillings that I honorably received from a venerable well-wisher? For starters, the money was deposited into an account in which I am a sole signatory, what is wrong with that? This village bank…

Dear judge Mbadwa, I was surprised that your court is no longer dispensing injunctions as if it were some aspirin meant to provide relief for some legal headaches. It has suddenly gone quiet on the injunctions front and the people who rushed to your chamber on every flimsy case to seek relief have now got…

Dear Judge Mbadwa, When I wrote you about general thieving tendencies, you promised to reply, but because of your silence, I will repeat what I told you about since the theft has spread far and wide. Water and power is being stolen like nobody’s business. You can’t just have potable water in homes and power…

Dear judge Mbadwa, When I refused to be intoxicated with excitement over the commissioning of the diesel generators, with its false promise of adding 55 megawatts to the national grid, I was labelled unpatriotic, especially from the blue-half of the political spectrum. Now that the fuel guzzlers are scarcely humming and the duration of being…