Dear judge Mbadwa,
The protests on your proposed hiring of Tonse Buleya to help shape your justice delivery and bring some revolution in governance, service delivery and all that jazz are very loud, my lord.
There have been suggestions that Lazaro is being led astray by some opportunists who are selling him a dummy this early in his rule and I have started to buy into that narrative.
I was meant to believe that Lazaro is his own man and I still believe, my lord, he is no pushover, but on the engagement of Buleya from Mangalande, one gets an impression that this must have stupefied him and his cronies.
My lord, I do remember very well the inaugural speech where he categorically stated that he was not going to be a puppet of Western development partners as was the case before, stating that the azungus have to learn to respect the wishes of the Nyasas.
But from the events of last week where Lazaro’s media specialist made a passionate defence of neo-colonialism, which was nothing but propositional cosmetics dressed in something that resembled facts, reality dawned on me on who really calls the shot; Azungu.
My lord, you don’t need Tonse Buleya to help you advance the servant leadership agenda and enhance visibility.
My lord, only Nyasas are capable of finding solutions to the challenges that they are facing most of which are self-inflicted.
The need for change is driven by the deep-seated revulsion at the mediocrity that was sponsored by the Mapuya government which compelled Nyasas to take to the streets.
Even when the presidential elections were stolen, Buleya’s colleagues in the Western world were busy without shame declaring the sham polls free and fair, an indication that we live in different worlds. By the way, where were his contemporaries when the people were being lynched by the previous regime?
My lord, if Lazaro is looking for somebody to help him enhance his vision, he need not go beyond the country borders to court imperialism. Nyasaland has capable people who can advise him how to transform the country.
I, John Citizen as a board member of several Banki Nkhonde groups, am better qualified to do the job Buleya has been hired for. At least I know what people in Wenya, Sorijeni, Kande and Malomo go through.
I am not naïve to buy the crap that we are not spending a penny on Buleya! There are no free lunches in the world and Tonse Buleya should take his goodwill gesture elsewhere.
My lord, I have sounded angry in this letter for a good reason, too. I think this mentality of looking down upon ourselves ought to end.
Finally my lord, a tale is told how a boarding master (BM) turned an entire hostel into laughter when he found a student he suspected of making noise pretending to sleep. He asked:” Who is this one? The students answered in chorus Wabuleya (he is sleeping). Thinking that wabuleya was the name of the student, the BM went on to wake him up; Wabuleya! Wabuleya! Wabuleya! Tadzuka!
Well, Tonse Buleya should be left to sleep in his azunguland instead of being wakened up to enhance his CV on our poverty and inadequacies. My lord, we have a million jobs to create for the indigenous.
Think about this though.
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