Sidik Mia bombarded with question on MCP roadmap

My Fellow Malawians, This post is meant to respond to a question posed by one of the learned youthful followers on this page who advised that I hide his identity. He submitted: “Dear Sir, Before Chilima began dominating our media, all talk among my friends was on how the MCP seemed like a better party to rule Malawi come 2019. What has been...

Prophet Bushiri rendered restless in South Africa as Hawks cause havoc

Barely weeks after the South African Police(Hawks) launched investigations on allegations that Prophet Bushiri is laundering money to the tune of R 15 million each time he travels to Malawi, Malawian Watchdog has learnt that the  Hawks are again punching on Bushiri, doing investigations that he has been involved in a number of numerous crimes in South Africa. Last week...

UNMASKING BEN PHIRI: The Truth behind the fake Persona

Introduction By way of background, it is our view that one of the reasons why Malawi still lags behind in terms of development, 54 years after independence and 24 years after attaining multiparty democracy is the tendency to allow dodgy and crooked characters to be at the center of the country’s leadership.Unless as a country we can take the time...

Wise One to Saulos Chilima: Emancipate yourself from mental slavery…

Men, said Franklin D. Roosevelt, are not prisoners of fate but only prisoners of their own minds. On my mind are musings of what could be going on in the mind of one Saulos Klaus Chilima, the man whose name is currently dividing and driving opinions in Malawi’s political circles especially within the rank and file of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party...

On Ben Phiri’s Interview on Zodiak

I have listened to the interview. He has said a number of things that I wish I could respond to. For instance, he claims that “Chakwera ndi nthochi ya bwino, koma ndi nthochi ya green, yowezuka, ya khambi”. He further goes to suggest that come 2019 he will ask the President to give him “ka udindo kakang’ono in cabinet”...

Malawi state house security chief Norman Chisale murdered ACB Director Njaunji

INTRODUCTION Let’s begin by introduction. Norman Paulos Chisale is a close friend to Deputy Inspector General of Police (Administration), Duncan Mwapasa. He is also a husband to Commissioner Chisale of Malawi Police. Norman Chisale is among President Peter Mutharika’s closest. He is the Chief of State House Security. Nothing can reach Mutharika without going through him. It is believed that his influences were...

TRUTH TO POWER: A Weekly Letter to the President

Your Excellency Arthur Peter Mutharika, Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus, and may you live long and prosper by his grace. Your 82 year old Finance Minister, Honorable Goodall Gondwe, has responded to calls from a younger and growing faction of your governing Democratic Progressive Party for you to give up your bid for reelection and let your more...

Confrontation vs Containment as a matter of strategy

Since history of human civilization until today, the greatest political leaders that shaped events of the world were soldiers. In other words, soldiers that rose in the ranks of military or at least such leaders that had at some point received military training, even of guerrilla war and rose at least to commanding officer, have usually made great politicians. The...

Saulos Chilima’s Decision As Regards Hurricane Callista: Malawi Politics

As far as I can tell from a limited perspective as well as from reading the memoirs of men and women who have led nations before, one of the main responsibilities of being a Head of State is decision-making. Good, strong, credible, and timely decision-making is the essence of executive leadership. In fact, decision-making ability is a greater asset...

‘Glass half full and not half empty,’ says Mia about Mangochi by-election results; condemns Mulanje violence

BLANTYRE—Seasoned Politician and Business Magnate Sidik Mia has reacted to the by-election results which has seen his opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidates coming second in both wards. The by-election took place in Mangochi Malindi ward as well as in Mulanje Milonde ward. Writing on his facebook page this morning, Mia says the party is viewing the results in a case...