George Kasakula: Malawians will not replace set of thieves with another

There is a pervasive self-serving view, almost some form of arrogance, that you see in the opposition parties these days. The mistaken view goes something like this. Because the DPP administration has messed our lives big time through poor governance, nepotism, incompetence and corruption, among other evils, then it is almost automatic, a done deal, that come 2019 Malawians will...

Chavura’s rape song not criminal, only moral whip available

A Fisheries graduate from Mzuzu University, Mwiza Chavura, has caused stir on the social media with his hip-hop song titled "Rape". The stir is not of applause or admiration, but an uproar of rage incited by his lyrics which inform that he intends to rape someone. Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting lyrics for varied reasons some of which include:...

Legal perspective of Chavura’s impending arrest and/or case: Malawi rape song

Criminal prosecution is secured by placing charges on a suspect. The legal system of any country puts, in place, the necessary legal infrastructure/tools that guide prosecution. In Malawi we have the Penal Code as one of the tools guiding criminal prosecution in as far as framing of charges is concerned. In this Penal Code, there is no such offence as...

Nyasa Big Bullets F.C. Poaches Wizards Striker Patrick Phiri

Nyasa Big Bullets FC has signed their second player, striker Patrick Phiri on a 3-year contract. Phiri was officially unveiled Friday, January 12. The striker was with Premier Bet Wizards. The signing fee for Phiri has not been publicly revealed. On Thursday the People’s Team also signed Righteous Banda from Civil Sporting Club. There were major transition changes at the club on...

Botswana closes Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s Miracle Money Church

The Government of Botswana has closed down the church of controversial self-styled prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Botswana media as well as the BBC reported Wednesday. The Government of Botswana confirmed the closure of Bushiri’s Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG)Church in Gaborone, reportedly due to concerns over the so-called “miracle money”. The Botswana Gazette, a leading weekly Botswana newspaper, reported that Bushiri had failed...

Malawi’s Kufewa Acrobatics to go international this year

Kufewa Acrobatics, makers of the internationally acclaimed kung-fu movie,  Town Monger, say they plan on international screenings and performances this year. Kufewa Acrobatics manager, Dennis Imaan, says they are currently working on bookings and dates for international shows. “We are processing passports and then thereafter we will have shows in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, where we want to...

Blessings Tembo now Beforward Wanderers: Malawi Football

The wrangle involving Blessings Tembo’s free transfer from Silver Strikers to Be Forward Wanderers was finally put to rest yesterday when the midfielder started training with the Nomads. Tembo joined his new team-mates at Blantyre Sports Club where they are preparing for next month’s Confederation of African Football (Caf) preliminary round ties against AS Vita of the Democratic of Congo. Tembo’s...

No chance of winning for Malawi political parties that condone corruption

The very poison that Peter Mutharika and DPP used to make Joyce Banda and her PP lose elections will be used to dislodge Peter Mutharika and DPP from government after elections next year 2019. Knowing that state theft and corruption are the worst enemies that citizens of Africa hate, Peter Mutharika did not spend too much energy and resources...

At long last, Mr Splash Geofrey Kapusa secures job at Mibawa TV

Malawi’s renowned television (TV) personality, Geoffrey Kapusa, aka Mr. Splash has finally secured a job at Mibawa Television, faceofmalawi can reveal. Kapusa was fired at the state controlled Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) two weeks ago for allegedly questioning some of the propaganda programmes at MBC TV by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) aimed at disgracing Sidik Mia and the...

Talking Blues: Party Indabas in the air in Malawi

With about 500 days to go before the May 2019 elections, political parties – the non-briefcase types that is, are pondering national conventions. High on their agendas is election of their torch bearers for the 2019 marathon. Although from reports this far, only three: Alliance for Democracy (Aford), Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and United Democratic Front (UDF) have expressed intentions to convene; the likelihood is...