Misa-Malawi's Blog of the Year 2012
A Journery through issues that affect Malawi, Africa and the developing World with focus on Health, Education, Youth and Socio-political governance.
There are many reports alleging that he has escaped lawful custody. These are merely rumours but as of 4pm Malawian time he was still at Rusternburg Police. This blog will updatebyou accordingly should there be any developments.
Good morning Mr Munthali. I always responded Good morning Mr. Munthali. He always ended ndimakukondani Achimwene. I would laugh or ask what is it you want. He would say your time, I have nobody to bother now, so you are my choice lets chat. Every call, whatsapp, messenger from Ousmane was something else. He did not see what time it was and neither did he mind that he was inconveniencing you. He said he never applied to be my brother, so since he cant be fired, get used to it and live with it.
In 2007 whilst in Johannesburg, we were with Chikwekwe Khonje, is his rugged Fiat, South African Police stopped and searched us. I was furious, Ousmane was laughing after the ordeal I snapped up asking him what was funny about the humiliation of being stopped and searched as potential suspects, he casually said "zilibe woti wachoka ku USA, kaya ndiwe celeb wa newspaper ku Malawi umazunza ma President kwanu, aliyense kuno ndi suspect. Pepa chimwene." I am dark, he could not read I had t…
This week, I had to be down under doctors orders after a trip that ended up in a mess and I failed to reach somewhere where I was required to be a Moderator. But I am back today and thanks to all that cared since Wednesday last week, I am home and safe. But I returned to office to a National pronographic scandal, well known senior and respected Malawians all married decided to take pictures of themselves naked throughout 2004 to 2006. When I recieved a bunch of them, I dismissed them as very irrelevant and thought it is a closed matter. But lo!, they keep coming and people are coining phrases to attach to them. One daily newspaper has find it fit to dignify the scandal by leading the story. Now all of us, we really are serious that we have stopped working and are using company resources including the internet and phones just to gossip about these people's pictures which someone I am told stole and distributed. Really, I am ashamed to be a Malawian if we can all reduce ourselves to …
Happy New Year. It is not very late to say that, only first month gone. 2014 was a very long year, as one of those rightly observed, a very trying year. Of course, 2015 has started on the extreme side, we have lost a very good Bishop Zuza, and of course, one of the ever smiling warm persons I came across in politics, Mai Ruth Tembo. With almost all interviews in my career as a Journalist with JZU at his area 10 residence or Nyambadwe, travelling with him during the 2009 campaigns, I ended up interacting with the mother of the house often. And whenever she was mentioned "Baba" as we call JZU would beam with pride, as speak of her as "my dietitian." For the Bishop, he loved farming, and I am sure he was coming from his farm in Hesyeni, when called recalled him to his home. We met and spoke at length about farming near my farm after Jenda, he thought it was very unusual for someone of this generation to speak of farming the way I do. May their souls, of these two un…