Dear judge Mbadwa,
A pandemic of the proportion of Covid-19, My Lord, is a serious matter that has shaken the foundation of the entire world to the core, yet until recently there was a circus in town trading under the name of the Cabinet Committee on coronavirus that was making light of it.
Not long ago, citizens were subjected to some drama when high profile-committee members, who hitherto claimed they were not drawing allowances from the fund meant to fight Covid-19, publicly cartooned themselves, speaking in not–so-hushed tones about the report that had gone viral detailing the allowances they have regardless been drawing.
My Lord, the handling of the pandemic has been calamitous from the word go by a catastrophic clique at the helm of its fight.
I did point out that the committee belittled the fight against the coronavirus pandemic that should be treated seriously because of the casual manner they conducted business.
My Lord, I suggest that some leaders of the committee be arrested for endangering lives of citizens and for subjecting human beings to dehumanising conditions in view of the pandemic.
The disappearing acts of people Kameza quarantine facility speak a volume on whether those spearheading the fight are in a control.
It is as if they didn’t know that some people will be returning from Jozi or Teba in the course of the week and that mechanisms had to be put in place to welcome them.
But in the bungling spirit of the committee, the returnees were either left for themselves at Kameza or dumped at the Kamuzu Stadium whose ablution’s sorry state is well-documented.
Somebody had to create a fertile ground for people to escape because there was practically nothing on the ground to cater for the returnees.
My Lord, it would be simplistic to advance that the committee did not prepare because I feel they did and what transpired is a culmination of the groundwork by the clique that is handling a budget in excess of billions of kwacha to handle the pandemic.
My Lord, they prepared to leave the returnees to fate so that some would naturally escape from the dehumanising conditions at the stadium and mingle with society so that more and more people are exposed to ensure that the committee continues to exist.
The people responsible deliberately set-up a quarantine facility that is porous and without proper monitoring mechanisms so that those who are supposed to be receiving treatment should leave of their own accord.
Forgive my insensitivity, but My Lord, I think the politicians in the committee, need the pandemic to spread widely to justify their existence and earn more allowances. Sounds callous, isn’t it? But how else would you explain the returnees’ fiasco?
My Lord, I wouldn’t want to condemn various professionals, who are working hard to treat those infected, because they don’t handle logistics.
Of course, we know that no one is going to resign or going to get the sack over this scandal just as nothing happened after the allowance fiasco.
But don’t the citizens have a right to sue the committee from now onwards for every fresh case that will emerge after the returnees’ scandal?
They have enough money to compensate every person who will be infected, don’t they?
I am waiting for the legal opinion of the Attorney General before I finally file my application against the committee, but I just wanted to put you in the loop by this letter.
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