Dear judge Mbadwa,
I listened with shock, My Lord, the Nyasaland Minister of Home Security Nikolai Doubts, justifying the political violence that reared its ugly head a couple of weeks ago, saying the opposition was reaping the seeds they sowed long time ago.
This is where I have a problem My Lord, because Nikolai is no ordinary citizen. Look, Nikolai took oath of office as Nyasaland’s Minister of Home Security; hence, his work does not limit him to only pander to the whims of his party, the People’s Demagogic Party (PDP).
The minister was not only being partisan in his statement, but he was also being insensitive.
My Lord, the minister subtly submitted that violence that appears retaliatory in nature should be allowed in the country.
In fact, the minister is stating that in his ideal of ensuring security in the homeland, thugs are allowed to take the law into their own hands as long as they are doing so in revenge for past atrocities committed against them.
Two wrongs have never made a right and should not be allowed to do so now on the basis of political expedience.
My Lord, the minister was speaking as a party zealot in his justification for violence with his narrow perspective that reduces the cause to hatred against PDP and its government.
Now that he has abdicated his responsibility as a minister and I know that he can’t resign, My Lord, I want to let you know that I intend to apply to your court to order the arrest of the minister for making a careless statement that would incite violence.
It is unfortunate that the nature of the violence that ensued was sectarian as it happened in some party strongholds; hence, I submit that the ministerial statement condoning violence was in essence encouraging tribalistic politics.
The honourable Doubts, My Lord, will be charged with hate speech for painting some sections of the citizenry, especially the Coalition of Human Rights Abuser being led by Mphatso, as worth lynching.
Inciting people to cause violence is a serious crime, but since I have not yet made an application, I just wanted to let you know by this letter that my lawyers are working tirelessly to tie the loose ends of the application.
My Lord, congratulations on being appointed new Nyasaland Electoral Commission chairperson, replacing John Answer.
But will you still have time to preside over this important tribunal, including determining the yet-to-be filled case against Doubts?
I hope you are well.