Dear judge Mbadwa,
My Lord, I am sure you, like most of us, have not been given time to recover from shocks that come with the deluge of arrests we are experiencing in the country on a daily basis.
It is as if the hitherto toothless Nyasaland Police Service has all of sudden grown teeth and it’s trying to show to all and sundry that it can bite after all.
But, my Lord, you know very well that the police had teeth all along and they were not false ones.
They could not just effect arrests because those who truly deserved to face the law were busy driving policy and had in fact hired the bosses in the Nyasaland Police Service.
Thanks to the victory in the presidential elections that has ushered in a new broom that Lazaro and Sauli are using to sweep around, the extent of the rot that the Demagogic People’s Party was overseeing—which should have been swept under the carpet were the blue boys still in power—has been laid bare.
Though I agree that at this stage the arrests will remain meaningless if the State cannot secure convictions of those who dipped their ugly fingers into the forbidden State pot,
My Lord, you get a sense that Nyasaland was indeed being governed by a criminal cabal that was not in the least interested in making lives of Nyasas better.
Now for somebody, who took the oath of office with a pledge to protect the Constitution, to be caught in the web of bribery and corruption is an insult to the sacrilege of the Republican Constitution.
My Lord, while Mapuya and his friends are busy saying they never knew of the plunder that was going on, I believe we can still arraign him, for failing to “well and truly perform the functions of the high office of President”, for not preserving and defending the Constitution.
Surely, My Lord, it should be criminal for somebody who failed to do right to all manner of people, according to law, to allow a clique that surrounds you to abuse their power and steal from government.
Snoring on the job for a minister or president should be deemed a criminal offence, my Lord.
The Republican Constitution did not empower a President or minister to look away as people steal neither did give them authority to unscrupulously enrich themselves.
My Lord, we did not put Mapuya on the job to go be on a perpetual holiday. If he indeed knew nothing, then he should be arrested for impersonating an able bodied person when he was incapacitated.
I am angry, my Lord.
I hope when I bring such case to your court you will bring to an end such mediocrity.