Dear judge Mbadwa,
Don’t you think it high time your court subpoenaed parties to the mediation efforts that are being led by a pack of faith groups for engaging more in battles of egos at the expense of national interest?
My lord, I wouldn’t at this stage envy Luke Tomasi and his team for trying to pump sense in the otherwise irrational stakeholders to the dialogue for perpetually demonstrating that each one of them wants to have their cake and it eat, too, in as far as dialogue is concerned.
I think Tomasi and group are involved in a futile exercise because they are dealing with characters who appear more interested in proving that they can urinate the furthest than their colleagues.
My lord, I have always regarded dialogue as an exercise that is entered into by parties that understand that the principle of give-and take cannot be detached from such an endeavour.
Unfortunately, statements from all the parties involved in the Tomasi-led dialogue show that no party is ready to come down from their pedestal of self-importance for the sake of the nation.
My lord, comrade ComeDown, that venerated counsel, aptly argued in his article ‘Malawi: Two decades of Absent Values’ that “our political leaders have led the people of Malawi astray, made them a people without direction, a people without values!” and going by the progress of the dialogue, it is there for everyone to see that parties are ready to lead Nyasas into a wilderness of stagnation again.
My lord, the parties are advancing private and selfish interests in this dialogue and I don’t think the stand each one of them has taken is something that should dictate the direction of the dialogue.
Should Mapuya, Sauli Cloud, Lazaro and Timoteo Cloud and his Coalition of Human Rights Abusers really be subjecting us citizens to their senseless battle of egos?
Mapuya wants protests against John Answer to be curtailed while Sauli says Answer must go first, but dialogue cannot also proceed before conclusion of a court case. I heard Lazaro’s spokesperson speaking with a milky voice also commenting that they are not meeting Mapuya any sooner.
My lord, I don’t think any of the leaders are committed to promoting peace because they are still dressing themselves in superior airs and are not ready to remove their garb of pride.
Mature leaders should humble themselves for the sake of the country and drop this ‘if not’ nonsense and meet without setting any conditions.
Shouldn’t it have been Tomasi setting the conditions for the parties’ meeting not vice-versa? My lord, subpoena these leaders for lying to a man of God that they are committed to dialogue when they mean the opposite.
Waiting to hear from you,
With Emmanuel Luciano
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