Thursday, February 26, 2009

Of Bingu wa Muluzi

Welcome to Malawi.

You will find Ex President Muluzi jailed by incumbent Bingu. No shocks, the man siphoned 11 million big "In God We Trust" bucks into his private accounts when he was head of state! Lock him up and chew the key. Someone please tell Bashir to relax. ICJ is too slow at this rate. We are disciplining our own rogue children the African way.

No champagne bottles yet! Just a little matter. Muluzi has a dozen supporters or so. Probably inconvenient to say, but yeah, he is supposed to square off in a presidential election roughly 3 months from today? Yes, with Bingu. Please be quick with your questions. Yes, the two are not strangers. Yes it is Muluzi who picked Bingu to succeed him as president. So what? Its an African thingy! Bush could well have picked anyone, who cares?

Question: What is common between
1. Corruption,
2. Presidential elections and
3. Arrests of aspirants?

Answer: Jacob Zuma.

The "Shower Power" boy was the first to have all three at once. Nothing spectacular about Muluzi here. He is, in fact lucky. If he had squared off against Mugabe, he would have had his head bashed against a hard cold wall. Ask his newly acquired Shrek alike Prime Minister.

Do the crime, do the time, period! Wait. Ex Gratia aspirant Kuffour is already in Malawi. Not alone. Ex Mozambique head Chissano is with him. The Comrades want to ensure the supporters of Ex President Muluzi do not clash with those of Bingu. A clique of ex's. By the way what have you boys said about Ex Gratia for Ex President Kuffour? 6 cars aint much. Mugabe has three helicopters on top of everything. Zimbabweans are ready to give him all and more if he decides to hang the whip...oops sorry the boots. I digress.

So what is wrong then? Ex Presidents should not be arrested for crimes committed during tenure? Gaddaffi, Museveni, Mugabe: YES!

Sorry guys. Certainly not!

Why wait till election time though? Naughty Bingu! Remember what goes around comes around.


  1. Awwww, super brilliant. Gee, Pen Powder, your writing is sharp! I like. All that wittiness!

  2. Its the powder blazing off the pen. Wouldnt you rather have the pen oozing powder than spitting bullets, Nana Asiedu?