Raphael Tenthani on 12th Oct

“If you tremble with indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine” Ernesto Che Guevara   Let me tell you a tale of two countries rolled into one. ...

Raphael Tenthani on 05th Oct

Politics of vengeance is what is dragging us behind. ...

Our Reporter on 29th Sep

Let me first confess that I like the writing of the Muckraker, Raphael Tenthani. He is a highly gifted writer, and I consider him one of our very best. Unfortunately, it is clear that he has earned himself a displeased audience which Tenthani himself exposed in the Muckraking of yesterday, September 28; he simply referred to them as “President Peter...

Raphael Tenthani on 28th Sep

Dear Raphael, I was checking with my Longman Pocket Roget Thesaurus (this is an important tool any journalist must posses) the  meaning of ‘unorthodox’. It gave a variety of meanings but I pick and chose the following: (verbs) be unconformable, (adjective) supernatural, exceptional, unusual, phenomenal, peculiar, ridiculous, noteworthy nomadic,...

Raphael Tenthani on 21st Sep

I commend my good friend Lot Dzonzi, the Inspector General of Police, for using unorthodox ways in combating crime in the country. ...

Raphael Tenthani on 14th Sep

In one of his many careless statements – I am using the adjective ‘careless’ advisedly, President Mutharika said despite the massive sackings in the public and civil service, cleverly dubbed ‘re-deployments, he has not fired anybody. ...

“The lie  can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie”Paul Joseph Goebbels Next time Kondwani Nankhumwa accompanies his boss on a foreign junket I recommend he seeks out a good bookshop and search for one Joseph Goebbels, the legendary Nazi Germany...

Raphael Tenthani on 24th Aug

The frequency at which our markets are going up in flames should have set someone somewhere thinking. The trend has been troubling…Blantyre, Mzuzu, Lilongwe, Mzuzu again, Karonga, Blantyre again, Mzuzu again, Karonga, Mzuzu again, Lilongwe again, Mzuzu again, Blantyre again, Karonga again… During all these unfortunate incidents politicians flock...

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth” Buddha  Let us continue with last week’s theme, the ‘Cashgate logjam’, where we interrogated the Catch 22 situation where the defenders have become the pursuers. Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale, whose name is all over ‘cashgate’ – not as a direct beneficiary,...

“The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort” Confucius  The temptation was fever high to ‘muckrake’ what was happening between Area 3 and Area 43 in Lilongwe during the past week. The Paul Mphwiyo-Ralph Kasambara duel is stuff for the movies.  But they say we may not substantially comment on on-going court cases...