Bingu WA Mutharika
Late Bingu WA Mutharika

Malawians will never stand up and speak in unison against bad leadership even though it is obvious the country is losing direction. Our leaders know this weakness and take us for granted.We had some Malawians who sided with the colonial masters when others wanted independence and freedom. We had Malawians who said they were with Kamuzu nga nga nga even when he butchered his own people to purge dissent.

We had some Malawians who stood by Bakili even though it was obvious much of Malawi was being eaten up by corruption, we had Malawians who said till death doth us part with Bingu even though he became increasingly intolerant and brutally killed 20 innocent protesters and the Robert Chasowa, we had some Malawians who clapped hands for Amai Joyce Banda even in the wake of the K30 billion public money loot and she seemed clueless on how to run the government.

I am therefore not surprised that some Malawians will be with APM in his quest to surpress the truth on the seven cabinet ministers allegedly connected to the K236 billion cashgate. Let the law take its course.

The senseless theories that the names are not there or no one knows where the names are is as senseless as the looting of the money itself. Let us move on as Malawians. We are tired of being labelled thieves and crooks wherever we go all over the world. When you identify yourself as Malawian, the first question is cashgate.

This is the time to prove our innocence by putting the politicians in the court dock and let the law take its course otherwise, the way things are, even donors and our sympathisers think someone is shielding these cabinet ministers. If Bakili, a former president who ruled Malawi for 10 good years, the first president in multiparty democracy can face the law and he is still facing corruption charges in the courts, what is so special about these seven cabinet ministers that their names should just disappear in thin air?

If Kamuzu, the person who took the powerful whites head on and “broke the stupid federation” of Rhodesia and Nyasaland faced the law, what is so special about these seven cabinet ministers? Let us love our Malawi, let us learn to stand up together to seek justice from our leaders. Let us not be hopeless and live in despair, as a nation, as people, we have the power to dictate to our leaders the right direction our country needs to take.