Malawians politicians are all cut from the same cloth
Lucius Bandacomposed Ali ndi Njira Zawo
BENJA: What's that song by Soldier Lucius Banda about these people being all the same?
DANISO: Which people now? Minibus drivers?
BENJA: Of course minibus drivers are all the same. But I'm talking about politicians.
DANISO: Oh, I remember now. You mean 'Ali Ndi Njira Zawo'? I love that song. So relevant to our own political setup.
BENJA: Yes, that's the song. All Malawian politicians are really from the
same gene pool. They are greedy conniving egoistic kleptocratic
plunderers of public resources, with absolutely no vision for our
DANISO: You're right. Their vision doesn't extend beyond their feet. But they've a very good sense of smell though.
BENJA: You're kidding, right? Strong sense of smell when they've to mix with so many unwashed bodies during campaign rallies?
DANISO: Not that kind of sense of smell. Our politicians have good
noses for homing in on corrupt deals ... not to prevent them, mind you,
but to join the plunder.
BENJA: Anyway, what I wanted to say
is that Malawian politicians are the same regardless of which parties they
belong to. Look at how they abuse MBC, our so called public
DANISO: I don't even listen to it, let alone watch it.
BENJA: Considering that you've neither a radio nor a TV, I'm not surprised ... Hehehehe ... Anyway, each party in
power would rather MBC remains on the shortest of leashes.
DANISO: To be unleashed at their whim as a propaganda tool..
BENJA: Very useful during campaign periods. That's why even though the
opposition has the numbers in the current parliament to push through
private members' bills, none will be introduced that would permanently
reform MBC to keep it out of the stifling clutches of future ruling
DANISO: Because they would also like to be abusing it in the same way should they get into power in future elections?