Endless Loop of Looting and Prosecution

The accumulation of obscene and questionable wealth by Malawi’s leadership is a manifestation of the systems, mindset and indeed “the peoples” that enable such. The more we focus on one individual, the more we allow more chapters to be added to this book by those around leadership who actually write the story.

The cycle of one leader prosecuting the former will not stop until we decide to demand integrity and accountability in our leadership; including the systems and people surrounding them.

I contend that a political regime is more about its machinations and the people behind the machine than the individual who is “perceived” to be leading it.

We can castigate our former leaders all we want for amassing their enormous and, in some instances, questionable wealth but as long as we do not fix the elements that enable it, the script continues.

If at all the former presidents’ billions were meant for Malawi, then those who were around them and were part of the machinery that facilitated the looting for the leader and indeed themselves, have decided to bring this out. To THOSE CURRENTLY IN POWER – Take a close look at those survivalists who are making those transactions for you, those are the ones who will spill out the details in a few years. It is a cycle of survival, looting, keeping records and prosecution

This MBC Parade of Interviews tells us that Malawians, we will cry foul until we break this cycle.

Let’s Do This!


About Hastings Fukula Nyekanyeka Betha

Born in Malawian and advocate of community mobilization, citizens' active participation in sustainable community development, and youth empowerment. Primarily focusing on "Organizing Against Poverty" by encouraging a new generation of players to participate in and influence the development of our communities
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3 Responses to Endless Loop of Looting and Prosecution

  1. edward says:

    The problem with Malawians (& NGOs/MPs are in the forefront) is that they focus on individuals instead of systems, they propose laws to favor or punish individuals they have in mind. Even when voting, people do not vote for individuals based on “mfundo” – they just look at a name of a party or how much the candidate has favored them.

  2. Sunganani says:

    I recall watching a presentation by Les Brown. He tells a story of how he visited a friend who had a dog who was lying down on the porch, groaning. When he asked what was wrong, his friend told him that the dog was lying down on a nail. When he asked why the dog didn’t just move to another place, his friend replied “Because the nail ain’t hurtin’ bad enough”

    You see, I think it ain’t hurtin’ bad enough for us as Malawians….

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