Anatomy of frustration, the case of Ntata!

Straight to the point, each time Commando Z Allan Ntata, Esq writes an article, some Malawians mostly DPP bootlickers consistently assassinate his character but fail to impeach his arguments. In other words, they attack the messenger and not the message.



So far, these praise singers and bootlickers have been advancing the argument that Commando Z Allan Ntata is frustrated.

They say that he is disgruntled because Ntata wanted a position in the current government, but Peter Mutharika did not give him a job. The proponents of this argument do not realise that in advancing that argument, they are agreeing with some of us who testify that Ntata did a commendable job in pushing the DPP from opposition benches where they suddenly found themselves in back to state house.

To them, Ntata’s articles criticizing this administration are because this administration used him like a condom, loved him when they were desperate and hopeless, but discarded him when they got into power. They claim that his not having a government job is evidence that he is indeed a frustrated man.

Folks, this argument is fallacious. Let me quickly dissect it and demonstrate its weakness.

On Times Tv’s exclusive programme which featured the Commando himself, a programme I hope most of you dear readers watched—well, if you didn’t and you are interested to, go to Z Allan Ntata’s facebook page and you will have a feel of it—one of Malawi’s top notch journalists Brian Banda, the host of the programme, put to corner Ntata on this same argument.

He said something like this: “People are saying you are doing what you are doing because you are frustrated; the Peter Mutharika administration has not offered you any position. What is your comment on this, Mr Ntata?

Ntata’s clear and categorical response was that he is not frustrated  because he is actually happily employed elsewhere. In the process he oozed some patriotic sentiments saying that ‘there are things that are good for Malawi and the DPP is not doing them is my motivation’.

The Commando scattered another pearl of wisdom saying ‘when your house is burning, you don’t check who is saying; friend or enemy, you check if the allegation is true’ emphasizing to the people of Malawi who comprehend logical arguments that we need to learn the habit of checking the message and disregard the messenger.

Ladies and gentlemen, here is now the thrust of my argument.

Ntata revealed that when Mutharika won that ‘chaotic’ election; he came here in Malawi to congratulate him. He said that he even attended Mutharika’s inauguration ceremony at Kamuzu Stadium.

He declared that Ben Phiri—the slim short man he seems to have subsequently dubbed “Prime Minister/Puppet Master”—offered him the position of Director of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to which he (Ntata), at that time, declined. For the sake clarity, to decline means to say No to something being offered.

Ladies and gentlemen, Ntata said this on Times TV and by the way, Times TV is a national TV station and is watched by all well meaning Malawians.

My questions as extracted from the above narrative are as follows:

  1. How can any sensible person claim that Ntata is frustrated because he has no government position when the man is working and in fact declined the very government post that is claimed he wants?
  2. Let’s be objective, people; was he not offered the job as ACB Director and he said NO to that?

I know in Malawi that bootlickers of political parties use speculation to make an argument but in Ntata’s case they need to do better. Here we have information coming from the horse’s mouth. Commando Ntata has clearly stated that he was offered a job by Mutharika’s bull dog  Ben Phiri but he said No to such a senior government position  because he had/has other better things to do perhaps rather than to stoop so low and to take up that puppet job of being ACB director, if you allow me to borrow Ntata’s phrase.

Now tell me you guys who are very lazy in terms of thinking advancing the flawed argument that Ntata is frustrated; where is Ntata’s frustration coming from? Is it from what you say that he was not offered a job?

Let me remind the nation that we are now close to two months since Commando Ntata fed this nation information that the prime minister offered him the job as ACB director and he said NO to it. Have we heard Ben Phiri distancing himself from Ntata’s sentiments? Let me perhaps put it this way; has the allegedly powerful man at state house, Ben Phiri, trashed Ntata’s statement as a blue lie?

Now if I may ask again, what is your basis that Ntata is a frustrated and a disgruntled man?

Please revisit your first year college notes on logic and come up with a better argument for this one has been tested and found desperately lacking any merit whatsoever to be a valid argument.

Every sound Malawian must by now appreciate that this Ntata frustrated argument is made out of presumption.

The point is that those people making this argument would themselves be frustrated if they were in Ntata’s position. But that is probably because they are not barristers at law in possession of doctorates in political governance and their options are limited.

Having listened to Ntata, I see a man at the top of his profession concerned about the direction his beloved party is taking- a patriot concerned, but not frustrated at all.

Ladies and gentlemen, let truth be told here; A man with options like Ntata who seems happy to live and work in Malawi or to live and work wherever in the world he seems to have the fancy to go- Australia, United Kingdom, USA, can hardly be said to be frustrated.

In conclusion; I Chiipira Wachaje, has sad news for those who advance this argument without basis that Ntata is a frustrated man. When you consistently make such flawed arguments, you simply help to confirm as true, the hypothesis that Malawi is an intellectually bankrupt country. Pay attention. There is much to learn and debate regarding the direction of this country in Ntata’s writings. Aluta Continua!

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32 thoughts on “Anatomy of frustration, the case of Ntata!”

  1. Nivindele says:

    Greedy Ntata, killer ben phiri, clueless pitala, tribalist chaponda, ignorant kaliyati, mafia mulli, stupid timpuza mwansambo, pretender Mzati nkolokosa, I can go on and on. A party full of thugs.

  2. Ethurama says:

    i define this ”FOOLISH MAFIAS VINDICATION” a kind of VERBAL WAR” which needs those that are at loggerheads to inform Malawi about their hidden secrets at no one’s request and so the short bootlicker & bull-dog with no limited options in life at state house etc, in this article is known as Ben Phiri.May i argue my fellow writers not to back up anyone.Let Mr.Ben respond to this or otherwise every written article read by a school goer has some truth in it, i Ethurama from Nakhwikhwi know nothing but Ben should crash this one if false…or is this the Phiri who was bundled at a point for sacrifice or the one from whom the Republican President of Malawi – Prof.Arthur PeterMutharika(APM) gets directions? And which Allan is this,the one who helped in advising the mid-night six on how to take over govt,or who helped rig election last May,or the one who forgged the signature of former President they called JB..but was not caught.Ooh! no..pse! educate me who the two are.Maybe it’s hatred & vengeance. thnx

  3. Alfred Minjo says:

    Well folks, this again is Allan Ntata’s writing, no mistakes about it!!!!! Allan, can you give yourself a break please??? We’ve had enough of your thoughts on this media and if proven worthy, you will probably achieve your agenda soon…….Good luck a so-called cum Lawyer)..

  4. Mr Chasowa Fredrick says:

    I saw Allan Mtata driving an old black range rover with its front wheel almost coming out !!!!!! KKKKKKKKKK
    He is a frustrated man Ben Phiri NEVER offered him the ACB Director job as Mtata is not a qualified lawyer to practice in Malawi or the UK Amangonama kuti ali ndi ma certificate a law If he has put them on your face book tiwaone

  5. Wakufuna Kwabwino says:


  6. amakhosi mukulugenzi says:


  7. F.C says:

    Please keep taking your medication Mr Ntata, situation is getting out of hand

  8. Mswachi says:

    The Author urges us to; “Please revisit your first year college notes on logic
    and come up with a better argument for this one
    has been tested and found desperately lacking and
    merit whatsoever to be a valid argument.” Is s/he writing to all Malawians or the lucky few who went through the corridors of a college? This type of writing tend to shut off those who might not have gone through the colleges! It seems to me s/he is writing to an individual, a specific person s/he knows pretty well. Why don’t you just mention the name, writer?

  9. Westen Cambriger says:

    This stupid fool called Allan Ntata. He keeps on writting this and that but get no responce to those he wants to assasinate their character. Can’t he see that it is he who is stupid and wants to contaminate others

  10. kambwe says:

    Sasamba , sapesa uyu mulekeni …

  11. tukombo says:

    Ntata, can you please tell the nation exactly what happened on that fateful day in April 2012. Please tell us minute by minute version of what happened to Bingu starting from the time he collapsed to the scandal at the hospital, airport, mid night six to the cadaver coming back to Malawi rotten……… that will be a best seller.

  12. dreamteam says:

    You make all Malawians sick

  13. lesta says:

    Its mainly medical Doctors who are not limited when it comes to opportunities,but thus not my business tho

  14. makhere says:

    We just want Ben Phiri to bring back
    in US$ that him,APM, and Calister stole from State House during Bingu’s death. Frustrated or not frustrated every malawian knows that Ben Phiri n MULLI runs malawi. A vice is just being used to win votes frm catholics and angoni.

  15. Khuth'upa o'Machemba says:

    The argument against the frustration hypothesis could have been made in a quarter of the space.
    Notwithstanding, I am not convinced that Mr. Ntata is not frustrated (in the broad sense) in spite of his academic achievements and employment potential. He may be irritated or even jealous when he thinks back to his political involvements in the Bingu government.
    Do not dismiss this point stat, until you consider that power, especially political power, can be intoxicating. Mainly to the leaders on the top wrung of the ladder, and their subordinates who control the levers of access, and share the power, its perceived rewards, and the limelight. Mr. Ntata was very close to BIngu, wasn’t he? The sooner he expends his energy (and seems like he has lots) elsewhere, the better. After all he has all the potential, according to the writer.

    ps. It’s interesting that the people cheering Mr. Ntata now, are the same people who were criticizing him for giving Bingu wrong political advice. Are these people now really genuine friends? Or are they the same anti-DPP cohort?

  16. mai ndagoma says:

    Ntata,the man with the master plan. Dpp gurus fear this man to the point they want to kill his character, he reminds me of one Chiza Mkandawire I wonder where he is at.

  17. tuvitwana says:


  18. Kokotowa says:

    What a stupid article by Allan Ntata!

  19. Bertha has pressed where i wanted to press.
    The writer forgot that subsequently afana Fula Kasaira was there at the national tv if you allow me to use the same language the columnist used refering to times tv.
    If you listened to him he gave good arguments that made also sense.
    Remember The commando is an artist who knows what to paint when and how to paint what.

    Believe me you it doesn’t make any sense “Mzungu wina wanted to meet The President and i was used as a driver to drive him to the state house!
    Who can trust This? Are we children?
    “I’m happily employed” where mr are you employed if you alone said you were offered a job in government but because its ben who spoke to you then you didn’t take? meaning if
    it was peter himself you would have taken it. So udaopa ben phiri kuzakukumba later?
    So don’t ever wait for ben to respond to that becouse he knows you lied and by him responding to you will be thought a wise. Even me i don’t respond to every argument.
    You are frustrated again because he did not respond? Kikiki! Date Brian PP Banda for another interview and talk something maybe he’ll respond, otherwise there is nothing to respond especially a busy man like ben. Its you who have nothing to do but just roving in town can write this. waona wapenga pano ukumalemba wekha ndi kuziyankhanso wekha. Go back to uk maybe you’ll find a job there but malawi m’bale can not accommodate you

  20. So your argument that Z Allan Ntata can not take any job near the court is as foolish as what your relatives are saying about his frustration. He is the consultant of a big oil film brother and barrister in Uk and not iwe osanguta nsapato zabwana chitsiru iwe. Crash what he is putting forward and not what he is.

  21. Kenkkk says:

    Is this article not confirming what ntata has been saying all along that Peter is a puppet of Ben and it is Ben running the govt? The whole cabinet is absolutely useless and embarrassing.

    If Ben offered ntata the acb directorship, where did Ben a mere PA as we all know get the power or authority to appoint or nominate an acb director? Pac and parliament please investigate this because the implications are huge, that we don’t have a president running this country but a power hungry PA is doing it!!! It seems the whole cabinet is terrorised and frightened.

    So you dpp boot lickers stop shooting the messenger but listen to ntata’s message. The country is being run by a PA who was not even elected by the people of malawi, why is this happening?

  22. Nkhuli Panena says:

    This is Ntata writing.I will call this balderdash.senseless and nosense

  23. Madziakaphwa says:

    Chamba plus misala=chiipira wachaje

  24. zingalume ndifulabe says:

    lets take ntanta seriously. not ignore. .

  25. Kes says:

    A Ntata vulani kachigoba mwavalaka. These is that coward ness and desperation coming out of you again.
    Are you married Ntata?
    Because you seem to have a lot of time on your hands.
    Pure delusions of grandeur… Kikikiki panka self reference kunmazichulu wekha kuti commando kikikiki.
    In short you are a nobody and are irrelevant in Malawian politics. This obsession you seem to have with APM and Ben is weird to say the lest. Infact it seems like stalking.

  26. Redeemed says:

    I think the best Ntata can do is to come back home and join full time politics and probably become an MP in 2019. Nzeru zakezi tidzazione zikugwiradi ntchito in frontline politics. Otherwise nobody is taking him seriously now

  27. Jk says:

    sorry man!!! i thought you had substance to offer!!sadly not. This article is horrible in defense of the so called commando.. yet am on neutral ground and am no DPP bootlicker. as a matter of fact i dislike team DPP.. But you didnt do justice with your article.. so firstly just because the commando said he declined the job through him telling us himself, you are basically saying that in its own it stands as substance to the fact..!!! If Ben Phiri had no energy to stand on a podium and claim these were lies as most politicians do anyways, you want to claim that it means he was guitly to the fact! as a matter of fact I recommend him for keeping quite.. That what we call class.. dont get easily aroused to make noise when you are provoked!! so sorry man try another tactic.. This defense has failed!!!

  28. angoni says:

    Iyi ndiye misala…

  29. Bertha says:

    I see Ntata himself behind this senseless article

  30. tikhala says:

    Pathetic indeed. This guy takes a whole lot of time to tell us that he is not frustrated – when it is obvious he is! Isn’t he the guy about whom it is written that he went to the statehouse as a driver for someone and asked to see APM- who was angry that Ntata has been let in and refused to see him. Was he trying to tell APM “governance issues”

    And it’s obvious he is either paying pple to write about him or he is using psuedo names- the climax of frustration itself.

    He is boring and has a busted ego

  31. chipwete chalunda says:

    Your are a fool and we know that Ntata is frustrated. How come he keeps writing and not concentrating on the job you say he has. Second Ntata has no law license to practice in Malawi and can’t take any case near any court of law

  32. A Cuthbert says:

    Balderdash. Waste of electronic space!

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