Muckraking Extra:Stuck with two Noels!

I really do want to congratulate my good friend, Noel, who I tease as the shortest lawyer in the world, for being crowned city father. He now adds to the butt of jokes the accolade ‘the shortest mayor in the world’!

But, hold on; let me start with the other Noel.

Masangwi, for that is the identity of the other Noel, has been associated with everything that was bad with the Bingu DPP. That is why I was not surprised when I saw the thugs that disrupted the mayoral elections at the civic elections donning Noel’s t-shirts.

I sighed: “So my brother has gone back to his old ways despite being elevated as an honourable representative for the Blantyre East folks.”

Masangwi: DPP MP known for not good things
Masangwi: DPP MP known for not good things
New Mayor of Blantyre: Noel Chalamanda
New Mayor of Blantyre: Noel Chalamanda

But it is refreshing that the DPP Director of Special Events not only disassociated himself from the needless violence at the Town Hall but also went ahead to confiscate party t-shirts bearing his insignia from the thugs.

If people were apprehensive of the return of the blue party in State House, it was the raw terror the blue thugs unabashedly advertised on July 19, 2011.

So, to my friend Noel Masangwi, I say walk the talk; do not ever accommodate these thugs again. They did Bingu in, they will also do Peter – and, by extension – you in if you tolerate their terrorism.

Now back to my shortie…

For you I will need a whole page. Noel, MudiRiver needs reclaiming, so are most roads in the city the Scots bequeathed to us. We also need city parks, Noel, where young kids will practice the dating game.

And, yes, Your Worship Mr. Mayor, Sir, we need that zoo back! Not all of us can afford a drive to Kasungu or Liwonde for our kids to appreciate wildlife.

Noel, you are now the public face of the city; if Blantyre is ugly, you are ugly; if Blantyre is stinking, Noel, you are stinking too!

Your work, Your Worship the Mayor of the City of Blantyre, Mr. Noel Chalamanda, is cut out for you.

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