Op-Ed: Commissioner Nkosi’s contradictions should worry every Malawian

Listening to what many people in other countries including Reuters News Agency say about us as Malawians every reasonable person would get annoyed.

Bishop Mary Nkosi

Some people claim that we Malawians are not analytical thinkers yet others including Reuters all us “Sleepy people”
However, when you begin to closely observe our manner of behavior you get tempted to approve the outside perception about Malawians. We are a people who generate negative energy to glorify shameful deeds.

For example, if you want to become popular in Malawi, the quickest way is to begin insulting elderly people. Shame on us! We enjoy clapping hands for fools.

Lets now talk about our bishop Mary Nkosi, a commissioner at the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC). When she appeared before Public Affairs Committee of the tippex Parliament; she was quick to trash MEC and its Chairperson Dr. Jane Mayemu Ansah, but surprisingly rated MEC’s performance with a strong credit of 70%.

It is not clear whether she believed in her own judgement or it was just an opportunity for Dr. Jane Ansah to know the type of friend she had in Bishop Mary Nkosi – a lady who used to offer herself for joint prayers whenever they felt that the situation needed divine interventions – that was during the electoral process.

The manner in which the Bishop behaved in Parliament might sound strange to other sober minded people but for some of us who know the bishop, it was her time to be a REAL Mary Nkosi.

This was a person who was a Deputy Governor at the Reserve Bank of Malawi expected to understand group dynamics -you don’t discuss issues as a group and then you go out and point fingers by isolating yourself.

When she was the second in command at the central bank  she used to attack her boss exposing his weaknesses in public circles. Those who listened to her could easily tell that she was at the same time exposing her own weaknesses.

The information that she presented differ in material respect to those presented by the rest of the commissioners. The question remains; why was she the only commissioner who was being sidelined?

At the church where she ministers, she has in several occasions portrayed to be a good player in this dirty game. She masterminded the downfall of two bishops senior to her in different times. As a third-in-command she used to enjoy backbiting her spiritual bosses.

The woman is building castles in the air by seeking employment in the MCP led government that will never exist, but at the expense of t, but at the expense of relationships-Lady Mcbeth!

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Well wisher

As an “outsider” I do not recognise the writer’s interpretation of our perception of Malawians. International reports on recent events have been very positive toward the people and institutions of Malawi and hold them up as a shining light to other african nations. There has been no clamour in support of any individual looking to be president of this peaceful nation just a wish for the voice of every Malawian to be heared equally.

Political Commentator
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Why should she defend the commission when there was nothing to deffend? She never backed herself, she said the truth. The commision erred, she also erred…..thats what she said.

So i think the one who wrote this piece is just a foolish cadet from DPP camp. NYASATIMES, this guy is ruining your page.

GOLOLO
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GOLOLO

FUCK U WRITER

Carol
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Carol

If there is any truth to this article that is all over the place why is the fair observer coward not able to sign their name

Zondeni
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Zondeni

I was reading with open mind but later I discovered you are a cadet. Useless argument.

SAUNDERS
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SAUNDERS

Bishop Mary Nkosi was a Mole and informant for [email protected] MEC she was posing as a Commissioner but was destroying MEC with her behavior. She has exposed herself that she is not trust worthy, selfish and greedy and I believe she is behind the lies that was used in Court against MEC. The writer of this article is spot on, those attacking him are simply MCP Youth Leagers. Please note that Judges dont appoint Presidents or Countrys leadership, they only recommend. Unfortunately some of our Lawyers think they are above everything. A similar incident happened in Kenya some Lawyers thought… Read more »

Citizen
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Citizen

My question is to Nyasatimes as a platform, why do you let your reputation as a publication be tarnished by unidentifiable cadets masquerading as ‘fair observers?’ The article lacks depth, fairness or evidence of what’s being claimed here. It is somebody’s hearsay, somebody who can’t stomach the truth just because it is not in favour of their camp.

Nyasatimes, it is high time you vetted these articles before publishing them. You are not short of stories to fill your pages, you can certainly put out something better than this rigmarole.

Nkhutche
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Nkhutche

Citizen, be tolerant to dissenting perspectives on contentious issues. What Nyasatimes is doing is balanced reporting where diverse views on same issue are presented leaving the reader to make their own conclusions or decide what school of thought they want to belong to based on presented facts. Do not be intolerant to political views that run contra to your disposition. Professional journalism is not partisan. That way of doing journalism, i.e. one-sided/biased reporting, is exactly what you hate about MBC, is it not so? So walk the talk my friend. Do not encourage Nyasatimes to be reporting only things you… Read more »

SAUNDERS
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SAUNDERS

Spot on Nkhutche, the guy is myopic, thinking that winning a court case is winning leadership.The English that he is using TARNISHING the image of ANGWAZI is what was happening during the evil dictatorship of MCP, anyone opposing them was an enemy in fact Bishop Nkosi was a beneficiary of that regime

John Gray Gufa
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John Gray Gufa

Nkhutche! I salute you. It appears you were good in critical thinking class at the University. I doubt if you did it in Malawi. You are good.

Kaya
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Kaya

This is a shit article and no nyasa times is not written by professional journalists…I doubt these people even have MSCE

NYOKO
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Chisilu walemba izi …akupasa zingati? You’re stupid, demonic,useless and I hope u were born out of wedlock

darlington
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darlington

when you are standing for the truth you dont hide it. So mary mkosi is a liar by saying dont tell any one this. had she known that it was being broadcasted live on radio she wouldn’t have said it. however she proved her mediocrity to Malawian s.

SAUNDERS
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SAUNDERS

True brother

Patrick Banda
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Patrick Banda

She said nothing but the truth it’s only blind DPP supporters that can find time to write this nonsense.