Seodi White succeeded in making herself a complete cartoon.

I like the drama that usually unfolds between Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) and Blantyre City Council (BCC) when the former are planning to organise a march in Blantyre. BCC is the only council that will try as much as possible to block the HRDC’s demos in the city. While HRDC has no hassle getting permission to hold demonstrations in Lilongwe and Mzuzu, doing the same in Blantyre has been a different kettle of fish, sometimes leaving the coalition with no option but to seek court intervention.

Seodi White made a cartoon of herself

This has been the order of the day ever since HRDC started holding demos in the city after the disputed Presidential elections to try and force the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah to resign. Ansah is accused of fraudulently declaring Peter Mutharika winner of the May 21 2019 Presidential elections. Mutharika’s closest contenders, UTM Party’s Saulos Chilima and MCP’s Lazarus Chakwera, have taken the matter to court.

So, this time around, when a group calling itself Forum for Concerned Women announced it would hold demonstrations in Blantyre, I waited with baited breath to see how the group would tussle with or sugarcoat BCC to give it the green light for the event. Of course, I was not really expecting anything dramatic. BCC has always aligned itself with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). This is the council which sold the Mayor’s residential house in Sunnyside to the blue party. Shall I add that it did so at a song—K65 million. The money was part of the proceeds from the K145 million Police Ration deal. This is taxpayers’ money that one businessman who supplied the highly overpriced packed rations deposited into a DPP account but whose sole signatory is none other than the president of the party—Peter Mutharika. So the long and short is that BCC and DPP are buddies united from head to toe in vice.

For the doubting Thomases, go and see what I mean when I say the Sunnyside house was a giveaway. You and I cannot get that house at K65 million. But it is not surprising that BCC always wants to please the DPP, whose base is the South. This is also the region where 16 or 67 percent of Peter Mutharika’s 24-strong Cabinet members come from with the Centre and North sharing the remainder.

So BCC gladly gave the OK to the Forum for Concerned Women to exercise their democratic right as endowed on them by the supreme law—which accords every person the right to form, to join, to participate in the activities intended to influence the composition and policies of the Government.

But how could the BCC have turned the concerned women away with Seodi White at the helm? The lady knows how to get the most out of nothing, how to harvest apples where she only planted plantains. I am just imagining how she must have presented herself to the BCC officials when asking for permission to hold a demonstration. As an accomplished weeper, she must have first called the BCC’s chief executive officer (CEO). Then amid sobs intermingled with uncontrollable wailing, introduced herself as well as the purpose of calling.  Before long, the CEO—being a man himself and not wanting to be dubbed a sadist and anti-Ansah, out to victimize women—just granted the permission. The rest is history.

The demonstrations went well with a majority of the patrons donning T-shirts labeled #IamJaneAnsah. Each one of them received K3 000 for joining in the demonstrations. Some from as far as Thyolo and Phalombe said “they took part in the demos because they wanted to express their anger that the President wife’s was being harassed.” But who is harassing her? “We were just told to come and walk.” Some said they were told they would be given money and T-shirts but they felt they were duped because they only got T-shirts.

But all said I was saddened to see hundreds of women some very old, still atop open trucks they travelled in still at Upper Stadium in the Blantyre at 8pm. The most interesting part of the whole tale is how Seodi White wept. She succeeded in making herself a complete cartoon.

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Trendex
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Trendex

IS SEODE REALLY “WHITE?”

Mike
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Mrs Vibtrater Seode White. Amene safuna banja chifukwaa chosafuna kugonjela mwamuna. Tell her I have a new stock of vibrater that make her cry. Not fake tears.

namatetule
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You are the caroon Steve. But I understand where you are coming from.

Go Seodi Go

Buleni
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Buleni

Completely silly argument. We don’t need you ranting Steve Nhlane. We have a right to demonstrate in support of Jane Ansah. The problem with you,like all mysogynists, you thing that women are fools.

Sewodi Blacki
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Sewodi Blacki

ndipo mmene analilira mayi uja. akhoza kukupusitsa, iwe kumayesa ngati ukumumvetsa kukoma koma akulilira za fake. Kufuna kukubera.
Bitches and sluts are everywhere. even in our legal profession

Mike
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Mrs Vibrator Seode White

Iantana
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Iantana

Kukamba zoona kwa mtundu uwu …akumanganipo chabe

Kotakota mtalamo
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Kotakota mtalamo

who? wachabe chabe

Mandado@147
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She just demo naked at the CEO that simple yake ija! We waiting for her next demo cause Tue and Friday the non-stoppable have just been super charged fresh out of jail! More fire..

Mwe'ene
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Mwe'ene

Is it possible that much of the criticism of Seodi White, and other women like Judge Ansah, who can stand their ground, intellectually, with men is principally gender based? And who, but Ms White herself, can actually say her emotions of sorrow were genuine or not? I, for one, did not realize there were still so many haters and, specifically, misogynists among the internet literati in our country. This is 2019! Or is it still 1970 to some men? To be sure, these put downs will and should not discourage capable women from taking up leadership positions of various forms.… Read more »

kavibangwa
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kavibangwa

I think you got it all wrong my friend, since the demos started have you ever heard anyone saying we want jane kicked out because she is a woman? Everyone one here is demanding justice because of her maladministration of elections and hence no one will hide behind the gender mask in order to get away with mediocrity. remember we are all equal as men and women hence we deserve the same backlash if we perform poorly.
what is wrong with women?

Jojo
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Jojo

You are misguided, Kavibangwa. When people are haters of women (and their empowerment) they do not have to say we want Jane Ansah because she is a woman. That would look obvious. In the 1920s they would have said that. Today, they just use various underhand methods to frustrate women. How many of MEC chairs have been harassed like Ansah? You might wish to know that they were men except, one.

mulopwana
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Come on. Its not about gender. Its about performance. Should anyone fail in their roles in society be left scot free because they are women. I am an advocate of women empowerment but not women position handout. If they are capable let them get what-ever. if they fail they should also get the same cane men get. Period.

Chittanooga
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Chittanooga

Spot on Kavibingwa

Kaka
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Kaka

But you should not cheat girl children that they will be strong and more capable by faking cries

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

How many demos have been there against men? People want the one who they feel mismanaged election results resign and it happens she is a woman.I am sure it could have been the same if it was a man.

Buleni
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Buleni

Well, were there demonstrations against Mbendera. Fotseki. You are trying to undermine Jane Ansah becuase she is a woman.

Risible
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And God created woman.

Sister to Ansah
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Sister to Ansah

Ntumbuka!!! Mxiii

Kaka
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Kaka

Iwe mlomwe opusa