The violence that marred a political meeting in Mzuzu recently is a reminder,yet again, that some politicians confuse democracy for freedom to do whatever they want. And this, again, serves as a reminder that Malawi has a long way to go.
Well,on Monday I went to Mzuzu City and, checking the business outlets, I could not find any machetes. I was told 219 machetes had been bought during the previous three days before the violence.
As it turns out, machetes,which are innocent tools used for bad purposes, have become the hottest selling property in Mzuzu.