An interesting letter to President Banda regarding Hon Lucy Changwe MP:
The author of the letter claims Hon Lucy Changwe has recently bounced a cheque and therefore has committed a criminal offence. This incident once again broadly reinforces the points I raised in Decriminalising would-be Mpombos. I say broadly because there's an argument made in that post which eagle eyed readers may now spot is open to challenge since the present case involves a well endowed member of society allegedly committing the crime against a poorer claimant (and indeed reverse that aspect of argument in favour of criminalisation).His Excellency, being the father of this nation, I strongly believe that you will be of help .....the matter is over the “Refer to Drawer” cheque number, 153 dated 21/05/2010 amount of K10,000,000 – issued in my favour by Hon Lucy Changwe MP Mkushi North and deputy minister Gender and Development, which was meant to be a delayed part payment of the agreed first installment of my house purchase contract, which was due on the 16th December 2009.
His Excellency when I brought this matter to the attention of Hon Changwe, she told me to report her anywhere. Sir, I am fully aware that bouncing a cheque is a criminal offence and I know that as a minister, Hon Lucy Changwe even if I report her to police today, she won’t be arrested and the Director of Public Prosecution won’t authorise her prosecution unless and until she is dropped from the ministerial position