Malawian woman, child killed in South Africa


Reports reaching Malawi24 from South Africa indicate that a Malawian woman from Mzimba district has been killed together with her child on her way to South Africa where they were heading to search for greener pastures.

Mzimba immigration publicist Lordwell Chizumila has confirmed this in an interview but he asked for time to give more information on the whole tragedy.

However other sources alleged that the two met their fate after a transporter who carried them dumped them on their way and they might have been killed by some gangsters.

It is said that they used unknown transporters who just pick people from Malawi to SA illegally and they usually subject them to a variety of abuses on their way.

crime (2)“Especially women, they sometimes screw them on their way to South Africa. I have seen that with my own eyes a transporter easing his libido on a woman by threatening her that he will dump her if she insists,” said our source. The news has shocked gender equality and women empowerment (GEWE) facilitators who have branded the woman’s death as untimely and scary.

Coordinator of the grouping Layman Kaira told our reporter in an interview that they have learnt the news with great shock considering the fact that the world is commemorating 16 days of gender activism. “We have statistics which shows that Mzimba is one of the districts where women and children are facing a variety of violations.

“As an organisation we will map ways to eradicate such malpractices,” said Kaira.

Malawi24 understands that the tragedy has also shaken Mzimba district council officials who have confirmed of scheduling an indaba to discuss how they can make sure such incidences do not recur.

Thomas Munthali who spoke on behalf of the district commissioner for Mzimba maintained that the incident has scared many people in the district including council officials thus worth an indaba that will highlight some possible ways to deal with such tragedies.

“We are organising an indaba to be held soon on the same story. As council we are saddened with the news,” said Munthali.

Mzimba is among districts in Malawi where many people like flocking to South Africa to secure themselves good jobs.



  1. Please give me the names of the woman and child killed as I have an Employee, Wisdom Kalumpha, (cell: 083 509 3901) waiting for his wife and child to arrive in Johannesburg, RSA. He has lost all contact with them and the driver, their phones aren’t even ringing. They were supposed to arrive in JHB on Monday 30/11/2015 travveling from Malawi via Mozambique. Their names are Chimwemwe C. Chipala (22 yrs) and Stacey C. Chipala (2 yrs)

  2. AMalawi 24 khani zanuzo muzingoika in details osati zimene mukupangazo,mukapitiliza nditulukamo ndidzichotsamo mu page yanuyi ndipanga lyk ya mozaque 24 kapena ndikamuuza Nelso ndiye mumumva madzi!

  3. This is really sad,poor bus services,and most of the transporters are easily doing this to innocent people, God is watching and will pay u back for their blood

  4. Inu a Malawi 24 Tanenani zomveka apa munthuyo adali ndi passport ndiye bwanji simukutipatsa ma details omveka bwino enafe nkhaiyo yatikhudza coz azibale anthu adanyamuka koma sitidamve chinachirichonse chonde tithandizen tidziwe chilungamo chake

  5. So Bad,,
    Rest In Peace “Both”
    But Transpoter yo Iphani Ndi Miyala Akapezeka

  6. Koma ndiye transpoter yo naye akafele ku jon konko other wiz chongobwelelanso kuzaponda Nzimba iphani chogenda ndi miyala kuti zitslu zinzake zitengelepo phinziro. Si za Indaba zopoila akunenazo ai. Wake up people!

  7. تطـبيق مـعـرفـة كـلمة ســر وأيميل أى حساب على فيسبوك بطريقة سهـلة ,. بدون بـرامج وآمنـة..
    .. لا تـستخدمها ضـد المسلمين استخدمها لأرجـاع الحسابـات المسروقة من هنا
    تأكد من تعليقات الزوار قبل اى شئ
    من هنا ==>

  8. December 1, World Aids Day
    kupezeka ndi kachilombo koyambitsa Aids ka HIV simathero amoyo, koma chiyambi chamoyo wina. Tiwakonde abale wathu.

  9. RIP. Those of u who lyk trekkn down south, pliz, make verifications with transporters. Engage reliable transporters or use direct transports. This is a sad story.

  10. Tiuzeni kuti izi zachitikira kuti ; ndipo mitembo ya awiriwa ili kuti;

  11. Amati amene ananyamula mayi anamusiya mujira.Anaphebwa ndi anthu achifwamba mujiramo.Zimezi zachitikila mu mozambique.Tooo sad to All of us as Malawian despite which region u ar from.

  12. Boma sili khala serious pa khani ngati izi zitha choncho koma ikana khala cash gate mukanaona.We Need positive results.

  13. koma asakidwetu shoot to kill igwire ntchito

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