Social media today was awash with rumours that Malawi’s leading reggae group Black Missionaries band leader Anjiru Fumulani has passed away.
But Malawi24 can reveal that they were nothing beyond their own name – rumours.
However, the speculation that he was hospitalized has been verified to have been true.
The ‘get well’ messages that concerned people showered after the announcement of his illness seem to have taken their effect as Anjiru is now fine and has since been discharged from the hospital where he was admitted.
The band was scheduled to stage a campaign festival this coming Sunday at Lilongwe Golf Club aimed at urging government to legalize industrial hemp.
Meanwhile, organizers of the festival, the Kemet, have confirmed that Anjiru is in fine health and the band will perform with all members at the festival.
The band, which comprises individuals who smoke hemp, is supporting calls by some parliamentarians to legalize production of the commodity in the country in order to complement and perhaps replace tobacco which is facing market challenges because of a worldwide campaign against it.
Malawi has been relying on tobacco as a major Forex earner among other products that are exported.