Two children die after eating poisonous roots

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StethoscopeTwo children have died while another one has been admitted at Mua hospital in Dedza after taking poisonous roots that looks like cassava.

According to reports, the parents of the children left them home when they went to search for food in neighbouring communities and the children ate the roots after starving.

Mtakataka police officer in charge Gideon Msambo confirmed the incident and said the children started vomiting after they had eaten the poisonous plants.

He identified the children who have died as Pemphero Mulinde and Dediyi Mtembo from Mkumbi village, Traditional Authority Kachindamoto in Dedza.

On several occasions, President Peter Mutharika and his ministers have insisted that no one in Malawi will die of hunger this year.

An assessment by the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) shows that 2.8 million people in the country are facing hunger and are in need of food assistance.

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  1. Get the story right, “anadya zinthu zonga chinangwa!” Ngakhaletu Nthawi ya Kamuzu Banda, anthu ambiri amagona nayo njala. Kodi mmalo mofunafuna maganyu mukudikira President? Ndiye Mufadi!!!!

  2. mmmmm mpaka anthu kumafa ndi njala, shame for orther countries, yet maiko amaiko akuthandiza malawi, kuchitilidwa ndi chifundo ndi anthu ena akunja kuthandiza malawi kunkhani yanjala yomweyo anthu asafike pokufa, poti enuwake mwa ena olemera momwemo akulephela kuthandizana okha okha, ndi pamenenso ena olemela kumipando komweko ali busy kuzibisanso kuika mmatumba mwawo ndalama zowathandiza amalawi yet iwowa akulandila mamilion every month, they dont care about poor peopple,instate they are busy buying expensive things from doze money,while pepple are starving to death becoz of hunger,mmm only GOD wil deal with u people who called ur self leaders, we ar sick and tired of this shit! atsogoleli adyera inu go to hell, where is all the money? isnt u said no one wil die becoz of hunger? so what u are saying now?

  3. Tikumbukile mau awa #mulole ntchito za manja anga zindichitile umboni it means our leaders they dont care about our lifes thandizo chilandilileni icho yerrrrr!

  4. Tikumbukile mau awa #mulole ntchito za manja anga zindichitile umboni it means our leaders they dont care about our lifes thandizo chilandilileni icho yerrrrr!

  5. Ndie Zikhawo ndimaziziwa ine ndi zimenezo osati poisoners cassava wadya zikhawo ameneyo njala atsogoleri akumalawi osauka ndie akukokera kwawo cholinga alemere bac

  6. ndie wina aziti kulibe njala tikawoda ufa ku zambia kuti anthu adye mukuti gwilanso ngati taba mkumatilanda ufa inu wa MRA cholinga kupondelezana basi iweo mulungu akuwone ndinthu.

  7. We heard alot of noises before this season, now they are silent why? Don’t they come again and repeat what they have been telling people previous time? Note. If we will see them again on front of we and saying the same stupid words we will do for them…. We are suffering with hunger and within us others are dying….

  8. Koma kumalawiko pulezidenti ali komweko kapena anachoka? Nkhan yanjalay tayambila kuyimva ndpakale koma pulezidenti sakuchtapo kanthu y? Eish Malawi dziko langa!!!

  9. Kumachititsa ndikusamuwopa mulungu koma ayembekezer kuzafusidwa tsiku lomaliza kt unawalamulira bwanj anthu may allah be with us ameen

  10. There must b a very big problem with us malawians so far five presidents have ruled this country its not true that all these can be failures its now high time that each one of us shud check his/her failures and correct them there and then malawi will b a gud place to live in.Note:its not leaders who r greedy or failures bt its malawians who are so bcoz before a person bcomes a leader he/she was once a mere citizen

  11. Chikondi palibe bomalimatha kugula ndege zoona angalephele kugula chimanga ok mwanawamwalila musaiwale tsikulina muzakhalainuyo mukulamulanu

  12. its high time we start sharing the little food we have with our neighbours, rather than waitng for outsiders to come and solve our problems. i belive while these kids have died of hunger some one near by has plenty of maize starched in their houses

  13. its high time we start sharing the little food we have with our neighbours, rather than waitng for outsiders to come and solve our problems. i belive while these kids have died of hunger some one near by has plenty of maize starched in their houses

    • if u are idiot, u r not wrong 2 think such kind of nosence. what is the major purpose of government? how many people you have been asist since hunger started. pls stop thinking disquaquamly.

    • if u are idiot, u r not wrong 2 think such kind of nosence. what is the major purpose of government? how many people you have been asist since hunger started. pls stop thinking disquaquamly.

    • Roman u have to first! come on! if anyone in Malawi can be like Bushiri, Malawi would not be blaming one man for our problems! its because of you guys that is making Malawi excelling back, coz u are waiting for someone to assist us!!

  14. Mulungu alandile mzimu wa anawa! Ngati muliko Mulungu kumwamba chonde tithandizeni ulamulilo wapharaoh tatopa nawo tipaseni munthu wamaso mphenya kumalawi

  15. Mulungu alandile mzimu wa anawa! Ngati muliko Mulungu kumwamba chonde tithandizeni ulamulilo wapharaoh tatopa nawo tipaseni munthu wamaso mphenya kumalawi

  16. This is old story,and infact Bushiri were there kugawa chimanga so plz write other interesting story not dis cuz u wil never ever get brown enelope.

  17. This is old story,and infact Bushiri were there kugawa chimanga so plz write other interesting story not dis cuz u wil never ever get brown enelope.

  18. Malawi akusowa usongoleri wa maso mphenya.Atsogoleli anthu ndi Adovu ndi Ndarama mmalo mokoza zinthu ali busy kumba kuzazisa chuma cha amalawi mumatumba anthu midzi akufa ndinjala koma or kuwakhuza Alowelelepo Ambuye basi

  19. Malawi akusowa usongoleri wa maso mphenya.Atsogoleli anthu ndi Adovu ndi Ndarama mmalo mokoza zinthu ali busy kumba kuzazisa chuma cha amalawi mumatumba anthu midzi akufa ndinjala koma or kuwakhuza Alowelelepo Ambuye basi