Conflict over Chakuamba’s burial site

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Tension ensued on Tuesday in Nsanje between the bereaved family of Gwanda Chakuamba and Traditional leaders in the district over the site where the Lower Shire Valley political heavyweight should be laid to rest.

While the chiefs wanted the body to be buried at Nsanje Boma near the district council’s offices, the family members demanded Chinyanje in the area of T/A Mlolo as a very good final place.

Gwanda Chakuamba

Gwanda Chakuamba : To b buried this Friday.

On the other hand, Traditional Authority Mlilima of Chikhwawa chose Capital Hill in Lilongwe as the best mpumulo wa bata for Gwanda.

However, long at last, the people chose Chinyanje as the final place for late Gwanda Chakuamba. Meanwhile, people from all walks of Malawi are expected to flock to “Zuwere Castle”, home of Gwanda Chakuamba, to pay their last respects.

Chakuamba ,the veteran politician who held several top government posts, died at Seventh Day Adventist Hospital in Blantyre where he was receiving treatment after long illness.

Chakuamba Phiri was born on 4 April 1934. From the country’s independence in 1964 until early 2000s, Chakuamba was a key figure within the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) which was until late 1980s the sole legal political party.

During the rule of President Hastings Kamuzu Banda, he held many cabinet positions and was Commander of the MCP youth group Malawi Young Pioneers.

Chakuamba served in the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) , United Democratic Front (UDF), Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and was recently affiliated to the People’s Party (PP).

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  1. But why do we like to make stories where there is no any story? The remains are taken today home in Nsanje.So where is the conflict? Do you know the meaning gf conflict??

  2. Wondering why we should pay such honour to a member of parliament during the Banda era where many people lost their lives not for independence but because of one party rule,

    People flock to his home castle, to pay respects,

    How is it that he has a castle where many malawians live in a house built of mud,

    Cashgate did not start with Joyce Banda it started with the first Banda government,

    The member of parliament is now dead R.I.P. but remember the past to make government better,

    A government for all people

  3. Wondering why we should pay such honour to a member of parliament during the Banda era where many people lost their lives not for independence but because of one party rule,

    People flock to his home castle, to pay respects,

    How is it that he has a castle where many malawians live in a house built of mud,

    Cashgate did not start with Joyce Banda it started with the first Banda government,

    The member of parliament is now dead R.I.P. but remember the past to make government better,

    A government for all people

  4. 52 years of independance and we dont have a proper place to bury our heroes,no talk shows Mother Malawi needs a national heroes acre-

  5. mulungu pakali pano akuweluza tsono ife tkuknganilana chni? ikakhala njinga wangongole watenga kale,wakazi ndiye iii mwachedwa,nyumba ndi ya lent minda yonse adagulitsa panthawi yomwe amadwala,ana ndiye wasowa otengah…….. mukudziwa kodi kuti akufa adzauka yesu akadzabwera?, kodi kuika kwina kulikonse vuto ndi chani?,aaaa!!!!vanalakwitsa kuvomera ulimi wa chamba ujahh….(de..end..,)

  6. (cont….from pat 1….)R.I.P mulungu sachedwa safulumira chilichonse amachita mu nthawu yake.malo awo malemuwa anakozedwa kale moti kumwambako palibe cha dzidzidzi…..(cont…pat~3)

    • Anthu ndiye anve ziti mwanena kuti akufa adzauka inu amene mukuti mulungu anakomza malo awo okhala kumwamba kodi mukufuna kusokoneza anthu

  7. ndaliwona vuto lokhala m’malawi,ndi chifukwa chiyani tikumalimbana pa zinthu za ziiiiiiiii ngati zimnez ,zinthu zoti sitipindula nazo. posachedwapa timakamba za nkhani ya awa amadzitcha abigewa ndiye yangolavulidwa kumene tili pokopoko pa zinthu zopanda phindu ngati izi………..(contn–pat 2)