Malawi President Peter Mutharika has expressed disappointment and anger at the turn of events at the Bingu National Stadium following the death of eight people in a stampede.
Mutharika went to Kamuzu Central Hospital after prayers where among others he cheered those injured from the stampede and paid his respects to those killed.
Mutharika who was joined by the first lady and the Vice President Saulos Chilima at the hospital expressed his heartfelt condolences to the affected families.
Mutharika then spoke on the need for authorities to make sure that such a tragedy should not happen again.
“Authorities should make sure that this does not happen again. These are modern facilities with the ability to accommodate a number of people,” said Mutharika.
Eight people have died in the stampede of which there were six boys, a girl and a man.
In light of the tragedy, Mutharika cancelled his attendance of the football match at the stadium where Big Bullets beat Silver Strikers by 2 goals to one.