Mutharika speaks tough on stadium stampede: it should never happen again

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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.

7 children die in stampede Malawi

Mutharika visited victims of the 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.

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  1. I alwayz watch fucken barclays,laligar etc kumalodar all the time but sinavepo zot fanz yapondanapo y? Malamulo mbola stadium yathu,,!!!!!!

  2. 6 July mupangila bwanji ku lilongwe tabwerani ku blantyre pa kamuzu stadium kapena kut pa chichili stadium ma gate amasegulidwa 6 am monga mwa mwambo 6 july

  3. mmmm kodi athuwa anawatuma ndani kuti apite Ku stadium. bwanji ife sitinafe amene tinangokhala pa nyumba kumavela wailesi ,dyela anakaziputa dala ,komaso athu muziti mukama commenter first muziganiza ,peter safike makomo mwanu kuti apande kupitayo awona zilango ayi tokha amalawi ,kumamusata dala muthu amene Ali oyipayo

  4. I’ve never seen a president opening the gates at the stadium. So accusing the president is out of boundaries. Anything omwe ankaponda anawo ndi amene analakwisa coz it was too early 6:30am. Vuto kamalizge koyamba kuti enanu mukaonemo mkati mwa stadium.

  5. Peter Shud ask himself too why the gates were opened late so…that shows people really not happy with him they are tired of him ever since when did such a thing happened on independence day? Miracle

    • mmmmmmmm its the stadium mngt not apm bro. does he open gates? dont politicise this. its an accident but should hav been avoided if gates were open early and if we malawians were ordely. food for thought for us all. dont blem one person.

  6. Chifukwa kwiyo wa mlengi ukuwadikira moto kwaonse opondereza chilungamo dpp ndiyasataniki ndichifukwa atsogoleri ake sadwala amangogwa mmaofesi imfa yomweyo ndinaoneramkuluwake wa Peter kkkkkkkkk

  7. Zikanakhara kuti munthu umatha kusintha dziko lomwe unabadwila kuti sikwanuso oyamba ndikanakhala ine kumusambira m’manja Nyasaland sadzatheka mpaka yesu adza

  8. satanism iyi! nanga mapemphero aja mumapangawa anali achani? Mwambo wa pa 6july nthawi zonse umachitikira umkachitikira pa civo. ndipo zonse zimathera pompo osati ena akupemphera uku ena akudikira prezident. chinavuta ndi chani kuti zonse mupangire malo amodzi? mumapempherera chani? oooh! mukadakhala opemphera mchoona mukadapempherera pa stadium pompo kuti khwimbi la asilikali lanu lija likateteze zimenezi? mxieew

  9. Shem ndilibe chipani kapena kusapota chipani, koma iziiiii ndi zinthu ziwili zolekana kufa wa anthu ndi chipani ndizinthu ziwili zolekana.Musamakokane kokane kumalawiko pazinthu za ziiiiii malo moti mulile malilo limodzi munena zachipani za ziiii.Ndi mulungu yekha anawalenga anthuwa,choncho iye chinamukomela.Ndi mulungu yemweyo alandile mizimu ya ana omwe anawapanga ndi manja ake mu ufumu wake,mizimu yawo iUuse ndi ntendelee

  10. Every time wen the police are working they use force I don’t know if it is police force or service they are always bluto to human life they should change for good this is disgrace even BBC showed to the world how we are bad,we are behind we need to be professional

  11. Mmmmm mabwana ndi madona ndapotananu kumadana ndimuthu or chipani iyiyi ndingozi basi kodingozi amakozekela? Nanga adakati alamura kuti anthuabwelere kumanyumba kwao 6 july chisangalaro chake chalepheleka simukuganizakuti anthu enaso ambili adakakwiya?nde potulukapo bwezikulikulazanaso ena amangodana ndiboma basi libwele iri mwanyoza ilimwanyoza tiyeni tilire adzibale athu mwamtendele

  12. Mmmmm mabwana ndi madona ndapotananu kumadana ndimuthu or chipani iyiyi ndingozi basi kodingozi amakozekela? Nanga adakati alamura kuti anthuabwelere kumanyumba kwao 6 july chisangalaro chake chalepheleka simukuganizakuti anthu enaso ambili adakakwiya?nde potulukapo bwezikulikulazanaso ena amangodana ndiboma basi libwele iri mwanyoza ilimwanyoza tiyeni tilire adzibale athu mwamtendele

  13. guys lets stop blaming the police…ineyo what i know gulu evry where its hard to control ngati what happened otherwise u cant say a police bwenz aku ma user battle stick anakwapula anthu angati?…otherwise olakwitsa ndiomwe anatsegula ma gate mochedwa as the event inali yaulerere…may their soul rest in peace..

  14. Dear Sir.
    Allow open place anywere
    Not in close area..
    We have very good place next to parliament… please.
    That is the only way…
    Every were same yes there will be conrdan with some wooden pole

  15. Zinali zomvetsa chisoni kuona azimayi ali khumakhuma pa gate kuyang’ana ana awo ngati atulukemu ali moyo…mizimu ya amene amwalira iuse mumtendere

  16. Difficult decision. While some of preferred that the match be cancelled others would have taken advantage to vandalize the stadium. You know the behaviour of some of these people !! There is need to civic educate us.

  17. mvuto apolice amene akumalembedwa ntchito ambiri ndi ana amabwana mbuli zosaphuzira training yakeso yapa window zachamba zokhazokha kuno kuchani paja oo kumalawi

  18. Umbuli nkufa komwe, palinso nkhani yokhuza chipani apa? Mwangodana, nayo dpp koma ziwani, idzi, munthu wanzeru umatokosa njuchi, ulipagulu pa ana? Njuchi zikalusa zimasankha omuluma? Apolice inenso wanga m’bale wafa, koma siinu oipa, nkhani ndiamene ana ziputa njuwo.

  19. In a peaceful day like independence day, akuthira tear gas, pa ma demonstrations akuthiraso tear gas, Malawi police system is wack

    My the souls of our deceased fellows rest in peace

  20. We should never have these celebrations in Lilongwe again. Achewa anazolowera zophangirana zinthu, Stadium ikulirenji, akuti kulimbirana kukasankha mipando, lero adyaka wana.

  21. Mutharika speaks tough on stadium stampede: it should never happen again
    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.

    so somebody speaks tough on something that has cost lives that at all won’t be retained …..what value does it add by speaking tough ?

    why dd gates meant to open half six in the morning end up getting opened 3_hours later?……. (gate authorities I got an xplaination here or else u hav a legal case to plea.),

    surely I dint like the whole scenario it lives me less disired than ever….. so as independence day was on course …….teargassing was par of celebration scaring people?……search me
    ….am puzzled

  22. I thought we could have been hearing him to enquire the incident and punish those who were teargassing as if there was a fighting there. Is this the first time to hear that police has led people to death? Or kuwadzudzula amanva? Should we say policemen are above the law?

  23. This has gone according to your plan.
    Yes it will never happen again coz it wont be in your plan again.
    RIP to the young innocent souls gone too soon.
    Gone But Never Ever Forgotten
    #nyasaland@53

  24. Bwampini walankhula ngati ali ndi chisoni ai alibe cisoni ngati ali ndi cisoni amapitiliza dpp independence bwanji? Mpira umaseweledwa bwanji?mwana wake atamwalira iye angapitirize cisangalalo?enafe tikamati bwampini ndi gulu lake ndi zitsiru timanena zoona or muzititukana pa fb sitimaopa kapena kutekeseka ndi ma cadet cìfukwa iye waonekera kut alibe umunthu wacisoni.kumati ‘izi sizazacitikenso’atacita kale?atatenga magazi kale?a malawi cipani ichi ndicha…….. Chifukwa mkuluyu akudabwitsa ndipo apolice,oyang’anira stadium sakumvetsa kuti apanga zolakwika bwanji chifukwa mphamvu ya satanayo itakhonza zonse kuti imfazo zizere kwa apolice ndi akuluakulu a stadium iye asaonekere aaaa Pitala wandikwana iwe maplan ako okhetsa mwazi umapita nawo kuti mwaziwo? Nosense president for dead malawians.ma cadet ndi nthawi yanu yoti mutukwane

  25. All this z bcoz of poor planning by stadium management,during these celebrations all past yrs gates were openned early in the morning 5-6am so that pple enter peacefully,I wonder why this yr the gates were opened around 11am?may the spirits of all those who passed away rest in peace and a quick recovery to all those who got injured,to those organizing these events should always think of how they can avoid such accidents by planning well.

  26. Not gud at all sinthawi ino yokhetsaso mwazi ai makolo adamenyela kale ufulu umenewu chepetsani kuphetsa anthu mwadala mukamapha anthu kodi pakhalaso ufulu inu olamula

  27. U Will tok & tok nothing wil change,insted of sending condolence mesages mukuxilowetsa ndale, u malawians wats yo prblem?may their souls rest in peace amen

    • O Joyasa angakhale msokhanowo unali wandale. Mpake anthu okamba ndale. Inu nsalu ya 6 july oyikapo bwanji pulezidenti wap44anoyuy? Aludziwanji za 6 julayi? Sindale? Nsalu ya 6 july omangoika makaka ambendera yathu basi. 6 july njachipani? Tsono talking tough ithandizanji kwa iwo ana awo amwalira? Achipani akanafunsa zipani zina kuti kodi ma happy a 6 july mmatani.

  28. The police don’t know how to handle such a huge cloud, the problem is :most of people who r in government institutions r not qualified to be there but they were deployed bcoz of thier political or corruption

  29. I don’t care all of you who’s standing and watching all dead body your are so stupid,looks like you shocked with this but its not,fuck you all am sick and tired with you ,foolish brain.

  30. Tikuchita izi kuli a Ngwazi. The whole country at one stadium well decorated and organised. All kids in school uniform with teachers as guardians. Pioneer yathu in control mbumba zili in different party according to districts a Ngwazi linthowa liripetupetu akubwera pa Ryolls Ryolls. Sizaupubwazi kapena ukapezi

  31. ma comment a anthu ena sakugwirizana ndi post iyi kodi chomutukwanira president apa nchani anthunu tamakhalani ndi uumunthu nthawi zina mmmh or mutukwane palibe chisithe ndipo simupindulapo kathu apa iyaaa

  32. Ana apita akanali achichepere awo kufuna kukasangalala mudziko lawo patsiku laufulu koma zabweretsa imfa pamiyoyo yawo….Mizimu yawo Mulungu ailandire..Mulungu atothoze akubanja onse okhudzidwa ndi imfayi..

  33. After titasangalala kuti tatha zaka 53 tili pa ufulu udzilamulira, kwanthawi yoyamba tataya mizimu yochuluka pa mwambowu muulamuliro wa dpp, zomwe sizinachitikepo zaka 52 zapita mmbuyomu.

  34. inu musandikwiise azanu akulira muli bsy pointing fingers ndi imfa yangobwera palibe amene amayembekezera izi achite kuvula president kuti nayeso wakhuzidwa? zikundibowa chifukwa ngozi imeneyo khazen wathuso wapita for good.

  35. a police ali ndi ma weapon ambiri mbiri omwe angathe kugwiritsa ntchto yodzitetezela ku wanthu kuti naonso asapweteke but not teargaz.moreover pamene pajah panali pa gru pa anthu ambiri and nso ndi ku user teargaz nso…teargaz z not de solution to despline pple..ana ambiri afa chfkw anabanikah ndi teargaz o….they shld ban de use 4 teargaz.lnnocent soulz rest n peace…independence dai kudzasandukah matiaz dai pamene pajah nso..

    • U re talkng zimenezo cifukwa u re out of the service ndie akabana teargas ukuona ngat ndi weapon yanji yimene police yingagwiritse ntchto?

    • noop sindili kujah kwa service yako o ukunena o..they have alot of weapon ..kodi tym yomwe teargaz asanabwer ankagwiritsa ntchto chani??…pachipanda iwo kuponya teargaz wawo anthu o anakawilira enah kupwetekah?? lets thnk first not becoz am out of de servic

    • Eliza ndie ukuganiza kuti anakagwiritsa ntchito chan if u r saying they got alot of weapons my be u are thinkig of a rifle teargas was the only weapon to use there only that kumalawi kuno we are still behind ku zinthu zambiri we still need civic education pa zinthu thus why kunoko kutati kuzachitike nkhondo anthu ambiri azafa coz amakhumukira kuchilichose ati akaone kkkk aaaa my malawi

  36. Polices are the ones involved in this death they killed children with tear gus, why they sprayed tear gus to the people this was a protesting issue foolish MP service jst worsting gorvernment materials

    • supposed u were them (police) what could u do ???? dont judge its only that kumalawi kuno ndife opoira sitifuna kupanga zinthu mu order and if u can see amene amwalira ndi ana why because ana kumalawi kuno are the ones amayambisa chisokonezo

  37. akanakhara driver wa basi akanati anaribe exprience .nde mwina apolice apanga zimenezi nawoso aribe exprience yopulisa tear gas apolice amakonda zimenezi kaya ndimomwe school yake ikunenera pakamuzu apangapo zimenezo

  38. we want action.somebody should be responsible. be fired and arrested to warn these people to provide good services. we dont want bad planners in our country sir.fire them out of public service.how can they delay the opening of the stadium up to 10 am holding thousands and thousands outside and in the end people scrambled to get inside causing a stampede. what we expected was the opening of the gates at 5 am .once the intended number reached then police could have sealed the gates and disallow people to come near the first gates. road blocks at Gulliver mtandire as well as 18b junction to prevent more people going to stadium but our dear police in military gear amassed at the facility with guns as if there is an imminent war.somebody with a gun can not control crowds. how ? give them batton sticks and strategic guns in case there is need.today we cry for our beautiful boys for gross negligence of our police

  39. dpp imapha anthu kuzera muzinthu ngati zimenezi,,, tikuyenera titsegule maso amalawi chipanichi ndichakumidima , paja pa 20 july anthu ambiriso anaphedwa,,kumene ndikukhala ineyo so far ndaziwa m’bambo mmozi ndi mnyamata amene atisiya,,Mizimu yao iwuse mumtendere osatha

  40. Poor organisation and lack of management of crowds at such events. The death of these people could have easily been avoided. And if indeed the President was Angry he should have called off the match in honour of the dead but that didn’t happen so how angry and sorrowful is he?!

  41. tell him to speak tough on his incompetent police service that doesnt distinguish the situation to use teargas and not to…chilichonse bas tear gas

  42. Malawi why ? Me I blame Malawi police Ali ndi umbuli pofuna kugwilitsa zida zawo kumeneko kunali kuchikondwelero chimene anayamba kugwitsa tear gas ⛽️ ndi chani kumapezeka kuti chilichonse agwilitse tear gas ⛽️ that’s bullshit Malawi police tawonani moyoyo ya Ana choncho kufa komaso satanic kumalawi yawonjeza kwambiri this year miyoyo ya anthu yataika kwambiri

  43. Maganizo a ine ku malawi or kulibe police titha kumakha chifukwa imfa ndi ngozi zambiri akulimbikitsa ndi apolice ngakhale umbav ndi umbanda wagona mwa apilice ine za apolice ndinataya kale ndipo wapolisi palibe chomwe angandithandize

  44. Unproffesionalism At Play..The Police Officers Who Are Connected With The STAMPEDE Should Be Fired With Immediate Effect..Frankly Speaking This Has Brought A Total Disgrace To The Country As A Whole…

  45. You see now instead of giving praise to the lord you turn an important event into turmoil.may the living God punish who ever started the stampede.

  46. Its asad development indeed. Some pipo got killed in that stampede due to some selfish decisions by some few srlfish individuals(police officers). Acommision of inquiry needs to be instituted right away coz some one has failed here. May Their Souls Rest in Peace