Stadium stampede under microscope

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President Peter Mutharika has set up a taskforce to establish the cause of the 6 July Bingu National Stadium stampede in Lilongwe that led to death of 8 people.

According to a statement issued by State House and signed by presidential press secretary Mgeme Kalirani, the taskforce shall undertake the work within a fortnight.

“His Excellency the President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has appointed a Task Force to enquire into circumstances that led to tragic loss of life of eight people and injuries to others at the Bingu National Stadium (BNS) on 6th July 2017.

Task force set to probe the incidents that led to the stampede.

“The Task Force shall undertake the work within two weeks and report on its findings together with recommendation and measures to be taken to avoid similar occurrences in future,” reads the statement.

The taskforce is being chaired by Principal Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet (Administration) Zangazanga Chikhosi.

According to the statement, members of the taskforce are Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs Sam Madula, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Labour Joseph Mwandidya, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Representative and Senior Assistant Chief State Advocate from the Ministry of Justice Dr Steven Kayuni and its secretary.

The stadium tragedy occurred as people were jostling to enter the Bingu National Stadium on Independence Day.

Following the tragedy, Mutharika visited some victims who were admitted at Kamuzu Central Hospital.

President Mutharika was in the company of the First Lady Gertrude Mutharika and the country’s Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima.

Mutharika talked to some kids that survived the stampede to get first-hand information of what really happened.

The president was also briefed about condition of victims in the ICU at the hospital.

Later on Mutharika, First Lady and the Vice President went to the KCH mortuary where they prayed with families of those that died during the stampede.

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  1. Zaziiiiiiii musamatikweze ma temper ndi zopusa task force ndekut chan?? Inu ndi nkhalidwe lanu without death things cant work on u!!, ngat muli achilungamo za imfa ya chasowa zili pati? Zipangan zanuno muzafa imfa yowawa ngat simudziwa

  2. Amangotero sizimaoneka mutu wake kkkkkkkk malawians politicians kufuna kupezetsa ena ma allowances za zii zopanda mutu mizimu ya anthu omwalirawo ikuoneni ndithu

  3. Ok that’s good . But to be honest if we want to avoid similar occurrences in future guys.
    Zikufunika tiyambe ife amalawi kuphunzila kupanga zithu mwadongosolo , ngati kukhala malayini pamalo pamene pali athu ambiri osati muthu wabela mochedwa ukufuna ukhale patsongo pamuthu amene wabwela mofulumila chifukwa ulindi pamvu . Zikufunika kuti apolice amene akungwila ntchito pamalo oti pali athu ambiri azipatsidwa mpamvu yo manga muthu amene akufuna kusokoneza line chifukwa zikulempeleka patokha kuchita zithu zontelezi . mutati mupite dziko la south africa mutha kudabwa mutawona athu akukhala pa line yo gula madazi , amati (magwinya) ndi azungu omwe iwe mwina ndi kumaseka koma analinga atawona kuti kukhala pa line ndichithu chopatsana ulemu . Wa police guys ndi muthu ngati ife tomwe nayeso amafuna moyo ndiye sitingamu khulupilile 100% kuti angakhazikise bata pagulu loti lakwiya likufuna chithu . Aaaaaaa guys gulu likakwiya inu simunga khulupilira kuti izi achita ndi athu ? Amazula chosayemela kuzulidwa ndimuthu amaphanya posaphanyidwa ndi muthu, ndiye kulibwanji apolice ? tiyeni timphunzile kukhala athu owopana , kupatsana ulemu wina ndi nzake posatengela udindo kapena mpavu zimene ulinazo.
    Zikomo powelenga comment yi maganizo anga ali motelo sindikudziwa kwa enanu alibwanji kuti tipewe zachisoni zatigwelazi.

  4. kufuna kuwononga chuma chathu basi, simudamve kuti stadium idatsekulidwa 10 koloko mmalo mwa 6 koloko? Ngakhale mwana wa std 8 atauzidwa mmene zidachitikira, akhoza kukuuzani chomwe chidalakwikwa. Kafufuzeni za Robert Chasowa osati izi, Malawi sadzatheka ndithu.

  5. Zinthu izi zinalakwika pachiyambi, a president akanakhala kuti anasankha malo amodzi opangira six july bwezi anthu sanamwalile..why westing ndalama nkumasangalalila six july kosiyana? A president akanapita ku stadium mmawa,kupanga mapemphero komweko, basi nkumapitiliza ndi mpira bwino..

    Anthu kuno amakonda mpira zikanakhala kuti mwambo onse unapangidwila malo amodzi anthu oonera mpira akanalowa mmawa, kupemphere nawo mpaka kumalizitsa zonse madzulo..ma program mbwee nkumangoononga ndalama zathu.

    Now izi zoti committee ifufuze izi sizitibweresela omwalila ku moyo..ndalama zomwe akufuna kupeleka kumenekozo akanangopasa anthu ofedwa and prepare a defined burial kwa anthu anataika..ndiponso bwezi omwalila wo atakaikidwa konkuja ku stadium or malo ena amodzi ncholinga chakuti every 6 july tiziwakumbukila.

    Next time kukazakhala chisangalaro ku malo opita gulu, inu olongosola za izi za seguleni zipata za stadium mmawa @ 6 kuti anthu tizalowe mwa ufulu..more over sizammakwanu nza aliyense..everybody contributed pa zitukuko za mdziko muno.

  6. Kungofuna kuwononga ndalama za ziii. Mmesa anachedwa kutsegura ma gate. Komanso a police anaphulitsa teargas. Pamenepa nkufunaso kafukufuku? Tagwirani alu responsible pa zomwe ndakambazi. Uyo ophulitsa teargas mgwireni. Awa oyangsnira za ma gate agwireninso alozana Kkkkkkkk

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