Govt to support MDF accident victims, bereaved families

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President Peter Mutharika and the First Lady Gertrude Mutharika have expressed deep sadness following the death of 18 Malawi Defence Force (MDF) cadets and soldiers in a road accident in Mzimba on Thursday.

This is according to a press statement from the Chief Secretary to the Government which states that the First Couple has condoled the bereaved families and has wished those injured a quick recovery.

Malawi Defence Force

The scene of the accident

In the statement, Mutharika has assured the bereaved families and those affected that government will do everything within its means to support them during this trying moment.

MDF Publicist Paul Chiphwanya said those involved in the accident were recruits and instructors.

Chiphwanya said the recruits and instructors were coming from training sessions in Mzimba district.

It is reported that the vehicle in which they were traveling in overturned at Nkhamenya in Mzimba district after its front tyre burst.

Some injured persons were referred to Mzimba District hospital and Mzuzu Central Hospital for medical attention.

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  1. we children from the Malawi diasporans pays our heartfelt condolences to the government and commander in chief of the MDF and the families of the believed members who died in action may our lord take care of their souls

  2. we children from the Malawi diasporans pays our heartfelt condolences to the government and commander in chief of the MDF and the families of the believed members who died in action may our lord take care of their souls

  3. So sad I have lost my best friend Limbikani Andrew Nandolo whose body has been laid to rest today on 4 November 2017 at Kumpasa vge TA Mwambo Jali Zomba. May his soul and souls of his friends rest in peace.Zopweteka kwambiri kwa anakubala omwe anayamba kukonzekera za passing out on 24 November 2017.

  4. These guys werent going to war why use a lorry instead of a bus? How many years are we in democracy that we are failing to take good care of our soldiers and citizens? If we cant manage the country just annex it please

  5. Only God knows, I sow this accident happening just at the first corner on the place. RIP friends, to survivor s I wish quick recovery.

    • The driver failed to negotiate the corner while the on speed. And it ended up going into very bad slope ,soldeirs were thrown out from the from the truck in the process, and the truck which was still in motion rolled on them. Fortunately there were some buses soldiers on their trip coming behind who stopped and attend to the incident. So the bus took casualties to the hospital. It was very bad moment guys. The soldiers from after assistance, they were left on the scan sitting all over the place under the trees shelter s .oh bad moment.

  6. mukatero mulakwitsa ingolirani maliro ndikulakwa kumeneko kutchula munthu.koma munamva uthenga anawelenga pamaliro amenewa?basi chilichonse chingachitike muno ntchito kutchula munthu bwanji?mmalo mopemphera muzikatchula munthu.mukumuganizirayo anali nawo kumeneko?winawu ndiumphawi ndithu.mukapsyere ziti.

  7. Unserviced, unroadworthy trucks and bad drivers is a combination of tragedy. They have died before their time. May their Souls Rest in Peace.

  8. utsogoleri wamkuluyo tizawukumbukila ndi ngozi zapa nsewu zochuluka zedi ,( why Mr President why)Malawi chinabalala ambuye mulungu zatioloseni amalawi wabooka uyu .mizimu ya azibale anthuwa iwuse muntendere (why so soon my dear brothers)

  9. utsogoleri wamkuluyo tizawukumbukila ndi ngozi zapa nsewu zochuluka zedi ,( why Mr President why)Malawi chinabalala ambuye mulungu zatioloseni amalawi wabooka uyu .mizimu ya azibale anthuwa iwuse muntendere

  10. Announcing to the OPPOSITIONS to avoid questions tommorow What did the Government do to the victim families followin the dealths of their relatives? Yet it is well known that these issues ar handled by the government plainly But Since nowadays everything is politicised go ahead tell us everything which is goin on

  11. anthu oipa awa,amakonda kumenya anthu osauka adzikolao.Ambale athu akumvutika kusowa chithandinzo,chifukwa cha khumba zimenenzi.Atimenya,kutionongera zithunzathu kunkhalango yamazamba,chikangawa ndingoti vipsa yonse. kudandaula kwathu angapeze mtendere? pang’onopang’ono kulira kwathu mulungu akutiyankha,ndipo kwaine sindingamve chisoni kwakhumba zimenesi ,ndiposo akafikire kumoto wosatha.Kundichindisa pasi zoona? mulungu si mdf, yense anapangapo zimenesi adziwiretu emen!!!

  12. Mmmmmmm 2 much Blood flowing in Malawi why???? Kapena uyu mkulu wa SATANIC uyu amatchedwa kuti. …………..ali Busy kukolora zake? MUNALANDILA THANDIZO LAKE INU MU NTHAWI YA NJALA Lero akutenga zake zimene amafuna INU MUKULIRA CHANI?

  13. Ndikupepesa mabanja oseamene akhudzidwa ndingoziyi mulungu akugwilenidzanjalamanja ndikukutonthozani mwachilimbikiso pepani tikulililalimodzipepani pepaniiii

  14. Has Nkhamenya moved to Mzimba district? Our reporters my foot.
    KU Malawi zambiri zalowa pansi. Makamaka reporting from atolankhani.

  15. Sad…..
    Wake up call to us all that our men in uniform need special personel carriers, (armoured personel carriers) (APMs), on such trips not cargo trucks.

  16. circumstances leading to this accident need to be investigated and treated seriously. I have a feeling the accident could have been avoided.

  17. Dats so sad but Peter inde sivuto lako komaa dzikoli simukulipatsa chilimbikitso as a father of the nation piz 54 yrs now zikuthaa koma dziko silikusinthaa transportation z still poor

  18. This government is funny. Everything can’t be politics …even death? We already know that it’s the duty and responsibility of every employer to take care of such issues without even announcing it . In this regard the government is fully responsible we all know. Put politics aside. Please respect our sons and our heroes. May their Souls Rest In the Eternal Peace.

  19. guyz lets take thinggs positivley this accident yakhuza ziko lonse and ndikudabwa enanu mukulowesa ndale pa nthawi yomwe amzanu akulila and as president of the nation akuyenela kupangapo kanthu guyz plz muzikhalako ndi umunthu zinazi enanu mukamba za kuzima kwa mages zikukhuzana bwanj ndi ngozi ya galimoto? ngoz ya pa nseu siyoti enanu muzinyadila it can hapen to yu anytim plz guyz tiyen tiziyakhulako bwino

  20. guyz lets take thinggs positivley this accident yakhuza ziko lonse and ndikudabwa enanu mukulowesa ndale pa nthawi yomwe amzanu akulila and as president of the nation akuyenela kupangapo kanthu guyz plz muzikhalako ndi umunthu zinazi enanu mukamba za kuzima kwa mages zikukhuzana bwanj ndi ngozi ya galimoto? ngoz ya pa nseu siyoti enanu muzinyadila it can hapen to yu anytim plz guyz tiyen tiziyakhulako bwino

  21. Very sad , but government its their responsibility to do that , there is no need to announce , they will call this a development me, dont politicise such sad moments like these

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  23. wat about athu azmai aja ana mila pa lake malawi osawapatsa chipepes bwaj nanga ma MYP muwapatsa lit zao aa muthalika is selfishness indeed

  24. Very sad. But government why announcing something that is obvious. What we want to know is how are we going to stop this incidents not to happen again. Eg make our road wider. Survey to work on all funny blind curves. Visibility of road warning signs. From the picture it show the road is narrow and with the line on centre shows its a blind curve. Cars of today are wider than the one when the road was designed. Please if you are serious about life do something. Its not only speed that is causing accidents but poor road conditions

  25. So sad. Mizimu yaotisiyao iuse mumtendere. Chauta ayendere mwapadera mabanja onse oferedwa ndikuwalimbikitsa. Chauta akhudze ndi mkono Wamachiritso abale onse avulala ali muzipatala.

    May we all as a Nation cry to God Almighty to heal our beautiful land, Malawi. Ngozi zodabwitsa chonchi zanyanya abale.

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