Hoax: John Tembo not dead

John Tembo

A high flying social media storm that veteran politician John Tembo has died has been heavily condemned by family members.

On Tuesday evening, the Malawi social media squares were filled up with miscellaneous posts by distinct users of Facebook making claims that Tembo, who served as Malawi Congress Party President was no more.

John Tembo
Tembo not dead

The belief in the news was heightened by what Malawi24 monitored as continued posts in various groups and pages on Facebook.

But it is not true that Tembo, better known as JZU has died.

In fact his son, John Tembo Jnr made a strong condemnation of the hoax and the people that made the posts.

He said his father was in good health and that he had just finished watching with him the world cup match between Egypt and Russia- a match the hosts impressively beat the African side 3-1.

He has since asked God to ‘forgive them’ while calling the people behind the hoax as being ‘shortsighted’.
The 86 year old has since the 1960s been a key politician in Malawi, and he was a key figure in the regime of Hastings Banda (1964–1994).

He was replaced as President of the MCP in August 2013.



  1. ???? palibe amwene the last was east and central African cup basi that 30years ago

  2. Please can those who follow the history of football in our country Malawi,let me know if our beloved country ever played world cup and when was that? Thanks

  3. Tithokoze mulungu popeza mkuluyu ali ndimoyo wamphamvu

  4. Wow madara is still welcoming us as his own families, so I myself say long live madara ,honourable John Tembo,he is been a king of MCP for since, God be with him@

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