Chiphiko says Gaffar is dead

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) member and former legislator Rhino Chiphiko has apologized for claiming that Minister of Mining Rashid Gaffar has died purportedly of Covid-19.

“Minister on Mining, Rashy Gaffar no more. Dziko lavuta” Chiphiko posted this morning on Facebook.

He has deleted the post and replaced it with an apology, saying he trusted Fake News.

Gaffar (in blue shirt)

“Deepest apologies. Got misinformed. Post withdrawn with regret”, he shared.

Gaffar is yet to comment on his alleged demise.

Malawi has lost 2 cabinet ministers to Covid-19. They are Sidik Mia who served as MCP’s deputy president and Minister of Transport, and Minister of Local Government Lingson Belekanyama.

Malawi has lost 300 people to Covid-19. Since January this year, the country has registered over 5,000 confirmed cases.

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One Comment

  1. That Chipiko writing the death of Living people displays very serious short comings. I don’t know the guy but I am very sad that we have people like him in 2021. Why rush to write about someone’s death without confirmation. It means he wants him dead. May God be the judge on this. It’s evil and very bad. Apology thrown in the bin to us.

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