Police in Dedza district have arrested a couple for allegedly putting up their son for sale. The couple offered the 12-year-old boy to a Mozambican family. Dedza Police Spokesperson Edward Kabango confirmed on Wednesday that the suspects, Jemitala Alfred and his wife who is a traditional doctor, Mary Benard, offered their child on sale at K1.5 million. He said a Mozambican family came to the wife in Malawi to find out the cause of their child's death back home in Mozambique and was demanded to pay the amount, assuring them that their child would resurrect the next day. According to Kabango, the husband told his son to accept the particulars of the deceased in presence of the Mozambicans the next day. "The traditional doctor advised the Mozambicans that they shouldn't be surprised ...
Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) says the body of late Mrs. Raima Chakuamba will not arrive in the country today from the United States as previously announced. According to the OPC, Family members say this is due to challenges with flights from the USA. Ethiopian airlines that are expected to carry the body are yet to confirm new flight details. The Late Mrs. Chakuamba was spouse to Hon. Gwanda Chakuamba (Deceased). Mrs. Chakuamba passed away on Sunday, 10th December 2017 in the USA.NE
Rebranded Urban Music People (UMP) organizers have revealed plans to run a social responsibility campaign targeting the country’s youths. The campaign will be inline with this year's UMP Awards and Festival events. Speaking during an UMP media launch in Blantyre, UMP Chief Executive Officer, Ken Limwame said the campaign would tackle some of social issues affecting young people in the country. “Campaign will be disclosed later on, but as UMP we have responsibility to ensure we are building responsible generation of young people,” said Limwame. UMP organizers, Ndefeyo Entertainment and Nzika Arts, organized the media launch to interact with the media to share plans and exchange insights. Limwame said UMP regarded media as indispensable partners, adding “it helps us tell our story, it a
South African Airways has dismissed reports that it will stop flying to Malawi as one of the airlines destinations. Media reports in South Africa and Malawi over the weekend suggested the airline will dump Blantyre and Lilongwe routes. But Tlali Tlali, South African Airways spokesman, lambasted Media24 publication for being “unprofessional” and lacking “decency and courtesy” following a report that said that SAA would reduce the number of flights in an attempt to become more profitable. He said the publication did not consult SAA about that story. “If there are any changes which affect our clients, we will communicate those changes to the public. “We didn’t put that information in the public domain. This information was acquired through their own sources, but they didn’t have the co
Malawian Muslims are on Friday September 1, 2017 expected to celebrate Eid al-Adha, the three-day Islamic festival after the Hajj. Hajj is annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca that all believers who can afford it are required to perform once. Eid al-Abha is one of the two most important Islamic festivals, and is known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, as it recalls Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to Allah. Eid al-Adha means Festival/Feast of the Sacrifice. To mark this, Muslims all over the world sacrifice an animal on that day. It marks the date when Ibrahim was commanded by Allah to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, to show his devotion. Ibrahim was about to go ahead with the sacrifice when he was given a lamb to slaughter instead.It’s similar to the Christia
Illovo Sugar Malawi Limited employees are set to go on strike to protest against management’s decision to introduce clean wage- a new concept in compensation and benefit for employees where all allowances are amalgamated under one head and that may be basic salary. The employees are also planning downing tools inorder to force the removal of their Managing Director, Mark Bainbridge whom they are accusing of abusing his juniors apart from removing Malawians anyhow from top management positions replacing them with expatriates. Illovo is a wholly-owned subsidiary of London-listed Associated British Foods and operates in South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Swaziland. Threats of industrial strike come almost two months after the company hiked sugar prices- a decision whi
They say beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but surely the organizers of Miss Malawi Ireland might have a different context of beauty all together in their minds when they crowned three women who have instantly become social media sensational as Malawians are enjoying taking turns to mock and question their worth to represent the country in foreign soil with their looks that are being regarded as below average. Mogs or beauty? surely, considerations or standards of crowning beauty queens might not have been applied in this contest, if the pictures of the crowned trio are anything to go by. And the organizers might be biting their fingers in regret for staging the greatest comedy of all times by allowing the crowned queens represent the country in a foreign soil which unarguably is ...
There is nothing like home sweet home, and the renowned pop star Madonna seemed to explore every free moment she has to enjoy home time with her kids especially the Malawian adopted. Madonna last night twitted picture of herself in bed, dressed in a black night dress, together with two of her Malawian kids-the twins Esther and Stella accompanied by a caption: There's No Place Like Home! with some emojis. Madonna adopted David Banda in 2006 and Mercy James in 2009, and twins Esther and Stella Mwale in 2017.