Chief Zingwangwa lashes at gospel musicians at Grace Chinga’s funeral

Chief Zingwangwa lost cool during Grace Chinga’s funeral ceremony at Robins Park when he lashed out at  gospel musicians for their failure to involve chiefs in making the funeral programme.

Grace Chinga's children Steve and Miracle sing at the funeral ceremony of their mother -Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Grace Chinga’s children Steve and Miracle sing at the funeral ceremony of their mother -Photo Jeromy Kadewere

 Chief Zingwangwa lashes at gospel musicians at Grace Chinga’s funeral


Chief Zingwangwa lashes at gospel musicians at Grace Chinga’s funeral

Speaking before a crowd of over 25,000, the chief said it was unfortunate  the musicians that they did not consult chiefs on the venue of the funeral ceremony regarding the fact that Robins Park failed to accommodate thousands of people that came to mourn the Rebecca Malope’s moniker.

“Ethel [Kamwendo Banda] where are you? Thoko Katimba where are you? Why dint you consult [Allan] Ngumuya MP who is also a musician himself? Grace’s body deserved to be taken at Kamuzu Stadium because she was a public figure and you have witnessed yourself here that Robins Park is too small for this funeral ceremony,” said the chief before receiving a loud of applause.

The chief said due to overcrowding at Robins park she nearly fainted because of the heat.

“Next time do it better and for today as chiefs we have forgiven you,”she said.

Minister of Youth Sports and Culture Grace Chiumia described Chinga’s death as a big blow to the nation.

She said even President Peter Mutharika was shocked and saddened with the death of Grace.

Chiumia said it is sad to be losing talented musician like Grace who preach the word of God through music.

Musician Association of Malawi President Willy Chatepa said Grace was a talented musician and that  it will be difficult to replace her.

Chimwemwe Mizaya, a veteran gospel artist said Grace will remain in Malawian hearts because of her role she played in promoting gospel music.

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12 thoughts on “Chief Zingwangwa lashes at gospel musicians at Grace Chinga’s funeral”

  1. Naligonkhwiro says:

    Kamuzu Stadium is a public , government place…….the family and singers decidec to use Robins Park…Shut up a Mfumu. Ndalama zake mukanapeleka ndi inu a mfumu.

  2. Nkasai says:

    Kodi Thocco wake wathesa ukwati wa mai Zimathayu ndi emweyi oimba Gospel ?mukunamizira kapena ?mai Zimatha ndioopa Mulungu ndipo ndi mai wamvano !

  3. EPIGLOTIS says:

    “I am who I am “says the Almighty God. Anthu kuchuluka nzeru. Chotsani kaye chitsa chiri m’maso mwanu musanachotse kachitsotso kali m’maso anznu. In all things gloty be to the Almighty God

  4. kholowa mkabudula says:

    Komanso amfumu zingwagwa nanu ndiofoila eti? Iyeyo ngumuyayo anali kuti mmene amzake oimbawo amakumana ngati iyeyo oimbanso? Za chamba basi,Panalibe zina zamzelu zomwe mukanakamba? Kholowa mkabudula amamela?

  5. Charles Maselle says:

    Now that Grace is gone leaving us behind here with our Pastor Salanje blaming that one and that one that they didn’t do much to rescue her life!!!. Very stange indeed!!! Now, How well prepared are we to follow suit when today or tomorrow summoned to stand before Jesus? That is the very question before us! Shifting blames from me to you doesn’t hold water. From this point of view let me strictly warn Pastor Salanje, he should not forget Jesus said “They will come in my name but ……”

    Good day,

    Charles.

  6. Gwenfe says:

    Kodi TK aganiza bwino bwanji akulota zothesa mabanja a eni?mfuseni banja la GSP WATANI NALO ?

  7. Banda says:

    The family could have also had a private service for family only like the majority of celebrities,

    To publicly critize on the day of the funeral was in poor taste and disrespectful of the singer and her family,

    Certainly the chief could have made suggestions prior to the funeral or the government could have declared or requested a state funeral and offered the use of government facilities such as Kamuzu stadium.
    Possibly in the future on the death of the chief the government will do that.

    To put such blame on the family at a time of greiving is not appropriate even for a chief, and should she apologise to the family for her remarks,

  8. Dzambo says:

    Next time!

  9. citizen says:

    I think they were just fulfilling what we held on social networks. shame on you Guys

  10. Ndakwiya nawe wa ma pimples kumaso says:

    Even Peter was shocked,are you telling the truth you nyamama wokongola ndi wosalala kumaso iwe? Does Peter listen to gospel music ndiye bwenzi akumanyoza anthu amulungu? Next time save your rubbish to your hubby.

  11. MERCEDES says:

    THE CHIEF IS TALKING THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH PAINS

  12. Mbuya says:

    I agree with ve Chief if u r making a decision come together to hv something concrete

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