Cyclone Sedza to bring more deadly floods: Gift of the Givers sound an appeal for Malawi

A cyclone Sedza is expected to bring more widespread flood to Malawi  which has been hit by floods killing over 200 people and left an estimated 100 000 people homeless in the southern African country.

Widespread floods destroy crops .-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Widespread floods destroy crops .-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Displaced families due to floods in Nsanje.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Displaced families due to floods in Nsanje.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

The Met Office has issued warnings of continued rainfalls.

The country is threatened with the cyclone Sedza which will batter the country further.

A South African relief aid team is preparing to travel to Malawi  to help.

Rescue SA’s Ian Scher says his team is well prepared for any situation.

“I believe we will have a lot more work to do,” he said.

Meanwhile relief organisation Gift of the Givers’ Imtiaz Sooliman has appealed to South Africans to make contributions to the thousands of people who are now displaced.

“They can make a cash contribution directly or they can visit the website to donate maize, rice, oil, flour, sugar, tea, water, medication, blankets, linen, nets, towels, school uniforms. Everything has been washed away and school has just started.”

Sooliman says they fear cyclone Sedza will be far more destructive than smaller cyclone Bansi.

“The whole country is praying the cyclone dies before it gets close or changes course or goes somewhere else, otherwise we have a serious problem.”

Sooliman said an eight-member team from his organisation had left for the south to reach areas more than 100km away from Blantyre.

The distribution of aid parcels will take place in Chikwana, Nsanje, Mangochi, Machinga, Balaka, Zomba, Phalombe and Mulanje.

Sooliman said Malawi was probably facing the “greatest flood disaster in the history of its existence”.

President Peter Mutharika visited victims in central and southern Malawi on Friday and called for international assistance.

“Malawi alone cannot cope with the disaster,” Mutharika said.


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46 thoughts on “Cyclone Sedza to bring more deadly floods: Gift of the Givers sound an appeal for Malawi”

  1. mangoni says:

    Inu osamanamiza anthu. Fact. There is no Tropical Cyclone by the name Sedza. Unless if you wanted to write Cheza which is already gone a few days ago. You are creating unnecessary panic among Malawians. Tamafunsani kaye musanalembe News kwa anuwake ankhani zimenezi

  2. stephen zeka kaunga says:

    Lets pray to our father in heaven to stop disaster and stay as we was because is only one who forgive our sins… look people are strungling no place to stay, foods, cloth and many more.. Tatiyeni tizipemphala kwambiri chifukwa iyeyo ndiye mlengi waziko lapasi komaso chilichose mwini wake ndi iyeyo. palibe vuto mzina la mbuye chilichose chimatheka nda mbuye

  3. Yahudah says:

    Exodus 20:3
    You have no gods against My face.

    Psalm 68:4
    Sing to the father, sing praises to His Name raise up a highway for him who rides through the heavens by His Name YAH.

    Exodus 23:13
    And in all that I have said to you take heed. And make no mention of the name of The Gods, let it not be heard from your mouth.

    Deuteronomy 16:20
    Follow righteousness, righteousness alone, so that you live and inherit the land which YAH your Power is giving you.

  4. Bwantasa Gomdwe says:

    You can bring food and everything yo these people but noone is bringing to them the word of God which the word of life. The word can console and gives strength and courage during catastrophic times like this. Where is the church to take charge of this opportunity. Many people would know Jesus Christ during this period. In Nsanje the people worship M’bona as their god to bring rains and other things. Why should God who is none like mbona feel mercy on these people if they cannot repent. Unless they turn to GOD He will also return to them. Paul the apostle used every opportunity to preach the gospel whether in prison or chained. Church of God this is the opportunity to preach the gospel to reach out the nations. In Jesus christ mighty name Amen!!!!!!!.

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  5. glorymakina says:

    Lord Jesus christ, forgive my nation Malawi. Really we have done corruptly.Bend down and watch how your children suffered. Show us your mercy and turn this disaster into ablessing. Malawi ,Mozambique and Madagascar needs u. Hear my voice öf prayer and act in Jesus name. amen and amen

  6. sapitwa says:

    Imwe jehova chiuta withu kuchanya timveleni chisoni

  7. munyamala nyapapi says:

    pliz GOD help us, ngati ijayo mukuti yachepa nanga sadza titani naye ife a Malawi?

  8. Denkhule says:

    Only prayers will change the situation. Let us repent from our sins and God is ready to forgive us.Numbers chapter 23 vs 19.

  9. Tikondane Kaye says:

    Ife tomwe titukwanane, tinyozane, tikhalire kulozana mitundu, tikhalire kuwuza ena kuti Mulungu anawalenga monyansa nkhope. Ife tomwe tipemphele Mlengi yomweyo atipulumuse kunyengo yoopsyayi. Ine ndikuwona kuti tisankhe chimodzi. Kusakaniza AMBUYE amakana.

  10. Yahudah says:

    Deuteronomy 31:16-17
    And YAH said to moses, see, you are about to sleep with your fathers. And this people shall rise and sin after the gods of the stranger of the land into the midst of which they shall enter, and forget YAH and break YAH covenant which YAH made with them.17 “then my anger shall burn against them in that day, I shall forget them and hide my face from them, and they shall be destroyed. And many evils and distresses shall come upon them, and it shall be said in that day, Is it not because our Power is not in our midst that these evils have come upon us? 18 And I shall certainly hide My face in that day, because of all the evil which they have done, for they shall turn to The Gods (mulungu, allah (black stone), jesus (sun god)

  11. mlomwe original says:

    inu ndi MULUNGU kuti muziopseza anthu? cyclone Sedza will not pass through Malawi ,in the Name of Jesus.

  12. I am being taxed heavily and I should donanate ? Really ? There is “Disaster Preparedness ” Dept. Where does it’s money go ? We don’t need well wishers. We need a responsible government.

    1. Yahudah says:

      Proverbs 28:27
      He who gives to the poor does not lack, but he hides his eyes does have many curses.

  13. Mkalapwaga says:

    The floods are a blessing in disguise.It is natures way of reducing our high population.

  14. KALIKENE says:

    Thanks For, Those Who Helping To The Victims, We Dont Want See Another Kind Of Pwiyooo, Kusambala, Plz Give Them All

  15. kitty says:

    Zikuchitika ndi cholinga

  16. kadamanja says:

    Azibanbo ali kuti kodi? ku Nsanje kuli akazi wokha?

  17. kadamanja says:



  19. Chakachaka atheist says:

    There is no God in the floods as God does not exist. Malawians must understand nature. It is ruthless. You just have to take measures to tame it and praying to God is not one of the positive measures. Praying to god is just a waste of time and foolishness. You are always going to face these problems if you waste time with God mentionings. Prayer after all is talking to yourself without feeling silly.

  20. FLAS says:

    A good effort to notify our people but this cyclone went East and was due to go East not come to Malawi. It is now in the Indian Ocean. Please keep praying though.

  21. Koma Kumeneko says:

    who names these so called cylones? i see senza and bansi.

  22. Zolo says:

    A Malawi tiyeni tipemphere mogonja kwa Yehova Mlengi wathu kuti zimenezi zisatigwerenso. Nothing is too difficult for God. We have already lost too many lives. Lord have mercy on us.

  23. victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi says:

    We pray that the Lord normalize the situation save lives and property.

  24. uthman says:

    You ill never be brave if you don’t get ill never learn if you don’t make mistakes.nobody can come to know success without having experience failare along the way.

  25. William kaunda says:

    Mulumgu atikhululukire

  26. Nyamama says:

    Mm ambuye atichitire Chifundo

  27. Malawian says:

    Lord have mercy!

  28. Edwin Phiri says:

    May God look after Malawi. Let the soul of those who lost their life lest in peace.

  29. Pacharo says:

    Lord Have Mercy.

  30. Kanyimbi says:

    Lets pray so that this Sedza cyclone must change course and go to other countries. Eee! mavutowa kumagawanako.

  31. Poor Malawi says:

    May God have mercy on us.

  32. Mbewe says:

    the title of your article and other statements in it are misleading. The recent floods in Malawi were never a result of a cyclone. Again there is no cyclone forecast to hit Malawi. Cyclone Bansi only threatened to hit Mauritius and Reunion. Cyclone Chedza (not Sedza) hit western Madagascar and moved across the southern parts of the island. It has since crossed into the Indian ocean and is about 500KM to the southwest of Reunion and moving away in a southeasterly direction. Mwamva tsopano!!!!!!!

  33. Mlakho says:

    Nombe jamanja wandu wamli kwakutalika nkangamale kuti mwakamuchisye wandu wayakusile mkumbo wamesiwu. Atamose kamwana kakakamuchisye wandu kumusiku ligongo wangali kakalikose.

  34. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Let’s all pray hard. The Blantyre Synode you cheated Malawians for bringing in a person who has never been or know any door of any church to be a member of your CCAP Church.
    You were corrupted with his dirty money that’s why Malawi is having all these funny problems. You didn’t fellow the rules of conducting Peter’s marriage .
    During his swearing ceremony he forgot to use the Wholly Bible all these are signs of God not being happy of this imposed president.

    There are many problems we are to see with this man.

  35. Wawa says:

    Lets pray Sedza dies off naturally, osati praying it should hit another area/country.

    Malawi far more help.

  36. A COMMONER says:

    Help is on the way

  37. tchaka says:

    Spare us Lord- Amen

  38. Fathara says:


  39. inu mulungu amene kudzera mwa mwana wanu mudapulumutsa ophunzira aja pa nyanja atangolilira pa inu kuti;”ambuye tilikufa” mudaimitsa mphepo pa nyanja momwemonso tikulira pamaso panu ndinu mpulumutsi yekhayo amene mungathetse vutoli. amen.

  40. Suicide Bonza says:

    I pray that chikho chimenechi chitipitilire ife a Malawi! Let your will be done Lord. We really need assistance for my affected brothers and sisters, whether kind or in-kind.

  41. This clearly shows that, our Heavenly Father has actually,
    disappointed, becouse, we Malawians, have actually denied, of, or, have, actually, spoken, through the floods. Therefore, we should repent, and turn to the almighty God and His Church. I have actually, said so, becouse, our Heavenly Father, is, or, does not change. Hence, we must, obey, follow, observe, of, what actually has been said in the Bible. Its up to us, to harden our hearts. Becouse, our Heavenly Father does not Lie. He actually Needs us {Malawians} to change our attitude towards Him. Amen

  42. Kadakwiza says:

    I feel very sorry for my beloved Malawi. Only God knows.

  43. sayimoni bayisikolo says:

    Cyclone of Sedza?What a name? ndiye itisenzadi.You can just hear the name.It seems Malawi as country is never prepared anything for its citizen.What they know is cheap politicking,stealing of big magnitude like cashgate that seems to have no direction and other dirty things.Its time Malawians got united as one family and looked into ourselves and see what is wrong with ourselves and started sorting our problems bit by bit otherwise we are becoming as disgrace as a nation We have totally failed to look after ourselves.Its problem after problem.This tiny impoverished country that claims to be God fearing needs to pray hard and repent.We no longer have love for each other.We have loved to acquire riches in a wrong way.Very soon timva kuti nyumba za cashgate zonse zakokoloka ndi madzi.Lawyers also have no conscience anymore defending the thieves to feast on the illgotten riches.Bwinotu bwinotu bwino isakhale Sodom and Gomorrah.

  44. qen sven says:

    shiiii, aphalemwe maji aku tchelengesani tepo?waa bulukaniko muyende pyanu nzitunda

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