Malawi VP Chilima steals show at charity golf tournament

He came driving by himself in his personal Mercedes and played five holes. He impressed. He left. The talk behind was that his attendance was not ceremonial but serious golf playing.

Chilima tees off

Chilima tees off

Chilima walking about with other golfers playing the game

Chilima walking about with other golfers playing the game

Chilima like Tiger Woods

Chilima like Tiger Woods

Chilima and Lions Club

Chilima and Lions Club

Yes! Its in, Chilima celebrates

Yes! Its in, Chilima celebrates

That’s the story of Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima whose playing skills at a charity golf tournament at Game Haven in Thyolo on Surtuday turned  him into a “Tiger Woods”.

From his excellent long tee off shot to the last par shot, the charged up and well dressed Chilima was a centre of attraction as every shot he took earned him praise.

Initially, the VP was told to play three holes but after teaming up with Fukani Gani, Shiraz Karim and Lions members Hilda Singo and Tarang Makhecha, Chilima, upon reaching the third hole, dared his colleagues to convince him to play two more holes.

Gani through Victoria Hotel swiftly responded by donating K2 million towards the course to enable Chilima to add two-more holes.

The Blantyre Lions Club convened the tournament to raise money to fulfill a number of charity activities that the club is undertaking.

Some of the charity works the club is doing is paying school fees for 200 needy students in government secondary schools and the tournament was required to raise K6 million for the cause.

In his speech, Chilima  commended the club for the efforts,  saying  government alone cannot adequately address all the challenges that the country is facing.

“Imagine if we had clubs like the Blantyre Lions Club in each and every district across the country doing the same? Thank you, Blantyre Lions Club, for the wonderful work you are doing to alleviate the suffering of others and at the same time complementing government’s efforts in national development,” said Chilima.

“The work that the club is doing is very commendable because, as His Excellency, President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has said over and over again, government alone cannot adequately address all the challenges that face us as a country,” he said.

Lions of Blantyre president, Hilda Singo, said their motto was to serve the community and they rely on partners to support their course.

Singo said the coming in of Chilima raised the profile of the initiative

“Our target was to raise over K6 million and we know that it is a tall order with just one event. However, through the golf tournament so far we have raised about K4 million which is quite substantial,” she said.

Some of the companies that supported the golf were FMB and Capital Oil Refining Industry.

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Munthuwamba
Guest

Listen Mavalidwe or whoever you call yourself, this was a golf tournament and not a fashion show. Why are you bent on finding fault with everything?

Nalingula guy
Guest

Bwana. That’s very good ana apita ku sukulu apa.
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Khongoni Boy
Guest

Mwana Wakwatu Ku Mponela Chilima

MAVALIDWE
Guest

Awuzeni bwanawa ukavala PUMA kumutu and Golf T-Shirt ya PUMA kuphazi uvalenso PUMA and not ADIDAS ndinu anthu a cash ndiye don’t tell me kuti nsapatoyi singagulidwe with tax payers money as you normally do with everything…….

sayimoni bayisikolo
Guest
What the issue with Saulos driving his own car?He is just a human like anybody else.Why do Malawians waste time crawling to politicians who do not even add any value to their lives.Malawians are sleeping on empty stomach.They have nothing to do tiger woods.Very few knows tiger woods.Find solutions for the sinking Malawi.Saulos driving his own car is not an issue to us.So what?Azimuyendetsa is he sick?President waku Uruguay amayendetsa yekha Vw beetle and lives in a modest farm house.Chalakwika ndi cha?After all Uruguay is better off than.Malawi needs people who cab deliver than wasting time time praising and worshipping… Read more »
Mvula J. Mvula
Guest

Yea, that’s great! The photographer took good shots!

ben phiri
Guest

big up bwana chilima

DAMIANO
Guest

I KNW FURKAN OBVIOUS WIL GV TU CHARTABLE WEN EVER THE PRESIDENT OR HS VICE ASK 4 SUPPORT SAULOSI WOYE

chimulamba
Guest

Well done furkan for the donation, you are such a star, you are a proud son of malawi.

Jemba Jemba
Guest

Big up Mafikizolo . I like the maturity in ur statement . On the other hand, all those supporting the so-called Tiger Woods r busy giving very childish statements in support of their childish hero . We want leaders who can provide solutions to the miserable times Malawians r going thru , not this childish posturing .

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