Minister of Information Jappie Mhango on Tuesday came under severe attack from mourners at the funeral of former Rumphi east MP Tasoka Msiska that he had to flee the place.
Mhango confirmed the incident, saying he sped off in a haste.
Sources at the funeral ceremony said that all was peaceful until an overzelous Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) official stood up during the eulogies and declared Mhango would retain his parliamentary seat in 2019. Mhango floored Msiska in the 2014 parliamentary elections.
Our source at the funeral ceremony said family members felt insulted by the DPP remarks and asked Mhango to leave the funeral home peacefully to which he obliged.
In an interview Mhango blamed politics for the incident saying the area, Junju where the funeral took place is the stronghold of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP).
Mhango is one of the closest allies of President Peter Mutharika and one of the key ministers in the 20 strong cabinet.
He is accused of leaking some documents to the media over the purchase of K300 million vehicles for leader of opposition in parliament Lazarus Chakwera and speaker Richard Msowoya.
Both Chakwera and Msowoya, president and vice president of MCP deny any wrong doing.
Mhango said he had To leave the place to respect the will of the bereaved family.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :