Mlaka Maliro obtains restraining order from court against ex-wife

Gospel artist cum preacher MacDonald Mlaka Maliro has obtained a protection order at the Blantyre Magistrates Court against his former wife Ellina Tamara Kumilamba who has persistently been harassing him despite divorcing each other 15 years ago.

Mlaka: Evengalism full time

Mlaka: Evengalism full time

Maliro and Kumilamba divorced each other after 15 years of marriage in 2001 and have two children Juannita and Maggie.

According to documents Nyasa Times has obtained from court, Kumilamba deserted Maliro for another man in South Africa.

Maliro through his lawyer Ambokire Salimu, on Thursday last week, obtained the order in pursuant to Section 5&6 of Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, to among other grounds, restrain Kumilamba from directly contacting him and his employers or harass his current wife Bernadetta.

The court documents indicate that Kumilamba has been demanding children maintenance from Maliro, which he claims to have been providing all along since the divorce.

The arrangement is that, according to the documents, Maliro channels the children maintenance through his uncle Martin Mlaka Maliro who is a direct link between him and the ex-wife, Kumilamba.

However, instead of respecting the arrangement, Kumilamba is said to have been calling Mlaka Maliro directly aside from verbally defaming his wife Bernadetta.

“Since the respondent’s (Kumilamba) marriage with the other man broke down, she has always insisted that she gets the maintenance directly through me to the extent that she approached my employers namely Prophet Bushiri,” argued Maliro.

It has been revealed that Kumilamba once approached Enlighted Christian Gathering (ECG) church founder, Prophet Sheppard Bushiri who gave her R35, 000 (approximately K1.5 million) as a business start-up capital.

“This was thus not enough to her as she has been threatening through phone calls to visit my employers again and she is also currently causing problems between me and my wife,” further argued Maliro.

Protection Order

The Magistrates Court on Thursday has granted Maliro a Protection Order, restraining Kumilamba from contacting him directly for the children’s maintenance; not to be 100 metres close to him; not to approach Bushiri for any help or seek maintenance, and not to verbally or physically harass his wife Bernadetta.

Private-practicing lawyer, Ambokire Salimu confirmed obtaining the order on behalf of Maliro, saying “We already served the Respondent”.

However, Kumilamba was defensive and angry when contacted, challenging to expose Maliro.

“Let Mlaka Maliro and the court bring the war to me. I will expose him. He is the father of my two children, and all I am asking is for their maintenance which he has been failing to provide,” argued Kumilamba who refused to comment further on the issue.

.Mlaka shot into the limelight in the late 1990s with his debut album Dzanja Lalemba which until today remains one of the best compilations in the country.

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cheney Benson
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cheney Benson
3 months 24 days ago
This is a testimony that i will tell to every one to hear. i have been married four 4years and on the fifth year of my marriage, another woman had to take my lover away from me and my husband left me and the kids and we have suffered for 2years until i met a post where this man Dr.ATIAFO have helped someone and i decided to give him a try to help me bring my lover back home and believe me i just send my picture to him and that of my husband and after 48hours as he have… Read more »
Dan
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Dan
3 months 25 days ago

No editorial error bro. the article is clear and to the point

C K
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C K
3 months 26 days ago

I went to school with Mlaka Maliro and I’m 40 years old so he can’t be less than 40, he must be a year older than me as far as I know.

Dan
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Dan
3 months 25 days ago

C K, Who said Mlaka is less than 40 years? The article is so clear. Its about a former wife giving him problems. It also says the two divorced 15yrs ago after being in marriage for another 15yrs. Therefore, simple primary mathematics will be like: 15yrs in marriage+15yrs they have been divorced=30yrs. Then 30yrs+ some years before marriage (lets say 18yrs) =48yrs.

15yrs+15yrs+18yrs=48yrs

So the guy might be in the ranges from 45yrs to 50yrs. But no problem with the article

Kaka
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Kaka
3 months 25 days ago

Tamufunsanidi ameneyu…. As a matter of fact Mr. CK is just out of order. The article is clear and loud. The years mentioned here are those of marriage and Mlaka sananepo kuti ali ndi zaka zingati or kuti akunama nkhani ya zaka… Inu mwazitenga kuti zimenezi??? kkkkkkk

Nkula
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Nkula
3 months 25 days ago

Please people understand the 15 years in marriage as an editorial error. No big deal

Dan
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Dan
3 months 25 days ago
Nkula, there is no editorial error. First Paragraph says,,,,Gospel artist cum preacher MacDonald Mlaka Maliro has obtained a protection order at the Blantyre Magistrates Court against his former wife Ellina Tamara Kumilamba who has persistently been harassing him despite divorcing each other 15 years ago. Second Paragraph says: Maliro and Kumilamba divorced each other after 15 years of marriage in 2001 and have two children Juannita and Maggie. This second paragraph tells us that they divorced after 15yrs of marriage in 2001. In other words, the statement means the same as to say…. “The two divorced in 2001 after being… Read more »
The Photographer\'s Camera
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The Photographer\'s Camera
3 months 26 days ago

I wonder why people seem puzzled with Mlaka’s age.

1. Did at any point, Mulaka say he is 15 years old?
2. Is it a crime to be old, in Malawi?
3. Which is better – to look older than your age or to look younger than your age? I believe, the latter is better

From the strory Mlaka should be in his late 40’s or ealy 50’s; but he looks younger than an average 26 year old Malawian man; and this is a cause for celebration for any man, esp those whose apetite is young (if you know what that means)!

Dan
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Dan
3 months 25 days ago

You nailed it bro, no need to be puzzled. the article is straight forward. 15yrs in marriage with Tamara Kumilamba and they divorced in 2001. This statement means Mlaka got married in 1986. Assuming he got married in 1986 aged 18 then it means he was born in 1968. If the assumption is true then he should be 48 years old. But all in all, the article didn’t dwell on Mlaka’s age, and I don’t know why people feel confused.

Racist McTumbukaFace
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Racist McTumbukaFace
3 months 26 days ago

Mlaka is not Mlaka kikikiki!

So all musicians in Malawi are now in the service of Bushilu!

koma Kumeneko
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koma Kumeneko
3 months 26 days ago

“Maliro and Kumilamba divorced each other after 15 years of marriage in 2001 and have two children Juannita and Maggie.” END OF QOTE . The article writer here is telling us they divorced 2001 after 15years in marriage ndiye wa IQ 0/10 ndindani?

Tione
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Tione
3 months 26 days ago
Achimwene a Mlaka, mwachepetsa distanceyo. Kukufunika asamakuyandikireni even 20,000km. sinanga muli ku Joni kuti asamazabisale mu Hilbrow inu muli mu Joni momwemo. Komabe ndakondwa kuti simuzikumana pa maliro, kutchalichi, mushop, mumsika, kumasewero unless kukhale bwalo lokwana more than 100 metres kkkk. Tingoyesera kuti inu mwapita ku Queens kukawona odwala ku ma ward, ndiye kuti Ellinayo akuyenera kuti ayime cha ku Tambala kuja eti kapena pa Universal or cha ku Poly kuja kkkkkk…akangoyandikira basi auvala unyolo kkkkk koma abale dziko ili ndagoma nalo zochitika zake. Poyamba simumafunda bulangete limodzi inu nkumakweranakwerana usiku onse ngakhale masana mpaka kubelekerana ana 2 ndiye lero… Read more »
Issa
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Issa
3 months 26 days ago

Kabaza you should also read the second paragraph which says “Maliro and Kumilamba divorced each other after 15 years of marriage in 2001 and have two children Juannita and Maggie” So as usual, the author of the article is the problem. Sentence construction inavuta.

Malawiana
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Malawiana
3 months 26 days ago

this guy must be very old. around 50+ years I guess. Lord have mercy

alhomwe atilaula
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alhomwe atilaula
3 months 26 days ago

i believe Mlaka could be pushing 50 now mwina anangochimwitsana poyambapo. look at Lucius now all grown up, time does fly siana ndi anthu akulu amenewa ndi kale lija anayamba kuyimba. palibe chodabwitsa apa, may be he was born in 1965!

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