Mutharika condoles Bullets FC, bereaved families on Balaka fatality: Sulemani visits the survivors

Malawi President Peter Mutharika said he is shocked with the untimely death of four Big Bullets supporters who died in a road accident Saturday.

Sulom vice president Daud Suleman cheering one of the victims. Photo ©Sulom

Sulom vice president Daud Suleman cheering one of the victims. Photo ©Sulom

Another victim visited by Sulom vice Daud Suleman in hospital. Photo ©Sulom.

Another victim visited by Sulom vice Daud Suleman in hospital. Photo ©Sulom.

The four died in an accident that left 13 others seriously injured after a Blantyre-bound Toyota Hiace minibus, which was carrying football fans going to watch the Mighty Be Forward Wanderers versus Big Bullets Blantyre derby, collided with a Hotel Victoria Nissan Caravan along the Zalewa Road.

Mutharika in his condolence message on Monday morning said was shocked with the incident.

”I have learnt with great shock the sudden death of four Big Bullets fans who died in a road accident on
Saturday at Chitale on the Chingeni-Zalewa Road on  their way to a football match in Blantyre,” said Mutharika in a
message posted on his Facebook page.

He added: ”I’m condoling with the bereaved families and the Big Bullets Football Club for the untimely loss of lives of their committee supporters in such a tragic way. May the Almighty God be with the bereaved families during this trying moment”.

The Super League of Malawi (Sulom) Daud Sulemani on Sunday visited the survivors of the accident admitted to Balaka District Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre Adventist Hospital and Zomba Central Hospital.

Suleman said the accident victims are doing well as they are being treated with special care at the respective hospitals.

He said two victims are admitted at Blantyre adventist hospital, one is in Intensive Care Unite (ICU) and her name is Mervis Malonda, who he said is critical but stable.

Four patients namely Peter Namakhwa, Vincent Kachiza (13 years old boy),Emmanuel Chikopa Chisoni and Laston Madziada are at Zomba central hospital and mostly have leg and head injuries but they are responding well to treatment.

Suleman also went to Balaka District Hospital where five people Peter Sapuwa, Ishmael Dawa, Amos Chagoma, Piliran Square, Adam Harrison and Gladys M’baya are admitted. They all have injuries but are not serious ones.

According to Suleman one patient is at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital is also in Intensive Care Unit –ICU.

Sulom officials also attended the funeral ceremonies of the deceased who were buried in Balaka, Zomba and Blantyre.--Additional reporting by Maurice Nkawihe, Nyasa Times

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Okhuzidwa mtamba

Kunena mosabisa Mr. Suleman ntchito mumaigwira motamandika I wish u were a president not vice …. Big up


Ooh Lord! zonse chitani monga mwa kufuna kwanu


Inna lin-llah wa ina illaih-rajiuna

Hot Iron

Get well soon Mr. Nik and all in hospital. For a Chair and all who have lost their lives we say ‘May Your Souls Rest In Peace’.

francis luwani
It was a sad development indeed. But I personally would like to thank staff of the Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS who were travelling to Lilongwe on the day the tragic accident happened. they braved the occasion and displayed the act of bravery and sacrifice by initiating the act of rescuing the victims of the accident. they mobilized the villagers who were standing just watching and not knowing what to do. They were pulling the victims from the vehicles that were badly damaged. they bathed in blood while others were organizing transport to ferry the victims to Balaka hospital.… Read more »

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A ZZ Junior,Mzimu WA Mulungu ukuyendereni mwapadera ndikukuthandizani kudziwa zonena mu nyengo yoyenera. Ambuye akuchitireni chifundo

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Muuse mumtendele kwaomwe muli nzipatala kuchila kwabwino

Osward Mwakabanga

Its normal the president to condole for the death of 4 bullets supporters RIP,to the enjured you will get well soon.

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