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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32 thoughts on “Mutharika condoles Bullets FC, bereaved families on Balaka fatality: Sulemani visits the survivors”

  1. Okhuzidwa mtamba says:

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

  2. Joster says:

    Ooh Lord! zonse chitani monga mwa kufuna kwanu

  3. Rat says:

    Inna lin-llah wa ina illaih-rajiuna

  4. Hot Iron says:

    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’.

  5. francis luwani says:

    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. They saw the accident happening and they made sure that they report the incident to the nearest Police Station. May the God compensate you for the unselfish act of bravery and sacrifice. As Malawians we should also learn to help one another in times of need. To our brothers and sisters that were injured, I wish quickest recovery and those that lost their lives, may their souls rest in perfect peace.

  6. Gondolosi says:

    Pepani ABalaka anzanga

  7. mussa says:


  8. Aliyawo says:

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

  9. Yahaya Mc Henry Mkwate says:

    Muuse mumtendele kwaomwe muli nzipatala kuchila kwabwino

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

  11. Benson Chirwa says:

    I heard that the hotel boss has a broken nose and collapsed lung and when the tyre burst he knew the minibus would probably overturn so he chose the on coming vehicle as an anchor so he wouldn’t roll

  12. To those lost their lives its not our wish RIP,you will get well soon

  13. ciphwisi says:

    In pc

  14. Josephy says:

    Tonse masapota tili ndichisoni kwa abale omwe ataya miyoyo yawo,ause ndimtendere

  15. sir bentby says:

    get well soon my beloved country men

  16. lihat says:

    This is sad news and its good that the president condoled the concerned families and bb as well, that’s normal

  17. Victor says:


  18. Let us learn to take certain things the way they come. i am not a DPP follower neithee do i like APM but to say his condolences are wrongly placed is again another wrong thinking.

    APM is just human he has feelings n sympathy therefore, he is also bound to condole anyone as he wishes.

    For those still in hospital or nursing various degrees of injuries get well soon. To the families that have lost members may God be your comforter in this trying moment. RIP

  19. Khawaz man says:

    Kwa amene Ali mu chipatala mulungu awayang’anire achile mwansanga,amene aluza miyoyo yawo mizimu yawo uwuse mu mtendere. Amen

  20. Joseph kabango says:


  21. murray says:


  22. Jame says:

    But what is the story with the driver who was driving the hotel minibus how is he am so concerned as a fan of BB may the be touched by the hand of The Lord

  23. mahara says:

    may their soul rest in peace

  24. Catherine Chisuse says:

    Deeply shocked! May their humble souls rest in eternal peace and may the good Lord comfort the bereaved families in this trying time.

  25. Catherine Chisuse says:

    Deeply shocked by the demise of the three, especially Fides Josaya who was my classmate at Bangwe pvt Secondary School 18 years ago and happened to work in the same district later, and Maxwell Jabili who was the Pastor for Assemblies of God church in Balaka. May their humble souls rest in eternal peace and may God comfort the bereaved families. Tidzazindikira bwino patsogolo ndithu……

  26. Angozo says:

    To those who are in hospital I wish them quick recovery and those lost their lives may their souls rest in peace, I as BB fan am deeply concerned.

  27. Totolitotoli says:

    Let us join hands in condoling the survivors and relatives of the deceased during this difficult and trying time, May the Almighty God have mercy on the families in particular and the Big Bullets fratenity as a whole.

  28. ZZ Junior says:

    Mpakana condolences from the country’s chief executive? I hope its not campaign gimmick. Cause FAM and SULOM was enuff.

  29. SOOTH SAYER! says:


  30. Mlomwe says:

    Very sad, may their souls rest in peace, those in hospital wishing them a quick recovery

  31. Lackson Mustafa says:

    May their soul rest in peace and those who are in hospitals I wish them a quick recovery.

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