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