Officer flirts with widow at funeral, puzzles bereaved family

A hormone-ravaged support staff from the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (name withheld)  sparked debate after his persistence to console the wife of his bereaved colleague.

A funeral in Malawi

A funeral in Malawi

The official was delegated to represent the ministry at the funeral.

The deceased, James Mwase, worked for the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development in Blantyre and met his fate Friday in a car accident as he was travelling from Mwanza where he went on official duties.

The driver of the car they were travelling in is said to have been avoiding a head-on collision with a Freightliner Truck but swerved off the road hitting a tree and the car overturning three times at Matindi near Lunzu.

The driver and Mwase died on the spot with four other officers being admitted at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital after sustaining serious head and body injuries.

However, bereaved family members and other mourners were astonished with the behaviour of the official who came to console them on the burial day, at Kadosola Village in Nkhamenya in Kasungu.

Flirting up a storm

The official kept on sitting next to the bereaved wife and consoling her personally.

“Does it mean once delegated by those in authority one should abuse their power contrary to our acceptable traditional beliefs and culture.

“As much as we appreciate and recognise your delegated role in this aspect, the women’s guild and other female mourners are the ones who are supposed to console the bereaved wife and not a man.

“What is happening here is against our cultural values,” exclaimed one member of the women’s guild from St Columbus CCAP.

Currently, it is not known whether the officer will appear before the ministry’s disciplinary committee following the complaints that were raised by the mourners.

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Zaziiiiiii, nkani Aniva akukuchindirani azikazi ukoo..


Zan Ziiii,, Palinkhani apa?? Mulibusy kulemba useless stuff while Aniva is in bed with your wife.

Chiyipira achaje

Sometimes its just a question of cultural diversity or things like that. Perhaps some sort of borrowed culture. I remember quite vividly a picture of the first lady holding the hand of the retired Jzu Tembo during his time of bereavement when his wife had passed on. It wasnt questionable at all. But I understand this was in a typical village where that is not possibly common. So, much as this official might have overstepped his line, it might just have been the way he has seen it else where and not necesarily the scene of Amikaele.


A mikayele

Foolish reporter

Nyani, Bakha iweyo wolemba zonukhazi, Kuchuka kwakulephera manyi iwe, ngati nkhani sikudziziwa udzifutsa kaye chule! Munthu ukumeneyo was suppose to sit on the front of that van because he was the one making arrangment with the people at headquarters and he had sole responsibility to pass the same to the driver. chule iwe galimoto imene ija inali ndi fuel wokwana 50 litres kuchoka ku Blantyre sakanafika ku Khamenya! that guy had to link with various people in the road to refuel the car. garu iwe uyenera kuchotsedwa ntchito chifukwa sikudziwa ntchito yako! chule munthu anawudzidwa kuti akhale ku tsogolo.

finale wa kabaza (cargo rider)

Aaaaaa! Mr. reporter you are so stupid and silly on this one, if you dnt have stories just shut up and go for booze kapena nawe yakula ndi nsanje umamufuna mkazi wosiyidwayo ndiye zimakupweteka kuona mzako akumaka moipa, mbuzi ya munthu, vuto lolemba ziselekwete za mmakwalala kukhala atolankhani, chitsiru cha munthu!!

Ma hope ndi ulere

Loma ndiye mwakwiya ngati kuti mumahopela namalilayo ndinu kikiki


this is strange kodi mmesa pa maliro amuna ndi akazi amakhala posiyana ndiye kupepesa mpakana kuyala mphasa.

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