Police Commissioner Matinga dies after collapsing during meeting

Malawi police Commissioner Wilson Matinga died on Monday evening after a short illness, it has been confirmed.

Matinga: Dead

Matinga: Dead

Matinga was until his death a Commissioner for the Eastern Region.

National police Publicist, Rhoda Manjolo told Nyasa Times Commissioner Matinga had collapsed during a meeting on Monday afternoon and was pronounced dead at Malosa Hospital where he was rushed to.

”He went for a community policing in Malosa and while addressing the members he felt dizzy and collapsed. He was rushed to Malosa Hospital where he was immediately given oxygen,” explained Manjolo.

According to Manjolo, Commissioner Matinga was diagnozed with Malaria and had high Blood Pressure.

He will be buried on Wednesday 11th November, 2015 in his home village Mitepa, T/A Mpama in Chiradzulu district.

Commissioner Matinga was enlisted in Malawi Police Service on 18th January,1997 and was promoted to the rank of Commissioner on 24th December, 2010.

He was a holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, majoring in Economics.

Matinga is survived by his wife and two children.

He was once a Commissioner for the Southern Region but was controversially transferred to Eastern Region in 2014 following political violence in Thyolo district between the then ruling People’s Party (PP) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters.

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60 thoughts on “Police Commissioner Matinga dies after collapsing during meeting”

  1. aah anthu abwino sakhalitsa.can we learn from them ossti ubissla kyseli kwa mtengo ndi ma camera sti kugwura a iver soeed pamene iwo akufuna over pocketing ndipo camera calubrsted below legal road limits why amakawi why .actually ku rsa konko you seen how vehucles move ma freway joxi vua bitbrudge to mlw or jozi via nedprit to maputo….. mwawonjeza unu aku ares30 ma receipt malemba aja si a fake nbrs overprinted and why tikspita kwa cashier no recordd licence matengelanji ngati pachitika nhoxu nsnga insurabce vovets whst!?
    zopsezanazu ayi?

  2. shadreck Kaunda says:

    Rip

  3. Abambo says:

    very humble senior police officer. Tasewela limodzi pool pa Jacaranda bar ku Mzuzu. Kucheza nawo munthu sungadziwe kuti ndi bwana koma tima inspector sikudzitukumula kwakeko. RIP Matinga

  4. Mwalirika bwana ndi mtima wanu wabwino. Yonse a Malawi ifa yanu yatilitsa. Tisowa anthu anzaru ngati inu mudziko lathu lino. Chitsanzo chabwino mpolisi munthu wophunzira wolandira ndarama zambiri koma Ana awiti okha basi koma olandira ndalama zochepa Ana 8 Chaka ndi Chaka. RIP bwana.

  5. Mapwiya Namuhaya wa ku Phaloni says:

    Zovuta kwambiri. May his soul rest in internal piece.

  6. mapuyamurupare says:

    Mayooo! Ineeeee.
    MHSRIEP.

  7. mngoni weniweni says:

    Kumanda kunka anthu anthu, kungosiya zitserekwete za cashgate. I will always remember you ( Mr Matinga) the day I came to your office in Zomba last week when you came down the stairs escorting me up to my car despite your being superior than me in everything. You were my role model in both your profession and manners. I will always remember you!!
    May your soul rest in ertenal peace!!!!!

  8. ochewa says:

    Abwino anzeru kumapita usiya a cashgate mmmmm mzim wawo uuse mu mtendere. Mulungu wskukondetsetsani zedi. Tilinanu pamodzi achibanja pa chosni chimenechi

  9. opportunist says:

    This world is cruel. One of my friend said good things about the deceased .He remembered the days when they used to play pool together in Mzuzu while he was the commissioner of the North .What else can i say “fair thee well “

  10. Praise says:

    God of mercy look after the family he has left behind. MHSRIP.

  11. Isaac Naluso says:

    May his soul rest eternally. Wilson has left an indelible testimony of a selfless malawian. To be greatly missed.

  12. golo says:

    I am also really touched by the so many good stories here about this man.MHSRIP.

  13. Jayjay says:

    I knew him while at Mzimba police station; he was a distinguished policeman, he always had a second thought when on his duty. I thought I would meet him again but alas. Words can precisely express a man of his caribre. Yes let him rest in peace. Condolences from us all who lived with him in Mzimba to his entire family and wife who was a close friend to my wife at LEA.

  14. Malawian Q says:

    WHEN WE TALK OF TAKING CARE OF OUR MEDICAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. THIS IS WHAT AM TALKING ABOUT. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN CARE OF IF OUR MEDICAL TEAM KNEW HOW TO GIVE CPR,AND THE HOSPITAL HAD EQUIPMENT.

    THIS COULD HAVE BEEN ANY ONE OF US. BUT ALL WE CARE ABOUT IS STADIUMS IN EACH REGION. ASK THE CHINES TO GIVE US MEDICAL QUIPMENT TO HELP US IN TIMES LIKE THIS.
    WE DIE WITH TREATABLE MATENDA. WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR LEADERS. THINK OUT OF THE BOX. HOW MANY EXAMPLE DO WE NEED. THIS HAPPEN TO BINGU,AND WE ARE STILL SINGING THE SAME MUSIC. WORK UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 MALAWI PEOPLE.

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

  15. Titus scot says:

    Mzimu wa bwana Matinga uuse mumtendere wa Ambuye! Abwino sakhalitsadi pa dziko pano.

  16. Shaibu omar says:

    may

    May your soul rest in peace bwana.

  17. Kanjedza hostel Chanco says:

    Very sad to lose such a humble and friendly man. We knew each other from Kanjedza days at Chanco. Wilson together with Malata and Manda were a great trio of fun lovers alwaye cracking jokes. Even after the Chanco days Matinga remained his trueself whenever you met him after rising through police ranks. I remember earlier this year tapping his back as he walked ahead of me in civilian during a tree planting exercise and he was so excited when he turned around to see me. That day it rained heavily just before the tree planting started but Wilson remainedcwith us getting thoroughly soaked until we finished the exercise…a police commissioner extraordinaire! Rest in Peace Wilson

  18. Chiteukile says:

    Malawi Police has lost a good and understanding leader.May his soul rest in peace

  19. Felix says:

    May your soul RIP Matinga. You were a good friend.

  20. mwaramwasa says:

    MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE

  21. New generation says:

    This is a great loss to the whole nation as we are looking for these well educated police officers who can not bow down for k100 to let thieves cross our road blocks. RIP Bwana!!

  22. Rest In Peace Bwana anga…..ma flag tasitsa!!!!

  23. Mashamase says:

    Rest in Peace

  24. Faiza says:

    He was an inspiration to many…. our brother and our pillar..
    No words can express the grief that our hearts feel.
    You’ll forever be remembered.

  25. Prince Edward rsa says:

    Apolice ndi choncho chifukwa chakusaphuzira amangophana angati khuku,my uncle died misteriously at soche police just becoz he was in front of
    somebody i know.RIP BIGMAN

  26. shaaaaaaaaaah abale munthu muwemi uyu ,

  27. Faiza says:

    We’ve lost a brother and a pillar…
    Words fail to express the grief that our hearts feel. May his good works bear him witness…
    Rest in peace dear brother.

  28. yakobo says:

    I REMEMBER WHEN MY BROTHER IN MARRIAGE WAS PICKED DURING THE MZUZU SWEEPING EXERCISE. HE HELPED ME TO BAIL HIM DESPITE OTHER CORPS BEING RELUCTANT. HE WAS A FRIENDLY BOSS. MY CONDOLONCES TO THE FAMILY

  29. Che Ngana says:

    Rest In Peace Alamu Wilson We Will Miss You!!

  30. Immaculate says:

    Though I don’t know him personally but his story shows that Malawi have lost a great son.RIP commissioner Matinga

  31. Namihavani says:

    Wilson a down to earth bwana who was very humble and used to mix with anybody. Akapeza ma Constable amawapatsa moni bwino bwino and i remember mpakakusewera pool limodzi ndi ana . he was very professional you transformed the image of police in Mzuzu and the whole northern region during your reign. Awa amayenera kukhala IG osati mbofyo mbofyo tikuziona pano izi zolowera ndale

  32. PHILLIPS CHISAMBO says:

    To the Matinga family and friends! May the good Lord comfort you all!! And may the spirit of late Mr Matinga rest in eternal life!! As the saying( Heroes don,t die) but rest!rest in peace!! Amen!!!

  33. Mlauzi says:

    An educated police officer. May his soul rest in eternal peace

  34. simie says:

    May his soul rest in Peace….we’ll miss his comittiment to fighting crime in the society!!!

  35. Wilfred Khuniwa says:

    Abwino sakhalitsa R.I.P. bwana Matinga

  36. Mc Dennis says:

    Chiradzulu U Have Lost Agreat Son RIP ABWANA We Will Miss U

  37. Mbwindi says:

    My His Soul Rest In Peace.

  38. kakoma nkuyenderana says:

    Sorry, my people let all of us come together and pray for our country. RIP . We will miss your wisdom.

  39. peter muthanyula says:

    Akufa anthu abwino ku polisi, kumatsala zimbalangondo zankhanza. RIP Matinga.

  40. Observer says:

    So sad to lose a role model. RIP

  41. Veteran says:

    MHSRIP

  42. Mathasimo Muhiye says:

    Very sad news. I remember him when i was an intern in HR at the Police Headquarters in 2000. he was very instrumental in HR matters. RIP Wilson

  43. Wadiyusufu mchinji says:

    RIP

  44. BONGIE says:

    Shame, African science.

  45. Wakiki says:

    MHSRIP, we have lost an asset to the country.

  46. Ayobeee de Zobue says:

    18 years in pms, very young indeed. Ladies and gentlemen, let us prepare for this journey properly. We never know when we are leaving.

  47. Fortune Nuka says:

    Rest in Peace

  48. nam'bwibwi says:

    Maine kufa chi Bingu!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. Mr Pheee says:

    Meeting imeneyo mumakamba zoti chani?kanali koyamba kukhala pa meeting bwanawa? some thing behind this will come up, May His Soul Rest in Peace.

  50. Biziwek Pakhala Nginere says:

    Sad, not good for the country. Losing a bright promising Police Man. Rest in Peace Sir.

  51. Katakwe says:

    Very sad. I am totally shocked to lose a very great close friend. May his soul rest in eternal peace

  52. mwalawira says:

    RIP, Wilson. We lived in the same building at Mulunguzi SS when he was a student at cancellor Colege.

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