T/A Bvumbe receives death threats: Crossed path with Malawi ruling PP

Unknown people are reported to be trailing Traditional Authority (T/A) Bvumbwe of Thyolo who are also issuing him with death threats.

The youthful chief  said he was receiving ‘ death threats ‘ from unknown people over  his remarks at a funeral service attended by Malawi President Joyce Banda, has gone missing after receiving death threats through anonymous calls.

Thyolo district commissioner (DC) Lawford Palani confirmed the chief was getting death threats and insults from unknown people.

The DC said Bvumbwe Police Station officer Lillian Nkhoma telephoned his office on Wednesday to find out if he knew the whereabouts of the chief.

T/A Bvumbe: In hiding

T/A Bvumbe: In hiding

Family members of the chief went to Bvumbwe Police Station and complained that their kin did not return home after he left Tuesday evening.

PP officials, led by Brown Mpinganjira, on Tuesday approached Thyolo DC and asked him to organise chiefs in the district to apologise to the President over remarks made by Bvumbwe.

On Sunday, the youthful T/A, during the funeral service for the late High Court judge Joseph Manyungwa, told the President that he was disappointed with the distribution of PP T-shirts at the funeral.

The chief openly told the President that it should never happen again and that if the party officials wanted, they should hold political rallies and distribute the T-shirts there.

T/A Bvumbwe said he had gone to Zomba where he has relations for a breather.

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