This is totally unacceptable – Catholic Bishop speaks out on Malawi suffering

Catholic Church bishop Dr Martin Mtumbuka faced a real story of the suffering Malawians in the villages are facing in the economic turmoil. He explains the story in his own words through this statement after posting photos on Facebook. The bishops says of the photos: “The man standing on my left is carrying a dead body of his niece who died at Wenya Health Centre around 3am today.

Bishop Mtumbuka stunned how Malawians are suffering as the leadership enjoy Mapwevupwevu

Bishop Mtumbuka stunned how Malawians are suffering as the leadership enjoy Mapwevupwevu

Bishop Mtumbuka meets the suffering in Malawi

Bishop Mtumbuka meets the suffering in Malawi

“ He is walking back home with the dead body on his back because there is no other way of getting back home in this part of the warm heat of Africa. The unfortunate girl was brought to the clinic in the early hours of yesterday morning, 11 May 2016, but the uncle says she was attended to only late last night and she died few hours after. According to him the girl had insufficient blood. Shortage of food?

“The small boy in red is not just an onlooker. He is a brother to the deceased girl. Since the mother had to walk 25kilometres to the clinic she asked him to carry his young brother who is too young to walk while the mother carried his sick sister. The reason why only the boy and uncle are seen in these pictures is that I gave them a lift when they stopped me. They told me the mother was following far way behind them. The crew interviewing them is of our diocesan radio station that has accompanied me on my pastoral visit to this part of the Diocese.

“When we say we have failed some people in this country some people think we are only ungrateful people who have nothing to say. But what should these very poor and troubled souls thank the people of this country for? Is there anybody who really cares about them? I suppose they are important in so far as they can vote and clap hands.

This is  totally is unacceptable in a functioning state.”

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mustafa
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mustafa
4 months 6 days ago

some people post useless comments ,they just show how brainless they are.
whats wrong with bishops story??mind you this is not politics but he is just a concern citizen wina ali busy talking nonsense. mubwerenso ku school.

chikutumbwe
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chikutumbwe
4 months 7 days ago
I see some people can be heartless & brainless. For God’s sake what wrong has this Bishop done by posting this sad story. Its painfull that some of the people think that because something is happening, or has been happening somewhere then its normal. NOOO! Fellow Malawians lets wake up. Lets change our thinking. This issue is not about Tumbukas or Lhomwes. Carrying a dead body on somebody’s back is very abnormal. What I know is that the Government through the Ministry of Health is responsible to offer such services. I would be surprised if this Bishop saw this and… Read more »
Joseph
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Joseph
4 months 9 days ago

Sorry

Joseph
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Joseph
4 months 9 days ago

Pepani chomene

Manuel
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Manuel
4 months 10 days ago

Join politics, may be u can become president and solve all 50yr-old problems in only 2yrs!

Hoitty Totty
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Hoitty Totty
4 months 10 days ago
This is unacceptable in this day and age. Those of you commenting that this is ok because it happens in towns and other parts of the country are just the reason why this country is pathetic. Why do you accept suffering? it is not an easy decision kunyamula maliro mmanja. Amakhala kuti anthuwo anafunsa za galimoto koma siyinapezeke. Chonde instead of buying new cars for minister buy ambulances for health centres please. The money used to sell the jet, cashgate money stolen by DPP and PP would have bought more than enough ambulances to help poor people. We will remain… Read more »
chikopa
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chikopa
4 months 10 days ago

There goes Bishop Mtumbuka. You like blaming other people yet it would have been rewarding for you to just help them and God would have blessed you abundantly. I was born in the City and I have seen so many people carrying dead children on their backs. it is sad but a reality. What has catholic done in recent years? Nothing because all developments were from whites. Ulije madakha! As some have rightly put, sell off all your vehicles and ride a bicycle in that way we will appreciate your humility. Koma ayi chimimba chako chachikulu chifukwa chokudya ma sasuage.

Mzakwacha,
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Mzakwacha,
4 months 10 days ago

Bishop,thax for what u have shown/told us.chitima chanikola.Sit down with chiefs,fellow church leader from other churches and talk how to assist/reduce such problems.We can develop north and provide termanent transports around hard reach areas like nthalire,misuku etc.Boma la dpp ndakutondeka.Bishop mtumbuka,i wish monies from nyika,kayelekela,vwaza,kaziwiziwi etc must develop north,tikhale patekha,otherwise,tears will ever flow.Mzakwacha Nixon-Pretoria.+27724922299/+27731440799.

Honeycomb Chidyauzu
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Honeycomb Chidyauzu
4 months 10 days ago

If I was a leader of a country where this is happening, I can admit that I have completely failed the people. This is not supposed to happen in a country which has enjoyed peace for 52 years. This is totally shamefull.

Novida
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Novida
4 months 10 days ago
Is this the same Mtumbuka who advised his flock not to tithe because of economic hardships? Listen to my story then: In 2013 I boarded a taxi from KU to Chamama. In that taxi was a man with a baby on his back. On reaching Yamwala, the guy alarmed us when he started calling people to get ready coz he was bringing the dead boy back home. He came out of a congested taxi at Yamwala. A true story. All this happened and we passed by a contingent of traffic police from Kasungu. Police did not even suspect anything wrong… Read more »
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