Traditional leaders summon MP over funeral violence

Malawi Congresd Party (MCP)  Kasungu Central MP Amon Nkhata has been summoned to appear before a traditional leaders tribunal in his area following a fracas that erupted at the funeral of chief Lukwa’s mother.

Senior Chief Lukwa (C) says Nkhata should be disciplined 

Nkhata said he would appear before the tribunal, saying he wants to defend himself on the matter.

“Other politicians from some political parties publicly offered their condolences during the funeral service, why then did the DPP stop me from doing the same.

“I just wanted to announce how much the party had offered to console the bereaved family,” he said.

He said politics or no politics, he was supposed to go and mourn with chief Lukwa on the demise of his mother.

In another interview, chief Lukwa alleged the Malawi Congress Party provoked the situation.

“I cannot understand that this happened to me, I am still in a state of shock, my BP rose up terribly after the incident,” he said.

He said the Chewa King Gawa Undi is expecting a report on the matter.

Chief Lukwa, who tows Democratic Progressive Party line, said Nkhata should be disciplined.

The fracas happened when a DPP governor Oswald Chirwa forcebly snatched a microphone from Nkhata.

The clergy failed to deliver a sermon as political opponents beat each other and dignataries were whisked away to safety.

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alukwa mcp yalakwa chiyani kumaona chomwe chatsitsa dzaye kuti njovu itchoke mnyanga kodi akanapanda kulanda mcphone, amayi akowo akanadzuka kapena mmene analandamo mayi akowo alimoyo dyela likupweteketsani tenganipo phuzilo pamenepo pamaliro amalakhula ndi omwe akhudzidwa dimunavepo kuti agulupu ali ndi mafandaulo koma alakhula okha mukukhala ngati mlomwe bwaji samalani chikhalidwe chathu ngati mwatopa patsa mphwanu apitilize mukuoneka kuti zelu mulibe osamasekerera zopusa


Amene mumaipitsa MCP ambiri ndinu amene muli mu DPP ndiye mtima oterewo simunasiye. MCP is well reformed.

By summoning the MP for Kasungu central constituency leaving the DPP councilor out for summoning; it clear shows Chief Lukwa is shielding the wrong doer . For me,just as my friends have commented before, the DPP councilor should have been the one to be first summed for his behavior at the funeral. But alas the chief has chosen to a line himself with the devil by making the DPP councilor a saint. What a blunder is the chief making . For the sake of your integrity, please chief summon both of them to hear their part and not the MP… Read more »
Vuto lachipani cha tambala wakuda mumatenga central region ngati no go zone for other parties,if you are clever enough go into the other regions and establish yourself ,which i know you can not manage.Same old stories from JZU time up to now.Ngati mukumutenga chief Lukwa ngati olakwa poyitana MP ,it means something is wrong with you,i am a Malawian,but i have never heard kuti chipepeso amalengedza ndi a chipani,what i know kumuzi kwathu ,chipepeso amalengeza ndi munthu wosankhidwa ndi akubanja kapena a mpingo amasankha munthu.Vuto la MCP mufuna muwoneke ma saints pali ponse yet you are not and you will… Read more »

Chief Gawa Undi and the People of of TA Lukwa must strongly discipline Chief Lukwa. If he is unable to see who was in the wrong at this time, how does he sort out conflict cases for his subjects? He is not worthy to be a leader but a DDP Cadet. I wish I were a president one day. I would bring to an end the Chieftainship in this country.


Koma lukwa. Kikkkkkk. Mmutumo zuuyenda koma?

Ba Chatola

Lukwa is a trash chief. Shame on him. Even the soul of his departed mum is ashamed of him.


Chief Lukwa is one of the most stupid chiefs in Malawi. Dyera too much. We have shameless chies in Malawi eg, Lukwa, Lundu, Kyungu, Kawinga, just but a few. mitu bi bi pa tv at defending the DPP government.


I happen to be an eye witness to the fracas. It’s very shameful to hear people diverting away from the truth. Nkhata was given the floor by the mc to say MCP condolences, and Osward grabbed a mic and threw it down, that’s when silent supporters reacted and chaos started. I don’t think Nkhata was wrong in anyway

Rift Valley

Chalo, ‘Lero DPP Ilipo, Mawa Palibe’. Please refrain from aligning yourself with a particular party.

If, indeed, other party leaders were allowed to publicly announce their condolences, why single out Nkhata of MCP?

Who is going to report to Gawa Undi? Yourself, without prejudice?

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