Balaka Police Officer In-Charge Benfrey Kamanga dies: Community pays tribute

A dark cloud has fallen to people of Balaka and tributes are pouring in following the shocking death of Balaka Police Officer In-Charge
Assistant Commissioner Benfrey Kamanga.

Balaka Police Officer In-Charge Benfrey Kamanga dies: Community pays tribute.

Kamanga died at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre on Thursday night where he was reffered to from Balaka District Hospital on Wednesday following a short illness.

The exact cause of his death is yet to be known but unconfirmed reports indicates that he sustained a heart attack and later collapsed
at his home.

Many have described late Kamanga as a man with big heart and full of compassionate to everyone.

Member of Parliament for Balaka North and musician Lucius Banda could not believe the sad story when he contacted Nyasa Times for
clarification at around after midnight of Thursday after the news went viral on social media.

“No my brother tell me it is a joke! You mean our own humble Officer In-Charge of Balaka Police Mr. Kamanga? It’s so sad…what a loss”
said a sounding emotional Banda in a Telephone interview.

He later proceeded to empty his chest through a post on social media on how much anger death has inflicted pain on people of Balaka in
recent days.

“Just last week when our Parish Priest died in the house, this Officer In-Charge is the one who helped us all the way unexpectedly. Last
night we lost a good police Officer our Officer In-charge Mr. Kamanga to a very short illness. May the soul of Mr. Kamanga rest in peace….Balaka misonzi sikukata” wrote Banda.

MANERELA+ Human Rights Defender Harold Kachepatsonga who was also a close friend to the deceased described Kamanga as a man full of  wisdom.

“It is unbelievable! He was a friend and indeed a man with full of wisdom and heaven has gained. We will miss him and may his soul rest
in peace” said Kachepatsonga.

Raphael Humba who is Southern Region Football League (SRFL) Chairperson said: “Indeed its hard to believe that he has gone. What a humble man he was…we will miss him” said Humba.

“It’s had to believe that a man who was like a father and a brother to me is gone. I will miss you sir, you were a humble man. We will never have an officer as Officer In-Charge of Balaka Police like you. Rest in peace” said Gerald Sibu of Ana A Kum’mawa Group of companies.

Body of the late Kamanga was expected to taken to Lilongwe on Friday before  proceeding to his final resting place in his home village in the area of Traditional Authority Inkosi Chindi in Mzimba.

Late Kamanga served in the Malawi Police Services (MPS) for decades and once served as body guard for late President Bingu wa Mutharika who died in April 2012 after he succumbed to cardiac arrest.

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B.Y. Kamanga! Gone Too Soon. You Were Very Humble Despite Being Close To The Late President Bingu Wa Muntharika As One Of CPO ‘s. May Your Soul Rest In Peace.

Lewis Mponda
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I really respected the fallen officer…he was very humble even to locals and juniors…May his soul rest in peace

Goma
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Walala, as I used to call him, was very humble man indeed,I fail to understand that you are gone, more painful is the fact that I wont be able to bid my last respect and farewel to you.I just say sleep well until when we meet again my brother.

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