Belekanyama becomes first Malawi minister to die from Covid-19

Minister Local Government, Lingson Belekanyama, has  been confirmed to have died of Covid-19, becoming the first minister and lawmaker in the country to succumb to the disease.

Lingson Belekanyama has died with Covid-19

Belekanyama, a conviction politician and loyal member of Malawi Congress Party (MCP), died after two weeks of illness.

Minister of Information  and government spokesman Gospel Kazako has confirmed the death of Belekanyama  who had tested positive for the virus and was on self-isolation.

He said Malawi has  lost  “a true patriot, hard worker, unifying factor and  someone very focused.”

Kazako said government will follow Covid-19 procedures in the burial of Belekanyama.

Homeland Security Minister Richard Chimwendo Banda also expressed shock with the death of Belekanyama.

“Lord have mercy on us. We have just lost our dear Minister of Local Government Hon Belekanyama,” said Chimwendo Banda.

So far, a dozen of  Ministers have tested positive for the coronavirus and death toll from the citizens continue to rise from the virus pandemic.

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Shadreck
Shadreck
15 days ago

Stealing money does not protect you from death. All politicians should understand all money they have stolen could have been used to develop hospital and sanitary policy !

Abe
Abe
15 days ago

Condolences to the family, such a big loss . Rest in Eternal Peace Son of Mitundu 💔💔💔

Apm was right
Apm was right
15 days ago

We should have listened to Muntharika and taken this virus serious. Tonse alliance kwadzadza dyela. Unnecessary deaths that could have avoided.

Love malawi
Love malawi
15 days ago

The main problem in all these deaths is the government. While we all agree that the returnees from Cape Town will now want to travel back home the General Public do not agree to accommodate them at once in all buses. South Africa is chasing them deliberately in order to spread the disease to at other Malawians also.If you carefully study it you will see a bus assuming it carries 60 people and 5 are infected can the Government release the rest 65 people back to their homes saying Muli bwino? Why could the Government not build big warehouses at… Read more »

Daniel Chikuta
Daniel Chikuta
15 days ago

Sad news

Namulondola Njira
15 days ago

And Hon Mia is gone too. God have mercy upon our nation.

Shona
15 days ago

Pepani.The president !! Muthetsa anthu.How can you go around 6 Countries with a multitude of people within 5 months when countries are careful with movements.

Kk kanule
Kk kanule
15 days ago
Reply to  Shona

Zikugwirizana bwanji? Mfundo palibe apa koma nsanje

Shadreck
Shadreck
15 days ago

They should have improved the quality of local hospitals instead of stealing money. I don’t have any regret for him

Umboni wa Mwana
Umboni wa Mwana
15 days ago

This is the guy who kept the party in the wildness. People of unwavering royalty to the party. MHSRP

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
15 days ago

aND THERE WAS mia

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