Chakwera attends funeral ceremony where mourners disregard Covid-19 measures

President Lazarus Chakwera on Wednesday  attended  a funeral ceremony for a long time Malawi Congress Party (MCP) staunch supporter in Blantyre where mourners and other people are not observing Covid-19 preventive measures.

There was no strict Covid-19 measures such as reducing the number of those attending the funeral ceremony to 50 
No social distancing is viewing Mai Dinala’s body during the funeral service.
Mai Roseby Dinala, a staunch MCP supporter,

Chakwera himself and other government and party officials are wearing face masks but the majority of the people at the late Roseby Dinala’s funeral ceremony had no masks, were not observing social distance and there were more than 50 people at the funeral.

Government announced the tough Covid-19 preventive measures last Saturday as the infection is spiking rapidly.

At St. Columba CCAP Church, there was strict observation of social distance and the number of people allowed inside the church hall.

Dinala has died at 82 having served the MCP for 57 years.

There was no immediate comment from the government on the matter but some churches have vowed to disregard the 10 people per Sunday service policy which the government has put in place.

A group of pastors calling itself Pastors Taskforce on Covid-19 has vowed to defy government restrictions against gatherings of more than 10 people.

“Let the government hear this. It’s either you listen to our pleas to gather in large crowds like we do or we will defy the orders and fill the Churches this Sunday,” he warned.

The pastors say they will allow members to fill up their churches this Sunday.

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Mbewe wa mbewe
Mbewe wa mbewe
1 month ago

Mwina tinene kuti pakhale lockdown yokwani. Osati semi lockdown.

Mbewe wa mbewe
Mbewe wa mbewe
1 month ago

To you who has pointed to jesus christ be warned. If you are satanist is you doom. But many of us love JESUS CHRIST 4 HE IS ABLE.

Mbewe wa mbewe
Mbewe wa mbewe
1 month ago

Musadane ndi ma pastors & bishops, chifukwa choti akudandaula, a president atakhazikitsa ndondomeko, ndikusatsatira ndichani, sikunyozera komweko. Pa campegn zinali bwanj?

chapunthuka
chapunthuka
1 month ago

This funeral is bigger than COVID

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

Yes but read section 11 (3) of the regulations and I quote “Subrule (1) shall not apply to (a) a funeral, (b) meeting of the National Assembly and (c) a meeting convened to discuss Covid-19 interventions. The meaning of “shall” in law is different from “will” a Malawi inu including lecturer who was known for chamba in those days.

Headless believers
1 month ago

The Jesus industry has now been effectively tested and has failed. These “men of God” do not heal anything at all even in the name of their white Jesus. All these pastors and bishops do is to fool foolish women and children making them believe that a dead Jew called Jesus is the answer for everything. Ooo what a gigantic lie. Religions are simply cash cows for those in leadership positions and nothing more. When Covid is over, shall you really believe in a healing sermony by these mafias in white robes? Europe, America and Asia are already done with… Read more »

Katswiri
1 month ago

tell those pastor’s kuti akadzadza mmachurch ndi azokazi awo nri ana awo. kudzadza ma church can’t punish Chakwera it will punish themselves. Chakwera I safe, he can choose to ignore you the church and see u dying. you think preventive measures are meant for Chakwera himself? mufatu nsanga azibusa. Ngati ndichopereka osakhazikitsa nj8ra kmipingomo kuti anthu asasiye kukuthandizani bwanji? we know azibusa ambiri simutakataka you 100% depend on what members give. you know tikaimakaye kusonkhani mufa ndi njala. this is being hypocrite. In making sure you have money you want us in church. eish Makawian pastors. where is your wisdom.… Read more »

An Eye for an Eye
1 month ago

Things that work in Europe, China, Japan, USA and Australia cannot work here in Malawi. We have cultural issues that must be considered when coming up with laws. We need a lot of civic education. If people still find it difficult to vote or understand government issues, how do you expect them to start observing Covid-19 laws overnight? Yes we government has responsibility to protect it’s citizens. Whatever government does must have the consent of the people or the governed. People are not happy with the way things are run by government.

nyarugwe
nyarugwe
1 month ago

Which people and how are not happy with the way things are run by government????????

Kubaya Mpaka Kuboola Mkati
Kubaya Mpaka Kuboola Mkati
1 month ago
Reply to  nyarugwe

Us!!! We are tired already with this hypocrite government.

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

Cadet just follow APM to Mangochi. You will never see power again.

Kambewa Ngozo
1 month ago

Foseki
These so called Bishop just want Money offerings from their followers. Those who want to die of Covid-19 go to their Church and Later infect their families.. You must not blame the government. Ask Alan Ngumuya he will tell you about Covid-19

odi
odi
1 month ago

MALAWI! Let’s get serious, please! We have a small country that we can develop on every inch.
Lets FOCUS!

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