Council, chiefs fight over graveyard in Salima

A fierce battle has erupted in Salima as the district council and traditional leaders are fighting over a graveyard.

The graveyard under dispute

The department of Museums and Monuments has since intervened, calling for an immediate ceasefire.

The impasse between Salima District Council and some chiefs was over the alleged sale of a graveyard at Kamuzu road in the district.

Council spokesperson, Grace Kapatuka said a resolution has been made for the community intending to sale the graveyard to restart the process saying what they did is illegal.

Meanwhile, senior chief Kalonga of Salima who is involved in the case has blamed the council and the lands department for denying them with information on land laws saying if this is not addressed such issues will continue in the district.

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Erik P
Erik P
1 month ago

Looks like a rubbish tip. Never understand how people love to see rubbish everywhere in Malawi, even in graveyards. Malawian rubbish will one day be a tourist attraction so foreign people can be amazed at the lack of responsibility in our country.

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
1 month ago

Amfumu polani moto. Mpaka kugulitsa manda?

Banda
Banda
1 month ago

One would think once a cemetery always a cemetery.. So when a new foundation is layed and you start digging up bones it is not an offences. If we do not provide space for cemeteries shall we become like India throw the bodies into the Shiri as the float out to the Indian Ocean because Malawi does not have enough wood to cremate the deceased. Sad story wishing to sell a cemetery

Mulopwana
1 month ago

Please report such that one was what the dispute is. Otherwise never assume

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 month ago

usawi. mpaka kugulitsa manda ????????

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