DC for Chitipa dies from coronavirus: Malawi’s first high profile death of pandemic

District Commissioner for Chitipa Humphreys Kapalamula Gondwe has died  with coronavirus (Covid-19) as the disease continues its rapid spread in Malawi.

Gondwe: Died of Covid-19

Principal Secretary for ministry of Local Government Charles Kalemba has confirmed.

He has also said six of Kapalamula’s contacts have tested positive for coronavirus.

Authorities are currently taking samples from the rest of his contacts.

Meanwhile, despite rising rates of infections, Malawi continued to open the country and social distancing measures are not followed with the political campaign for fresh presidential elections.

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The Insurgent
8 months ago

The guy died. He was a District Commissioner. Good riddance.

Mpakaten
8 months ago

Munthu saafa ndi matenda koma amafa ndi chifukwa cha matenda. Note the difference between die with and die of or die from. The new crop of journalists write Chichewa English – very sad for communicators to have this level of English language.

John Gray Gufa
John Gray Gufa
8 months ago

Ndamva kuti Chakwera naye akufunika Ku ICU yamukwapula Corona

Chidakwa Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

Iwe APM you are very vulnerable because of your age.

DPP handed back to UDF
8 months ago

Unfortunately we are not given information about where he got it from. We need such information so that we are able to trace. It’s a sad development because people will not pay last respects.

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
8 months ago

Joyce Banda should attend burial for The DC and be given chance to speak to Malawians to confirm what she told us kuti ku Malawi kulibe corona .

Political Analyst
Political Analyst
8 months ago
Reply to  Mapwiya

Yes, the 80 year old Pulofesa Peter Muthalika must also stop his delayed campaign in Central Region and continue with his lock down at Sanjika forthwith whether elections are on 23rd June 2020 or not .Wamva iwe cadet Mwapwiya!

Madda_CaGo
Madda_CaGo
8 months ago
Reply to  Mapwiya

Why just announcing the death,and not an illness?In other countries they announce munthu while ill,how should we believe tht?Wangofikira kugwidwa ndi Corona nkumwalira pompo?Hahahaha!Dzuka Malawi,Osamangotsatira zilizonse.Unless they announced of his illness,I can suppport tht.

vavlov
vavlov
8 months ago
Reply to  Mapwiya

DPP is so desperate to use covid19 as an excuse not to have a presidential election. Any death these days is attributed to covid19 without scientific verification. We are told they are even importing the virus, I really hope Jappie Coivid Vithumwa Mhongo gets the virus. He is the worst minister of Health Malawi has ever had. The DC could have died of other causes, probably even engineered by Mhango. Mhango is a thug.

Muheziwa
Muheziwa
8 months ago
Reply to  Mapwiya

Sensible Malawians can only blame the old senile man we have in the state house for keeping our borders open and deliberately importing COVID-19 cases from SA and Tanzania in order to stop the election….

Wawa
Wawa
8 months ago

President Opuma Mai Joyce Banda tiyankhuleni. Paja mumati kulibe Corona Virus. Tiyankhuleni ndithu.

Zoona
Zoona
8 months ago

JB should comment on this. She should be the Tonse alliance official to attend this burial since Corona does not exist in Malawi.

james Banda
james Banda
8 months ago
Reply to  Zoona

The is death, do you think those who die of COVID19 are more “deadier” than those who died from other illnesses?

BigMan
BigMan
8 months ago

We shall overcome. RIP

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
8 months ago

Died of and not WITH.

namula
namula
8 months ago

Joyce said corona ilipo koma Mulungu waticitira cifundo so far.Selective hearing bwanji!

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