E-Wallet icon’s mum: ‘Wakhumbachi’s has had death threats, it’s awful’

Malawi talent show E-Wallet winner, Wakhumbachi Kaluwa’s mum has told the sensational 17-year-old singer to rise above the death threats she has received.

The mother, Isabella Kaluwa, said Wakhumbachi has been bombarded with death threats on her mobile phone.

She said callers using numbers; 0993224913 and 0996747985 have been phoning and sending hate messages to the E-Wallet icon.

One of the messages, the hater said Wakhumbachi will die, claiming she didn’t deserve to win the contest.

Wakhumbachi 'Chichi' Kaluwa: Death threatened
Wakhumbachi ‘Chichi’ Kaluwa: Death threatened

“We all know that you didn’t deserve to win but something happened which made you to come up to the top,” one message read.“If at all you were following the [MBC] Entertainers of the Year [programme] amene wawina amamwalira because pamkahala such kind of injustices, I aint just saying, so shoot am waiting,” added the hater.

The mother said some caller even threatened to “hunt her down.”

She told Nyasa Times: “I can’t understand why people should do that, it’s awful.”

The mother, who said is surprised why her “lovely” daughter has been the target of abuse, has reported the matter to Police.

Wakhumbachi, who will be travelling to Namibia for her Bachelor of Business Administration degree shortly, won the contest when she narrowly out scooped 13-year-old Taonga Kanthungo to the second position. Twenty-nine-year-old Guise Pemba, the only male in the finals.

There were three judges Qabaniso Malewezi, Marvin Hanke and Dumisani Mfune .  Apart from Hanke  who backed Taonga, the two judges supported Wakhumachi.

The judges’ votes contributed 50 percent to the final votes. Another 50 percent was from public votes

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