Chakuamba hospitalised in South Africa

Malawi’s veteran politician, Gwanda Chakuamba, is reported to have been airlifted to Johannesburg South Africa where he is receiving treatment for heart problem at Milpark Clinic in South Africa.

Chakuamba was airlifted to South Africa following the heart problem which he has been experiencing but he is said to be in good spirits.

He is placed in the highly dependence ward (HDU) after being discharged from the Intensive Care Unit.

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Nyasa Times  sources said the problem reached at a very critical situation two weeks ago and this is when the family after “grave concerns” decided to evacuate him to South Africa for medical attention.

Born on 4 April, 1934, Chakuamba has been regarded in Malawi politics as giants of the Lower Shire Valley in the Southern Region of Malawi.

From 1964 to 1980 Chakuamba was a key figure in the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and fearless opponent of former MCP President John Tembo.

Chakuamba was released from jail in 1993 soon after the multiparty politics and immediately joined UDF and quickly dumped it for MCP where he became its Secretary General.

Former President Bingu wa Mutharika at one time appointed Chakuamba   as Minister of Agriculture and  was president of New Republican Party (NRP).

Chakuamba is one of founding members of  DPP  but broke ranks with Mutharika.

He was later convicted by a court for inciting acts of violence against the Lhomwe tribe in the country.

He was found guilty for proposing hatred towards tribal groups, the Mulhako Wa Alhomwe in particular.

First Grade Magistrate Fred Chilowetsa spared the sectegenarian from conviction due to his old age.

Chakuamba uttered words at a political rally inciting people to beat up Lhomwe people because they were pompous and arrogant.

He has lately been backing former president Joyce Banda’s Peoples Party but retired from front line politics.

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Zose ndi Choncho
Zose ndi Choncho
6 years ago

get well soon. The north is behind you

Taperenayo
6 years ago

Baba,Mulengi ambabdziwa dzose.Get well soon.

Angoni_Saka
Angoni_Saka
6 years ago

Foolish Malawian politicians.
1) Kamuzu went to South Africa, and the Zulu’s finished him.
2) Chihana followed suit, he was dispatches in weeks
3)Then followed Bingu, job done right at the air port
4) The lesser mortals tried their luck, Kate Kainja, Moses Charambo, kuti
5) Now Chakuamba?

I would go to Mwai wanthu if sick, Zuma and his boys are no good. Mark my word

Ingwina Sya Karonga.
Ingwina Sya Karonga.
6 years ago

46 he was also part of the Triumvirate when Kamuzu was sick which included John Tembo and Robson Chirwa. GTWS Gwanda Chakuamba Phiri.

godobaman
godobaman
6 years ago

nana

Redeemed
Redeemed
6 years ago

I just can’t help but to wonder over high profile people tendency’ of opting for foreign medical care, what does it say about the condition of local medical facilities? and where does it leave an ordinary citizen whose hope solely depend on these poor facilities?, just a question, perhaps its high time the government taste its own poison.

moffat kanjira
6 years ago

RIP

YAKASHATA
YAKASHATA
6 years ago

people particularly the PP were happy with Bingu’s illness and death. We should not be happy with someone’s illness or death. Mbuya Gwanda get well soon but I will never forget what PP did to Bingu wa Mtharika.

Tatyata
Tatyata
6 years ago

Mr Chakwamba used to mock Bingu,now it’s your turn-moto umapita komwe kwasala tchire

Theo
Theo
6 years ago
Reply to  Tatyata

Chakwamba did not mock Bingu but he requested him to tell the nation that he was sick. the nation needed to know that their President was not okay. How would you feel if your father hides from you that he is sick.

cynk
cynk
6 years ago

get well soon as ur responding to treatment

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