Hospital clarifies on fake funeral for Covid-19 patient

St. John of God Hospital has sprung to the defence of Health minister Jappie Mhango who is facing stinging attacks in social media platforms over allegations that he faked death of a covid-coronavirus (Covid-19) patient in Mzimba.

St John of God ambulance which took the coffin and the actors tp the graveyard
Actors at the graveyard
The empty coffin at the graveyard

Some people have been posting in social media platforms people at a graveyard in Ekwendeni in Mzimba for a funeral ceremony with a coffin without a body in it.

They alleged that the people were chased away from the graveyard after it was established that Mhango faked the death so as to justify the government decision to postpone the forthcoming election and that government officials continue to benefit from the coronavirus fund money.

However, chief executive officer for Saint John of God Hospital Charles Masulani Mwale said the staff of the hospital were recording  a health education movie and sought permission from the village headman responsible and that they were not chased.

“While management condemns the behavior of staff on the choice of setting of the video in Ekwendeni, we would like to categorically state that there was no political influence, nor involvement of any politician in this matter,” says Mwale in the letter.

He describes it as a mere fabrication of false news through what he called irresponsible use of social media.

There was no immediate comment from Mhango and the ministry of Health on the matter.

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Geroge
Geroge
9 months ago

Waxchuliuka ku Malawi ndi umbuli

Kumbukani
Kumbukani
9 months ago

Elsewhere health workers are properly supported

Philip
Philip
9 months ago

Our Health workers need support in their innovation towards this fight against the pandemic. You cant afford to discourage them when they innovate approaches to reach out to masses with Covid preventive messages. Let us for once take a break from politics in this Covid issue

Maxwell
Maxwell
9 months ago

A Malawi tivomeleze kuti Corona ndi matenda ovuta. Tiyeni tithandize achipatala pofalitsa uthengawu. Ndale zitichedwetsa

Kapopa
Kapopa
9 months ago

If we are not careful this Covid will wipe out this country because of ignorace

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago

oh koditu
mpaka movie now ? zaphwekadi zamasiye ndalama
no accountability

nyopani
9 months ago

Our tax gone????? Acting kkkkkkkkk. Nanga ma elections acting sikhalako?????? kkkkkkkkkkkkk. Jappie jump jappie jump kkkkkkkkkkkk

Denis
Denis
9 months ago

you will build mansions because of covid

Lego
9 months ago

So have been given money to defend their wrong doings kkkkkkk.Malawi under DPP government always like to silence people when something went wrong on their side by using money.SHAME!

Mtete
Mtete
9 months ago

So they chose Mzimba for the comedy?

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
9 months ago
Reply to  Mtete

What kind of reasoble CEO would plan filming a movie/ documentary this sensitive period of time? This CEO is likely either a mediocre or is blatantly lying. He had some hidden agenda, kungoti anthu amutulukira chabe.

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