Lawyer Khuze Kapeta dies of Covid-19 as Malawi virus cases continue to rise

Malawi’s prominent private lawyer Khuze Kapeta Senior Counsel (SC) has dies of Covid-19, the strands of novel coronavirus global pandemic.

Khuze Kapeta

Tributes poured on Sunday from members of the legal fraternity on the demise of Kapeta, who had a legal firm known as Bernhard & Harris.

University of Malawi (Unima) law lecturer at Chancellor College (Chanco), Sunduzwayo Madise, in his Facebook tribute described Kapeta as a “legal giant and a legal luminary.

“His exquisite taste of legal books was unmatched,” he noted.

The Dean of Law also said Kapeta was “always immaculately dressed for the occasion and spoke with flair too. He had class.”

Madise said Kapeta was also a “benevolent man.”, saying University of Malawi (Unima) law lecturer Sunduzwayo Madise

Kapeta  is among high profile people who have succumbed to the virus pandemic in the country including  legislator Cornelius Mwalwanda, a member of the ruling Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

Three lawmakers over the past week were hospitalized after testing positive which forced the Parliament Speaker Catherine Gotani Hara to urge all 193 members of parliament to go for voluntary testing.

Others who have died from Covid-19 include Blantyre District sports officer John Chiutsi who passed away on Friday at Mlambe Hospital in Blantyre.

Chitipa district commissioner (DC) Humphrey Gondwe   also died of Covid-19.

There has of late been so many prominent people hospitalised or announcing testing positive to the virus pandemic.

In the past two weeks, Malawi a landlocked country in south-eastern Africa has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases by over 40% with the number of confirmed cases rising to about 3 000 and up to 60 deaths.

Malawi has surpassed her neighbours in terms of the number of coronavirus cases and is ranked fourth after South Africa in the Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) region, statistics show.

On 20 March 2020, Covid-19 was declared a national disaster in Malawi and on April 2 2020, the country registered its first cases of Coronavirus.

President Lazarus Chakwera has since urged the citizenry to strengthen measures of hygiene as individuals, at home and place of work.

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President Chisokonezo
President Chisokonezo
1 year ago

Nkhaniyi ikukhuza Mutharika who had buses from very risky South Africa and let then escape.

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
1 year ago

congrats to Lazaro Chilima And HRDC. Uku nkuyamba kwa zinthu. More prominent people to die soon

Mina
Mina
1 year ago

In 2010 kunali chikuku inu inu Koma chinasesela anthu kulichete. Ndinalimo komanso kudziwa how painful it was to loose my own child. If it comes to the such situations we don’t need to point fingers at each other rather than working together to fight hard 💪💪 till we win the battles. RIP

Kanyimbi265
Kanyimbi265
1 year ago

DONT BE MISLED, COVID19 IS EFFECTIVE MUMATUPI AMENE IMUNE SYSTEM IS ALREADY COMPROMISED OTHERWISE LETS CONCENTRATE ON IMPROVING OR BOOSTING OUR IMUNE SYSTEM NOW

Wikleaks
Wikleaks
1 year ago

sad. but one thing that makes me happy is that this disease is not sparing anybody and that no one will fly out and we all have to go to the same hospital facilities. Let more of these prominent people more especially politician get sick so that they should appreciate the problems we face and nurses and doctors should treat these people just like they treat us.

Happisto
Happisto
1 year ago

Don’t blame Chakwera, Chirima and HRDC about lockdown…lockdown doesn’t help anything look South Africa the rate is too high yet still in Lockdown for than 115 days.
No lockdown or lockdown it’s the same thing…

Pedegu ku state House
Reply to  Happisto

But lockdown worked in China, Italy, German, USA, Ghana, etc. If it was not for the lockdown, the SA situation could be worse than it is now. Wamva iwe happisto?

NACHITHIDZI PALIBE
NACHITHIDZI PALIBE
1 year ago

it depends to country status .you cnt compare malawi with germany unless your mr chisale’s house or mbilizi’s house

laws
laws
1 year ago
Reply to  Happisto

I doubt your thinking capabilities,the ones who advised this as one of the measures of preventing it had a clue,look at the countries which are managing to tame the pandemic,they are using the same measures.How can you compare unlike term?the population of Malawi and S.A,economic activities; etc are they at par?

nyau
nyau
1 year ago
Reply to  Happisto

what about in China-Wuhan city to be precise.Didn’t it work too????

Medson
Medson
1 year ago
Reply to  Happisto

Politically South Africa is on lockdown but on ground lockdown has been easy.

Test
Test
1 year ago
Reply to  Happisto

Lock down is working in Uganda

Desderata Marmite
Desderata Marmite
1 year ago

It is sad to see a person/human being lose a life, be it from Covid-19, AIDS, Malaria, Accident etc. Bottomline is one has lost a life and relatives/friends have lost a loved one. Whenever and wherever life is concerned, prominence does not count. It is high time cheap, uncultured journalists in the country learnt to respect death whether it is from a pauper, mad person, rich person or what have you, death is death. Come to terms with reality and inform the public responsibly. Otherwise, some of this reporting is substandard.

eboue
eboue
1 year ago

This shows you that a lot of people are dying of COVID-19. We are only hearing these prominent people. RIP.

Kala
Kala
1 year ago

Is it covid or HIV or diabetes kayaa kwinakooo mumizeee

Mina
Mina
1 year ago
Reply to  Kala

Kala , the people who are suffering from any Chronicle diseases will die of the certain and popular diseases like whether it be headache and what have you. It’s crear that according to the findings people with such chronic conditions are at risk of the covid19 pandemic . So we can not say according to the doctors that the diseased died of the doctors findings. May his soul rest in peace 🙏💔.

Livulezi river
Livulezi river
1 year ago

Limbe cathedral has lost a very dedicated and reliable member.
A very generous man., who cud buy a brand new fridge as his mphakati offetory to the priest on that particular Sunday..
I wish he cud die before or after the Covid so that he cud have been mourned honourably.
However, that the Covid 19 has aggravated his condition is really true.
The guy had been sick for sometime now
Covid yangotenga tsoka
May his soul rest in peace thou.

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