Malawian found unconscious at UK shopping centre, dies

Death has been announced for a Malawian middle-aged man Tamani Verano Chatsalira who suddenly died at Queens Medical university hospital in Nottingham on Friday after being found unconscious by the police at a shopping centre.

The late Chatsalira, according to the deceased friend who is acting as a next of kin, Henry Heinz Ntholowa, was found unconscious at Victoria Shopping Centre in Nottingham city in the early hours of Thursday.

His body  is currently being kept at the Queens Medical hospital morgue in Nottingham waiting to be repatriated back to Malawi.

“I just received a call from the police saying they have found my number in Chatsalira’s mobile phone contact list and informed me that he was found unconscious in the early hours of Thursday at the heart of Nottingham city centre,” said a grief stricken Ntholowa.

Tamani: Dies

Added Ntholowa: “The police said they took his lifeless body to the hospital and asked me if the late Chatsalira had any relations in the UK. I told them he had no relations and that I was a friend.”

Ntholowa who works in the British Army and is based in Southampton said he had to rush to Nottingham where he discovered that Chatsalira had passed on.

The cause of Chatsalira’s death has not yet been established but said there is no foul play suspected.


An appealing to well wishers through Malawi Association Midlands for financial support has been made  in order to repatriate  the body back to Malawi.

“I am appealing to all well wishers and Malawians of goodwill for financial support so that we can send our friend’s remains back to Malawi. At the moment there is no money to start from and therefore we are stuck,” said Ntholowa.

Malawi Association Midlands General Secretary Rowland Mahata says they want  to raise money through contributions from well wishers and people of goodwill and benevolence to be able to repatriate Chatsalira’s remains back to Malawi.

Mahata says well wishers can contribute any amount of their choice to the association’s account whose details are: Account name: Malawi Association Midlands, Bank: Natwest Bank, Account Number: 22519068 and Sort Code is: SC 60 11 33.

Meanwhile, mourning it taking place at Kondwani Jumbe’s residence at 82 Withern Road, Broxtowe, Nottingham, NG8 6FL.

For more information Henry Ntholowa can be contacted on 07716244325 while Rowland Mahata can be reached on 07861389698.

According to Ntholowa, Chatsalira before coming to the UK, he lived in Area 22 in Lilongwe but hailed from Kalolo village in Traditional Authority Kalolo in Lilongwe district.

The late Chatsalira who went to St. Paul’s Seminary School in Mangochi is survived by wife Chikondi Chikhota-Chatsalira and a son.

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