MCP lawmaker Mwalwanda dies of coronavirus amid spike in cases

Malawi Congress Party ( MCP) Member of Parliament for Karonga Central constituency Dr Cornelius Mwalwanda has died after he publicly announced he tested positive for the new strain of coronavirus.

Mwalwanda: Dies

According to a memo sent to members of Parliament and staff, Mwalwanda passed on at Kamuzu Central Hospital.

Leader of the House who is also Minister of Homeland Security and MCP Director of Youth, Richard Chimwendo Banda, has confirmed that Mwalwanda was “hospitalised and suddenly died.”

Recently, the late Mwalwanda posted on his facebook page that he had tested positive of Coronavirus amid a sharp rise in the number of virus cases in the country.

Mwalwanda’s political rival Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo who is likely going to replace him in a by election said “my thoughts and condolences are with the family at this difficult and distressing time.”

The sharp rise in the number of cases has been attributed to the June 23 court-sanctioned presidential election re-run where thousands of Malawians ignored health measures and social distancing rules to attend political rallies.

Experts also blame people, who returned from foreign countries mainly from South Africa responsible for the spike in pandemic cases. As of July 12, more than 1,900 people arrived in the country form, South Africa.

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Noxy
7 months ago

Look now Tonse Alliance what you have done corona virus cannot see court injuctions,Trapence what have you done to Malawians,stopping isolation measures from being enforced.Joyce Banda openly saying there is no covid 19 in Malawi.My brother Saulos telling followers to hug each other without mask,Court Judges saying legalise measures,really COVID19 is more than September 11 attack on US,is more than North Korea nuclear weapon it is going everywhere taking lives.APM was your greatest enemy than COVID.Cry my beloved country Malawi.May Your Soul Rest In Peace Dr Mwalwanda,koma kuyikidwa mmanda ngati galu munthu woti anali Honourable and Dr just because of… Read more »

Che Wanimiliyoni
Che Wanimiliyoni
7 months ago

MCP must set its priorities right. While as the whole world is concerned with the rapid rise of Covid19 cases and death but MCP has put first arresting of suspected DPP looters of govt coffers. Lift the covid19 containment measures injunction and put BT, LL and MZ cities on lockdown. May be people are not aware here are the covid19 statistics 20 days after Chakwera took over the presidency on 28th June: 1. Cases have risen from 1,146 to 2712 an increase of 1,566 translating 78 cases a day. 2. Deaths have risen from 13 to 51 an increase of… Read more »

Kaka
Kaka
7 months ago

Chakwera has put focus on arresting DPP members on fake charges.

Nyekhwemania
Nyekhwemania
7 months ago

Were people not dying before COVID19? 2 people dying from COVID on average each day: But how many people are dying each day from road accidents, malaria, AIDS, etc? Cadets thought COVID would save them from accountability when they were in power; now out of power they still think COVID will save them? Covid is deadly and we need to take proper precautions but it is wrong for anyone to think that everything should stop because of Covid…life goes on. A few will die but many more will survive

TRUTH
TRUTH
7 months ago
Reply to  Nyekhwemania

I pray that God should include you among the few who will die and let life goes on.

Herb
Herb
7 months ago
Reply to  Nyekhwemania

A life is a life
May you be amongst the so called ” few”

Che Wanimiliyoni
Che Wanimiliyoni
7 months ago
Reply to  Nyekhwemania

@Nyekhwemania think in 3d or stereo system. The whole world is at standstill not because covid19 is killing multitudes, no, but because it is disturbing the normal health service provision. Covid19 is killing a lot of people without them being infected by it. Rich, senior govt officials and health workers friends and relatives seriously sick from covid19 are congesting the ICUs leaving out ordinary people suffering from those diseases you are claiming to be big killers not able to use ICU services. After all tell me which disease in your or your grandparents living memory ever necessitated grounding of 70%… Read more »

Wonder
Wonder
7 months ago

I felt sad when many people; especially politicians were saying that there was no COVID 19 just few months past. We have lost valuable time in which we could have sensitized the masses on how to prevent this pandemic.

laws
laws
7 months ago
Reply to  Wonder

Joyce Banda should come out to confess for what she said that there is no COVID-19 in Malawi

Fear God
Fear God
7 months ago
Reply to  laws

Even Chilima. These guys were obsessed with power pano madzi achita katondo. When APM said we should pray , they called him names. Lero ndi izi. Of course not really surprising as the Tonse Alliance team have thrived on blood. Kodi nsembezo mupereka zingati? And where is that monster Kenyatta you thought he was a hero?

Mbalanguzi
Mbalanguzi
7 months ago
Reply to  Wonder

Dzanja lalemba khoma. Samati corona virus kulibe?

kanchenga
kanchenga
7 months ago
Reply to  Wonder

Yes we waisted time but can you imagine how many people would have died of curable diseases if we had allowed useless Peter to continue running the affairs of this country. The guidelines are very clear. Just follow them and live. Forget about Peter. It’s game over for him

Ulendo
Ulendo
7 months ago

Will Menefumbo stand in the by-election as Aford, UDF, DPP, UTM or MCP? Except for MCP which he has cursed in parliament even labelling JZU Tembo as a killer, Mwenefumbo at one time or other identified himself with Aford, UDF, DPP and UTM.
By the way was Mwalwanda bewitched with strong curse and killed? If so by who?

charles
charles
7 months ago
Reply to  Ulendo

ulendo on the bewitching no no no an not amused

Chipoka
Chipoka
7 months ago
Reply to  charles

Charles you say no, no, no to bewitching but Karonga no place in Malawi is there more be witching than Karonga.Mwenifunbo best for Karonga, he is 100% Aford

Truth
Truth
7 months ago

Sad story, our thoughts to be the bereaved family

Ian Gumba
Ian Gumba
7 months ago

No to Mwenifumbo he is just like a moss. He must go to hell we’ll find a better replacement for Mwalwanda

Kalaria
Kalaria
7 months ago
Reply to  Ian Gumba

Bwana Gumbo why not Mwenifumbo. He is best

Auziwa Zonse
Auziwa Zonse
7 months ago
Reply to  Kalaria

Why not, because of the man’s record
Mwenifumbo = Aford but challenge Chakufwa
Mwenifumbo = UDF Bakili Muluzi’s stooge
Mwenefumbo = DPP
Mwenifumbo = Aford but Joyce’s stooge
Mwenifumbo = Aford but oppose Enoch then stand as UDF VP candidate
Mwenifumbo = Aford but UDF VP candidate
Mwenifumbo = Aford but campgain ffor UTM / Tonse
Is there no shame in politics yathu

Corona
7 months ago

Koma a chakwera auzidwa kuti MP wawo wamwalira?

Jamax
Jamax
7 months ago

It’s sad may his soul Rest In Peace = But to say the fact as Malawi we could have avoided such deaths if we could have jointly accepted the presence of this disease in the first place. The arrogancy of some leaders is going to cost this nation so many lives but it will be good if this Coronavirus creeps into the homes of such unfaithful leaders.

JONES
JONES
7 months ago

Honestly speaking, Dr Mwalwanda had other underlying health issues. He has been unwell for some time and due to poor health condition, he could not make it with this corona. What kills is the underlying health condition eg sugar etc

laws
laws
7 months ago
Reply to  JONES

this is the same issue we are talking about -how come you are bringing your views regarding his health as you are a medical personnel?

Mwini. Dimba
Mwini. Dimba
7 months ago

Hens have come to roost. Just Nyirenda, talk !!

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