MP Mwalwanda who died with coronavirus laid to rest in Lilongwe amid tears

A Malawi lawmaker, Cornelius Mwalwanda, a member of the ruling Malawi Congress Party (MCP), who died battling coronavirus  (Covid-19) infection has been laid to rest at Area 18 cemetry in the capital Lilongwe.

The funeral ceremony of Mwalwanda

Mwalwanda, who was MP for Karonga Central, was buried in presence of close friends, MCP members and family in a reduced number of mourners due to the coronavirus-induced measures.

He died at Kamuzu Central Hospital in the capital, Lilongwe.

In a brief, emotional ceremony,  Mwalwanda, an economist who once served as Minister of Economic Planning and Development was  described as  “great son  of the soil.”

Speaker of Parliament, Catherine Gotani Hara, said: “On behalf of MPs our hearts are very heavy for losing our colleague . This has brought to light what devastation the pandemic has caused us as a nation and we are appealing to everyone to take this pandemic seriously.”

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

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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Psyuta
1 year ago

Kodi mbuzi Sulemani ndi hule lokalamba kaliyati amwalira liti?

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
1 year ago

Kodi corona iliko ku Malawi? I recall chilima and Mtila Banda- cashgate queen telling Malawians that the Mutharika administration just wanted donor support to use it for campaign. Tsono lero mukuti a Mwalwanda afa ndi Corona? Ndiye mwawaika pa area 18 cemetery and not kukaya? Ai ndithu. Arafati Chilima VP please talk to the nation . Lero a Lazaro akuuza a MALAWI to pray and fast for three days . Za utsiru zimenezo. Inu munkakana lock down . Mukhaula nayo coronayo. Soon we will hear yalowa ku state House . Mulungu akukanthani a MCP

Truth and Reality.
Truth and Reality.
1 year ago

May his soul rest in peace.

Was post mortem done on this man? And can we have a history of his health. Every death is just counted as covid and this is bad.

Such a great man buried without proper respect all in the name of Covid.

One day soon truth will be reveled

Investigate the Death
Investigate the Death
1 year ago

Dr Mwalwanda was bewitched by haters. This was a good man whose life has been brought to an untimely death because he was popular and loved by his constituents. This is political.

Chinyama
Chinyama
1 year ago

Good man killed because of political jealousy.

Master
Master
1 year ago

Am sadened at the passing of Dr Cornelius Mwalwanda, one brilliant mind, knowing u at RBM and u went to work for the UN in Switzerland for 30yrs, when u retired and came back home, how u made karonga central constituency very popular, am sadened that u can die just like that and burried like nobody, may your beautiful soul rest in peace

Philip Short
Philip Short
1 year ago
Reply to  Master

It is mankhwala which used by jealous people.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 year ago

komatu ma rally samapangidwa ndi a tonse aliance okha. komaso ma boarder sanatsekedwe.amwenye 80 analowa muno kwao itavutilatu kovid nde poti mmalamula a dpp cili cose was ok.
comwe munakawtengera a Mw ku joni komweso kovid inaopsa ife nta osadziwa.
nde lelo mungolubwalubwa!!!

Geof
Geof
1 year ago

My condolences to the family members. I think is time for arms of government to work together to put nessasary measures to fight this deadly pendemic NOT pulling in opposite direction.

William Chirwa
1 year ago

The pendemic is more than real but procrastination is the thief of time we goofed by politicising the issue hence the situation. A such in time saves many and even the benchmarks which we set go ckdown to be operational are just impracticable tisovengi zofuna

Kameza COVID-19 camp man
Kameza COVID-19 camp man
1 year ago

First, may the soul of this good man rest in peace. Second, Malawian Judges, have you now seen the rewards of your hand work, judgements without common sense and without taking into consideration public health. Now you are still preventing medical people, the real learned men and women, from instituting actions to safeguard health of the nation. Do you know Kathumba the one who asked for the injunction? An ex convict with little formal education and known crook. Ask anyone from Namitete. When COVID-19 visit your offices, please treat each other right there in courts by referring to the constitution… Read more »

Malawi belong to the citizens

Blame China for this pandemic.The judge who gave the order to stop government from enforcing the lockdown is a great judge.How can a president who has money and food to force citizens to go on lockdown without food and money,how would the citizens sarvived.If lockdown was enforced, more people would have been dead by now.Whether lockdown or no lockdown the virus will continue to lockdown helps the government to prepare for the worse like building more hospitals and buy more flu immune booster medicine and other important Medica equipment like ventilators, musks for health personnel nurses and doctors.Countries have tried… Read more »

TRUTH
TRUTH
1 year ago

Very stupid

Malawi moto
Malawi moto
1 year ago

WTF

Cairo
Cairo
1 year ago

Nonsense uttering. The opposition has to blame and now work on it, look, innocent people arenow dying because of yr stupidity. The previous gvt wanted to safeguard lives of Malawians and u politicised everything, u choose politics tolife,tiyenazoni a Tonse Alliance,simunati.

Psyuta
1 year ago

Mbuzi yamunthu

Truth and Reality.
Truth and Reality.
1 year ago

You covid team will burn in Hell. You just pocketed up money and there is No science in wearing of mask fighting an air born disease.

What grade did you score really in biology?
You want us to breathe our own carbon dioxide and die?
All this is from your father the Devil, you will burn together with him in hell.

Guest
Guest
1 year ago

You apparently did not use Google to see whether there is evidence. There is actually lots of evidence for the positive impact of masks on reducing the spread of airborn disease, see, e.g.: MacIntyre CR, Chughtai RR. A rapid systematic review of the efficacy of face masks and respirators against coronaviruses and other respiratory transmissible viruses for the community, health care workers and sick patients. Int J Nurs Stud. 2020; 108:103629 for a meta study on the subject. Regarding your insults to the other person commenting: You think people die from wearing masks? Please inform yourself before trying to insult… Read more »

Bob Finye
Bob Finye
1 year ago

I think we should blame VP Chilima for his reckless, childish remarks insinuating that there was no COVID-19 in Malawi.

Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob Finye

Cadet don’t worry muchira ndithu.

TRUTH
TRUTH
1 year ago
Reply to  Nambuma Girl

Very stupid

Fake Petros
1 year ago
Reply to  TRUTH

@TRUTH
Utukwana utukwana kenako utothola, ukumva kuwawa we understand

Opportunist
Opportunist
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob Finye

Tinavotabe

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