Mzimba man turns down Russia trip  for World Cup finals: ‘ Not fit and well’

Air ticket winner in TNM Zampira Promotion to watch World Cup finals in Russia has turned down the privilege on health grounds and has offered the opportunity to his brother in-law and Paramount Chief M’mbelwa.

From left to right: Bakuwa, Mgemezulu and Gondwe

Maston Gondwe said in an interview before the air ticket presentation ceremony that he was happy and excited to have won the trip to Russia would not travel.

“I am very excited; but this has come while I am sick. I have a problem with my legs. So, I am not going.

“Russia is far. Although it’s a journey by air, my fear is that my condition may worsen while there due to different weather conditions and may end up not watching the match,” he said.

The 39-year-old said he had made over seven predictions since the start of the competition and managed to predict two games correctly, one involving Silver and Nchalo United where the former won 1-0.

“I used to receive text messages from TNM asking me to predict and win and responded to them,” said Tembo who earns about K30 000 from his business of selling bicycle spare parts at Mzimba Boma.

Gondwe’s brother in-law, Zondwayo Mgemezulu said he was thankful to Gondwe for offering him the opportunity.

As per the requirement of the promotion, the winner was supposed to identify any person to accompany him or her to Russia.

Mgemezulu then chose to travel with Paramount Chief M’mbelwa.

“I have chosen him because he is our father here in Mzimba and I thought it wise to travel with someone with authority,” said Mgemezulu who works with Mzimba District Hospital as a driver.

TNMs Regional Distribution Manager for the North Yamikani Bakuwa said the trip will cost K15.2 million and will cater for air tickets, entry tickets to the match, accommodation, food and some cash.

The two are expected to leave the country on July 13 and return on 17 July after watching world cup finals on 15 July at Luzhiki Stadium in Moscow.


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che nnungu
4 years ago

Osati mwangogulitsa ticket mumafunapo kangachepe

4 years ago

TNM why cant they give the money to the winner and not offer them a trip to Russia??

They wil watch world cup final dts all and back to the same life they used to live here in Mw… that 15 mita can change the life of these three people kwambiri

4 years ago
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Truly you are very right. 15,000,000.00 Malawi kwacha. Mpaseni munthu imuthandize. Allow him to redeem it.

Mphwache wa Bingu
Mphwache wa Bingu
4 years ago
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The rules of the competion were clear. He himself could have sold the ticket to someone osati kungopereka ulere.

4 years ago
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Seems nawonso akudzela mwa the winning person. Otherwise it does limit the choice of an individual. Even me I would opt for cash equivalent and invest it elsewhere.

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