Police arrest man for demolishing tombs after relations failed to pay for coffins

Malawi Police in Mchinji have arrested a 23-year-old man for demolishing two tombs at a graveyard after the relations of the dead failed to pay for coffins which they had taken on debt to bury their loved ones.

Mchinji police spokesperson Kaitano Lubriano has said Robert Phiri went to a graveyard to demolish the tombs.

“The families of the dead got two coffins at the cost of K28, 000 but they only paid half the money and promised to pay the rest of the money later but failed to raise the other money on time which infuriated Phiri,” said Kaitano.

The police spokesperson said in anger, Phiri went to the graveyard and damaged the tombs.

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MC Frontline Platform
MC Frontline Platform
1 year ago

As the MC Social, Economic and Cultural Platform we condemn the money minded carpenter’s behaviour. The family of the deceased we have read had paid half of the amount and was raising the balance. We ask our traditional chief concerned to take up this matter seriously and discipline the Shylock like carpenter. Our success should not be based on what we take from our society but what we give back.

THE APOSTLE
1 year ago

PA CHIKHALIDWE CHA PA MALAWI MALIRO SAKHALA NDI NGONGOLE HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEH

staga
staga
1 year ago

kuipa

National CEO
National CEO
1 year ago

The carpenter is a businessman, and he could have used his materials for other things or sold the coffins to other people.The relatives can easily manage to raise this money. The main reason is that the relatives are ungrateful and lazy. There are many piece work that the relatives collectively can do in the village and raise the money.

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
1 year ago
Reply to  National CEO

WOULD YOU BE ALIVE IF CULTURE WAS NEVER TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION BY YOUR PARENTS/ GUARDIANS, CHIEFS???

Chigumbuli
Chigumbuli
1 year ago
Reply to  National CEO

He has failed to demonstrate the social responsibility of an organization in this case his organization. Eventually he will loose the customers just because of MK14,000.00. In business it is not always that you make a profit.

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