Senior Chief Chamba of Blantyre dies

Senior Chief Chamba of Blantyre has died, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has announced.

The Ministry said  Senior Chief Chamba , who names were George  Suwedi Somba, died on the early hours  Wednesday  at Mlambe Mission Hopsital in Blantyre after a long illness.

The the burial arrangements would  be communicated later after consultations with the royal family.

Districyt Commissioner for Blantyre, Bernet  Nkasala described the late chief as a humble, intelligent and hardworking man.

“He was a hardworking man and that is why government relied on him and that is why he was promoted from Traditional Authority (TA) to Senior Chief. The chief was good at local governance; he made sure he unified his subjects to participate in developmental activities. As a council we are sad, we are mourning and will greatly miss him,” the DC pointed out.

The leader was elevated to Senior Chief in November 2013.


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Kent Y.G. Mphepo
Kent Y.G. Mphepo
3 years ago

The Good Lord be with his family at this trying hour. But is the name correct? Is it Chief Somba or Chamba? It think it is Chief Somba. No?

3 years ago

Inu ngati simudziwa mafumu kulibwino osalemba nkhani Senior Chief Chamba ku Blantyre??????????????????????

3 years ago

Usual eulogies

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