Stadium stampede victims parents march for compensation

Parents of children who were crashed in a stampede during Independence Day celebrations in 2017 at Bingu Stadium on Friday  marched to Capital Hill in Lilongwe to demand compensation from the attorney general’s office.

Stampede at Bingu stadium on Malawi 53rd Independence celebrations 

They marched all the way to Capital Hill gates where security personnel stopped them, demanding that they get permission before proceeding to the office of the attorney general, Kalekeni Kaphale.

Then some representatives left the Capital Hill gates to get permission from Lilongwe city council.

It was not immediately known whether Kaphale was in the office or not.

At least eight children were crashed to death and scores more got injured when they wanted to get into the stadium during the Independence Day celebrations.

The parents said they are finding their lives difficult since some of the children now need help all the time following the crashing.

The High Court assessed the damages and compensation for the victims but the government is delaying in giving out.

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G Zali
G Zali
3 years ago

Shame on dpp government for not compensating area 18 resident powamwesa ndowe. This government has failed from left to right. manyazi alibe ndikukanika kwao pa chilichonse. Failing disorder amtchona

Kambewa Chisale
3 years ago

Shame on tipex DPP for poor arrangement during the celebrations and not paying compasation up to now

Frustrated voter
Frustrated voter
3 years ago

Shame on this DPP Government for waiting so long to assist these families

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