Outspoken Senior Chief Mkumbira of Nkhata Bay has died, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development spokesperson Muhlabase Mughogho and Nkhata Bay district commissioner Rodney Simwaka have confirmed.
The Senior Chief died on Tuesday afternoon after he fell in his bathroom and was pronounced dead on arrival at Nkhata Bay District Hospital.
Mkumbura was known for his candid talk, speaking his mind openly on controversial issues.
He recently asked people in the country to accept the existence of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people (LGBTIs), further urging them to stop discriminating against them.
The District Commissioner said the office was discussing a funeral program with the royal family.