Two Lilongwe UTM arson victims die: Mother and child

One of the children who was seriously injured in arson attack in Lilongwe allegedly by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets and her mother have died of their injuries.

11-year-old child burnt in electoral violence has died
Vice President Saulos Chilima and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera visited  the  petrol-bomb victims in hospital

Kamuzu Central Hospital officials have said Shukran Tambala  and his mother Ayiles Tambala  have died Wednesday  night and early morning of Thursday respectively at the facility where he was receiving medical care.

A family of eight was petrol bombed by suspected DPP cadets at UTM offices in Area 22.

Police and DPP officials are mum on the matter but both Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera and his UTM counterpart Saulos Chilima  – the presidential pair for the opposition Tonse Allaince under the banner of MCP – described it as an act of terrorism by the DPP ahead of the Constitutional Court sanctioned presidential election on July 2.

Out of the eight family members, only one have been discharged from hospital.

UTM District Governor for Lilongwe Livan Phiri has described the situation as ‘heartbroken’.

“We are heart-broken and very confused, now that we have two bodies in the same family on our hands,” Phiri said.

According to an earlier programme, Shukran’s burial was planned for  Thursday but as it is now, the family members need to consult on how best to handle the situation.

Ayiles died from the KCH’s High Dependence Unit [HDU] where she and her husband Seleman were admitted to after the arson attack.

Unknown assailants reportedly used motor vehicle tyres and petrol to bomb the offices with seven people inside.

The incident, which is said to have happened around midnight, follows other attacks targeted at opposition political party supporters one of which left a vehicle belonging to UTM Eastern Region Director of Women Hasheeda Hussein severely burnt.

Both the opposition parties and human right groups in strongest terms bemoaned political violence.

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Chimango
Chimango
2 years ago

Dpp is evil
Late Kamuzu Banda was much better than Pitala
Dpp is good at killing people
Shame on you Dpp

Chilima Watolozedwa
2 years ago

This was the work of mtambo. Buying sympathy votes for chakwera

Zio ine
Zio ine
2 years ago

What do you make of rumour making rounds that this family was a known petrol and diesel vendors and on the fateful night, the petrol caught fire from the match which was lit by one of the kids

Juma
Juma
2 years ago

Nsundwe Boys are continuing their terrorism

Gini
Gini
2 years ago

Chakwera has been perpetrating violence since last year. People were clapping hands as his thugs harassed people and killed a police man

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

Surely it must be a sign of foolishness to support the DPP. Just look at the cadets supporting the murder of this innocent family on this and other forums? Complete idiots.

Chilima Watolozedwa
2 years ago
Reply to  BigMan

Where were u when Mcp Utm unleashed the worst violence Malawi has ever seen for a better part of a year?? Did u say anything? Did Dppp retaliate? No! We it remained civil and peaceful as it always is. This was done by Mcp

yembe
yembe
2 years ago

Join the discussion…

rodgers mwale
rodgers mwale
2 years ago

Mulungu akuona Dausi ndi Ben Phiri Mulungu adzaimba nanu mulandu.

Rest In Internal Peace.

toooooose tikuona.

Opportunist
Opportunist
2 years ago

Why killing innocent and poor people who don’t have anything with your politics.I will vote for LC and SKC in honour of your untimely departure

Lilo
Lilo
2 years ago
Reply to  Opportunist

How many people has Chakwera tortured and killed in the name of protests?

Reporter
Reporter
2 years ago
Reply to  Lilo

None.

Chilima Watolozedwa
2 years ago
Reply to  Opportunist

After playing wannabe terrorists for a year. Shutup has please

nambewe
nambewe
2 years ago
Reply to  Opportunist

God is watching you DPP be careful I wanted to vote for you but mmm I have reversed my mind better vote for Tonse Alliance
Agalu a DPP chiwewe angandilume

Peace Lover
Peace Lover
2 years ago

Mbava zokupha inu,atatu

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