UTM secretary dies of Covid-19: Mwenifumbo diagnosed with virus

An administrative secretary of UTM Party as well as personal secretary to vice-president Saulos Chilima has died after contracting coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic while several known political figures are confirmed to have  been diagnosed with the virus.

Sambo seen last month at a campaign rally with Chilima
Mwenifumbo: Diagonised with Covid-19

UTM confirmed that Bessie Sambo – who was seen during campaign sitting close to Chilima –  has died.

She is reported to have contracted the virus.

In a message posted on Chilima’s official Facebook page,  the vice-president said: “How very sad that you depart as our nation commences a very exciting new journey. A journey of rebirth and renewal which your sacrifice, alongside many of your fellow comrades, made possible.

“We shall work hard to ensure that your work was not in vain. You shall forever remain in our hearts. We pray that your souk finds eternal rests.”

The virus pandemic cases have more than doubled in the past two weeks in the country to reach nearly 1,600, with 17 deaths.

Another politician Alliance for Democracy (Aford) member Frank Mwenifumbo has been diagnosed with coronavirus (Covid-19) at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) amidst reports that UTM.

Writing on his Facebook page, Mwenifumbo  said he in now self-isolating at home.

He urges people that were close to him in the past 10 days to present themselves for testing.

While in hospital last week. Mwenifumbo was visited by high profile politicians including vice-president Chilima.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) IT expert Daud Suleman was also reported to have tested  to but was negative to the virus.

Meanwhile, President Lazarus Chakwera has  indicated restrictions on movement were imminent, saying new measures would be announced on Tuesday when he appointed a new health minister.

“Community transmission has escalated in the last three weeks,” he said. “However, we must strike a balance between public safety and social functioning of our country.”

Chakwera has  urged citizens in the country to adapt to the regulations put in place in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.

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Jamax
Jamax
8 months ago

Kachilomboka kalibe kalidwe kayamba kulowa kunyumba ya chifumu – mafumu ayamba kuchita mantha??????

Ze ze
Ze ze
8 months ago

Corona kulibe kuno,ngati akuganiza zo wonjezela ma restrictions kubwelesa ma lockdown ayiwale zimenezo, antu ayamba ma riot,atopa ndi ma loose.Ayamba nyimbo imeneyi poti alowa mboma,anakanena zimenezi ntawi ya zisanko antu anakawavotela bwanji? They r where they r because of the people now they want to screw the people over

Bad Arse
Bad Arse
8 months ago

It’s serious Malawi cannot carry on progressing with bribes and corruption without the great Frank Mwenifumbo. Get well quick Frankie otherwise we are lost as a nation with no bribes and no corruption

Tonse Pamodzi
Tonse Pamodzi
8 months ago
Reply to  Bad Arse

Frank is corruption king of Malawi

Comrad Tembo
Comrad Tembo
8 months ago
Reply to  Tonse Pamodzi

Mwenifumbo is the proxy of SKC for making corrupt deals and accepting bribes.

Malawi
8 months ago

DPP was worse than corvid. People were being killed. Poor people were dying in hospitals yet the regime had no mercy but stealing. We will live with corvid but not DPP.

jade
jade
8 months ago
Reply to  Malawi

Wait until you see the real thing, then talk later. Zowopsyatu izi.

Che Peter
8 months ago

It is indeed sad, and it comes as a surprise to many Malawians especially after being reassured by Mrs Joyce Banda that there is no Covid 19 virus in our Country. She should apologise to the bealived families, and to the Country as a whole for misleading them. My thoughts are with the families who have lost their loved ones due to this monster virus.

KUDALi a MUNTHALIKA
KUDALi a MUNTHALIKA
8 months ago

DPP govt deliberately imported Covid 19 into this country.
Fools!

Outcast
Outcast
8 months ago

Idiots. Were those coming not citizens. Why do you think Malawians in Malawi are more entitled than those abroad. All countries were allowing their citizens back so what’s so special about Malawi

Malawi belong to the citizens
Reply to  Outcast

The problem was that DPP leaders did not prepare a good quarantine facilities for those people who were repatriated.Do not blame Tonse alliance government.If a country has three cases of coronavirus and the government repatriates 200 more people from countries with more cases what will mean about that? South Africa repatriated it’s citizens from China sanakawasiye Ku stadium,adapita nawo Ku repatriation facility centres where they stayed there for more than 14 days.What DPP was stupid Malawians repatriated were taken to Kamuzu stadium without proper quarantine facilities.The people run away and mix with local communities.Thus why we should blame visionless DPP.

Kambewa Chisale
8 months ago
Reply to  Outcast

Foseki
They should have either stayed in Rsa or on arrival to be checked and properly quarantine. Apm imported Covid-19 to infect Malawians. Mbuyanu Uja wopanda Mamu is a devil

Malawi
Malawi
8 months ago

What wrong did I do not to return to my Mangochi?

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
8 months ago

anali busy registering ana
kubela anthu voting cards
sanatseke ma borders
anakayenga a MW ku Joni komwe mliliu inali pa cimake
80 plus anawalowrtsa mu dziko muno ku factory ya mpunga ku Salima. procedure zao sizinadziwike

Cairo
Cairo
8 months ago

U r an idiot and waiwala kuti ndinu nomwe a opposition ndi HRDC amene munaka mpaka injunction, shaaaa!! Lero thats what ur going to reap. Bob Marley said, ” whosoever dig a pit, shall fall in it”. U thot u r creating a very difficult environment for the APM government, now its u who are now in the pit u dug.

Malawi walero
Malawi walero
8 months ago

Wamwalirayo pitani naye kwa Joyce banda mwina angakakhulupilire zoti Covid ndi Covid simaona kulemera

Jewe
Jewe
8 months ago
Reply to  Malawi walero

Azingopita nawo kwa Kenyatta Nyirenda. Paja that monster looking thug anali hero wa ma injunctions

BigMan
BigMan
8 months ago

MHSRIP.

Fellow Malawians, the virus is with us now. You don’t need politicians to tell you this, if you have ears you have known all along that the virus is here. You saw people being released from quarantine etc…and yet you are still just walking around like idiots?? Put on your bloody masks, I still see lots of so called educated people still walking around without a mask on, going shopping, going to church and acting like everything is normal. ARE YOU PEOPLE STUPID OR WHAT?!!!!

PUT YOUR FUCKING MASKS ON.

Hudson
Hudson
8 months ago

So what benefit is there a Malawi anzanga to lose your life for the sake of a politician regardless of who you support, it can never be worth it. Lero ndi izi. Only her family truly care, but the reality is the political party will soon replace and forget her. Malawians as we go about, let’s stay safe. Some of these things are just not worth dying for.

Gabor
Gabor
8 months ago

Let’s just try to put on all restricted measures to ensure that we are safe. In South Africa for example there’s is still lockdown from the February till today but from the time South Africans went on lockdown, the number of cases and death toll was just like where Malawi is today. They tried everything possible to protect its citizens, there was no any political disagreements even in the private sector and individuals, churches mosques schools not yet allowed operating normally yet the covid19 pandemic is rising up every minute/hours. We can say it again this or that but looking… Read more »

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