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Chibanja West Ward councilor beaten to death in Mzuzu

 Man KilledMzuzu, September 12: Councillor for Chibanja West Ward in Mzuzu City has been beaten to death after he was caught red handed with somebody’s divorced wife in Chibanja Township in Mzuzu.

Charles Nyirongo, who won the May 20 tripartite election on People’s Party (PP) ticket, is reported to have been beaten to death Wednesday around 8:00 O`clock in the evening.

Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), the uncle to the deceased, Tedson Mtegha, said late Charles Nyirongo was pronounced dead in the early hours of Thursday at Mzuzu Central Hospital after losing a lot of blood.

According to Mtegha, Nyirongo sustained severe injuries in the back and head that left him unconscious before he was rushed to the hospital.

“ We are deeply shocked with his death, the man was development minded even before he became a Ward Councillor, he has done a lot in this area,” said Mtegha.

Mtegha disclosed that the late Nyirongo had been on secret relationship with Bellita Mbewe for some months after it was allegedly reported that she and her husband, Sangwani Kapindanani Chirambo, had divorced.

The two had one child with each other and according to reports, Chirambo was still relating with his former wife Bellita Mbewe.

On the day of his fate, Councillor Nyirongo was at Mbewe’s house where the divorced husband found him after being tipped. The latter got angry and started beating the deceased severely despite the fact that he and Bellita Mbewe (who had harboured the deceased), had divorced.

Nyirongo’s death comes barely a month before Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC)’s scheduled by-elections in some constituencies and wards that fell vacant after the death of some aspirants and other challenges.

Meanwhile, Police Spokes Person for Mzuzu, Sergeant Maurice Chapola has confirmed the death of Chibanja West Ward Councillor Charles Nyirongo.

“Yes I can confirm the untimely death of Charles Nyirongo who was beaten on Wednesday in Chibanja Township by 48 year old Sangwani Kapanganani Chirambo, who is claiming that 32 year old Bellita Mbewe is his wife,” said Chapola.

Chapola both the suspects, Sangwani Kapanganani Chirambo and the lady Bellita Mbewe are in police custody waiting to appear before the court of law to answer the charges of causing death.

Meanwhile, the body of late Charles Nyirongo is at Mzuzu Central Hospital mortuary waiting for burial arrangements by his relatives.

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Malawi's Firstlady launch trumps Congoma's fundraising dinner

Malawi's Gertrude MutharikaBLANTYRE (Maravipost)--The Council for NGOs in Malawi (Congoma) has swallowed its pride by cancelling its fundraising dinner to pave way for the launch and

fundraising dinner for First Lady Gertrude Matharika's Beautify Malawi Trust this Saturday.

Congoma's fundraising dinner and dance was slated for September 12 while the one for Beautify Malawi trust, to be hosted by the First Lady, is set for September 13 at Kamuzu Palace Grand Marquee in Lilongwe.

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First Lady Gertrude Mutharika in BEAM launch and fundraising dinner

President peter Mutharika and Wife GertrudeBLANTYRE (Maravipost)--Malawi's First Lady Gertrude Mutharika will officially launch her Beautify Malawi Trust (BEAM) this Saturday.

The launching ceremony will take place at Kamuzu Grand Marquee in Lilongwe where they will be also a fundraising dinner for the Trust.

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Malawi Vice President Chilima says we can learn from Israel

ChilimaMalawi Vice President, Saulos Chilima, has described his trip to Israel as an eye opener saying the farming lessons learnt have the potential of boosting Malawi’s economy through increased exports of farm produce.

“We have seen how our friends can do a lot with very little, and if Israel can, why can’t we,” Said the Veep in Lilongwe Sunday upon arrival, further disclosing that Israel, though a desert manages to produce US$5 billion through irrigative agriculture.

On the Israel trip, Chilima was accompanied by seniors in from the Ministry of Agriculture which he said would make them best pioneers of the irrigation farming.

He also said implementation of which he also said was in alignment with Government’s development agenda under the Green Belt Initiative.

The Veep also said implementation of the same would be easier considering that the country already has companies such as Illovo Sugar Company which already use the irrigated farming.

While in Israel, Chilima was also guest of honour at a graduation ceremony of 11,000 students, (including 29 Malawians), who graduated in agricultural studies at Israel’s Tel Aviv University.

The in his speech the Vice President also challenged the Malawian graduating students to bring home and fully utilise every agricultural skill they had learnt.

On his return, Chilima had a two-day stopover in South Africa where he held talks with South African based investors and he disclosed that about seven of them expressed interest t invest in the energy and water development sectors and some would be visiting Malawi within the week on the same.

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