Silver board chair quits

TNM Super League side Silver Strikers board of trustees chairperson Kelvin Mmangisa has resigned following accusations by the supporters committee leadership that he was bringing “confusion to the club” and “wrongly interfering in the club’s operations”. The seasoned football administrator confirmed his resignation in a telephone interview with yesterday. Mmangisa was accused alongside another trustee,…

UTM apologises to assaulted journalist

The UTM Party, through its leader Saulos Chilima, has apologised to the media fraternity for the assault of a journalist by its members at Comesa Hall in Blantyre on Wednesday. Some UTM members assaulted a Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) stringer George Banda after they reportedly mistook him for a governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) member.…

Chitetezo Mbaula exit South League sponsorship

The Chitetezo Mbaula Southern Region Football  League (SRFA) sponsors, United Purpose (UP), have ended their marriage with the country’s oldest regional league as they have not renewed the year-long K11 million sponsorship deal. However, SRFA chairperson Raphael Humba has assured participating teams that they have already secured another sponsorship from a yet-to-be named company, which…

PP pulls out of coalition after 3 days

Events unfolded swiftly on the political scene yesterday. First,  erstwhile governing People’s Party (PP) pulled out of an electoral alliance with UTM Party led by Vice-President Saulos Chilima barely three days after its formation. Events unfolded swiftly on the political scene yesterday. First, erstwhile governing People’s Party (PP) pulled out of an electoral alliance with…

Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Grace Chiumia has ordered officials in her ministry to source funds for Malawi Queens camping in preparation for the 2019 Netball World Cup slated for July in Liverpool, England. The minister’s directive follows Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) statement that the Queens’ camping has delayed due to…

Fisd pays cup prize money

Fisd Company Limited has finally remitted the K20 million prize money for last year’s Fisd Challenge Cup champions Be Forward Wanderers and runners-up Silver Strikers. Confirming the development, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) director of competitions and communications Gomezgani Zakazaka said the money was transferred into the association’s bank account on Wednesday. “We have the…

SKC dares APM on rigging, violence

Vice-President Saulos Chilima has accused President Peter Mutharika of failing to curb political violence as the country moves towards the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections. The Vice-President, who is also president of UTM Party registered after he severed ties with the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) last June, also challenged Mutharika’s claims that opposition parties…

Speaker dares police chief on violence

Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya has asked Inspector General of Police Rodney Jose to arrest all perpetrators of the recent political violence or resign from his position. The Speaker expressed his sentiments yesterday at a news conference on violence against women during the campaign period organised by the Parliamentary Women Caucus. He said: “We demand…

FAM sets deadline for BB Reserve 

GARRY CHIRWA, Sports Editor Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says it expects Nyasa Big Bullets to make a stand on their reserve side’s TNM Super League participation prospects by today. The People’s Team reserve side sealed the Chitetezo Mbaula Southern Region Football League (SRFL) Premier Division title on Sunday on goal aggregate after playing out…

Susan Chimbato: Pigeon pea farmer

When I got widowed in 2011, I quickly realised the need for self-reliance, begins Susan Chimbayo Chairman of the Nandolo (Pigeon pea) Farmers Association of Malawi. Having lost the bread winner in the family, she knew the reins were in her hands. Lucky for her she says all her children were all grown. Before her…

“An old woman is uneasy,” Chinua Achebe once wrote, “when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb.” You should; hence, understand why brutal murders of journalists, whether close to home or faraway, send shivers down the spine of those championing the cause for better and just societies. Whether it’s Jamal Kashoggi, the Saudi Arabia former…

Mozambican refugees back in Malawi

About 400 families of Mozambican refugees are back in Malawi just three months after government repatriated them, raising security concerns among hosting communities in the border district of Mwanza. In October last year, government repatriated over 2 000 refugees from Luwani Refugee Camp in Neno after hosting them for about two years. The refugees fled…

Five arrested for possessing human bones

Police in Liwonde-Machinga are keeping in custody five suspects including a village head for allegedly being found in possession of human bones.  Confirming the development, Machinga Police Station publicist Davie Sulumba identified the five as Dyton Makwesela 50, who is village Head Nsapato,  Lamilo Mambo 35, King Galagate 38, Witman Kadam’manja 29 and Mussa Kamba 30. According…

Unity of purpose

Going by the wise saying ‘United we stand, divided we fall,’ Northern Region TNM Super League teams have organised a bonanza to raise at least K10 million as their starterpack in the 2019 season. The competition’s organising committee secretary Donnex Chilongo said yesterday that Moyale Barracks Football Club (FC) and Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC, alongside…

Audit report exposes Yedef flaws

An Auditor General Performance Audit report on implementation of Youth Economic Empowerment (YEE) programmes has revealed some flaws in the Youth Enterprise Development Fund (Yedef), including the disregard of principles governing the programme. The audit, conducted by the National Audit Office in 2017 but whose results were released in October 2018, reviewed 461 Yedef loan…

MCP yet to resolve primaries woes

The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is yet to sort out court challenges of its primary elections in several constituencies long after the issues were lodged in court. MCP is now planning to dispatch its legal team to ask the court to expedite a case in which aspirant for Dedza East aspirant Patrick Bandawe obtained an…