Minister in land scam

Facilitates sale of govt land to Mchacha When Minister of Lands Symon Vuwa-Kaunda was pouring cold water on title deeds purporting part of Livimbo school land in Lilongwe as private land last November, he had just approved sale of Forestry Department land in Blantyre to a fellow Cabinet member. According to a letter, dated October…

Kukoma Diamonds retain Rainbow Paints league title

Kukoma Diamonds have done it again. They have retained the Rainbow Paints Blantyre and Districts Netball League with a 100 percent record. They capped it all by seeing-off rivals First Choice Tigresses 34-32  in a decisive pulsating contest at Blantyre Youth Centre on Saturday. Diamonds bagged all the 40 points on offer  and pocketed K1.3…

Neno’s ‘garden of Eden’

One could not resist the chirping sounds of birds in the early hours of the morning. The chorus they created, punctuated by silence, was seemingly eternal. Various species reflect the biodiversity of the place. The beauty transcends the mind and it is easy to understand why I braved the biting early morning cold to get…

Kamkwamba crowned Miss Deaf Africa 2019

She finally got it. After failing to win the Miss Deaf Africa in 2018, Chimwemwe Kamkwamba had the last laugh when she won the crown at a glittering ceremony held in Seychelles on Sunday night. The Malawian beat nine other contestants to claim the crown. “I doubted I could make it. Then reality came when…

Referees cry foul over unpaid dues

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has not paid referees officiation fees for over four months, a situation some referees say is prone to bribery temptations. As of Wednesday, 174 games have been played in the league. A set of five match officials per match—centre referee, two assistants, fourth official and match assessor—gets K84 000 in…

Horrifying tales of Neno murders

It is 12.30pm on Wednesday in Neno. Three little children left behind by their late father, Dake Kamenya, have been sitting alone in the baking sun for hours, waiting for their mother to return with food. Kamenya, who was the breadwinner, is one of two men who were brutally killed last Saturday over witchcraft allegations,…

Lero moto, mawa moto!

Pali mtunda kuti dziko lino likhale lodzidalira pothana ndi ngozi zamoto pamene zadziwika kuti makhonsolo m’dziko muno alibe zipangizo zokwanira kuthana ndi ngozizi.  Komwe kuli vuto kwambiri ndi m’maboma komanso kumudzi komwe kulibiretu zipangizozi ndipo anthu akugwidwa njakata moto ukabuka. Izitu zikuchitika pamene ngozi zamoto zafika ponyanyira m’dziko muno. Pafupifupi tsiku lililonse kukumamveka nkhani yoti…

Tigers, Civil booted out of Fisd Cup

Hangover FC stand proudly as the only lower league side still in contention for the Fisd Challenge Cup. The Thumbs Up Southern Region Football Association Premier League outfit yesterday qualified for the quarter-finals after booting out TNM Super League side Mighty Tigers 3-2 on post-match penalties.  At regulation time it was goalless at Mpira Stadium…

Mvula yayandikira, makuponi kulibe

Pamene ndondomeko yogawa makuponi imayembekezeka kutha dzulo, Tamvani m’sabata ikuthayi idapeza kuti madera ena ndondomeko yolemba olandira komanso kugawa makuponi idali isadayambe. Mneneri mu unduna wa zamalimidwe Pricilla Mateyu wati unduna wake ulengeza chomwe chichitike m’madera amene makuponi sadafike. Tamvani yapeza kuti m’maboma ena monga Mzuzu, Mzimba, Kasungu, Salima, Dedza, Ntcheu komanso Blantyre alimi sadalandirebe…

Beam cashes in on ‘charity’

Leases out refuse trucks to BCC without tender Council owes Beam 18 months payment The First Lady’s charity has gone into business, leasing out donated trucks to Blantyre City Council (BCC) in a deal that appears to have violated procurement rules. Beautify Malawi, a charity founded by Gertrude Mutharika, wife of President Peter Mutharika, received…

Nomads, BB spring back

Striker Babatunde Adepoju’s brace yesterday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre were enough to take Be Forward Wanderers second in the TNM Super League . Mlatho Mponela had no response. They were solid in defence and midfield, but struggled to score. A mistake in the 28th minute saw Babatunde heading home to put Wanderers in the…

Nomads end KB unbeaten run

Be Forward Wanderers yesterday handed Kamuzu Barracks (KB) their first defeat in the TNM Super League with following 2-0 victory at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. The Nomads have moved three places up to third position with 13 points from six matches. Strikes in either halves from Francis Mkonda and Vincent Nyangulu ensured the Nomads triumphed…

Nomads move forward

Vincent Nyangulu’s hat-trick and a Babatunde Adepoju’s brace gave Be Forward Wanderers a deserved 5-0 win over Dwangwa at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. They have moved to position five from eight. The Nomads started hunting for an early goal with an exchange of passes between Nyangulu and Babatunde. However, a good defensive work from Dwangwa…

I like the DPP beret—Nyamilandu

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President Walter Nyamilandu says he does not see anything wrong with wearing a Democrat Progressive Party (DPP) beret. Nyamilandu was captured wearing a DPP beret last Friday in Limbe, Blantyre when President Peter Mutharika addressed whistle-stop campaign rallies and the photograph went viral on social media In an interview…

Nomads bay for Madeira’s blood

Some Be Forward Wanderers supporters are demanding the removal of  team manager Stevie Madeira, claiming he is bringing confusion in the team. Secretary for the supporters committee Samuel Mponda confirmed, saying his committee has presented a  petition to the executive committee for him to be removed. But Madeira said he will soon make a statement…

Flood victims told to go for winter cropping

People who were affected with floods in the Lower Shire have been told to start winter cropping in restoring assets and for agriculture recovery. This was said last week when Circle for Integrated Community Development (Cicod) in partnership with Trocaire made a donation amounting to K54 million to farming communities affected by recent floods. The…

DPP, MCP supporters fight in Chikwawa

  Political violence once more reared its ugly head at Ngabu Market in Chikwawa yesterday where some sustained injuries in a fight between Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) followers. In an interview yesterday, DPP’s Chikwawa Nkombezi Constituency shadow member of Parliament (MP) Ben Khuleya alleged that the fracas was sparked after…

Lule adachita chokong’ontha

Lipoti la chipatala lomwe dotolo wotchuka pa zofufuzafufuza, Charles Dzamalala, watulutsa latsimikiza kuti woganiziridwa kusowetsa mwana wa chialubino, Buleya Lule adachita kuphedwa ndi shoko ya magetsi. Izi zikutsutsana ndi zomwe apolisi adatulutsa kuti imfa ya Lule idali ya chilengedwe ndipo palibe adatasa manja ake pa iye. Lule adafa ali m’manja mwa apolisi. Iwo atamunjata pomuganizira…

Mind games as campaign hots up

Some political parties and aspirants are applying all tricks in the book, including playing psychological games on registered voters, to woo them to vote for their parties. One such tricks being played by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party is that some of its party functionaries are collecting national identity (ID) and voter registration certificate numbers…

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