Mizu Band survives accident


Blantyre-based Mizu Band survived a road accident in the early hours of Tuesday at Phalula in Balaka on their way back from Lilongwe where they performed over the weekend.

The accident happened when the driver of the minibus they were travelling in lost control of the vehicle and in the process failed to negotiate a bend resulting in the vehicle overturning.

The band’s minibus at the scene of the accident

Three members of the band vocalist Felix Ngomba and Musa Mulera and Davie Mkhoswe, both keyboardists,  have since been admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre for observation where they were referred to from Balaka District Hospital.

Band manager Emmanuel Maliro, while confirming the accident, assured their fans and the corporate world they work with that the three have not suffered serious injuries; saying they are being kept at the hospital as a precaution.

He said: “Luckily, nobody suffered a fracture. And after two weeks of rest we will regroup to start rehearsals in readiness for our Christmas assignments. We thank God for sparing us any disturbance to our schedule.”

Maliro further said it was their hope that the three will be discharged by yesterday as per the indication of the medics who conducted the primary assessment on the trio.

Vocalist Ted Maliza, who   sustained a slight cut, said they feel a special grace having survived what would have been a fatal accident.

“We all looked at each other when we came out of the car. Unbelievably we were all fine save for one colleague who was bleeding from a head injury. He has had his wound stitched now and he is alright,” he said.

The Band performed at the 2018 Regional Electricity Association of Southern Africa (Rera) at Bingu International Conventional Centre (Bicc) on Sunday.

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