Sad news: Malawian business lady florence chatchoka stabbed to death at Beitbridge

Malawian business lady Florence Chatchoka is reportedly dead after unknown thugs stabbed her to death at the border of South Africa Beitbridge. According to eye witness, the incident has happened this morning around 3am while on her way from Malawi to South Africa and currently security agencies are working to trace the gangsters. Florence was travelling in a Munorurama bus from Lilongwe...

Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa survives assassination attempt

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AA) – Zimbabwe’s president survived an apparent assassination attempt on Saturday during a campaign rally for his ruling ZANU PF ahead of polls next month. An explosion went off in front of Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, as he descended the podium, in Bulawayo, southwest Zimbabwe. A number of top party officials and security aides were injured in the blast. “Investigations...

Common in Malawi public universities: OAU sacks professor over sexually transmitted grades scandal

The Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has dismissed Prof. Richard Akindele who was allegedly involved in a sex-for-marks scandal. The Vice-Chancellor of OAU, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, announced Akindele’s dismissal in a statement on Wednesday in Ile-Ife. Ogunbodede had, on April 19, confirmed Akindele’s suspension pending the findings of the investigative panel. According to the Punch online, a student undergoing...

Malawi Police turns into DPP paramilitary

MZUZU—Malawi Police is increasingly becoming a ruling party’s entity by continuing taking order from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to assault those perceived to be against the Peter Mutharika administration which is being accused of incompetence and irresponsiveness to burning issues haunting the country. Two days after the police intimidated Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Vice President Sidik Mia, the police...

We know who has ransacked Escom

Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe’s announcement in Parliament that Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) redemption lies in a probe to establish why it is in a financial mess is one hell of a bad idea. It is actually not just a bad idea but hypocrisy, whose only value is to waste money which Escom badly needs and then waste everybody’s...

Government bodies owe Lilongwe Water Board K3.8 billion

At a time Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) is struggling to supply water to city residents, public institutions that include the State House owe the board K3.8 billion in unpaid bills. The Daily Times understands that the bills, as at April 30, have compelled the utility body to start disconnecting water in some of the institutions. Documents we have sourced indicate that the...

DPP’s plan to assassinate Sidik Mia fails

BLANTYRE—It is clear now that political heavyweight Sidik Mia is giving Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its president Peter Mutharika sleepless nights after plans to systemically eliminate him failed on Thursday in Blantyre. Mia, who is also Vice President of Malawi Congress Party (MCP), as a businessman and a bona fide citizen of the land, decided to visit his fellow...

Mutharika sleeping on duty; CSOs set for fresh demonstrations

Civil society organisations (CSO’s) and citizens operating under the banner of Human Rights Defenders (HRD) have announced that they will conduct nationwide demonstrations on September 7 2018 in reaction to what they described as inaction by President Peter Mutharika following the April 27 demonstrations. In a statement issued Thursday, and signed by Timothy Mtambo and Gift Trapence, the coalition’s chairperson...

Mission Accomplished- LLB(Hons.) with a Distinction; Eliya Zawanda a rare gem

When Eliya Zawanda was admitted to study at Chancellor College his mission was simple- nothing but to excel. The soft- speaking Adventist, then buried himself in books and made himself a friend of books. Zawanda completed his first year program first semester and got good grades to take him to the faculty of law. This is where students made...

Malawi budget reduced by K50 billion

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Goodall Gondwe, has said the proposed 2018/19 budget, which was initially pegged at K1.504 trillion, has been reduced to K1.403 trillion. Gondwe said the reduction has been made as a response to concerns that a large budgetary deficit could result in a heavy burden in terms of domestic debt, which has a huge...