24
April

Man set himself ablaze

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Man in Mzimba has died following serious wounds he sustained after setting himself on fire.

According to Mzimba Police Spokesperson Constable Gabriel Chiona confirmed that the deceased Martin Gondwe was pronounced dead upon arrival at Mzimba District hospital.

Chiona said Gondwe drained some petrol from a generator; pour it on his body before setting himself ablaze.

"What caused the death is still unknown but we are told that the deceased was heard screaming and mentioning about witchcraft at the compound,” said Chiona.

Details about the deceased remain sketchy but according to Chiona the late Gondwe had just been released from prison where he was serving a one year term for assault and bodily harm.
He is survived by a wife and a son.

22
April

His Excellency The State President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika returns home on Saturday from United States of America where he engaged in alot of bilateral and

multilateral talks with different leaders of the world ranging from government to industrial leaders. Among the achievements from the President's trip to the US are the talks

on the Nsanje World Inland Port and the lobby of more Companies into the Malawi tobacco buying exercise. The plane carrying The President and The First Lady Madamme

Gertrude Mutharika is expected to land at Kamuzu International Airport at 12 noon.

13
April

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by the Public Service Act, has appointed Mr. Gerald Viola as Presidential Press Secretary. Mr Viola was previously working as Director of Information. Viola replaces Timpunza Mwansambo who was acting Presidential Press Secretary. The appointment is with immediate effect. 

13
April

Government has expressed concern over Xenophobia attacks in South Africa.

Government Spokesperson Kondwani Nankhumwa expressed the concern in an interview with MBC.

Nankhumwa who is also Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture assured all Malawians affected by the xenophobic attacks that government is doing everything possible to have the nationals repatriated home. 

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