Malawi Vice President Feared Killed in Chopper crash


Unconfirmed report said the Malawi Vice- President Saulos Chilima has died in a crash landing in Chikangawa forest. This was after his chopper failed to land at Mzuzu Airport this morning.

Information on Malawi24 tb indicated that Chilima was aboard a Malawi Defence Force chopper to attend a funeral of lawyer Ralph Kasambara. However, the plane failed to land at the airport due to bad weather.

It was on return that the plane is feared to have crashed. According to sources, a crash was eyewitnessed in the Chikangawa forest area. It is believed that it is the plane carrying Chilima.

At the moment, government has not said anything to dispel the fears but sources have confirmed that President Lazarus Chakwera has cancelled his trip to the Bahamas.

Other sources have said that Chilima’s phone was last available at around 10:30 am this morning. The plane was expected back in Lilongwe at most an hour after return from Mzuzu.


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