Death has been announced of Senior Chief Chiwalo of Phalombe which died yesterday, February 1, 2021 at Zomba Central Hospital, Ministry of Local Government has confirmed.
According to a press statement from the Ministry, Senior Chief Chiwalo, born Lameck Muheya Phiri, died on Monday, February 1 2021 at Zomba Central Hospital due to Bilateral Prostate Hypertrophy.
The statement further says burial of the remains of the late Senior Chief Chiwalo will take place on Wednesday, February 3 2021 at his Dindi Headquarters, Swang’oma Ward, Phalombe North East Constituency in Phalombe.
Senior Chief Chiwalo becomes the seventh chief to die in the year 2021.
He was born on 15th March 1934 and was installed as Group Village Head (GVH) Chiwalo on 15th March 1952. He was elevated to Sub Traditional Authority in 1997, and then he became a Traditional Authority (T/A) in 2004. The chief was promoted to Senior Chief Chiwalo in 2013, by Former President Joyce Banda.
Senior Chief Chiwalo of Phalombe has passed on at Zomba Central Hospital. Nephew to the late Chiwalo, Kennedy Kalingonda, says Senior Chief Chiwalo has died after a long illness.