The burial ceremony of Senior Chief Chiwalo of Phalombe District is currently underway at his Dindi Headquarters.

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Vice President for the South Kondwani Nankhumwa who is also leader of opposition and Deputy Minister of Local Government Honourable Halima Daudi are attending the funeral.

Senior Chief Chiwalo, born Lameck Muheya Phiri, died on Monday, February 1, 2021 at Zomba Central Hospital due to Bilateral Prostate Hypertrophy.

He was born on March 15, 1934 and was installed as Group Village Head (GVH) Chiwalo on March 15, 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.

The departed senior chief is survived by a wife and six children.

Senior Chief Chiwalo becomes the seventh chief to die in the year 2021.

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