The Tonse Alliance government through Minister of Tourism and Culture Michael Usi has demanded an explanation on the death of well-known hip-hop star Martse, real name Martin Nkhata.
Usi’s request followed an explanation by one of the family representative Uchizi Nkhata said Martse went to Monkey Bay in Mangochi on vacation.
“During the night of May 21, Martse woke up and went to the living room to charge a phone.
“Fire then broke out in the house and Martse together with other people managed to get out of the house,” said Uchizi.
According to Uchizi, Martse went back to the house and he got burned by the fire.
But speaking at the funeral, Usi said the explanation is not adding up.
“Pomwe akubanja amafotokoza za imfa ya Martse anthu anazuma kutathauza kuti sizinamveke,” said Usi while attracting ululation from the mourners.
Concurring with Usi’s remarks, Minister of Youth Richard Chimwendo Banda who represented President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera asked the law enforcers to institute and investigation on the death.
“Sizikumveka kuti munthu wawuna moto, yemweyo akalowenso munyumbamo. Apa sizikumveka ndithu,” said Chimwendo.
The funeral service is underway at Civo Stadium.