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Government mourns late Senior Chief Kapoloma

Government has described the death of Senior Chief Kapoloma of Machinga as a big loss to the nation.

Minister of Information, Moses Kunkuyu, who represented President, Dr. Lazarus Chakwera at the funeral of Senior Chief Sunday at Nsili headquarters, said the President has viewed the death the Senior Chief as a loss as he was a dedicated leader who was always committed to serving the government.

He said during the late Senior Chief Kapoloma’s time, the area registered a number of development and at the same time there was no abuse of his office as was the case with other traditional leaders.

“The President who has sent me to represent him is saddened that the country has lost a dedicated leader who was committed to serving the government and his people diligently.

Remains of the late Senior Chief Kapoloma being taken to the final resting place. Pic, Martin Chiwanda (Mana)

“Senior Chief Kapoloma has never had issues with his subject through different abuses. He has been always on doing right thing to his subordinates as well as to this government. His death is a great blow to the area, the district as well as nation as a whole,” Kunkuyu added.

Speaking on behalf of the bereaved family, Paramount Chief Kawinga said the departed chief left a gap which would not be easy to fill.

He added that the late Senior Chief worked tirelessly to  ensure peace and unity in his area.

“We have lost a great man in the name of Senior Chief Kapoloma. He really loved his duties as a leader. He never abused his powers. I have never received any complaints from his subjects. This shows that he was a great leader,” Paramount Chief Kawinga pointed out.

Senior Chief Kapoloma of Machinga died in the late hours of Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Queens Central Hospital in Balntyre where he was receiving medical attention.

Senior Chief Kapoloma whose real name is Mabvuto Ahmadu was installed as Traditional Authority (TA) on December 6, 2014 and was elevated to Senior Chief in 2020.

He was born in 1952 and is survived by two wives, 25 children and 56 grandchildren.

He was laid to rest on Sunday April 14, 2024 at Nsili headquarters at Kapoloma.

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