Ministry of Tourism Usi, TNM, Kips Restaurant owner boost Blantyre to Lilongwe Big Walkers’ morale

* Have reached halfway mark in Ntcheu on Day 4 of 10 * This is patriotism at its best—Tourism Minister Usi * Corporate partner TNM dresses them up * Kips Ice Cream Parlour brings refreshments * Kukoma Cooking Oil pledges supper By Duncan Mlanjira Day 4 will remain eventful for the nine Blantyre to Lilongwe Big Walkers as they reach the half way mark after arriving at Ntcheu Boma exactly at 17:00 hours on Tuesday and along the way…

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Cooking oil prices should not have been increased because of VAT—MRA source

By Duncan Mlanjira Prices of refined cooking oil have been increased and the manufacturers attribute it as due to government’s decision to introduce 16.5% value added tax (VAT) on their products but impeccable sources at Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) contend that the increase in the products should have been justified in relation to other factors and not the VAT as claimed. In his 2021 National Budget presentation in Parliament last September, Finance Minister Felix Mlusu had said cooking oil…

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Warning on stiffer punishments to be meted our for sexual abuse offenders falling on deaf ears

* Defilement cases continue to rise * Three offenders arrested in past 24hrs * Bicycle taxi operator arrested in Nkhotakota for raping an 18-year-old girl * Evance Banda arrested for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl * 56-year-old health care worker at Dedza Hospital, arrested for for touching breasts of a 16-year-old school girl patient. * Chakwera says government has instituted a task force to look into such cases * Activists propose special court hearing division to speed up cases…

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Blantyre to Lilongwe Big Walkers cover over 100kms of the 360kms after Day 3

*The event targets to raise K7m for training of tour guides By Duncan Mlanjira The team of 10 that are walking from Blantyre to Lilongwe — a driving distance of over 360kms — to raise funds that will be invested in the training and eventual certification of 100 tour guides across the country — celebrated covering the 100km mark on Monday along the road from Phalula in Balaka to Chikondi Stop Over in the same district. The event, that…

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Former Bafana defender Ngcongca dies from tragic road accident

Maravi Express Former South Africa international defender Anele Ngcongca has been confirmed dead after he was involved in a car crash on Monday morning. The sad incident happened in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday morning. He is reported to have been thrown from the vehicle and died on the spot whereas his female companion is in a critical condition in hospital. Ngcongca was recently released by Mamelodi Sundowns to play for AmaZulu FC in the 2020/2021 season. Ngcongca previously played for KRC…

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Zambian Muthiya dislodges tournament favourite Chidale in Lusaka’s SUSCON invitational pro golf

Madaliso Muthiya, Zambia’s top pro By Duncan Mlanjira Zambia’s top pro Madaliso Muthiya came from a one under par to dislodge tournament favourite, Malawi’s top notch pro Paul Chidale, who had maintained a two-day lead with a 4 under par during the three-day SUSCON invitational pro golf played at the Bonanza Golf Course in Lusaka. Reports from Zambia say Chidale, who was specially invited to participate in the tournament as recognition of his impeccable performance when he won the…

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A-list artists and DJs to grace Summer Hangout at Anchors Lounge in Blantyre

By Duncan Mlanjira Summer Hangout, an entertainment event that feature the most-sought-after acts on the Malawi urban music scene in the country — organized by Anchors Lounge in Blantyre — is set for Saturday, November 28 and the line-up includes Tay Grin, Phyzix, Kell Kay, Tuno, Hyphen, Barryone, Piksy and Nyasapiano. Other performances will be complemented by famous DJs such as Flame, Trick and Ronnie. One of the organisers of the Summer Hangout, Mathambo Lowole said Anchors Lounge —…

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Three new warrants of arrest issued for Bushiri in South Africa

* Charges relate to different rape cases allegedly registered in 2018 * Third charge is a rape case registered in 2020 which he denies * Why does South Africa like to needlessly invite the anger of other Africans upon themselves? Maravi Express Three warrants of arrest for different rape case are reported to have been issued for Shepherd Bushiri in South Africa. Reported by South Africa news24.com, the warrants of arrest were issued on Thursday, November 19 by the…

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CHESSAM strives to strengthen chess structures by demarcating districts into zones

By Duncan Mlanjira Chess Association of Malawi (CHESSAM) held its extraordinary annual general meeting on Saturday where among other discussions, it made  some amendments to its constitution by demarcating all districts into zones as it plans to take the sport to every part of the country. CHESSAM president, Susan Namangale said they discussed their performance for the past two years — that included winning the prestigious Malawi Sport Awards for second year running. Namangale was awarded the 2019 the…

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FIFA suspends CAF president Ahmad for 5 years

Ahmad Ahmad breachers several codes of ethics kick442.com World football governing body, FIFA has suspended Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad for five years after been found to have breached various codes of ethics guiding football administration. He has since been replaced by Congolese football administrator, CAF first vice-president and member of the FIFA council, Constant Omari on interim bases. The charges on Ahmad include duty of loyalty (breaching article 15); offering and accepting gifts or other…

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