Malawi Council to assist on burying poison victims

A Malawian elder standing in a cemetry, PHOTO: Malawi media

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – A Council in Malawi will provide funeral assistance to the poison victims who passed on last week, this is according to the District Commissioner for Dowa, Alex Mdooko.

Mdooko directed the council to provide four coffins to the bereaved family.

Four people recently died of food poisoning at Malawi’s Undi village in the area of Traditional Authority Mkukula in the district.

Malawi24 reported that the four, Kingsley Mackson, 8, Angella Mackson, 13, Ireen Mackson, 18, and Margret Goliati, 45, ate porridge on January, 27, 2019 during the morning hours prepared by their mother who also ate the porridge.

The victims together with the others were rushed to the Dowa District Hospital for treatment after they started complaining of stomachache and vomiting.

The 8 year old boy, Kingsley died on the first day, while on 29 January, Angella and Ireen also died while receiving treatment while Margret Goliati died on the way to Kamuzu Central Hospital.

Meanwhile, Director of Planning and Development for the council, Martin Pindamkono, described the sudden death of the four as shocking not only to the family, but all the people of Dowa and the council.

“The council joins the family and all the people of Dowa in mourning for the loss of lives saying as Dec, they found it important to observe a minute of silence.”

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