MIPUNIRO SPIKERS SPONSORED SEVEN FROM YOUTH SIDE TO ATTEND NATIONAL REFEREE COURSE

Mipuniro Youth - Volleyball

 

Malawi Volleyball Association (VAM) had organized a Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Refereeing Course which was in Lilongwe, Malawi from August 08 to 11, 2019.

Mipuniro Spikers Volleyball Club Mipuniro Spikers Volleyball CLUB Management christened The Servants, thought it wise to sponsor seven of its Mipuniro Youth youngsters to attend the course. VAM had opened that apart from the twenty-nine participants it had, those that wanted to attend the course and will sponsor themselves in terms of food, accommodation and transport, can do so. 

Mipuniro Spikers Team Manager, Musatero Nkhonzi Musa Tero , said that is part of Club’s players development.

“Players need to know the rules to play effectively. It is also part of our player development philosophy. We do not just let the kids learn hitting the ball. They must understand the rules and how the referee conducts his/ her work so as to avoid the misunderstandings that most of the times arise and mars the game in many instances”, he revealed. 

On the other hand, trained and certified as National Referees, Nkhonzi had this to say, “We take this time to congratulate these youthful referees for taking this challenging and exciting task head-on. It's a welcome development that is to some extent, overdue. Our hope is that these youthful referees will get the necessary support and confidence from the old Whistle-guards. We look forward to that day when these youthful referees will successfully officiate say a final game at National Tournament. Until then, their knowledge accumulated in this course may be taken for a ride. These youthful referees need to be given a chance to officiate games as soon as is practically possible. If not now, when?” 

The names of the youngsters are Henry Dominic (18) , Asayile Joseph Chiona (18) Asayile Chiona , Steve ‘99’ Banda (19) Steve Bandah , Simeon ‘Masai’ Kanyenda (18) Simeon Kanyenda , Bestone and Benson Chimpeni , the twin brothers (16) and Blessings ‘Bwaila’ Singini (19) Mada Singini singini . 

Speaking on behalf of his colleagues and captain for Mipuniro Youth, Dominic thanked the Servants.

“I would like to thank the management for sponsoring us and making us part of the course. It was such a fascinating and wonderful experience and we have learnt a lot not just as referees but as players too. We appreciate Management’s efforts and sacrifices that they put up for us. We will not disappoint”, he praised. 

One of the seasoned National Referee, Aaron Manda Aaron Manda , who also attended the course, spoke high of the lads.

“The group was quite informed in terms of the rules and showed great awareness in their responsibilities. I was particularly impressed with the twins, Benson and Bestone and the Libero, [sic] ‘Asayile Joseph Chiona’. They showed great composure as first referees for someone that young. They were able to handle the practical very well and the instructor was very impressed,” he rated them.

“I would urge them to continue working hard so as to go beyond our level of national referees, they still have ample time to reach international referees level,” he added. 

Mipuniro Spikers is a non-profit, volunteer-driven and run community volleyball Club that provides
developmental and competitive volleyball opportunities to anyone who becomes a member. To some extent, the team also provides social volleyball to enhance interaction and symbolize its diversity and embracing the “Volleyball-YourWay” concept by the world volleyball governing body, Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB).

The Club started in 2015 when it registered to play in Central Region Volleyball League (CRVL). Earlier before 2015 in around 2012, The Club was just a group of undergraduate University/ College volleyball players from various colleges (particularly University Of Malawi- Poly The Malawi Polytechnic , Chanco University of Malawi, Chancellor College , Bunda Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources -city campus and KCN Kamuzu College of Nursing ) who were playing social volleyball especially when on holidays. Members enthusiasm and passion about the sport has led them to transform a social volleyball session into an established club on the local scene.
There were also other individuals from across the nation who sponsored themselves to attend the course. All together were supposed to be forty-nine, but only forty-five made it.

_Picture: Mipuniro Youth Participants Of The Course after getting their certificates_ L-R: (standing) Dominic; Kanyenda; Banda; Singini; (Squatting) Chimpeni; Chiona and Chimpeni.

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Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:03

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com 

 

MIPUNIRO SPIKERS SPONSORED SEVEN FROM YOUTH SIDE TO ATTEND NATIONAL REFEREE COURSE

Mipuniro Youth - Volleyball

 

Malawi Volleyball Association (VAM) had organized a Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Refereeing Course which was in Lilongwe, Malawi from August 08 to 11, 2019.

Mipuniro Spikers Volleyball Club Mipuniro Spikers Volleyball CLUB Management christened The Servants, thought it wise to sponsor seven of its Mipuniro Youth youngsters to attend the course. VAM had opened that apart from the twenty-nine participants it had, those that wanted to attend the course and will sponsor themselves in terms of food, accommodation and transport, can do so. 

Mipuniro Spikers Team Manager, Musatero Nkhonzi Musa Tero , said that is part of Club’s players development.

“Players need to know the rules to play effectively. It is also part of our player development philosophy. We do not just let the kids learn hitting the ball. They must understand the rules and how the referee conducts his/ her work so as to avoid the misunderstandings that most of the times arise and mars the game in many instances”, he revealed. 

On the other hand, trained and certified as National Referees, Nkhonzi had this to say, “We take this time to congratulate these youthful referees for taking this challenging and exciting task head-on. It's a welcome development that is to some extent, overdue. Our hope is that these youthful referees will get the necessary support and confidence from the old Whistle-guards. We look forward to that day when these youthful referees will successfully officiate say a final game at National Tournament. Until then, their knowledge accumulated in this course may be taken for a ride. These youthful referees need to be given a chance to officiate games as soon as is practically possible. If not now, when?” 

The names of the youngsters are Henry Dominic (18) , Asayile Joseph Chiona (18) Asayile Chiona , Steve ‘99’ Banda (19) Steve Bandah , Simeon ‘Masai’ Kanyenda (18) Simeon Kanyenda , Bestone and Benson Chimpeni , the twin brothers (16) and Blessings ‘Bwaila’ Singini (19) Mada Singini singini . 

Speaking on behalf of his colleagues and captain for Mipuniro Youth, Dominic thanked the Servants.

“I would like to thank the management for sponsoring us and making us part of the course. It was such a fascinating and wonderful experience and we have learnt a lot not just as referees but as players too. We appreciate Management’s efforts and sacrifices that they put up for us. We will not disappoint”, he praised. 

One of the seasoned National Referee, Aaron Manda Aaron Manda , who also attended the course, spoke high of the lads.

“The group was quite informed in terms of the rules and showed great awareness in their responsibilities. I was particularly impressed with the twins, Benson and Bestone and the Libero, [sic] ‘Asayile Joseph Chiona’. They showed great composure as first referees for someone that young. They were able to handle the practical very well and the instructor was very impressed,” he rated them.

“I would urge them to continue working hard so as to go beyond our level of national referees, they still have ample time to reach international referees level,” he added. 

Mipuniro Spikers is a non-profit, volunteer-driven and run community volleyball Club that provides
developmental and competitive volleyball opportunities to anyone who becomes a member. To some extent, the team also provides social volleyball to enhance interaction and symbolize its diversity and embracing the “Volleyball-YourWay” concept by the world volleyball governing body, Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB).

The Club started in 2015 when it registered to play in Central Region Volleyball League (CRVL). Earlier before 2015 in around 2012, The Club was just a group of undergraduate University/ College volleyball players from various colleges (particularly University Of Malawi- Poly The Malawi Polytechnic , Chanco University of Malawi, Chancellor College , Bunda Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources -city campus and KCN Kamuzu College of Nursing ) who were playing social volleyball especially when on holidays. Members enthusiasm and passion about the sport has led them to transform a social volleyball session into an established club on the local scene.
There were also other individuals from across the nation who sponsored themselves to attend the course. All together were supposed to be forty-nine, but only forty-five made it.

_Picture: Mipuniro Youth Participants Of The Course after getting their certificates_ L-R: (standing) Dominic; Kanyenda; Banda; Singini; (Squatting) Chimpeni; Chiona and Chimpeni.

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Trust Joe Gome…

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:03

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com 

 

CAVB national refereeing course successfully concludes in LL, 45 refs certified

Picture: Love Aaron receiving her certificate

 

A Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB)  National Refereeing Course which was organised in Lilongwe, Malawi from August 08-11, 2019 through Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) and support from Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) to the tune of MK 4.2 million has concluded successfully.

Forty-five participants; eight females and the rest men, from all the three VAM’s affiliated leagues took part in the course instructed by the Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB) Instructor Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt. Initially, the participants for the course were expected to be forty-nine, but five others due to other personal commitments, failed to take part. 

All Referees were subjected to theory at Falls Baptist Theology Seminary and practical sessions at Lilongwe Community Court and passed oral and practical exams.

Malawi has had such training in 2006 at Blantyre Youth Centre and in 2013 at Mzuzu Stadium/ Rosedale in Mzuzu, both under Solomon Bhekele as the instructor from Ethiopia. 

The guest of honour at the closing ceremony, Dennis Kumwenda, who is Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) Executive Member, commended the course and the participants for being disciplined during the course. 

“Thank you VAM for identifying the gap in refereeing and considering gender. We have seen women being part of the course. This must be recommended. Women must be encouraged in sports. To you all, the participants, you have represented us well. Thank you for your discipline displayed. We are grateful for good gesture you have shown”, he said. 

CAVB organise the first ever International Candidate Referee course solely for female referees in Nairobi, Kenya in March, 2014. The main aim was to increase the number and effectiveness of female referees on the Africa.

Kumwenda continued to challenge the participants to put the certificates to use. 

“Government through VAM has done its part, now the ball is in your court. We expect best performance from you especially at the zone six senior clubs championship which we are hosting this year. Make use of the certificates, we want results, some of you have many certificates, but you just pile them. Please perfom in your area,’ he urged. 

On his part VAM vice president, James Kaunda expressed joy for the new referees and concurred with Kumwenda that they must be active at officiating the game.

“We are better off now in terms of refereeing personnel in Malawi. We had shortage of referees. Yes, and you are happy that you have got your certificates, but the real work for that has just started. We will be monitoring you to see if you are really worth the certificates’, he advised.

It is reported that this is the first course for National Referees course to have such highest number of participants. 

Abdelsamad in his closing remarks, encouraged participants to dream big. 

“It is not enough to be just a National Referee, aim to be an International Referee so that you can be officiating the game of volleyball anywhere in the world. Keep on learning and working hard.” he said. 

One of the participants, Love Aaron expressed gratitude after attaining her certificate and encouraged fellow women to take sports seriously and volleyball in particular. 

“I am very happy that now I am certified National Volleyball Referee. I did not expect it. The ladies that do not take part in sports, please, lets start taking part through various roles. Sports is good,” she explained.

Passionate Aaron came along with her baby that is not at toddler stage yet. She had a maid who was helping her taking care of the baby during the course. 

The Zone Six Senior Clubs (Men and Women) is expected to be in early December this year and will be at African Bible College (ABC) in Capital City, Lilongwe.

The article first appeared on https://web.facebook.com/VolleyballMalawi/

Trust Joe Gome…

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:03

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com 

 

CAVB national refereeing course successfully concludes in LL, 45 refs certified

Picture: Love Aaron receiving her certificate

 

A Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB)  National Refereeing Course which was organised in Lilongwe, Malawi from August 08-11, 2019 through Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) and support from Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) to the tune of MK 4.2 million has concluded successfully.

Forty-five participants; eight females and the rest men, from all the three VAM’s affiliated leagues took part in the course instructed by the Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB) Instructor Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt. Initially, the participants for the course were expected to be forty-nine, but five others due to other personal commitments, failed to take part. 

All Referees were subjected to theory at Falls Baptist Theology Seminary and practical sessions at Lilongwe Community Court and passed oral and practical exams.

Malawi has had such training in 2006 at Blantyre Youth Centre and in 2013 at Mzuzu Stadium/ Rosedale in Mzuzu, both under Solomon Bhekele as the instructor from Ethiopia. 

The guest of honour at the closing ceremony, Dennis Kumwenda, who is Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) Executive Member, commended the course and the participants for being disciplined during the course. 

“Thank you VAM for identifying the gap in refereeing and considering gender. We have seen women being part of the course. This must be recommended. Women must be encouraged in sports. To you all, the participants, you have represented us well. Thank you for your discipline displayed. We are grateful for good gesture you have shown”, he said. 

CAVB organise the first ever International Candidate Referee course solely for female referees in Nairobi, Kenya in March, 2014. The main aim was to increase the number and effectiveness of female referees on the Africa.

Kumwenda continued to challenge the participants to put the certificates to use. 

“Government through VAM has done its part, now the ball is in your court. We expect best performance from you especially at the zone six senior clubs championship which we are hosting this year. Make use of the certificates, we want results, some of you have many certificates, but you just pile them. Please perfom in your area,’ he urged. 

On his part VAM vice president, James Kaunda expressed joy for the new referees and concurred with Kumwenda that they must be active at officiating the game.

“We are better off now in terms of refereeing personnel in Malawi. We had shortage of referees. Yes, and you are happy that you have got your certificates, but the real work for that has just started. We will be monitoring you to see if you are really worth the certificates’, he advised.

It is reported that this is the first course for National Referees course to have such highest number of participants. 

Abdelsamad in his closing remarks, encouraged participants to dream big. 

“It is not enough to be just a National Referee, aim to be an International Referee so that you can be officiating the game of volleyball anywhere in the world. Keep on learning and working hard.” he said. 

One of the participants, Love Aaron expressed gratitude after attaining her certificate and encouraged fellow women to take sports seriously and volleyball in particular. 

“I am very happy that now I am certified National Volleyball Referee. I did not expect it. The ladies that do not take part in sports, please, lets start taking part through various roles. Sports is good,” she explained.

Passionate Aaron came along with her baby that is not at toddler stage yet. She had a maid who was helping her taking care of the baby during the course. 

The Zone Six Senior Clubs (Men and Women) is expected to be in early December this year and will be at African Bible College (ABC) in Capital City, Lilongwe.

The article first appeared on https://web.facebook.com/VolleyballMalawi/

Trust Joe Gome…

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:03

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com 

 

FORTY NINE REFEREES EXPECTED TO BE TRAINED AS NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL REFEREES UNDER VAM

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

 

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com 

 

Benjamin Maona

All set for protests in Blantyre

Demonstrations

 

All set for the protest in Blantyre. Protesters gathered at the Upper Stadium with the presence of both the Police and MDF Soldiers. UTM vice president Michael Usi and other party officials have already arrived. MCP president Lazarus Chakwera to join the march.

Blantyre demos

 

Pemphero Musowa

MCP regional offices in Blantyre fall victim to arson attack

Mcp regional offices

 

Arsonists have burnt Malawi Congress Party (MCP) regional offices in Blantyre on Sunday night.

Only two rooms in the offices have been spared but the rest of the building was daused in fire.

Information is yet to come out on who torched the offices but there are reports of suspected Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) operatives handy work.

Mcp house
MCP regional office front

Meanwhile MCP Vice President Sidik Mia is expected to visit the burnt offices this morning.

The arson attack comes just a day as Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) is yet to stage another demonstration in the city and warned they will go to all state houses across Malawi.

On Sunday UTM president Saulos Chilima said he will be part of the demonstrations in Blantyre.

Burnt offices
A section of the burnt offices

Sources who opted for anynomity have told Kulinji.com Tuesday March will be full of anger to show displeasure with the arson attack.

Kulinji Reporter

Malawi Queens to face Jamaica in battle for 5th place

Malawi Queens

 

Malawi have beaten rivals Uganda 55-44 in a nailbiting World Cup Netball match. The Queens have set up a meeting with Jamaica on Sunday.Part of the action durjng the game

 

Pemphero Musowa

Resign or face four days of demonstrations every week-HRDC warns Ansah

HRDC

 

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has given Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah a two day ultimatum to resign or face fresh and reinvigorated demonstrations which will take place four times every week till she succumbs to the pressure.

HRDC has also demanded the immediate release of it's vice chairperson Gift Trapence and Rev McDonald Sembeleka who are being held at Maula prison.

The Coalition chairperson Timothy Mtambo made the demands at a press briefing held on Thursday in Lilongwe.

On Wednesday women backing the embattled MEC chairperson took to the streets of Blantyre to show their support for their fellow woman whom they say is being insulted because she is a woman.

Pemphero Musowa

MEC employee who transferred Chilima's name to Chizumulu dies in car accident

Car accident

 

Chief suspect in the case of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) transferring UTM president Saulos Chilima to Chizumulu has died. Sailesi Kampango died on Tuesday at Linthipe 1.

Information reaching Kulinji.com indicates Kampango was on his was to Chikwawa.

He had just appeared at Lilongwe court in the morning hours answering the said charge.

The court is trying to determine whether Kampango deliberately transferred Chilima's name which caused the UTM president delay to vote.

The transfer was deemed cynical by the public at large but MEC distanced itself from any wrong doing saying he was a hired help for the May 21st elections.

MEC chairperson Jane Ansah in an earlier interview with Zodiak broadcasting said the matter was in the hands of police and would not comment on on going investigations.