Lightening kills 8 church-goers in Malawi

Map Of MalawiBlantyre, Malawi, Dec. 29 (Raphael Tenthani/MaraviPost) _ An extended prayer service ended tragically in the Malawi capital, Lilongwe, when a bolt of lightening struck a congregation, killing at least eight people, including one child, police confirmed Sunday.

Police spokesman Kingsley Dandaula told maravipost members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in the capital’s high density Area 36 were attending an extended prayers service to mark the last Sabbath of the year when the lightening struck.

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How Madiba influenced the arts

Nelson Mandela-GoneBLANTYRE(MaraPost)–There could hardly be any other contemporary icon from the arts to politics that every author, sculptor, film producer or musician wants to do something about than Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who died aged 95 on December 5 in the leafy Houghton suburb of Johannesburg and is scheduled to be interred in his homeland on Qunu in the Eastern Cape Sunday.

There have been tens of books about Mandela, some written by the icon himself, several films and lots of music. Even in death there has already been fodder of material worth more books.

A few days after his death the American revolutionary poet Maya Angelou wrote and recited a poem in honour of Nelson Mandela whom she met in the 1960s when she lived in Cairo.

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President Bingu WA Mutharika’s sudden death and the accused 12 coup plotters

Dr Peter MutharikaThe Muckraker toyed around with the idea of titling this entry ‘The Vandals and Villains of April 5’ because he intended to discuss the people who wanted to push this country to the precipice during those “three mad days in April”. The chosen title however should serve the purpose.

Bingu died when nobody thought he would. Almost everybody, except those who shared his High Table crumbs, wanted him out of the way but nobody really knew how.

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