By Chisomo Phiri
Death has been announced of Senior Chief Liwonde of Machinga District.
According to a statement by the Ministry of Local Government, Unity and Culture, the late Senior Chief Liwonde, real name Awali Buluhani, succumbed to hypertension during the early hours of Friday October 2023 at his home after being discharged from Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre the previous day.
He was born on 1st December, 1930.
He was installed as Traditional Authority (T/A) Sitola in 1993 and then became T/A Liwonde in 2013.
On 8th March, 2013, T/A Liwonde was then elevated to Senior Chief Liwonde.
According to Anjoya Mwanza, spokesperson in the ministry of local government, the deceased is survived by two wives, seven children, 65 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
The remains of the fallen T/A will be laid to rest on Saturday, 21st October, 2023 at his Mbonechera Headquarters in Machinga.