Ayambe kumbuyoko’ song composer dies

By Chisomo Phiri

Death has been announced of Pankalasiyo Pondani Phiko Phiri who composed the popular Catholic hym number 74 ‘Chuma chathuchi’ popularly known as ‘Ayambe kumbuyoko’.

Phiko Phiri died in the morning of Tuesday April 18,2023 at his home at Mua Catholic Parish of Dedza Diocese in Dedza.

Pankalasiyo Pondani Phiko Phiri

Pankalasiyo was born in 1940 and hailed from Nganja area, Kankhande village, Traditional Authority(TA) Kachindamoto in Dedza District.

His remains will be laid to rest at his home villaget tomorrow Wednesday April 19 2023.