Search for Chilima’s missing plane continues as the nation anxiously waits for good news

By Chisomo Phiri

The search for the missing plane that was carrying Vice President Saulos Chilima  continues in the thick vast forest of Chikangawa. Chilima’s plane went missing earlier today when it couldnt be traced  on the radar after it failed to land at Mzuzu Airport  due to extreme weather conditions.

The government through the office of president and cabinet has confirmed the news and declared that search mission is underway.

Chilima was on his way to Mzuzu, where he was expected to connect to Nkhata Bay for the burial of the late Ralph Kasambala.

It is said that the plane, belonging to the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) was returned about 10 minutes before landing at the Airport.

“Yes, I can confirm that the plane did not land in Mzuzu and the matter is being looked into,” said Joseph Moyo the Airport commandant at Mzuzu Airport.

Felix Njawala who speaks for Chilima’s United Transformation Movement (UTM), but also Pilirani Phiri, who speaks for the VP, said they have yet to get information on the VPs whereabouts.

Major Kelvin Mlelemba, of the MDF said he was not aware of the matter.

The plane left Lilongwe around 10 am and as of 3:45pm there was still no communication and trace of the plane.