‘I have lived the hardest 24 hours of my life’-Musician Saint breaks silence on Atoht Manje’s death

By Staff Reporter

After staying quiet on social media for over 24hrs, musician Saint has finally shared his painful experience following the sudden death of his friend, fellow musician Atoht Manje.

Saint and Atoht Manje were together in Rumphi where the two went to perform at Livingstonia University but sadly the ‘Che-Patuma’ hit-maker died in the early hours of Sunday soon after his performance.

The late Atoht Manje and Saint

“We embarked on a journey to Livingstonia, brimming with hope and joy, sharing advice, tales, and laughter. Your performance was electrifying, setting the stage ablaze. Exhausted, you threw onto a chair backstage,
_Dada popita pa stage mutenge madzi chifukwa nde pakuotcha,_ ” reads Saint’s Facebook post.

“Life’s cruel hand has left me speechless. I received the devastating news, and I hurried to your side, only to find you devoid of life. The hardest 24hrs of my life.

Born Elias Missi on September 1, 1989, Atoht Manje was laid to rest on Monday at Sanyira Village in the Area of Traditional Authority Mponda in Mangochi district.

He is survived by a wife and four children.