Senior Chief Kapoloma has died

By Chisomo Phiri

Death has been announced of Senior Chief Kapoloma of Machinga district.

According to family members, late Kapoloma real name Mavuto Ahmad died on Saturday evening at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital(QECH) in Blantyre after a short illness.

Meanwhile, Paramount Chief Kawinga of the Yao tribe has described late Kapoloma as one of the hardworking chiefs who contributed a lot to the development of the district and Yao culture.

The late Kapoloma

He was born on 11 October 1952 and served as a chief for 10 years.

Kapoloma was  first installed as Traditional Authority(T/A) on 6 December 2014 before his elevation to Senior Chief in 2020.

He is survived by two wives and 25 children.

According to Machinga District Council spokesperson Martin Chiwanda, remains of the departed chief will be laid to rest in the district later this afternoon.