New Telegraph

Missing Malawi Plane Found, VP, Ex-First Lady, Others Feared Dead

The military aircraft conveying Malawi’s Vice President, Saulos Chilima which went missing on Monday have been found.

New Telegraph had earlier reported that the military plane carrying the VP and nine others, including the former First Lady, Shanil Dzimbiri, failed to make a landing on Monday morning.

Vice President Chilima and the nine others were to attend the funeral of a prominent Malawian lawyer, former Attorney General and Justice Minister, Ralph Kasambala in Mzuzu.

Following the missing aircraft, President Lazarus Chakwera ordered regional and national forces to conduct an immediate search and rescue operation to locate the whereabouts of the missing plane.


The Dornier 228 military plane was found in the Chikangawa Forest in the early hours of Tuesday.

However, New Telegraph gathered that all passengers on board were reportedly dead.

A statement issued by the Press Secretary to the President, Anthony Rogbers Kasunda said President Chakwera will address the general public shortly.

Details later…

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