The Vice President of Malawi, Saulos Chilima, and nine others have died in a plane crash.

The Vice President of Malawi, Saulos Chilima. On Tuesday, June 11, the Vice President of Malawi, Saulos Chilima, and nine other individuals tragically lost their lives in a devastating plane crash. This incident has sent shockwaves throughout the nation and beyond.

Following an intense search operation, the aircraft, which had gone missing, was discovered in the Chikangawa Forest. Unfortunately, there were no survivors from the crash. This heartbreaking event has left the country mourning the loss of its esteemed leaders and citizens.

The Vice President of Malawi, Saulos Chilima
The Vice President of Malawi, Saulos Chilima


In an official statement on Tuesday, Colleen Samba, the President’s Secretary, confirmed the distressing news. The confirmation of the Vice President’s death and the loss of the other passengers has deeply saddened the nation. The President’s Office and the Cabinet released an official statement detailing the incident and expressing their condolences to the families of the deceased.

The loss of Vice President Saulos Chilima, a prominent figure in Malawian politics, marks a significant blow to the country’s leadership. Chilima had been an influential leader and a key figure in the nation’s governance. His sudden demise, along with the others, is a significant loss not only to their families but to the entire country.

The plane crash occurred under circumstances that are currently under investigation. Authorities are working diligently to determine the cause of the crash. The Chikangawa Forest, where the wreckage was found, is being thoroughly examined by aviation experts and investigators. The results of these investigations will be crucial in understanding what led to this tragic event.

The government has pledged to support the families of the victims during this difficult time. President Lazarus Chakwera has expressed his deepest sympathies and assured the nation that every effort will be made to uncover the truth behind the crash. The President has also called for a period of national mourning to honor the lives lost.

The impact of this tragedy extends beyond Malawi’s borders. Condolences have been pouring in from international leaders and communities who had worked with Vice President Chilima and the other passengers. Their contributions to regional and global initiatives are being remembered and honored by colleagues and friends around the world.

In the wake of this tragedy, the nation of Malawi stands united in grief and solidarity. The coming days will be marked by memorial services and tributes to the fallen leaders. The government is coordinating with various agencies to provide all necessary support to the bereaved families.

This incident has highlighted the importance of aviation safety and the need for stringent measures to prevent such tragedies in the future. The government has committed to reviewing and enhancing aviation protocols to ensure the safety of all future flights within and beyond the nation’s borders.

As the nation mourns, the resilience of the Malawian people is evident. Communities are coming together to support each other and honor the memories of those who perished in the crash. This unity and strength will be vital as the country navigates through this period of loss and recovery.