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Malawi Party Asks UN to Intervene in Inquiry Into Vice President's Death in Plane Crash, Reports Say

CC BY 2.0 / neiljs / Lilongwe, Malawi's capitalLilongwe, Malawi's capital
Lilongwe, Malawi's capital - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 14.06.2024
Malawian Vice President Saulos Chilima, along with eight senior officials, lost their lives in a plane crash in the country's Mzimba District on June 10. The Malawi Air Force plane, flight number MAF T03, took off from the capital Lilongwe and was scheduled to land in the city of Mzuzu, but was unable to land due to bad weather and turned back.
Malawi's Alliance for Democracy appeals to the UN for intervention in the investigation into the death of the country's vice president in a plane crash, the media reported.
The party also made the same request to the African Union. The letter, signed by party leader Enock Chihana, said the organization considers the tragedy a matter of national concern because it involved high-ranking officials; hence, a UN intervention is needed.
Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera, left, greets people in Lilongwe, Tuesday, June 11, 2024 where he made an announcement that the Vice President, Saulos Klaus Chilima, and nine others had been killed in a plane crash.  - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 12.06.2024
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