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Malawi: Mourners Drop Employees Coffin At Chinese Hotel In Blantyre

February 12, 2023

By Joseph Dumbula There was commotion in Blantyre when members of family for a person who worked at Chinese owned Golden Peacock dropped a coffin in push for management to provide financial support for the funeral service. A relative of the deceased, Edgar Mlachira, said the deceased employee Joseph Ngulube worked for the hotel as a waiter. Ngulube died by drowning but the hotel did not provide money for transport or coffin. The relatives bought the coffin with their own money and they have left it at the hotel reception in order to force management to cover the funeral expenses. According to Mlachira, the family wanted to transport the remains of their relative to Mzimba in the Northern Region of Malawi for burial. They were later given money for the service.. Meanwhile, the management of Golden Peacock Hotel has said in a statement that the issue dwelt on misunderstanding between the family and the hotel manager. The hotel says it was surprised that instead the family chose to leave the coffin within the premises.    

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