The late Inkosi Ya Makosi Gomani IV and His Excellency Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika at a public function. Pic by Malawi Digest.
By Lucy Liponda
As Malawians are still trying to come to terms with the mysterious death of Malawi Congress Party parliamentarian Ishmael Chafukira, the nation has been robbed-off yet another important personality. Inkosi Ya Makosi Gomani IV of Ntcheu is dead.
He died from some undisclosed ill-ness Sunday night at Ntcheu District Hospital.
Inkosi Ya Makosi Gomani, is the paramount chief for all Ngoni people from the central region district of Ntcheu in Malawi.
Ntcheu District Commissioner, Macloud Kadam’manja confirmed to Malawi Digest Monday morning that the chief died on Sunday night.
“The Inkosi has not been well for sometime but doctors are yet to disclose what he died of,” said the District Commissioner.
According to Kadam'manja, the late Inkosi Gomani IV was born on 15th October, 1951.
He was installed as Paramount Chief Gomani IV on 21st June, 2008 by Malawi President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika at a colourful ceremony at his chieftaincy headquarters in Ntcheu.
Before being installed as Inkosi Ya Makosi Gomani IV, the respected Ngoni leader was a lieutenant colonel in the Malawi Defence Forces before he retired in 2008.
He is survived by a wife and four children.
Meanwhile, family sources have disclosed to Malawi Digest that Inkosi Ya Makosi Gomani is expected to be interred on Thursday this week at his headquarters, Nzamani Village in Lizulu, Ntcheu.
The body of the late Inkosi Gomani IV has since been transfered from Ntcheu District Hospital to the College of Medicine in the commercial city, Blantyre where it is being kept in a mortuary-Malawi Digest.