By Emmanuel Sobilika
The death of former opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) spokesperson Ishmael Chafukira has surprised medical experts and investigators who have failed to conclude what exactly killed the Lilongwe North West legislator, Malawi Digest understands.
Post-mortem results for medical examinations concluded on Wednesday by the highly trained experts revealed nothing.
This has been confirmed by Martin Nyengo, a close friend to Chafukira who witnessed the whole operation undertaken by medical doctors at a Pretoria medical facility.
“The doctors have found nothing that could have led to the death of Chafukira. They found completely nothing on the tests that they conducted,” he said in a telephone interview from Johannesburg.
Nyengo said that the late MPs death has left the experts wondering what could have led to his early departure.
“The tests on the late Chafukira took a good four hours but the results showed nothing, leaving the doctors more confused,” he said.
He said a highly trained Nigerian doctor involved in the exercise said he was surprised that they failed to find reason for death, which he said is very rare.
“They have since taken some samples that are going for further tests whose results are expected to be out in six weeks time,” he said.
Chafukira’s wife Joyce told Malawi Digest soon after being told that the doctors found nothing that may have led to her husband’s death that she is equally surprised.
“I and the rest of the family are interest to know what exactly killed my husband,” she said at her Area 25 C house.
Joyce Chafukira who is a teacher by profession at Chiuzimbi Primary School said in as far as she knows her husband he was in good health when he left Malawi.
“His health history shows that he had no any health problems like high blood pressure, low blood pressure or any heart diseases that may have led to his surprise death,” she said.
She was however, hopeful that the final result of the tests conducted by the doctors to come later on, my reveal what killed the former MP.
Many Malawians including human rights activists have expressed shock and disappointment at the death of Ishmael Chafukira who was leading a democratic fight against MCP president John Tembo.
One of the leading human rights NGOs in Malawi, the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) has linked Chafukira’s death to the opposition MCP of John Tembo.
CHRR said in a statement that they are not surprised with Chafukira’s sudden death as Malawians still have fond memories of the dark past for the MCP.
The late Ishmael Chafukira died suddenly on Sunday night at a South African hotel in the border town of Messina.
He had gone to South Africa on personal business to purchase vehicles for his family.
Former Malawi president Bakili Muluzi has repeatedly told Malawians that Malawi Congress Party leader, John Tembo is a murder, killer and serious manipulator who normally hides from atrocities engineered by him-Malawi Digest.