Malawi’s Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Culture Michael Usi also known as Manganya in theatrical circles, has expressed worry over the welfare of artists in the country.
Of late, it has been observed most artists struggle a lot especially when faced with problems like sicknesses. When they are in a health condition that they can not work to make money they face a lot financial problems.
Usi, who is also a celebrated actor in the country expressed the worry when he attended the burial ceremony of Evance Mbewe, a renowned actor who died over the weekend.
Mbewe was laid-to-rest on Sunday in his home village in Thekerani-Thyolo. A lot of local celebrities like actors and musicians were in attendance.
In his eulogy, the minister said “it is pathetic to see the people who entertain multitudes facing challenges when met with sicknesses, like was the case with the late Mbewe.”
The deceased, known as Che Jali, succumbed to diabetes for quiet longer, and is reported to have developed sight difficulties due to the infection.
After along illness the deceased relocated from Blantyre to his home District Thyolo where he passed away.
Reports indicate the deceased had been appealing for assistance in the midst of his suffering.