The country’s Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima on Saturday shunned the Golden Jubilee celebrations for St Mathews Catholic church in chikwawa without giving any explanations.
According to a programme seen by Malawi punch, Chilima was expected to be the guest of honour and was supposed to arrive at the venue at around 8:35am.
But church members and other top officials including Bishop of Chikwawa Diocese his Lordship Peter Musikuwa were all surprised as to why chilima was not yet at the place as planned.
The development forced the Bishop to start the celebrations with a mass which started at around 9:30 am.
When contacted on the development, Spokesperson for the Office of the Vice President Pilirani Phiri said there was no any indication that Chilima was to attend the celebrations.
Phiri said Chilima was in Chiradzulu attending the 10 years anniversary of the Catholic University of Malawi (CUNIMA).
Meanwhile this is the second time Chilima has failed to attend the event of the Catholic in Chikwawa.