Jul 16, 2023 | News

The Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) Board Chairperson Dr. Sunduzwayo Madise has forfeited his K600,000 annual board honoraria so that it should go towards the construction of a house for paralympic star Mphatso Saukile whose house was destroyed by Cyclone Freddy in March this year.

Dr. Madise revealed the decision to forfeit his annual board honoraria yesterday when MNCS assisted Saukile with money worth MK1,000,000 at Sogoja village, Traditional Authority Mwambo in Zomba.

Speaking during the event, Dr Madise explained that he knew of Saukile’s dilemma during the Standard Bank be more race which took place in Lilongwe.

‘’ We decided that we should come to the site where the house used to be so that we can see with our own eyes and make that contribution. The contribution is MK1,000,000 and its not a lot, we think we can do much more. I have been touched personally and I know, as Chair of sports council I do get an honorarium every quarter or every year and I have directed the Acting Executive Secretary to donate my entire annual honoraria to this family. Explained Dr Madise

Expressing his satisfaction on the gesture made by Dr Madise and MNCS, Paralympic star Mphatso Saukile explained that he is happy for the assistance he has received from Dr. Madise and MNCS

‘’As a family we are in a very difficult situation because we lost our house and life is now difficult as we are being kept by well wishers while we are waiting for the house to be completed. We are very grateful to sports council and to everyone who is trying to assist us rebuild our house, I know they are many people who are also suffering the way my family is I just thank God’’. Explained Saukile

Mayor for Zomba councilor Davie Maunde thanked sports council for helping Saukile

‘’I just want to encourage young boys and young girls here in Zomba that they should take sport seriously because it can help them earn a living. My appeal should go to different stakeholders to come in and support what sports council has started’’. Explained Maunde.

Paralympic Vice president Joseph Galanje explained that they are very happy for the assistance from sports council

‘’Cyclone Freddy affected most of our athletes and I would like to request well wishers to come and help us because sports council alone cannot do everything. We are grateful to sports council for considering to assist our athlete.