THE FIRST INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE TO BE REGISTERED IN MALAWI

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I truly believe,Malawi Government must consider in reviewing and revising our history syllabus.

As most of the”assumed” facts therein are misrepresented and wrongly stated.

Malawi is wealthy in terms of good stories to tell to the world of Innovation,religious and cultural values,Education,Health,Political and Governance issues and Lastly our bitter and sweet long walk to independence and freedom.

A lot of people shed their blood,some sacrificed their time,resources and intellectual property.

Today,

I would like us,who were born in 70’s to 0’s to be informed about one uncelebrated landmark story.

This is enlightenment for sorely purpose of understanding where we are coming from and going.

Mr Krishna Achuthan was born in 1948 in Blantyre,the commercial city of Malawi.

Krishna Achuthan

He attended his school in Malawi and started his business career in Malawi and Married a Malawian black woman and had two children(a boy and a girl) who gave them three adorable grandchildren.

Their love journey started in early 80’s.

Krishna loves sports,specifically the game of Hockey.He has spent/and he spends great moments of his life participating and coaching upcoming players.

One unforgettable day,he noticed a fine damsel,who was a great hockey player and damn good at it.He was perplexed and curiously begun to follow her to watch her play.

The young woman was playing for her school’s team.

In due time,the man’s heart began to melt slowly but surely towards her and finally he gathered strength to ask her out for a date and she gladly accepted. One thing led to another,a love relationship was ignited profusely.Which no fire extinguisher could ever diminish.

Mbumba Aleke Banda

This young woman is Mbumba Aleke Banda,for the love of hockey,she founded her own team called “Simba”.

Krishna proposed to Mbumba and they got married in 1985. The marriage was registered at the Registrar Generals Office and reception was at Limbe Country Club.

Krishna paid Lobola and both of them went through all traditional ceremonies as culture demands.

Mbumba bore them two kids,first born is a boy named after his father “Krishna Jnr” and the second is a girl named “Shakira”.

Shakira and Krishna jnr with their mother

This is the first marriage between an Indian and Indigenous woman to be registered in Malawi.

In 2013.

They divorced.

And they have remained as best friends as ever before.

Mr Krishna is well known for his great role he played to rescue his father in Law from Prison.

On May 16 1992, he was detained after pleading on BBC radio for the release of his father-in-law, Aleke Banda, a prominent political prisoner who had been detained in January 1980. (Achutan was eventually released on bail on July 13.

I just thought to share this,perhaps you didn’t know.

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Yamikani Nicholas Kachingwe
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Yamikani Kachingwe

Yamikani Nicholas Kachingwe is a Malawian with great interest in current affairs, news and storytelling. Over the years, he has established himself as a a great source of news, a private investigator of issues and whistle blower using various social media platforms.

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