Scores of people in rural areas of Thyolo are drinking water from unprotected sources due to government's delays in rehabilitating three gravity-fed water systems and boreholes damaged by cyclone Freddy eight months ago.
A health expert, Mphatso Nguluwe Chikhwaza, has blamed Malawi’s continued recording of cholera cases throughout the seasons to the laxity on outbreak preventive measures.
People from the area of senior chief Mphuka in Thyolo, bordering with Chikwawa-East bank claim that they are buying bitter maize in Livunzu and Mkhathe markets due to severe hunger.
Thyolo district's Director of Health and Social Services, Dr. Arnold Jumbe and administrator, John Phiri have filed a claim demanding K632 million from some district health workers as damage for defamation.
Thyolo Senior Resident Magistrate Assunta Maxwell on Wednesday found former Thyolo District Commissioner (DC) Justine Kathumba with a case in a matter the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is prosecuting him for allegedly selling the council's land at Bvumbwe trading center without advertisement.
15 people have been killed in Thyolo from January this year representing 87.5 percent increase, police statistics show.
Police in Thyolo are hunting for unknown armed criminals who have robbed two businessmen of K4 million in separate incidents.
Agriculture authorities in Thyolo say the fall armyworms have attacked 7, 950 hectares of crops in the district.
Education authorities in Thyolo have conceded that shortage of classroom blocks and desks is affecting education standards and performance in the district.
Social welfare and court authorities in Thyolo have recorded a surge in divorce cases with 86 captured in three months from April to June this year.