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November 17, 2019
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Late Melenge’s Death To Be Looked Into

Mourning relatives of the late Acting Deputy Correctional Service Commissioner, Corporate Services, David Melenge have called on the CS Minister Jim Simatab to look into the circumstances surrounding his death. The body of late Melenge was taken to his home village on Wednesday.

He was welcomed home by a crowd of mourning friends and relatives and the CS band group.

The body of late Deputy CS Commissioner, Corporate Services, David Melenge was brought home to Southern Highlands in a chartered CASA flight on on a gloomy Wednesday morning.

His body was then received by colleague CS officers including the CS band.

A convoy of vehicles with the body went around the Mendi town once before being taken to his home village of Kiburu, just outside Mendi town.

Here, waiting relatives mourned openly as the body was again, led to the podium by the CS band.

Minister for Works and Implementation, Francis Awesa who is also a close relative to the late Deputy Commissioner, accompanied the body to Mendi on the CASA flight.

He expressed concerns of people holding higher positions within government departments dying.

Other members of the family also called on the government to look into the death of late Melenge and his Commissioner Martin Balthasar.

CS Minister Jim Simatab said funding was available and investigations will be conducted into the circumstances surrounding their deaths and a report will be given to the relatives when completed.

The late David Melenge is survived by 3 wives and 11 children and will be buried in his home village.

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