News reaching Malawi24 indicates that Malawi renowned politician George Nga Mtafu has died.
Reports say Mtafu who a lot of people remember for the fuss he created in Parliament by calling his fellow legislators `agalu` (dogs) died some minutes ago at Mwaiwathu Hospital after his car reportedly hit a truck in the morning.
Mtafu, a doctor by profession was taken to the hospital where he died, reports say.
Among other notable posts in the political arena, Mtafu worked with the United Democratic Front (UDF) was a strong critic to late President Bingu wa Mutharika.
He was the Member of Parliament for Likoma Island and commentators argue that he had then lost the post in 2009 for the confusion he caused in the national assembly.
In 2012 he hit the headlines again for snubbing a UDF convention held in Blantyre, saying it was rigged as positions were seeded in advance.
Dramatically, Mtafu, who was vying for the position of National Chairman, boycotted the polls at Comesa Hall at Chichiri and instead attended a Public Affairs Committee conference held across the city at Mount Soche Hotel.
The accident happened at Chatha Trading Center along Chileka road in Blantyre at 12:20pm Tuesday afternoon.
He was referred to Mwaiwathu Private Hospital in Blantyre for treatment where he later died.
“As government we are very saddened with the death of Dr Nga Ntafu. We have lost an accomplished neuro surgeon that has served in this region for many years. The death has been very untimely, we will live to remember Dr Ntafu due to his humour, his expertise; all of them will be missed,” said happie Mhango, Minister of Information.
Government will announce the burial arrangements when it has discussed with the family members about the date and place of burial.
Ntafu also served in different cabinet portfolios under former President Bakili Muluzi’s regime.
Some of the posts included Health Minister, Education Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister. Besides that, he was also a Member of Parliament for Likoma constituency until 2009.