Malawians across the northern region on Friday remembered the life of late Bishop Joseph Mkasa Zuza who died on 15 January last year.
Among the activities, people held prayers in Mzuzu and Karonga where many maintained that the death of Zuza has been a great loss because he will be very difficult to replace.
In Karonga the prayers were led by Bishop Martin Mtumbuka while in Mzuzu Bishop Michael Mughogho guided the ceremony.
People who spoke to Malawi24 after the prayers which were held at St. Peter Cathedral said that late Zuza was a very courageous man who always stood for the truth.
“I will always miss him because he was a courageous man who could speak for Malawians without fear. He was not a hypocrite like others we see today,” said Joseph Kumwenda.
Another one, Paul Msimuko, said Zuza was a man of good reputation and every man desired his strength and guidance.
“I once met the man and he told me how to live a fruitful life in this youthful age. He was a good guider and to most of us we lost our library of truth and courage,” said Msimuko.
In Karonga people were also very appreciative of late Zuza’s achievements.
Bishop Zuza rose to prominence in 2011 when he openly criticized former President Bingu wa Mutharika on his bad governance during national prayers that were held in Blantyre.
He told late Mutharika that people who feel that they know everything are absolute fools.
The prayers in memory of Zuza are expected to be happening every year.