21 August 2016 Last updated at: 12:22 PM

Photo Gallery: Justice Maxon Mbendera finally rests

Thousands of Malawian thronged HHI Cemetery in Blantyre. where Justice Maxon Mbendera who was until his death Chairperson of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) was laid to rest on Saturday.

Mbendera who also served as Supreme Court of Appeal Judge died on Thursday shortly after admission at Lilongwe Private Clinic.

He hailed from Ntcheu district. He was born on November 4, 1958.

Mbendera was appointed Mec Chairperson on October 10 2012 and his four year term was due to end on October 9 2016

Here are some of the pictures our Blantyre based reports Mphatso Khutcha Richard took.

Justice Maxon Mbendera Funeral

Ex President Bakili Muluzi shares a sombre moment with Justice Minsiter, Samuel Tembenu.

Justice Maxon Mbendera Funeral

Minister of Labour Henry Mussa walks to lay a wreath.

Justice Maxon Mbendera Funeral

Minister of Labour Henry Mussa pays the last respects to Mbendera.

Justice Maxon Mbendera Funeral

Ex President Bakili Muluzi at the funeral.

Justice Maxon Mbendera Funeral

Justice Minsiter, Samuel Tembenu. laying a wreath.

Justice Maxon Mbendera Funeral

Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda pays his last respects.

Justice Maxon Mbendera Funeral

Go well Dad: Mbendera’s children and relatives in tears when laying their wreath.

Justice Maxon Mbendera Funeral

Serving MEC Commissioners lay their wreaths.

Justice Maxon Mbendera Funeral

Moderator Charles Tsukuluza.

Justice Maxon Mbendera Funeral

‘ I will miss you’ Mbendera’s wife Ida (In black)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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