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.