President Peter Mutharika has directed that the funeral of veteran and longest serving politician Gwanda Chakuamba should be conducted with full military honours.
According to the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) through Malawi’s Chief Secretary George Mkondiwa, the body of late Chakuamba will lay in state on Wednesday 26th October 2016 at the Comesa Hall in the Commercial City of Blantyre for viewing and to allow Malawians pay their last respect to the fallen hero.
Chakuamba, who died after a long battle with kidney,died on Monday at Blantyre Adventist Hospital.
On Thursday, the body will be taken to Chinyanje in the area of Traditional Authority Mlolo in Nsanje for burial on Friday.
As scores of Malawians continue to pour their words of condolence to the berieved families of Gwanda Chakuamba,President Peter Mutharika has joined the rest of them in mourning and paying tribute to Chakuamba who was among few notable remaining politicians to have fought for the country’s independence.
Chakuamba is to be remembered by many generations as a nationalist who played a great role during struggle of an independent Malawi in the late 50’s and early 60’s
He is survived by a wife Raima,3 children,three grand children and four great grand children.