Malawi Vice President Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima has described the death of former Speaker Sam Mpasu as a loss to the country since Mpasu achieved a lot of things.
Speaking in his eulogy during the burial ceremony of the late Mpasu in Ntcheu, Chilima said the country will miss the former Speaker as a prolific politician and writer.
“Malawi as a country will miss him for his great achievements as a politician and a writer.
“There are a lot of achievements to his credit which we can outline as a country. He was such a great man the country has ever had,” Chilima said.
On his part, current speaker of National Assembly Richard Msowoya said the country will remember Mpasu as someone who took part in fighting for the introduction of multiparty democracy.
According to Msowoya, late Mpasu was one of patriotic Malawians who played pivotal roles in ensuring that the country switched to multiparty rule peacefully.
Mpasu was found dead on Thursday at his home in Blantyre.
He was born on 1945 and is survived by six children.
He served as cabinet minister in various portfolios during Dr Bakili Muluzi’s reign.
Mpasu who was commonly known by his Ngoni name “Biyeni” was also great writer and he has left behind two notable books titled “Nobody’s friend” and “Political Prisoner 3/75 of Dr. H. Kumuzu Banda”.
People who witnessed his last walk included former Speaker Louis Chimango, Malawi Congress Party president Dr Lazarus Chakwera and Deputy Speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje.