Four people have died in a road accident that happened this morning when the group was traveling to Chiradzulu to attend John Chilembwe Day commemoration.
Eight other people sustained serious injuries during the accident and they were taken to hospital.
According to reports, the lorry which was carrying over 40 Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members from Mulanje to Chiradzulu overturned in Phalombe.
President Peter Mutharika attended the Chilembwe Day event and in his speech the Malawi leader expressed sadness over the tragedy and condoled the bereaved families.
Mutharika also directed government officials to help the families in making funeral arrangements for those who died.
For the injured, Mutharika prayed for proper care.