Thomas Banda laid to rest in emotional send-off

Thousands of CCAP and Blantyre resident gathered at HHI Cemetery  in Blantyre on Friday to pay their last respect to former President of the Civil Servants Trade Union (CSTU) and evangelist Thomas Banda, who died on Thursday  after battling with High Blood pressure and anemia.

At exactly, 1:50 pm the body of the late Banda, who died at the age of 63 was lowered into the grave amid sombre faces and tears

There were tears and sombre mood the moment Victor Zuze, sung the famous song done by late Banda which goes like this  ,”Ambiri tiwonana pansi pano kutha kwa moyo kulekana mayooo”.Anthu abanja limodzi ena ku moyo wosatha,enawo ku gahena iiiiii.”

The coffin inside Mt Pleasant CCAP Church.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

The coffin inside Mt Pleasant CCAP Church…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

A friend to the late Thomas Banda singing....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

A friend to the late Thomas Banda singing….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Off to the church from the house....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Off to the church from the house….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mourners at the funeral

Mourners at the funeral

A man with a cross bearing the details of late Banda.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

A man with a cross bearing the details of late Banda…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Banda's widow laying her wreathe....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Banda’s widow laying her wreathe….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Fare thee well Thomas Banda

Fare thee well Thomas Banda

Why leave me father, mounrs a daughter to the late Thomas Banda.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Why leave me father, mounrs a daughter to the late Thomas Banda…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere.


A cross section of people that included CCAP faithful and civil servants  were all present during the
funeral ceremony.

In his eulogy, evangelist Mulase,who was a close friend to the late Banda  described the death of his friend as “shocking” and a big loss to the nation.

“He has left a good legacy, and I can bet with you that we have lost a man of God who was going as far as Lilongwe to preach the word of God,” he said.

In his speech, Rev. Maulidi described Banda as a true campaign director of God.

“He was always passionate on his evangelism job. We will greatly miss his preaching, and most of us used to seek for wisdom from him,” said Maulidi.

Former President Bakili Muluzi  conveyed a message of condolence to the  deceased family and gave them K50,000 condelence money.

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33 thoughts on “Thomas Banda laid to rest in emotional send-off

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    esther chagunda says:

    Dad u were ahero 2 our family eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee gone 2 soon mmmm ll’ nver 4get uuu but y u mmmmm only God knwz

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