Bingu memorial service Saturday in Thyolo

Government and family members of former president Bingu wa Mutharika have organised a memorial service for the fallen head of state, who died four years ago.

Bingu wa Mutharika

Bingu wa Mutharika

Office of the President Cabinet statement says President Peter Mutharika will  lead family members and the nation at the memorial service at Chingadzi Parish in Thyolo.

It is not yet known when Mutharika exactly died as South African doctors said he died on April 5, 2016, others say he died on April 6 whilst the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said the former head of state died on April 7, 2012.

A commission of Inquiry on his death found that he died on April 5, 2012 but the government then kept it a secret in fear that the then vice president Joyce Banda would take over power as enshrined in the Republican Constitution.

Mutharika died of cardiac arrest or heart attack.

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9 thoughts on “Bingu memorial service Saturday in Thyolo”

  1. Khuth'upa o'Machemba says:

    Phalombeans still morn the death of the 2nd Ngwazi, Bingu.
    Chances are if he had served his second term fully, the Zomba-Jali-Phalombe-Chitakale Road would have been completed by now. That road being the most extensive and meaningful infrastructure to be undertaken in the area. Kamuzu never did anything for those people over a quarter century. And the people will not forget that readily.
    B wa M considered that area as a second home: he spent a lot of time there as a boy, when his dad taught primary school in Mulanje (Mlanje) District – Phalombe (Palombe) was a sub-District then. He knew the area like the back of his hand, some people say!
    How long are Phalombeans going to wait for that road to be completed, APM?

  2. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    no one is immortal

  3. phinduka says:

    yes as country it is very important to have this function.

  4. Ze Roberto says:

    That’s how greed distorts history. Look we are still confused as to know when exactly the president died.

  5. kalolo says:

    Bola amene anafa masiku atatu ngati yesu, kkkkkk

  6. zachamba says:

    waste of government resources. what good did he do to malawians other than causing chaos. he dont deserve it.

  7. MERCEDES says:

    MAY HIS SOUL CONTINUE REST IN PEACE !

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  9. munyane says:

    Odziwa za kafukufuku apeza kuti kukadakhala kuti Bingu sadamwalire, bwenzi pano ali ndi moyo. Moti zidangovuta kuti a Binguwo adamwalira apo bii akanakhala ali ndi moyo kufikira lero.

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