Bingu is remembered as a legend -Pictorial

Former president Bingu wa Mutharika, who died in April 2012, is remembered as a legend who found the current ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said Arthur Peter Masamba on behalf of behalf of the Mutharika family at Ndata farm in Thyolo.

President Mutharika and First Lady laying wreaths

Bingu’s widow Callisto Mutharika laying her wreath

Bingu’ children laying wreaths

Vice President Saulos Chilima and his wife Mary arriving at the memorial

President Mutharika greets the Catholic bishops

Catholic choir performing

He thanked everyone who turned up for the memorial and wished Bingu’s soul to rest in peace.

“Apart from being the founder of the DPP and Mulhako, the late Bingu had much passion about his family, community and the country as a whole.

“As someone who had passion about his family, late Bingu helped and brought together many children from his family relations. At a community level, the late president initiated a lot of developmental projects that has so far transformed Malawi,” Masamba said.

He added that late Bingu Wa Mutharika was a legendary and visionary person who was setting his plans in every five years and was striving to see them accomplished.

“In five years of his reign, the late Bingu managed to achieve a number of things such as food security and infrastructure development.

“He delivered what he promised that is why the works of his hands spoke for him. He transformed the country into a producing and exporting nation. These are some of the factors that are worthy celebrating his life for,” Masamba noted.

He said that there was need for every Malawian to be dreaming in colour by reflecting on the life of the late president who was always dreaming big for the country.He thanked everyone who turned up for the memorial and wished Bingu’s soul to rest in peace.

Archbishop of Blantyre Thomas Luke Msusa described Bingu as a visionary leader who wanted everyone developed.

He also hailed Bingu for promoting women and putting them in leadership positions.

DPP administrative secretary Francis Mphepo, speaking on behalf of the event’s organising committee, said Bingu turned around Malawi within eight years from 2004 to 2012.

President Peter Mutharika, young brother to Bingu, his second in command Saulos Chilima, First Deputy Speaker Esther MchekaChilenje, Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda and former Speaker Henry Chimunthu Banda were among dignitaries who attended Bingu’s fifth memorial anniversary.

Selected dignitaries visited the mausoleum to lay wreaths at Bingu’s tombstone.

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Winston Msowoya is real not disguising himself, he leaves in Canada. His other name is Chakudika Winston Msowoya. He comes from Mlowe/Usisya he is not Cuthbert Kachale as Chigolopiyo refers about him. Our Journalists in the country should strive to study or read widely so that when they put pen on the paper is is real stuff not this rubbish “Legend” . Kindergarten at most !!!!!

Chipapwiche Kajhalwiche
Chipapwiche Kajhalwiche

Atumbuka kudana ndi maliro omwe. Koma akanakhala his excellency munyithu muhinya wakuthengere uko chakufwa chihana…munya muona atumbuka nonse.

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Legend, my foot. The guy was a thief who, coming from a mini bus passenger, amassed untold wealth here in Malawi and overseas. This is common knowledge. Going back several years, this man mismanaged COMESA and details are there for anyone who may care to know more. Cashgate peaked during his time and people should not forget long queues at filling station Granted he started well, and they always do, until the smell of riches suffocated him; he became addicted to making money from no where and this spoiled his legacy. Yes, he had vision. Perhaps on how to enrich… Read more »
Gang'a Weniweni

Winston uli ndi vuto


I agree with you. This tribalistic person hiding behind the name Winston Msowoya when his real name is Cuthbert Kachale currently residing in Zimbabwe has a pathological hatred for the Mutharikas. What he does not know is that he is exposing himself as the most tribalistic person full of hatred. Wakalamba moyipa nkuluyi.

winston msowoya
Nyasa Times Reporter should have used another word instead of LEGEND for describing Bingu Wa Muthalika .Here therefore,the Reporter has misled Malawians at best.The fact is Bingu Wa Muthalika was a thief,tribalistic,corrupt,crooked,the list is long.This is the President who had plunged our nation into present economic and political pandemonium driven by psychopathic characters.This is the man who stole billions of KWACHA to build a small WHITE HOUSE amid unprecedented poverty of the common citizens,during his mandate,nepotism had reached its zenith particulary the Northerners felt the pinch worse than during Banda’s diabolical rule.Mr.Reporter,please read your history,do not mislead the people.Peter and… Read more »

Apa pokha you are right, Winston



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