Following negligence by the Malawi government to honour fallen heroes, the family of late Chakufwa Chihana has been forced to raise funds on their own amounting to K100 million to construct him a mausoleum.
Son to Chihana, Enock confirmed the development in an interview with a local newspaper.
Apart from the mausoleum, Enock said the family intends to build a library and establish a trust to oversee the legacy of the late Chihana senior.
“We plan to build a mausoleum first then we will establish a library and a trust to oversee the legacy of our father” Enock is quoted by the Nation Newspaper.
Enock who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Rumphi Central Constituency said part of of the funding is coming from Human Rights Organisations including the Amnesty International which in 1992 named Chihana Prisoner of Consience.
The late Chihana led an underground movement in calling for a referendum in 1993 to end the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) one party system of government.
The late Chihana was a Human Rights Activist, Pre-democracy advocate, Trade Unionist and a politician.
He spent a couple of years in exile and was at one time arrested at the airport on his return.
Chakufwa died in 2006 at a South African hospital.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :