Burial of veteran broadcaster-cum-politician James Chimera who died on Saturday at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre, at age of 72, will take place on Tuesday.
According to a programme released by the family, Chimera’s body will be buried at HHI cemetery in Blantyre.
“Burial will be held on Tuesday at HHI cemetery in Blantyre,” said the deceased’s daughter, Yvonne Chimera-Kasekera
Chimere aka ‘Mtengowaminga’ died from heart complications, a condition he was diagnosed with about nine years ago, according to a family member.
He joined Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) in 1970 where he worked in different posts until 1993 when founding president the late Hastings Kamuzu Banda appointed him deputy minister of Information.
Chimera went into active policts and served various positions in Malawi Congress Party (MCP) including that of spokesman before he defected to United Democratic Front (UDF).
After quitting active politics in 2001, Chimera later became Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) director of broadcasting.
Chimera came from Mangwalala Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Khwethemule in Thyolo. He was born on May 6 1943 and is survived by six children and 15 grandchildren.