James Nyondo dies at 47: NASAF president

One of last year’s presidential candidate for National Salvation Front (NASAF) James Nyondo has died,  his family has said.



Nyondo’s brother Fiskani said the  47-year-old politican and trained lawyer died of lung cancer.

According to Fiskani, his brother died Friday night at Steve Biko Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Burial arrangements are yet to be announced once the family members meet.

“He was a formidable man, a pillar of our  family,” Fiskani said.

Nasaf’s secretary general Lester Chikoya described Nyondo’s death as ” a big loss”.

Nyondo is survived by a wife and three kids.

Arrangements are being made by the party and family to repatriate his body to Malawi

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149 thoughts on “James Nyondo dies at 47: NASAF president”

  1. hashim says:

    Nyondo u’ll be mamorable forevr .
    Condolences to the dicesd family

  2. chris says:

    Sorry brother.

  3. Alinafe Mkezalamba says:

    your name and dreams remains arrive despite your demise.you are the father of all of us who desire. change. to greatness. in malawi we will miss you so much

  4. Emmanuel E.Muyenza says:

    Big loss MHRIP.

  5. Analyst says:

    From this death I come to conclude that Malawians have an idea of what is good for them in terms of personality and leadership but they deliberately choose to ignore their concious and instead they opt for madeya and mapwevupwevu instead. Basing on the comments, it is clear that many of us had respective for Nyondo and his ideas but very few showed this in their votes just to encourage him. Ndizoona chitsime chimadziwika kuti ndi chakuya chikaphwa. Let’s learn to love and appreciate other peoples’ efforts while they are still alive and not when they are gone. You were a truly great man Nyondo with great aspirations. You have fought a good fight. RIP

  6. Jonathan says:

    It is very sad to hear of his death.I admire this fellow for his resilience and the simplistic but sensible ideas he pushed in the last campaign.He was a fearless and outspoken candidate.I wish my country would have a million people of his calibre.You opened our eyes in so many ways.I liked your ideas.Condolences to the family.Rest in peace Comrade.

  7. Yoramu samuel says:

    Yes you are gone but “you made us what we are today because of your words, guidance and inspiration”, May your soul RIP

  8. Patson says:

    With God all things are possible.In incurable diseases consult,visit this one Gods prophet TB Joshua at scoan.org

  9. Patson says:

    Also trust this prophet of GOD TB Joshua.Nyondo would have been healed.

  10. malawi says:


  11. Innocent says:

    tafwa nadi. ise wakumpoto tasuzgika. chiuta wapembuzge banja ilo. tilawiske pa yehova.

  12. Andrew Droyer says:

    your death, Nyondo is a great loss, not only to NASAF as a party but to the Nation as a whole. You were humble and courageus young politian. God be with the bereaved family. R I p

  13. Umuthu says:

    Let’s celebrate on other things not death. You’re next after Nyondo mind your comments, when God calls one of your formidable relative is then u will feel what it means death. MYSRIP.

  14. Frank says:

    Its too early Mr president my your soul rest

  15. michellie says:

    Dziko likoma munthu ali moyo. Mysrip

  16. Chimalizenipirilaniv says:

    RIP boss will miss you

  17. Ishmael Makwinja says:


  18. Victor Daffrece says:

    What a loss..James you really had the idea…yes you had the vision to take Malawi to other hights..Ooohh that confident and enthusiastic utterances during that presidential debates really gave us a glimpse of what kind of a leader that you were..I pray that that are now or to come will grab what you used to say..Adio….RIP

  19. gogo says:

    So sad. IP

  20. Nathan says:

    You are a great loss to the people of Malawi. You were a unique politician of high calibre. Kumanda kunkadi anthu, kunja kuno kwangotsala dzitselekwete. May His Soul Rest In Peace.

  21. makhumula says:

    Nyondoo i wass about to join ur party but so sad…
    I wil n next election nasfm boma ur spirit will help us. No doubt u lv a gud story behind.
    Amene mukufunira peter muthalika zoipa mufe ndinu ndithu….
    Profs nthawi yake adziwa ndi Mulungu.

  22. Nathan says:

    You are a great loss to the people of Malawi. You were a unique politician of high cabre. Kumanda kunkadi anthu, kunja kuno kwangotsala dzitselekwete. May His Soul Rest In Peace.

  23. Misuku boyz says:

    MYSRIP. We will miss you. God comfort the bereaved family, Amen.

  24. Gone Too Soon May Your Soul Rest In Peace.You Left Your Legend That Youth Can Do Politics.

  25. DALITSO BANDA says:

    I personally admired his courage during presidential debate last year.He was a prolific politian and has gone so earlier than he came.May God wipe tears of the bereaved family.

  26. Kamuna Fatsa says:

    My God, Mw has lost a figure, north specifically. May his soul rest in peace. Bt why preventiv demises contn hapning? Pipo wit same pbm get healed by prophets,eg Nigeria. Is tru dat Jesus is 4 poor pipo? Oh! No. Pipo wit enough money musle to travel to such cnuntriy to seek healing. Am really concerned to express my opinion. Ok.

  27. wanyanayo says:

    oooh…mr prezdent.y so eary?

  28. MKWAPU says:


  29. ChizaLi says:

    Courage you had, a hard worker as well. RIP.

  30. Bololo Wa Chitumbuka says:


  31. First offender says:

    Besides nyondo’s death there are a lot of people who have died on Friday may their souls rest in peace

  32. kasambala says:

    Rip couragous& great man

  33. Mark B. says:

    Rest well my friend. You did your part to challenge the conventional thinking of many a Malawian. I will forever cherish the leadership book which you gave me and autographed in 2007. You were a special gift to Malawi.

  34. Malawianah says:

    Malawi has lost one of the promising leaders.Nyondo was brave n visionary son of malawi who was thinking of changing our country to abetterplace.Mzimu wawo uwuse Mumtendere.

  35. Bob says:

    What do you mean? Cancer umaidziwa iwe? Do yoy think munthu amatha kudziwa tsiku loti afa liti? Bwenzi agogo ako, Saddam, Ossama kapena Bingu asapange maplan? Dont write stupid comments mulungu akukantha iwe galu.

  36. Concerned says:

    Oooh! Too bad! May the Lord our God Jesus Christ remembers the family. Nyond’s soul rest in eternal peace.

  37. Geoffrey says:

    May his soul rest in peace

  38. Jay kay says:

    May his soul RIP

  39. MALOPA Jnr says:

    A Levi Nyondo ndi mbale wanu uyu? If yes mmimba ndi mchipaladi. This one extraordinaire person not you Levi. Umfiti

  40. Jelbin mk says:

    My heart felt condolences to the Nyondos’ family

  41. We don’t have to cry for Nyondo but celebrate our hero. He was hope and life for us the new and strong generation. May the Good Lord welcome him in His glory.

  42. opportunist says:

    He was a great & patriotic leader with great vision .RIP

  43. anthoroki says:


  44. Xeenoph says:

    Shaaaaa!!! That’s a big loss from the Malawi Nation. RIP

  45. zimatele says:

    Taluza maka life chinyamata may his soul RIP

  46. Greencardless Malawian says:

    RIP James Nyondo. Your contribution to the Mlalawi Nation will not be forgotten. You were one of the few politicians that stood for the truth and never compromised your integrity like the many fools we all know.

  47. Chiumia Charles says:


  48. Chiumia Charles says:


  49. Why you brother leaving mafias in this world RIP.

  50. Mickey njerenje jnr says:

    May his soul rest in peace

  51. Kondwani says:

    RIEP John we will miss u

  52. Chitsanzo says:

    May His Soul Rest in Peace. We will miss you Mr President.

  53. Thubu Mgoloso says:

    May His Soul Rest In Peace

  54. Nana says:

    Life z but a walking shadow a poor prayer”Mc Beth” May his soul
    rest in

  55. John Tomoka says:


  56. Clement says:

    He is gone too early, so sad may his soul rest in eternal peace and the good Lord comfort the bereaved family.



  58. MCP Die hard says:

    May your soul Rest In Peace hero!!!

  59. thinktankmalawi says:

    What’s this nonsense that nyondo was hiding illness???what proof do you have? Who told you all cancer is terminal…more so some form of cancer is diagnosed At very advanced stage and becomes fatal within few months. ..have heard of people being Told have cancer and have few weeks to live.To insinuate Mr nyondo ran for prez knowing had cancer is nonsense!!!

  60. Nelson says:

    Great loss for the country. .
    May his soul rest in peace

  61. amfana says:

    RIP we shall missing your face.

  62. Bob says:

    You where an inspiration to young Malawians. You showed that anything can be possible against all odds. You had your ideas of malata for the very poor. Ideas which many parties in this country took on. God has his own plans but your legacy will remain. MYSRIP

  63. aminadab says:

    may his soul rest in eternal peace

  64. vyakuchitika says:

    May Nyondo’s soul rest in peace. What a loss to the Nyondo Family and Malawi

  65. yooo says:

    My text goes to his family,do not cry much all of us we,re axpecting to go there,may Good lord help to wipe youur tears amen

  66. Yassin chilimba says:

    Why gone too soon?.

  67. Blessed Banda says:

    So sad. Death has robbed us again of a talented young and dynamic man. May his soul RIP.

  68. Yassin chilimba says:

    He will be greatly missed,young but gone with a vision for Malawi.

  69. Concerned citizen says:


  70. Zakhalika uyipakwa ife anthu akumidzi taluzamanyumba yamalata komanso tikamalima ngambwewamkulu.The spirit of NYONDO should be rest in peace.Proftable man

  71. Jose says:

    May his soul rest in peace

  72. pat says:

    This is so bad

  73. palibekanthu says:

    very sad! MHSRIP

  74. Mofolo moloko phiri says:

    May his soul rest in peace

  75. Myao says:

    CHIKKAE you are spot on – let’s declare medical History/ Status for Public Elected Positions. With due respected to the departed soul, all those with ‘TERMINAL’ diseases shouldn’t be allowed to stand, if that was the case during last elections, abale that list of 12 could’ve narrowed down to maybe 2 (including running mates). We should also have a confined age limit and then wealth (not after winning). Yes we know it’s possible to identify such an illness after Elections -nzotheka. koma zoziwikiratu ayi. Koma infayi inakati ukangoba zaboma basi pompo shock bwenzi eeeh!!

  76. Wakum'mawa says:

    This is heart breaking.. May his Saul rest in peace

  77. yung fly n saved says:


  78. gone too soon, my his soul rest in peace

  79. galu says:

    Rest in peace, Nyondo.

  80. Muhlakho wa Agalu says:

    As one ne renowned Malawian musicians sung “Kupanda kukuwuza anthu anthu,kusupa dzitserekwete ngati Peter wa Muthanyula”

  81. Analyst says:

    Only if we had a say on who should go first or who should stay… we have lost inspiration, leadership, vision, and many great talents to the grave. Kungotsala anthu oipa, a tsankho ndi mbava zokhazokha. MHSRIP

  82. CHARLIE says:

    RIP,Young and brave politician!!Ana abwino mkumapita,kusiya dzinkhalamba dzadyeradzi!!

  83. Bornface c Mwale says:


  84. inkata be says:

    Principled,industrious,strong and wonderful young man.
    Nay your soul rest in peace.

  85. nyamende says:


  86. chikkkae says:

    Plizi pliz,, before joining politics you should declare medical history. Tatopa Nazi za ndata farm

  87. Bristol says:

    My condolences to the bereaved family. May God comfort you during this trying moment. RIP Hon Nyondo

  88. My condolences to the family and may his soul rest in peace.

  89. ben phiri says:

    Ambuye mwachita bwanji, mwasiya Mathanyula kutenga muthu wabwino kusiya uyu watipweteka ndi surtax

  90. RoyK says:


  91. Mtumbuka-07 says:

    Talira tawina mpoto nayifwa ya Nyondo….May His Soul Rest In Peace !!

  92. Samantha Lewis says:

    Akanakhalatu maliro a boma awa. Kodi mtumbuka ameneyi samadziwa kuti akudwala mmene amapanga campaign muja? Chamba eti

  93. mbewe says:

    wasala Pitala naye apita chamu December ndi cancer yomweyo.

  94. Mmihavani says:

    Very sad story. A prominent Malawian. May his soul rest in peace.

  95. Mphatso says:


  96. chisomo says:

    gone too soon too bad may his soul rest in peace plz

  97. davie moyo sakuwa says:

    very sad, nyondo was avery patriotic and truemendasly politician he never give up,atrue democratic man, aman who stick to his gun always. May he R.I.P

  98. Kent Y.G. Mphepo says:

    I remember shaking hands with this great son of Malawi at the pick of the memorable 2014 tripartite elections minutes before the last leg of the presidential debate, in Blantyre. That evening, James was at his best although I knew he would not make it to State House very soon. I hoped, however, that with the passing time, more and more Malawians would enbrass his radical views and vote him to State House. Throughout the debates Nyondo was not populist but pragmatic. He exhuded the true spirit of a patriot. He measured each word and argument that came from his mouth. His death reminds me the words of Sir Henry Kissinger that he spoke during the funeral of Nelson Rockefeller, one of US’s greatest sons on Feb 2, 1979 when he said: “He continually called the nation’s leaders and thinkers to their responsibilities, to make their commitments and apply their best efforts to the future of the nation”. God’s will had it that James made his enduring mark on our society while so young and for so short a time. Let this be a reminder to all of us that the task of nation building is for
    the old and the young alike because this is our country together. The old should seek to protect the young and the young should seek to protect the young. Cashgate is the modern-day nuclear bomb that the old have recently and shamelessly unleashed on young Malawians. This, James Nyondo abhored to his early grave. Rest well James till we shake hands again in Glory. Your words shall always ring in our hearts. You lived well. A true patriot. Kent Mphepo, Blantyre.

  99. Nansani wa chingoni says:

    Oh sad! May His Soul RIP

  100. Surtee Banda says:

    No good at all may his soul rest in eternal peace

  101. Kalondolondo says:

    You Cancer! You are evil!

  102. Chimms says:

    Very sad news indeed, I liked. this young politician.MHSRP

  103. alyx warsenal mandiza says:

    why so soon

  104. Naphiri says:

    Very sad . my prayers goes to the family at this difficult time. MHSRIP

  105. Tchaka E says:

    May His Soul Rest In Peace

  106. Howard Kachipanda says:

    I worked with James as his first Secretary General of NASAF. James was humble, intelligent, feared GOD and loved all. Above all he listened to us and moved on. I will miss you James, you were my brother. Brenda,Mliska and family, God comforts you all.

  107. chawanangwa says:

    May his soul rest in peace.

  108. Ndatero ine says:

    RIP we will miss you james true son of malawi.


    An exceptional friend gone too soon.
    In you, James, Malawi had the most visionary leader of our day. That is, if we could only have momentarily suspend our tribalism and regionalism.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this most trying time.

  110. titus Scoti says:

    Oh no! That’s very sad news indeed. So young and promising politically! I will miss him so much. May his soul rest in eternal peace! My condolences to the entire bereaved family. May the good Lord protect and comfort the widow and the children.

  111. mwanamulopwana says:

    May his soul rest in peace, you were one of the promising young politician ,to me you sounded better than Chakwera

  112. phwiyonaire says:

    Iiih, what a loss to the nation! Condolences to the family. Ause mu mtendere.

  113. Kweni PK says:

    Rest in peace my aspiring president. i was waiting that sooner or later, you would become the first citizen of our country Malawi. God thought its good to take you home. RIP

  114. lastborn says:

    May his soul rest in peace

  115. pias says:

    May his soul rest in peace

  116. mtumbuka1 says:

    Another great mind is gone leaving a load of useless minds behind to lead us. My your soul rest in peace man,you tried to make a mark on Malawi politics cos you loved your country but it wasn’t meant to be.

  117. jimmy katunga says:

    too young to die, Malawi has lost one of the promising politician, my his soul rest in peace

  118. masautso kimu says:

    Taluza munthu wamasomphenya

  119. john banda says:

    may his soul rest in peace

  120. Namanyonyolo says:

    We have lost an exposed & learned politician, the future leadership of this country. Above all we’ve lost his contribution to the development of the nation. RIP.

  121. donie chigwambala says:

    May His Soul Rest In Eternal Peace…… very bad to lose him

  122. pasimaro says:

    May his soul rest in peace

  123. Oh my old best friend James I really didn’t expect this,why so early you were my regional hope.

    You used to come to my house when coming from chancellor college on your way home in the early 90s at Zolozolo while advising me on being very careful when critising the government of Dr. Banda.

    May your soul rest in peace.

  124. Kamkhwezule Kakang'ono says:

    May his soul rest in peace. May Jah condole and be with the bereaved family

  125. zk-abc says:

    The 2019 polls down there shall also be tough also, mcp-kamuzu, dpp-bingu and others plus the nasaf guy. Kamuzu shall no longer be dictating the underground malawi. Democracy now also under the soil.

  126. Tiyesi Kalulu says:

    May his soul rest in peace.

  127. Isaac Banda says:

    Painful news, Malawi has lost a young and vibrant politician.

  128. Shimon Joshua says:

    Its a great loss…… MHSRIP….!

  129. aaa may God! may his soul received by God

  130. Kadole says:


  131. sad says:

    Its a shocker

  132. Amunabawa says:


  133. Tengupenya says:

    Returned to his creator too soon!MHSRIP

  134. Mtumbuka says:

    State Funeral Any Way Rest In Peace Baba

    1. Bob says:

      Indeed this man deserves recognition

  135. Keyboard Speaker says:

    May his soul rest in peace. We have lost a promising asset in political ream. But what happened to his frozen millions during Bingu’s time?

  136. Emmanuel says:

    Rest in eternal peace levison nyondo

  137. WIN.B says:

    we have lost a statesman. sitidzawayiwala mr nyondo; so courageous

  138. bongozozo says:

    May you soul rest in peace James. Will miss your charisma and vision…

  139. Bololo says:

    Mayo kalanga ine

  140. Peter Muthanyula says:

    Sad. Very sad. RIP James, you fought a good fight. RIP

  141. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Son of the Royal family of King Mwabulambia RIP .

  142. Bakha Nkhomano says:

    Very good man gone too soon. He is probably the only Tumbuka who reasoned like a normal Malawian!

  143. tsetsefly says:

    Sad story. The nation has lost a formidable young and courageous and promising politicians. MHSRIP.

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