JZU wife funeral program released: Burial in Dedza Sat

The funeral program of the much-respected wife to the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) former long-time leader John Tembo has been released and burial is scheduled for Saturday in Dedza.

Mrs Ruth Tembo to be buried in Dedza

Mrs Ruth Tembo to be buried in Dedza

The burial will follow a church service at Nthulu, Chimbiya in Dedza on Friday, according to the official programme.

The body of Mamarita Ruth Tembo, who passed on in the late hours of January 5 at Dae Yung Luke Hospital in Lilongwe where she was rushed after a sudden illness, will be taken to Tambo’s residence in Area 10 Lilongwe on Thursday.

It is expected to arrive at 4pm where Lingadzi CCAP will lead prayers and there will be a night vigil.

On Friday mourners will view the body from 11am and then there will be a church service at Lingadzi CCAP in Area 12 at 14.30.

After church service, the body will be taken to Dedza.

Malawians have unanimously paid tribute to Mrs Tembo as a woman who demonstrated that she was well-mannered, courteous and gracious unlike some wives of top notch politicians.

She also welcomed all visitors to the Tembo home with a smile.

MCP president Lazarus Chakwera said Mrs Tembo was “a woman of great outstanding virtue” not only to JZU, but to all in MCP and the entire Malawi nation.

Mrs Tembo, originally from Lesotho, is survived by a husband and four children

Meanwhile, the burial of MCP veteran politician Bazaar Nyirenda is slated for Thursday at Bwengu, Mzimba North.

Nyirenda died peacefully at age 90 on Wednesday morning.

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51 thoughts on “JZU wife funeral program released: Burial in Dedza Sat”

  1. Mkumpha Jr says:

    leecee , wayiwala Mama Gogo Tamanda Kadzamira, nawoso ndimunthu wankhalidwe labwino. May mama Tembo soul rest in peace

  2. Leecee says:

    INdeed this woman was a true mama, osatchuka kuzinkhani, its so sorry she died not even to be a first lady.. She was very good woman just like the late Ethel Mutharika . Both foreigners.. I think our Malawian ladies tiphunzirepo pa Mayi Tembo ndi Ethel Mutharika kuti kukhala ndi anthu bwino andibwino ndipo ukamwalira anthu amakusowa ndithu

  3. tidzakulirani mpaka kalekale mama, RIP.

  4. wise J says:

    A great loss indeed…women of distinction are a rare breed in Malawi now…MHSRIEP. JZU, may the Almighty God comfort you and the family.

  5. Mpalestina Olusa Shakeman Namwali says:

    R.I.P mama Tembo

  6. mpimpa says:

    well, zea she is…. Everyone is crying for u mama…. RIP

  7. pasimaro says:

    Chilmon tweet, you are a big fool of no description. Mulungu akulangire pansi pompano right now. Uzafa imfa yowawa nyani wachabechabe. Ma comment akulemba a Malawi enieni ukuwaona???? SHUPIT!!!!!!

  8. Chief Mourner says:

    Kukongola ndi mtima womwe.Anali Mayi wachisanzo.The position of her husband never meant anything to her ngati matukutuku enawa tikuwawona masiku ano.The old man has lost a genuine woman.This was a rare breed of a woman.Azimayi achonchi amasowa masiku ano.Angodzaza adyera mumakomo umu.RIP Mama Tembo.

  9. Keen Observer says:

    Very sad indeed.

  10. GWEDE says:

    Pepani Bamb wanga Mr JZU Tembo, RIP Mama.

  11. Chentukanika says:

    Pepani ku banja la Otembo.Mayi wopanda mbiri yoipa ku mtundu wa a Malawi.MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE.

  12. bernard says:

    We will never find a good mama lyk her,may her soul rest in peace

  13. Simeon Nyapala says:

    Mayi osamveka ndi mbiri yoipa uyu! Mayi okongola uyu. Mayi pumani mwamtendere. A Tembo ine si wa MCP koma khalidwe la akazi anu ndi losiririka.

  14. Njolinjo says:

    No word can qualify her integrity. Rest in eternal peace mama.

  15. mr chimbwititi says:

    pepani otembo.

  16. Pacharo says:

    RIP Mama

  17. Mzumara says:

    Mkazi okongola, waulemu, wosaba uyu kusiyana ndi Gertrude and callister muthanyula

  18. kaphuka says:

    she was a woman of more than respect to the people of malawi.

  19. wg says:

    She was more beautiful than Getrude Mutharika. R I P

  20. wg says:

    She was more beautiful Getrude Mutharika.

  21. Razzmatazz says:

    She has never been involved in NACGATE. She was a woman of her carribre osati ngati mapokonyole enawa. Your gap will never ever be filled. MHSRIP

  22. umali saizi says:

    potikwa Mulungu ndikomwe tina chokela komwekonso ndikomwe tidzabwelela

  23. Mucracker_2 says:

    It is a big loss to the big man, please accept my condolences please.
    On the same note, why the burial at Chimbiya kwa alamwake (at Kadzamira) when Tembo is settled at Dedza boma or say at Kaphuka, Linthipe 1? Thats where the Tembos come from not at Chimbiya.

  24. A MPINGO says:


  25. andrew kondwani says:

    Taonani mayi okongola nkhope ndi mtima omwe. Osati dzadyela zinazi zofuna kudzilemeretsa iwo ndi abale awo mudzina la anthu osauka.
    MUM May your soul rest in peace.

  26. Chilmoni tweet says:

    RIP Mama but mwatisiyira ntchito ndani amene adyetse ndondotcha kuchipinda kuja

  27. Shimoshimo says:

    May your soul rest in peace

  28. Big man Munthu wa Mulungu says:


  29. connoisseur says:

    Rest in peace Mama

  30. chatonda says:

    This is indeed a true model to all wives of political leaders. . She has never showered any insults to anybody in this country as OPPOSED TO SHANIL MULUZI, CASLISTER MUTHARIKA AND THE LATEST GERTRUDE MUTHARIKA. These are bad examples of wives of political leaders in the country. Look, they started fake charity organizations that died as their husbands left offices. These should learn from the late Mrs Tembo.

  31. Bongololo says:

    RIP to both Mama Tembo and Bazaar Nyirenda.

  32. Alungwana says:

    Goodbye mum and we know you are resting in the arms of the angels. You were a real woman!

  33. KWAZULUH2 says:

    RIP mama.I will miss you very much.

  34. Tiko says:

    Saw her only once when she came attend to funeral ceremony of their family long time driver’s wife in Kawale. The lady was so humble and you know good. RIP, mama. Its a life well lived.

  35. ibrahim says:

    Muyende bwino mama tikupezani. Rip

  36. Stanley says:


  37. How old was our Mama Ruth. ?She was so beautiful God bless her soul.

  38. mathumera says:

    May her soul rest in eternal peace

  39. Paul Sanjika says:

    Anali mayi wachitsanzo MHSRIP

  40. Greencardless Malawian says:

    RIP Mrs Tembo and Bazaar Nyirenda

  41. Efron kuwani says:


  42. Munthu wa Mulungu says:

    RIP, MAMA.

  43. Humphrey says:


  44. Patrck jumma Brown says:

    RIP Mama

  45. opportunist says:

    Fare thee well .I will attend that funeral service

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