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.
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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :