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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Mkumpha Jr

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


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

mwana wantumbuka

tidzakulirani mpaka kalekale mama, RIP.

wise J

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.

Mpalestina Olusa Shakeman Namwali
Mpalestina Olusa Shakeman Namwali

R.I.P mama Tembo


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


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!!!!!!

Chief Mourner

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.

Keen Observer

Very sad indeed.


Pepani Bamb wanga Mr JZU Tembo, RIP Mama.

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