One of the newl;y appointed High Court judges, JuGeorge Bakuwa has died of high blood pressure while on duty in Zambia.
Bakuwa was one of the judges that were sworn in by President Peter Mutharika as High Court judge a couple of weeks ago.
Bakuwa has been in Zambia in recent weeks on Admarc duty for maize purchase.
He has been lodging at Lusaka’s Protea Hotel.
Budget and Finance Committee of Parliament chairperson Rhino Chiphiko took to Facebook to express shock and disbelief at Bakuwa’s death.
“Death has swallowed one of our own. George Bakuwa left on Sunday for Zambia on duty. His sugar level rose too high this morning and this was communicated to his employers. Arrangements were immediately made for his wife to fly to Zambia to take care of him and assess the situation so that he could be flown to South Africa for further medical attention.
“His wife was supposed to leave tomorrow but alas by 6.30pm news was received that George was no more. Hard to believe. George was supposed to come back tomorrow to bid farewell to Admarc and commence his new career as a High Court judge. Such is life but it’s unfair. MHSRIEP[May His Soul Rest in Eternal Peace],” Chiphiko wrote.
Bakuwa,alongside three others, was sworn-in as High Court judge on November 1 at a function presided over by President Peter Mutharika at Sanjika Palace.
He was a private practice lawyer who served as company secretary at State produce trader Admarc.
Judiciary spokesman Mlenga Mvula has since confirmed that the remains of Bakuwa will arrive Friday in Blantyre and will be taken to College of Medicine mortuary.
Vigil will be held at his residence in Chigumula.
On Saturday his remains will be taken ti his home, Kachule village in Dedza.
Burial will take place on Sunday.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :