MCP thank Malawians for comforting Tembo family 

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president and leader of opposition, Lazarous Chakwera has thanked Malawians for their comforting during the bereavement of   the much-respected wife of retired politician John Tembo .

 Tembo lays his wreth at the tomb of the Late Ruth Tembo in Dedza -Pic. by Abel Ikiloni

Tembo lays his wreth at the tomb of the Late Ruth Tembo in Dedza -Pic. by Abel Ikiloni

President Mutharika and former president Bakili Muluzi

President Mutharika and former president Bakili Muluzi

President Mutharika and PP's parliamentary leader Ualdi Mussa

President Mutharika and PP’s parliamentary leader Ualdi Mussa

Malawi Vice President Chilima and his wife lay wreaths

Malawi Vice President Chilima and his wife lay wreaths

President Mutharika with PP's Brown Mpinganjira at the funeral

President Mutharika with PP’s Brown Mpinganjira at the funeral

Chakwera said Malawians mourned Mrs Ruth Tembo in peace, unity and dignity.

“This was comforting to the Tembo family and the Malawi Congress Party,” said Chakwera.

He als thanked all people for the kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement

“The sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be gratefully remembered and deeply appreciated,” he said.

“I would like to commend government for the support rendered to Honourable Tembo’s family and Malawi Congress Party as a whole during this time. Your financial, material and moral support is greatly appreciated,” he added.

Family representatives Professor Zimani Kadzamira and Morgan Tembo also hailed President Peter Mutharika and his government for leading the nation in mourning.

“We certainly thank the public for all their help, all of their prayers because we certainly need this right now,” said Tembo.

Ruth, wife of 45 years of John Tembo, died last  Monday at  Dae Yung Luke Hospital in Lilongwe where she had gone for treatment after a short illness.

Malawians from all walks of life and across the political divide felt the tremendous emotion of the solemn occasion when she was being laid to rest  at Nthulu Village in the area of traditional authority Kaphuka in Dedza.

President Mutharia led the people who paid their last respects to Tembo’s wife who included former president Bakili Muluzi, Vice-President Saulosi Chilima and former vice-president Justin Malewezi and Khumbo Kachali.

There was also Speaker of National Assembly who is also MCP Vice President Richard Msowoya, deputy speaker of parliament Esther Mcheka Chilenje Nkhoma, senior executive members of Peoples Party led by Brown Mpinganjira and the MCP membership.

In her eulogy at the ceremony, Dr Audrey Makenete from Lesotho and a relation of the late Mrs Tembo, said the family in Lesotho received the news of the demise of their aunt with shock because she was a mother and an excellent home-maker to them.

Makeneke said the family in Lesotho would miss her for the love and advice they used to receive from her.

The late Mrs Tembo who was born in 1941 in Lesotho, her home of origin, leaves behind a widow, four children and six grandchildren.

Deputy Reserve Bank Governor of the Reserve Bank of Lesotho also came to attend the funeral which was graced by cabinet Ministers, some parliamentarians from all political parties in the country, chiefs, the clergy, and party officials from different parties.

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22 thoughts on “MCP thank Malawians for comforting Tembo family ”

  1. Kaligo says:

    Nosense in your words Mr Ghost of Kamuzu….time wastage

  2. Manson says:

    pepani malume

  3. anduna says:

    OTembo muiyambepotu kuyenda mmaliro

  4. Gundumulani says:

    May her soul rest in peace

  5. Bolingo says:

    Mukaonetsa Obaba O Tembo ndi Mai Muthalika akufanana. Titati tifufuze ma DNA awo tikhoza kupeza kuti ndi amodzi,ndithu khulupililani.

  6. kachamba says:

    MCP idikile zaka 31 zithe Kaye mwina nkuzapempha nawo mwai

  7. IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THAT TO SHOW LOVE, BUT THIS MUST NOT END THERE, IT HAS TO BE THERE ALWAYS AND NOT TO THE LEADERS ONLY BUT TO ALL MALAWIANS OF ALL REGIONS.[UNITY AND UNITED]

    BUT NYASA TIMES WHO IS THIS PRESIDENT MUTHARIA ??????????????

  8. mthembu says:

    Koma tembo samayenda maliro khuve wachabechabe.

  9. Ghost of Kamuzu says:

    Peter Mutharika your attending the funeral will not solve the economic crisis your brother Bingu has left Malawi in. Out with you. RIP Mrs Tembo

  10. atate says:

    Pepani OBABA

  11. Kika Kanawe says:

    Muluzi should live long so that he should these other politicians how to conduct themselves in both good and bad times.RIP. Ruth Tembo

  12. Aferazao says:

    DPP and PP are uncultured, always caught on the wrong foot with their T-shirts distribution. How could one hatch the idea of distributing party T-shirts at a funeral. Would those people do that at their relations’ funerals? Shame shame shame shameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  13. kwabaniso says:

    BJ akuchita mantha kaamba ka cashgate wagwiridwa dzanji ndi Mwini Dziko Peter the Professor at Law. Not of but at. kusonyeza kuti anamaliza mabar onse a ntchitoyi ku University of London and Yale

  14. kwabaniso says:

    Chair amandiwadza zedi!!!! You are a true model of all Malawians including the dead osati chakwera ndi zenus.

    Kalista alowa chokolo basi nanga oBaba ungakwanitse usiku kugonapo okha?????

  15. Chindazi says:

    I can see Ben Phiri….. Achosedwa liti iyeyu……. Baba Tembo…. Pepani chomene…. May the Soul of Ruth rest in peace…..

  16. MANYI AMOWA says:

    Wasala iwe Wanga Gwede ndi Tenthani ,Atumbuka ndi Alomwe azayanjana pa maliro anu.

  17. munyapa orarhuwa says:

    eeetuu, munthu koma Chakwera osati zinazi. kumadziwa kuyamika anzako panyengo yache. boma iloo. MCP bomaaaaaa

  18. A COMMONER says:

    Thank u all for ur gifts, comforting words, ur presence and gracing the funeral but all of u wil be going back 2 ur places and the real mourning and pains cums now cos its only Ntate Tembo alone. May God alone comfort u.

  19. GONANI says:

    Thanks to the whole Malawi for the love you have shown. Mr president, this is how Malawi needs you to behave – unifying the nation at all times. Well done!

  20. emamnuella says:

    thats good mr. president lazarus chakwera. you are next president of this republic of malawi. shame only to dpp for distributin party t-shirts.
    rip ruth

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