Memorials set for Malawi dictators Bingu, Kamuzu

Malawi will from this weekend witness memorial services of its two dictators Kamuzu Banda and Bingu wa Mutharika.

Bungu (L) and Kamuzu

Bungu (L) and Kamuzu

The first memorial service will be of Bingu which his younger brother, President Peter Mutharika will attend on Saturday May 9, 2015 at Ndata Farm in Thyolo.

Bingu died on 5 April 2012 after a cardiac arrest and was buried at his sprawling farm in Thyolo next to his first wife Ethel in a huge white marble mausoleum called ‘Mpumulo wa Bata’ and labelled Taj Mahal by the media.

During the seven year rule of late Bingu wa Mutharika, an economist turned politician, Malawi suffered chronic fuel shortages which led to widespread civil unrest amid an increase in general inflation.

The controversial statesman was condemned by the international community in July 2011 when 20 people died after he deployed the army to crush protests against his government.

Late Mutharika was criticised when he expelled UK’s high commissioner to Malawi when the diplomat expressed concern over his autocratic rule.

The tyrant lashed out against Britain amid speculation the UK could cut aid to developing nations which fail to protect gay rights.

Kamuzu Day

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) also announced it will next week have a memorial of Malawi’s autocratic first president, Hastings Kamuzu Banda, on May 14 which was his birthday and it’s a public holiday in Malawi.

Banda, the self-styled “president-for-life” ruled the country with an iron fist for three decades, but was finally beaten at the ballot box in 1994 in the country’s first multi-party elections.

After his death three years later, he was buried in a humble grave but a multi-million dollar mausoleum was constructed by late Bingu wa Mutharika which has, among other things, a library, a dancing arena, a viewing bay for Banda’s remains and a research centre where people can find out information about Malawi’s history

Hastings Kamuzu Banda died in November 1997.

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Lee Kachoka
Guest

Pity…….whole top man at a memo rial service of a fallen leader saying “JB killed Bingu.” Really? Thats a very serious allegation.Can the honourable self produce evidence which should be tested in a court of law?Za chisoni kum va. Zikaoneka,tidzifatsa,kufunsa nzeru akulu ndi ena okwima mag anizo, tisanalankhule pa maliro kapena pa chikumbutso ngati mmene zinalili ku Ndata masiku apitawa.Dont be childish…death and memorial events are serious mements….well-informed head of the family didnt even respond to that painful part…. Showed leader ship….Mbwiye! Mwanyanya

GRAMPS GREGORY
Guest

Pitilizani kugwira mbuzi zimenezo. Amalawi akudikira chilungamo. Chinauluka kenako Chatera. Chilungamo chiyende ngati Madzi

Lusekelo
Guest

Ansanje ziku vutani ndithu! kanyereni, ngati mwalemedwa.

Lusekelo
Guest

Kodi chifukwa chiani, an AFRICAN president akakhala ozondikila azungu amadana naye? namagwiritsa mafrica anzake calling him names, like Dictator, what, what what? not fair A malawi dzikani kutulo, mudkakhala zoseterapo, azikutchubulani, mukakhala ozondikira, kukutayirani matope, ………….Pray to god , akuzindikilitseni zoyenera nziti?

tuvitwana
Guest

TO HELL WITH BINGU, I WIDHED VENDORS FROM MOZAMBIQUE KEM TO buy HIS ROTTEN BONES. STUPID
OLD MAN NEPOTISTIC A FOOOL WHO BROT QUARTER SYSTEM IN EDUCATION. U THOT U WOULDN’T DIE EEEH.?

Ethurama
Guest

Dr.Kamuzu(RIP)founded Malawi…wasn’t a Dictator at his time.Bingu in day light democracy stole our money to build amulti -million resting place for his bones,boasted & killed demonstrators,killed Robert(RIP),sent Nervin back to the Britain…no worthy reasons,warned CSOs on demonstrations or pay K3million before demos..remember this is not scribed in public orders that govern the land, fuel shortages,foreign currency….the list is long.A Dictator inside democratic rule.THUMBS UP TO BAKILI & JOYCE BANDA!! The goodness is to say we can not twist history.

ngoni wachi tonga
Guest

GOOD THINGS DO NOT LAST LONGER-ABWINO SAKHALITSA PA DZIKO.LETS HAVE ONE HOLIDAY TO COMMEMOLATE THESE TWO GREAT SONS OF AFRICA.MAY THEIR SOULS LEST IN PEACE.

Nivindele
Guest

I really wish thieves should break the graves for both these dictators and leave they rotting bodies open so dogs and a khwangwala can feast on them. Let their souls find no peace here on earth and in hell where they belong. RIP Robert Chasowa

one malawi one people
Guest
one malawi one people

I don’t understand the motive of this headline. ….dictators?…

obwande
Guest

Lets celebrate in style they were good leaders.

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