The remains of distinguished career civil servant Bright Mangulama, who until his death was the national chairperson for Mulhako Wa Alhomwe, will be laid to rest on Thursday in his home village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Nkalo’s area in Chiradzulu district.
Mangulama died on Monday after collapsing at his house at Green Corner inBlantyre. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital.
His body has been be taken to M’boola village and President Peter Mutharika is expected to attend the burial ceremony .
Announcing burial details at a news conference on Wednesday, one of the Trustees of the cultural grouping, Leston Mulli described Mangulama’s demise as a big blow and that he was a man of the people.
“He was very humble and very understanding. When some forces, especially People’s Party regime tried to wipe out this grouping, he stood firm and remained focused despite the bad political weather at that time.
“He was our pillar and strongest man who always advanced the interests of all people regardless of their status in society,” said Mulli, who was flanked by the grouping’s Chef Executive Officer Muchanakwaye Mpuluka andTraditional Authority Ngolongoliwa.
Mulli also annjjuunced that the grouping has appointed Professor James Seyani as its acting national chairman for Mulhako wa Alhomwe.
On his part, T/A Ngolongoliwa, who heads the Chief Council, an umbrella body for all chief in the Mulhako belt, urged the grouping to remain united and forge ahead while advancing their interests in all spheres of live.
Mangulama, who was born June 16 1947 and survived with eight daughters and eight grandchildren, was appointed in the Board ofTrustees by late president Bingu wa Mutharika, who was one of the founding member.
He was recently appointed Commissioner for the Civil Service and Public Reform Commission by incumbent President Peter Mutharika.
He also retired as one of the respectable career civil servant who worked in various positions including being Dedza District Commissioner and Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Finance.
Mangulama also, one point served as Malawi High Commissioner to Japan and Director of the Public Procurement (ODPP), among other institutions.
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