Mutharika mourns ‘Statesman’ Nga Mtafu

President Peter Mutharika has mourned the sudden death of former minister Dr George Nga Mtafu who died after being involved a car crash in Blantyre on Tuesday.

Nga Mtafu: Died after car crash

Nga Mtafu: Died after car crash

Nga Mtafu, one of renowned politicians and neurosurgeon, was pronounced dead at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital where he was rushed to after the vehicle he was driving Nissan March LA 4756 collided with a Ministry of Health lorry MG 875 AC.

The accident occured at about 12pm (Tuesday) at Chatha trading centre along Chileka road in Blantyre.

And Mutharika in his condolence message described Mtafu as a Statesman, saying  the news of his sudden death has left him shocked and speechless.

”The First Lady and I are shocked beyond words at the death of a statesman, Dr. George Nga Mtafu. The tragic, the inconceivable, has happened. But we are being comforted by the memory of his long, full and inspiring life,” said Mutharika.

Mutharika said Mtafu will always be remembered for his efforts to transform Malawi for better through his profession and political career.

”We will remember George’s great contributions to building and strengthening the country. He was amongst the people who worked hard for our young democracy, we will forever remember his legacy and unique contribution to Malawi”.

Mutharika added: ”George will be missed and he will never be forgotten”.

The President has since sent his condolences to Ntafu’s wife and family.

Mtafu was once arrested and imprisoned without trial for making a statement disagreeing with President Hastings Banda’s pronouncements. Upon his release in 1991, he became active in reform politics, and is one of the founding members United Democratic Front (UDF).

He served in various ministerial portfolios during the UDF regime under Bakili Muluzi presidency, and in 2012 former president Joyce Banda appointed Mtafu as Chief Technical Advisor in the Ministry of Health.

Mtafu was also once UDF treasurer general and the party’s leader in Parliament.

He is survived by wife, Elvy a commissioner at the Malawi Electoral Commission, and children.

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so sad ill remember AGALU INU.


Mzimu wawo u utse mu mtendere

joseph choma

The man behind the words “agalu inu….” R.I.P

Winston msowoya
Firstly,let me pay my profound condolences to the families of the Dr.Nga Ntafu for his untimely demise.He.dedicated his all life to serving his fellow Malawians regardless of tribal affinity.Indeed,he was not a ” Statesman”as Peter described him.In a real sense,he was a discerning neuro- surgeon the only one in the country.On the contrary,we call people like the former late President Sir.Seletse Khama of Botswana or the former President of Tanzania the late Julius Kambarage Nyerere as Statesmen just to mention a few.He was the northerner but served all Malawians of walk of life equally.This proves that the heinous Quata System… Read more »

Sad, an old man like him was still cheating on his wife and has died on his way from a mistress. Any way RIP.

blessings nkhala

may hs soul rest in eternal peace

Once alomwe always alomwe
Once alomwe always alomwe

It was his wife who denied to swear using the Bible,however he was aman of his words


Was a gud man, RIP.

Kalekeni Kanene

I didn’t know that he was an Adventist member. My brother in Christ indeed. He is not in heaven but waiting for the great day of first resurrection when the first trumpet sounds. Onse akufa mwaiye (Yesu Khristu) adzaukitsidwa ndikukakomananye Mbuye wawo mu mlengalenga, namka kumwamba. Tidzaonananso tikachita bwino. Lets mourn with hope. Ambuye atonthoze onse okhudzidwa ndi imfa imeneyi makamaka amayi Mtafu ndi ana awo. Maratha Masala!
Godfrey Longwe

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