Nga Mtafu’s burial on Friday

Burial for former minister Dr George Nga Mtafu who died on Tuesday will take place on Friday at Ntonda in Blantyre, United Democratic Front (UDF) spokesperson has disclosed.

Nga Ntafu survived by a wife  Elvy

Nga Ntafu survived by a wife Elvy

Mtafu, one of renowned politicians and neurosurgeon, died at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital on Tuesday afternoon 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.

UDF spokesperson, Ken Ndanga disclosed on Wednesday that burial will take place on Friday at Ntonda (Khumbo Farm) along Chikwawa Road in Blantyre.

”The body will be collected from College of Medicine on Thursday to Chileka -left turn before the junction to Kalibu Academy. Vigil is taking place at his house in Chileka,” disclosed Ndanga on his
Facebook page.

President Peter Mutharika and other politicians including former Heads of States, Bakili Muluzi and Joyce Banda have joined the nation in mourning the sudden death of Mtafu.

”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. George will be missed and he will never be forgotten,” Mutharika said.

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 of United Democratic Front (UDF).

He served in various ministerial portfolios during the UDF regime under Bakili Muluzi presidency, and in 2012 Mtafu was appointed 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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29 thoughts on “Nga Mtafu’s burial on Friday”

  1. yunusu says:

    Why do we say survived by a wife and children when the person has died shouldn’t we say left behind a wife and children DEBATE

  2. ochenji says:

    No. 16 ndiwe ozelezeka kwambiri, kodi ukuona ngati yankho lanu loti mukhale pampando lidzela ku imfa, forget it, mind u, tell ur friends u never a president of this country

  3. Very sad indeed.Precious life gone too soon.These small cars are quite vulnerable in case of head on corrisions.Why should a former minister driving ka small car -a Nissan march?

  4. NYONYO says:


  5. Winston Msowoya says:

    I would like to extend my heart- felt condolence to family and friends of the late Dr.Nga Ntafu for his tragic demise in motor accident.Suffice to say,that his departure is a double loss to his family on one hand and,to the whole nation,on the other.Muthalika refered to him as the Statesman,but on the contrary,I call him a discerning neuro- surgeon of our time.We can call the late President of Botswana Sir Seletse Khama and the late Tanzanian President Julius Kambalage Nyerere just to name a few,Statesmen.As the only neuro-surgeon in the country and indeed,very few in Africa,we have lost something irreplaceable.During his brilliant career,he treated every patient with care regardless of her/ his tribal affinity.This clearly proves that the egregious QUATA SYSTEM does not work to benefit our people instead,it devides and antagonize once United people.I wish him a pleasant long journey to the Kingdom of our God the Almighty,AMEN.

  6. Muyande says:

    RIP,my dear friend,Uncle and family doctor!

  7. kalang rachel says:

    my condolence to the familly of Ngafu…may his soul rest in peace..

  8. Chikopa says:

    Chindele @ 4 if all the northerners are to be buried in the north means cost of funeral will be in Billions. Is this worth it? Malawi is one and tribes or district of origins are the ones giving us headache as they are dividing us. Did you hear his wishes of where to bury him?

  9. Good Girl says:

    How many children has he left behind?

  10. chitsiru chija says:

    May his soul rest in peace

  11. Anabanda says:

    What a genius he was!

  12. chilangwe says:

    chonde tandithandizeni kuti ndive bwino.chifukwa u keep on saying or writing he died @ 12 pm .12 pm ndi nthawi yanji .pls

  13. ndadabwa says:

    abwino sakhala zoonadi kukamwakiea nga mtafu osafa peter mutharika. koma abale inu

  14. EPIGLOTIS says:

    Wgwa ntengo

  15. Likoma says:

    Information so scanty. What we want to know is nos slotted in here. We need not be fed impromptu write-up Nyasa folks.

  16. James Nyirenda says:


  17. E J Mbewe says:

    May the almighty God welcome you, R I P.

  18. Charles wa Mndondo says:

    Those who die in Christ will awaken to everlasting glory at Christ’s second coming. These people are redeemed sinners who committed sin in its various forms BUT trusted in the blood of Christ for forgiveness and sanctification! These forgiven sinners have hope though they die. The devil, the accuser of the brethren, always standing ready to condemn, stands ashamed because he can condemn but has no grip over such people!! This is the beauty of the BLESSED HOPE! May these words comfort the Ntafus – Maranatha!!!

  19. Nyamakumutu says:

    Kodi oyimbira ndi a mpingo wanji?

  20. Tamanda says:

    Heaven has gained . May his soul rest in peace

  21. Kavuluvulu says:

    R.I.P. Kaka.I had great respect for you !

  22. Eddie wa Matera says:

    Baba kauseni mumtendere basi!!

  23. ENOCH says:

    Kodi pronouncements zomwe ananena zo ndichani anammanga inde koma muzilemba zoti timva osangoti was arrested because of his pronouncements

  24. CHINDELE says:

    I feel bad with the people who claim to have homes, in the case of Ntafu I hear that his home is Likoma, who when dead are burried in town. Him was a legislature of Likoma at one time. Take his remains to his home. Lets maintain our cultural values. Where is the minister of culture and what is the ministry doing? Our culture is gradually being lost because of the western culture that we have copied that will not take us anywhere but disgrace us in the end.

  25. keyala says:

    Pepani akubanja nonse ndi onse okhudzidwa.

  26. peeping lizard says:


  27. ibrahim makwati says:

    Rest in peace

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