Nyondo family yet to name burial place: Malawi govt cover full cost of repatriating body from SA

Malawi development worker and May 2014 National Salvation Front (Nasaf) James Nyondo who died last Friday night is likely to buried in his home village of Cheni in Chitipa district, family members have told Nyasa Times.

Nyondo: No more

Nyondo: No more

Apparently, it was Nyondo’s wish to be “laid to rest in his birth land,” family sources revealed.

Nyondo’s body is yet to be repatriated to Malawi from South Africa where he breathed his last at Steve Biko Hospital.

President Peter Mutharika has reportedly declared that the Government of Malawi will, through the High Commission in South Africa, cover the full costs of the repatriation of the body.

Family sources added that an undertaker has been identified, and is currently organizing necessary documentation to fly the body in to Malawi on Wednesday.

A memorial service, courtesy of CCAP Synod of Livingstonia’s Reverend Munthali was conducted at the late Nyondo’s house on Sunday. Another is expected to be conducted in Pretoria East before the repatriation of the body.

In Malawi, family and friends are assembled at Mr. Blair Nyondo’s house in Area 47, Lilongwe

Fiskani, brother to the deceased, had told Nyasa Times earlier that the “funeral arrangements” would be announced in due course.

But date for his burial is still not yet known.

Nyondo succumbed to lung cancer and had been “in and out” of hospital, according to Fiskani.

Born in 1968, the South Africa and United States lawyer he is survived by his wife Brenda and three children.

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19 thoughts on “Nyondo family yet to name burial place: Malawi govt cover full cost of repatriating body from SA”

  1. Chimwemwe ngoma says:

    R i p mr nyondo

  2. Julius says:

    May his soul rest in peace

  3. Acient says:

    Rest in peac

  4. zk-abc says:

    Kumangowononga ndalama zaboma basi! Linamupitisako ndi boma?

  5. Zondiwe says:

    Although I had not met him personally, he was very persuasive on TV during the Presidential debates.
    The nation has indeed lost one of its bright young politicians.
    Condolence to the family and Nation of Malawi and his home District of Chitipa, in his Northern Region.

  6. Mapwevupwevu says:

    This issue of his early life,personal life,career,awards was suposed to be part of his biography on wikipedia page not us asking journists to give full details of how he lived because is dead.The only issue here was to update his departed date..I usually don’t get problems with celebrities,politicians…biography of other countries as it is already on net waiting for me to google.How many Malawians embrace their talents…by letting us knw their progress in life through wikipedia… so that others can be inspired,activated,motivated,get relieved or put themselves on map so that others can see and hook them up? So pathetic in my country oth educated and uneducated share some common features.

  7. Phiri says:

    Go well Mr. Nyondo God give the family strength at this trying time. To APM bravohe was a president of a party

  8. Anene says:

    Pepani ofedwa nonse.May God comfort the entire family during this trying time MHSRIP

  9. Make tiwiri says:

    Iiih gone too soon James Nyondo…a young visionary man what a loss to the family Rest In Peace

  10. chingwalu says:

    R.I.P Brother nyondo I miss u malangizo any

  11. Kuchanya says:


  12. Mag Chendawaka says:

    Is he related to Rev Levi Nyondo? What was he doing apart from politics? Mr. Lester Chikoya the secretary general of the party tell us more. We know you as one of the founders of SCoM, a pastoral chaplain at Partners in Hope. What type of lung cancer was it? Was he smoking? How will the party move on? Where was he staying? etc

  13. vincent says:

    Death Is Death, Only God Knows Everything. We Shall Also Follow U Brother. We Wil Always Remember U In Everything R.i.p

  14. mtumbuka1 says:

    So sad that this young man has to be buried. Rest in peace.

  15. Ethurama says:

    tell malawi his education,proffession,family,politics or in short his life…RIP Nyondo

  16. I would like to thank the President and the Government of the Republic of Malawi for taking the responsibility of repatriating the remain of Nyondo He was a man full of wisdom,I will personnally mis him with his fry wisky lichowa wherever He was moving in SA

  17. Sapitwa says:

    APM has authorised for government to pay for the funera costs of repatriation? What criteria have you used mr President? Many Malawians have died in diaspora and embassies have refused to assist meeting the costs of repatriation or is this the beginning? Tell us mr President!

  18. clement says:

    We all know that Nyondo was a patriotic Malawian. Reporters, you are not telling us much about his past life, work or what he was doing b4 he got sick, and where he was living with his family

  19. captain says:

    Tell us more about nyondo. Hw long did he know about this cancer problem. Where was he permanently based ? Malawi,south Africa or USA? Please we are interested. RIP nyondo

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