Pictorial as hundreds mourn Makawa, Malawi hotelier

Sombre mood engulfed College of Medicine mortuary in the commercial of Malawi, Blantyre on Tuesday when hundreds of people gathered to pay their last respects to Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) board chairperson Alissa Ashani Makawa.

Body taken from COM Mortuary...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Body taken from COM Mortuary…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mourners at the house...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mourners at the house…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Late Makawa's coffin inside the house...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Late Makawa’s coffin inside the house…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Sombre faces at COM Mortuary...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Sombre faces at COM Mortuary…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mourners -Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mourners -Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The bereaved family members ..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The bereaved family members ..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Tears ....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Tears ….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Oh fare thee well good lady....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Oh fare thee well good lady….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Makawa, who was also a known hotelier and long time businessperson, died on Monday morning at Blantyre Adventist Hospital after a short illness.

Many could not contain themselves but shed tears.

The body was taken to her residence in Namiwawa with a police escort, as a convoy of cars drove slowly from College of Medicine to Namiwawa.

The late Makawa studied hotel management at the Malawi Institute of Tourism (MIT). She also did some hotel management training in Switzerland.

She worked for Malawi Hotels and Kamuzu College of Nursing in the catering department before going full time into family businesses founded by her late father, Alexander John Ashan.

She managed Boadzulu Holiday Resorts in Mangochi in the past and some of the her businesses include Kambiri Lodge in Salima and Shire Highlands Hotel in Limbe, under the Alexander Hotels brand.

The late Makawa from Matapira Village, Traditional Authority Mazengera in Lilongwe is survived by a son, John and daughter, Eda

Nyasa Times Senior Photographer Jeromy Kadewere took some photos at College of Medicine up to the late Makawa’s Namiwawa residence.

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Praise
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RIP

fred
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MHSRIP

sakondwera kweni
Guest

May her soul rest in peace. Mawa ndi ife otsala

Dennis Chibwana
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Rest in peace bola ngati munali ndi Jesus njira yanu ndiyowala.

Keen Observer
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People must have respect, who can be happy or laughing when you lose your loved one?????????

Friend
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Rest in peace Alissa, you were always a kind , friendly and gentle soul……. my deepest condolences to Mary & family …. be strong God will guide …

namalira wamkulu
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If you have nothing to comment you better keep quiet than posting nonsense. Mhsrip

chidongo John
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Mzimu wao uuse ndi mtendera

chidongo John
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Iwe nachi zoona ungafanizere anthu a Ku South Africa ndi Ku Malawi? Anthu a South Africa ndi anthu kapena nyama ndi anthu woti munthu WA nzeru zake angawasirire ukugosonyeza kuti. Ndiwe std 7 Drop out. Jewish ndi anthu wolemera kwambiri Ku RSA onaona mmene azimai amavalira pa maliro. Iwe ukusirira agalu eni eni anthu. Ndinu anthu amene mumati eee burger Ku Joni pamene anzungu sadya mkomwe. Kuphoda kulibe kanthu chogumika ndi chitenje ndi duku Mpango, tili nacho chinkhalidwe chathu chotengera cha eni chani? Zitengeranso ndi mmene iwe wathyokera , kufa bulu kapena nkhuku/ bakha . Ukafa papakulu ulibe nthawi yophodera.… Read more »
Thakwalakwa
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Kulira sachita kuuzidwa. Zimaphweka zikakhala kwa mzako. Losing a lady of that caliber is unbearable for someone to weep.
Ngati mulibe ndemanga ndi bwino kungokhala chete.

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