Victor Mbewe funeral: In pictures

Former president Bakili Muluzi led thousands of people to mourn former Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) governor Victor Mbewe who died at Blantyre Adventist Hospital on Wednesday night after battling with cancer for a long time.

Victor Mbewe's children laying their wreaths ...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Victor Mbewe’s children laying their wreaths …Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Atupele Muluzi and the wife time paying tribute as they lay a wreath -Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Atupele Muluzi and the wife time paying tribute as they lay a wreath -Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Inkosi Gomani 5 at the cemetery..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Inkosi Gomani 5 at the cemetery..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Former president Bakili Muluzi after requiem mass greeting the mourners.-.Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Former president Bakili Muluzi after requiem mass greeting the mourners.-.Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Grief-stricken Mbewe's widow ( centre)...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Grief-stricken Mbewe’s widow ( centre)…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

United in grief, Uladi Mussa and Atupele Muluzi -Photo Jeromy Kadewere

United in grief, Uladi Mussa and Atupele Muluzi -Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Some of the people who came to pay their last respect...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Some of the people who came to pay their last respect…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Justice Maxon Mbendera mourning...Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Justice Maxon Mbendera mourning…Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Seod White also attended the funeral..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Seod White also attended the funeral..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mourning- Bakili muluzi at the funeral ceremony

Mourning- Bakili muluzi at the funeral ceremony

Grief -Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Grief -Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Lilian Patel and Jaffali Mussa at the funeral-..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Lilian Patel and Jaffali Mussa at the funeral-..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

A cross section of people who came to pay respect .-Photo Jeromy Kadewere

A cross section of people who came to pay respect .-Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Members of UDF carrying the coffin -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

Members of UDF carrying the coffin -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

Sombre mood at the grave yard...Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Sombre mood at the grave yard…Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Walking to CI Cemetery...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Walking to CI Cemetery…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mbewe's casket before being interred

Mbewe’s casket before being interred

Paying last respects, Mbewe's wife . -Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Paying last respects, Mbewe’s wife . -Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

A priest laying his wreath...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

A priest laying his wreath…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

He was laid to rest on Sunday at Catholic Institute Cemetery.

Until his death, Mbewe was also the United Democratic Front (UDF) director of economic affairs.

Also in attendance during the funeral ceremony were Minister of Lands and Housing Atupele Muluzi, who is also president of UDF.

Mourners included politicians Uladi Mussa, Mark Katsonga Phiri, former chief justice Lovemore Munlo, retired UDF politician and former minister Patrick Mbewe, Inkosi Gomani 5 and other business gurus.

After people paid their last respect at his Sunny Side resident, there was also a funeral mass at CI parish.

Born on July 4, 1952, Mbewe is survived by a wife Dorothy Mbewe and four daughters namely Roselynn, Yamikani, Chitsanzo, Yasmin and a son Eldridge.

He once served as as Managing Director of Commercial Bank of Malawi (Standard Bank) Chief Executive Officer from the late 1990s up to 2005 when he was appointed RBM governor.

Mbewe has also served in the board of National Insurance Company (Nico) and chairman of the board of directors for the then state-owned Malawi Savings Bank (MSB). He served in the position until 2009 before he ventured into private business which saw him opening the Dorvic Hotel in Blantyre.

In his eulogy, Thom Lupiya, a member of the family described the death of Victor as a big blow to the family stating he was a pillar of strength to the family.

Lupiya said Victor was uniting factor to the family and a source of wisdom.

UDF spokesperson Ken Ndanga described the death as pivotal in the operations of the party.

Here are some pictures from the day:

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32 thoughts on “Victor Mbewe funeral: In pictures”

  1. enipher chirwa says:

    Rest in peace Mr Mbewe my boss Father

  2. Yaya kumudzi says:

    Azimai chonde phunzitsani ana anu makamaka awa akaziwa kulira maliro. azimai kukhala ngati amuna olo dotho la misozi……….. RIP vic

  3. llonzoh says:

    may his soul rest in peace

  4. chatonda says:

    I really wonder with the behaviour of Seodi White, what is wrong with this woman? She is fond of doing bad things in public. She is dressing very awkward and rudely yet she is attending the funeral. Pepani mai you willl never find a husband to suit your bad behaviour.
    Tasinthani khalidwe please. You are popular for bad things all the time. Reduce speed please and let to respect events depending on their nature. Go back to the saloon and have your hair redone.

  5. Alfred Minjo says:

    Minibus Driver???? pongofuna ku muyalutsa Victor White Mbewe, MP wa DPP. Panali nkhani yopereka profile ya MP pamenepa pa maliro amunthu wankulu ngati ameneyu Victor Mbewe? It was enough saying Victor Mbewe MP is not Victor Mbewe a successful Banker. A chair, mpandodi wakumaliro umenewu? Muli neng’aaaaaaa, kuumvera bhoooo…. Nanunso a Seodi ndi amai enawo apaka milomo ndi zofiirawo, mmmmmmmm! magalasi akumalirotu amenewo? Koma abale miyambo yamaliro tsopano ikulowa pansi zedi……Makolo muli kuti mutichotsere ntonzo ngati uwu chondeeeee!!!!!

  6. BONGIE says:

    Its time.

  7. citizen okwiya says:

    @ Prisoner Monger

    Good observation for man onyamula portrait, he is the one bro

  8. Brian Kapindi says:

    Indeed Life Is Short! Rest In Peace Vic!!

  9. anadimba says:

    may his soul rest in peace

  10. Prisoner monger says:

    Observations :

    What is the significance of kuvala za black pa maliro?

    Izi zomakhala ndi manda muma residential areas zimasikoneza afiti

    Zimagalasi zomwe wavala Seodi ndi mzimayi wina yo not suitable for pamaliro

    Kodi mdala uyo wanyamula nawo bokosiyo, si uja amene amkanyamula chi potrait cha Bakili Muluzi ameneyo

  11. kunyado says:

    Live his indeed a riddle very difficult to interpret….

  12. MCHEMO says:

    LIFE IS JUST LIKE CHASING THE WIND

  13. mwana mulopwana says:

    May your soul rest in peace , Malawi will miss your services and your contribution to the nation will always be remembered, Hamba Kahle Victor Mbewe, ,

  14. Hansou says:

    Rest in Peace Mbewe

  15. Ndimafuna ndizifunsa kuti kwawo kweni kweni kunali kuti komano pongoona ngwenyama yankho ndalipeza. Anthu nthawi ya campaign amavutika kwambiri ngati Atupele ku nchinji tinamuona akukhala pa matope pa malilo a mwana wa Kaphwiti akuti kudzichepetsa koma lelo kuyala nkhata dzanja limodzi zoona,

  16. Namukachapa says:

    I thought this fellow was an MP? How cone that’s not being mentioned?

    1. Inhumane Rights Activist says:

      Namukapchapa, No. Mr. Victor Mbewe has never been an MP. He was just a UDF sympathiser in from the later stages of the UDF era but that was from teh background scenes. He has been openly UDF in the past 5-10 years or so. I think your are confused because there is also a Mr. Victor White Mbewe, who just became a DPP MP in the recent elections for Blantyre Chigumula area. That one is just a mere minibus owner and the highest qualification he has is an MSCE, that is if he actually used his certificate. Victor White Mbewe is now an MP in the area that used be represented by the fraudster George Mtelemuka. So this one who has passed away is just Victor Mbewe not the DPP’s minibus operator Victor White Mbewe. He was an accomplished banker and founder of Dorvic Hotel. The hotel Dorvic is a combination of his wife’s name: Dorothy and his name Victor to make DORVIC.

  17. short wamtali says:

    Kodi malonjewa bwanji simukunena chawatenga Malumewa? Kodi ndi ma DB avutawa kapena akugwetsa aliyensewa…..my guess!

  18. nathan says:

    RIP. Koma Chair mpando umenewo ku maliro?

  19. i miss kamuzu says:

    4 daughters? where is the house, i’d like to go pay my respects please? RIP big boss, mfana wa phee, wa cool. si zamakape enawa…

  20. Hoho chatoloma says:

    Chidelunde you’re so thoughtless and senseless. God should guide you to start thinking as a human being.

  21. mtubzitubzu kumputa mkunkhudza says:

    Kwatsala ntchire……….

  22. ujeni says:

    REST in eternal peace Mr Mbewe . we will miss you.

  23. Bambala says:

    As a believer, all i can say is that, Go Thee Yee Well Boss, as the Angels above have gained. May Your Soul Rest In Eternal Peace. AMEN

  24. Mzungumbuli says:

    This reminds me of what MacBeth said : “Life is but, a moving shadow” What is the meaning of life?????

  25. chief mourner says:

    What is life? Why do we live? Why do we die? Do we enjoy life? How?

  26. Maso Anga says:

    Chidelunde,
    You are quite right. This is the reason I feel sorry about Lazarus Chakwera. This fool left the pulpit to join politics and he claims he has solutions for Malawi.Malawians should start mourning Chakwera because very soon Chakwera is going so that he leaves behind a good lesson for those who want to abandon the flock and join politics. Chidelunde, blessings to you!

  27. Gift Sapala says:

    May har soul rest internal peace.

  28. Chidelunde says:

    Life is indeed useless. After all that he accomplished in life basi Victor Mbewe is 6 feet down to rot

    1. keegan pagone says:

      the giant has fallen….MHSRIP

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