Gwanda Chakuamba dies

Gwanda Chakuamba , the veteran politician who held several top government posts, has died at Seventh Day Adventist Hospital in the commercial capital Blantyre where he was receiving treatment after old age complications and long illness.

Chakuamba: Hospitalised

Chakuamba: No more

Chakuamba Phiri was born 4 April 1934.

From the country’s independence in 1964 until 1980, Chakuamba was a key figure within the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), which was the sole legal political party.

During the rule of President Hastings Kamuzu Banda, he held many cabinet positions and was Commander of the MCP youth group Malawi Young Pioneers.

Chakuamba served in the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) , United Democratic Front (UDF) Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and was recently affiliated to former governing Peoples Party (PP).

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Felix Tembo

May your soul rest in eternal peace Mbuya, the Shire Valley giant! We loved you and you shall be remembered.


So long patriot. Rest well compatriot. Adios Mbuya. You deserve respite after such a long winding journey.

Lawrence Matiasi

May he Rest in Peace. A Man of my moment. A symbol of honest, integrity and true patriotism. He fought for justice. he fought for freedom of mind for his people. He was liked by many but disliked by crooks,dishonest, oppressors, criminals and corrupt minded and evil doers. All political leaders loved to abuse and use him but damp him after achieving their evil objectives. A man of my moment. Gwanda Chakwamba May you rest in peace.

Those who were born after 1994 should wish him RIP. Koma ife akalefe ayi ndithu. The best we can do is to say the least. Gwanda anali wankhanza uyu. Wa yufi wa MCP uyu. Olanga azitsibweni athu ndi nyakula uyu. Okhometsa makadi azimayi oyembekezera akupita ku chipatala uyu. And to confirm his nkhanza, even in multiparty he orderd kuti mukawona Mulomwe mmenyeni. Kodi mwaiwala? Gwanda is an example of a primitive leader. His nkhanza coupled with that of Tembo, Ntaba and Kamuzu made MCP what it is today. Chipani cha magazi. I feel like I am a hypocrite to say… Read more »
A hypocrite indeed or a parrot who likes repeating what he has head other people say. So you think the people who died during bandas time were more important than the Njaunjus the chasowas and many more in hospitals that could have been saved. This cipani can magazi thing just shows how foolish you people are indeed. How can you cal MCP cipani cha magazi when the dausis who have not stopped killing are in dpp and muluzi who actually ordered the arrest of Orton Chirwa is in udf. I remember him proudly telling Dr Banda that he has brought… Read more »
dengere la vyoto

I agree, the National flags should be lowered and he should be given a state funeral


After rallies from Nsanje to Chitipa, arrests, accussations and counter accussations, Prados and mercedes, house in nyambadwe, all hard work, sleepless nights Mbuya is finally gone. Thats when you understand the book of Ecclesiastes. RIP. We will be meeting you there soon

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Rest In Peace Right Honorable Chakwamba

Protruding line of dry bones!

Ten meters from Masauko Chipembere Highway in front of Chichiri Regional Police headquarters just opposite Polytechnic main entrance gate. The dry bones are indeed there in a straight line. Several sources say it was unmarked graveyard from stone age belonging to Akafula’s or the villages resettled to larger Lunzu area by Asamunda or Kamuzu. Its an interesting site for research by any modern archaeologist with knowledge in Carbon Dating and DNA

Kwacha Malawi

May His Soul Rest in Peace

Msamilo Wa Wina

There should by no crying/weeping but dancing celebrating life well lived. The National flags should be lowered and he should be given a state funeral


Zinazi mudziganiza kaye musanatsegule pakamwa panu. Why waste money on a state funeral pomww the country is 8n shambles? What did he contribute apart from sending people to the crocodiles during his MCP days.

Chakuamba! Ndi amene anamenya mafumu 22, including a chief a Chikumbu! Kuwatibula! Ndi ndani amene asakudziwa zimenezi?


Gwanda akafike. Anatsogoza azache chifukwa chofuna udindo. We are already in a mess and you want to spend again. Mwakweza Chimanga, staple food for Malawians. Of course I do understand you. You have been outside Malawi when Kamuzu was encouraging Cabinet Ministers to have their own farms. Lero chimene mukudziwa inu ndikuba basi. Malirowaso mufuna muloweposo. State funeral for Chigawenga.

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