Chakwera consoles grieving Joyce Banda family

President Lazarus Chakwera on Friday visited former president Joyce Banda at her residence  in Lilongwe to convey his condolences to the former president and her husband, retired Chief Justice Richard Banda following the death of their son Geoffrey Kachale Banda .

The first couple consoles former president Banda.-Pictures courtesy of State House.
Banda family

The son  died on Wednesday from Covid-19 and was laid to rest on Thursday in Lilongwe.

Chakwera, accompanied by First Lady Monica Chakwera, consoled the grieving family Banda, whose other son, Roy Kachale is a member of the Cabinet as Minister of Industry.

Malawi faces a resurgence of Covid-19 that is overwhelming the southern African nationa.

Chakwera, just six months in office, lost two Cabinet ministers to Covid-19 in January amid a surge that led him to declare a state of national disaster in all of Malawi’s 28 districts.

So far four members of parliament have succumbed to the virus.

A more contagious strain of the coronavirus first reported in South Africa has since been confirmed in Malawi.

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Kagwa
Kagwa
5 months ago

Inde mwachita bwino a Chakwera kukawaonekera mayi JB koma mukanayambira kwa mayi Mia. Mzimu wa Mia ukhala ukukusautsani posachedwapa. Munadya zambiri za Mia, plz think ahead before you act Mr. President.

Nyusesi
5 months ago

Kamuzu Academy (KA) and another international school in Blantyre are still operational despite the directive that all schools must be CLOSED. This is so because Chakwera’s Grand children learn at these international schools. What kind of leadership is this? Is this not promoting class division where the rich are allowed to progress and the poor are stopped from making progress? Malawians, for how long shall we just keep watching this nosense? Just open all schools Basi!!!! We too shall observe what KA is observing regarding covid.

John chidongo
5 months ago

He must just step down uyu. Anatenganso tsoka lichita kuonekera posapita kukapepesa a Mai Mia ndi chifukwa Mulungu sanalore kuri akhale Chairman wa OAU. Koma anapupuluma kuxhita ku bwera nthawi ku RSA kuli lockdown. Ndipo since March kulibe president anapitako ku South Africa mpaka pano kupatula Siku Transipoti yu. Sadziwa mwambo ndi chikhalidwe chopepesa Maliro cha chi Malawi gule kwao achoke basi.

Covivax
Covivax
5 months ago

This visit is a good gesture but it has raised a lot of questions & eyebrows.

The main one being will Abida Mia survive a reshuffle in the cabinet? Since all ties have been cut.

Food for thought.

MCP NYAU
MCP NYAU
5 months ago

Sidik Mia the chief financiaer of MCP at the time of campaign passes away. And here is this hypocrite Lazaraus fake pastor does not even go to condole Mrs Mia. User, abuser and discarder. Typical fake christian. No harm to the loss of Mrs Banda but why the favoritism. This man is not a man of god he is the agent of evil

Kambewa ngozo
5 months ago
Reply to  MCP NYAU

Foseki you are always a fualt finder

Kagwa
Kagwa
5 months ago
Reply to  Kambewa ngozo

Iweyo nde fotseki man

Chosadziwa
5 months ago

If he went and condoled the late Geoffrey Kachale’s wife we could have raised questions. But he went to condole the mother to the late that is quiet understood because the mother is not tested positive than the wife to the late who is likely to be positive because she was very close to the late husband. As is the case with Abida Mia even you guys yo can’t just rush to console the families due to this pandemic, and of late you will agree with me that Abida Mia has delegated the charity work her family is doing due… Read more »

Sikusinja
Sikusinja
5 months ago
Reply to  Chosadziwa

Lack of information. When he tested positive he was in Lilongwe and was self isolating at the mothers house before going to Bingu when he got worse.

Muroma
5 months ago

Munthu uli kwa Ngabu bwinobwino chopangiranso steaming ndichani? Hahahaha

Citizen
5 months ago

It’s very surprising that a bwana has seen it appropriate to physically console JB family first and not Mia family. If it’s from an advice, it will be the worst I have ever heard of.

Pablo
Pablo
5 months ago

Does the president have advisers? When I noted he didn’t go to see Mai Mia, I thought it was because Mai Mia was self isolating. Surely after self isolation the president could have gone to see Mai Mia or even see where Mia was laid to rest.
We all miss funerals but we make it a point to go and pay a visit to the grave.

Moya
Moya
5 months ago

Since Joyce bandas son died of Covid i would want to believe the presidents health team did a thought research if Joyce banda was not in close proximity with the sick son for the past two weeks or in the last 72 hours she recently tested negative for Covid or else this is a careless act. These traditional practices during the pandemic need to be shelved aside just like he did on Mias. Sad reality but it’s the new norm

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