Chakwera leaves for Magufuli state funeral in Tanzania

President Lazarus  Chakwera has this morning left the country for Dodoma, Tanzania to attend the state funeral of that country’s former president, John Pombe Magufuli.

President Lazarus Chakwera briefs members of the media before he departs for the State funeral of late President of Tanzania Dr John Pombe Magufuli-pic by Lisa Kadango
State President Lazarus Chakwera interacts with Vice President Saulos Chilima before he leaves for the State Funeral of Tanzanian President late Dr John Pombe Magufuli at KIA-pic by Lisa Kadango
Vice President Saulos Chilima captured during the departure of President Lazarus Chakwera to Tanzania for the State funeral of Late Dr John Pombe Magufuli-pic by Lisa Kadango
Vice President Saulos Chilima captured during the departure of President Lazarus Chakwera to Tanzania for the State funeral of Late Dr John Pombe Magufuli-pic by Lisa Kadango

Chakwera was seen off at Kamuzu International Airport  in Lilongwe by vice president Saulos Chilima, cabinet ministers, government and party officials.

Speaking before departure, Chakwera described Magufuli as a visionary leader with whom he shared transformative plans for the mutual benefit of the people of the two countries.

“He was a man whom I related with so well. He was a man who ran with a vision and a mission because he knew that he had a special ministry,” he said.

The president has since called upon the people of Tanzania to forge ahead in creating a Tanzania that the late Magufuli wanted.

“My deepest condolences to the people of Tanzania. I believe that the Tanzanians will not only accept this, but move on to achieve and be a kind of people that Magufuli always wanted them to be,” said the President.

The state funeral will take place at the Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma.

The Malawi leader is expected  to return later in the afternoon at around 15:30 hrs through the KIA  in Lilongwe. —Additional reporting by Patricia Kapulula, Mana

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joj
joj
1 month ago

Why does the whole goverment need to shut down just to see the president off to Tanzania? What’s wrong with us? Don’t you have anything else useful to do? I bet on return, the whole lot will be waiting at the airport!

Namagetsi
Namagetsi
1 month ago

fire the sucker now. Better safe than sorry. Water and oil don’t mix the same applies to bible and politics. Lights are on nobody is home.

Mtekateka
Mtekateka
1 month ago

Chakwera has known magufuli just these few months already he is behaving like chief mourner. Koma abusa abale

Taxy
Taxy
1 month ago

Mia died of covid but the president did not attend his funeral yet he is the one who literally sponsored him into power! Very sad!

Magufuli has likely died of the same disease and you are blowing tax payers money to go and attend his funeral. How ironic this is!

Last edited 1 month ago by Taxy
Baba Tunde
Baba Tunde
1 month ago
Reply to  Taxy

Mia didn’t sponsor Chakwera. Mia amadzigulira malo and nothing more. He got what he wanted when he and his wife were given Cabinet positions.
The poor voters are the ones who sponsored Chakwera. Did you see Mia demonstrating with the masses? Could Mia and his wife make someone win with their 2 votes? Be grateful to us, the voters for once, and stop this hero worshipping

Yao king
Yao king
1 month ago
Reply to  Baba Tunde

Baba tunde you re brainless fool

Yao king
Yao king
1 month ago
Reply to  Taxy

This chakwela guy is going to fall soon, i voted him in and i will vote the fool out

Kambewa ngozo
1 month ago
Reply to  Taxy

Stop being silly
The President is doing the right thing in going to Tanzania to attend the funeral. Malawi depends very on On Tanzania for the importation of goods. We are landlocked. Tanzania atakutsekerani boarder Mudzalira koto

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
1 month ago

Whether we wear masks or get the the much talked jab one we will certainly die. In death time is no essence and for your info the prime minister of Pakistan has tested positive after getting the jab.Therfore no one is safe on this aged planet, We all need to repent and worship in sprit and truth. Osati zonamizani machilitso pamene mulephera kuchiza ana anu.

Eboue
Eboue
1 month ago

The Pakstan PM could have been positive before getting the vaccine and by the way, the vaccine doesn’t make one immune from getting Covid but if you get Covid, you won’t suffer serious problems.

Kambewa ngozo
1 month ago

No one is forcing you to get vaccination. When you get Stds don’t even go to hospital.

Patriot
Patriot
1 month ago

President Magufuli has left a message for the wise to use and prosper. I hope this will be beyond attending his burial to the Malawi nation

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
1 month ago
Reply to  Patriot

A guy who believed Covid could be conquered through prayers, fasting, and herb-infused steaming can’t possibly be wise. Lazarus has just arrived in Dodoma, and he has his mask on. That’s being wise in my book!!

Bolero
Bolero
1 month ago
Reply to  Ngombwax

The fact remains he was visionary and focussed. Evidence is there to see of the achievements made in just 5 years. Besides, all crooks and public funds thieves disappeared. Corrupt foreigners had no space to celebrate in Tz.

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
1 month ago
Reply to  Ngombwax

So in your book you’re alive today cos you’re wise & clever on top of that it is because of science not God????? There is no human existence without God. And God is a Divine Healer. So if you try ridicule Magufuli for believing in God’s Supreme power then I don’t know.

Kambewa ngozo
1 month ago
Reply to  Ngombwax

Even in Malawi some people go to public places don’t wear face mask

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