Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president and leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera will lead party mourners at the funeral of one of its senior party official Jodder Kanjere which will be held on Saturday.
Deputy MCP publicity secretary Ezekiel Ching’oma said the party has been saddened by Kanjere’s death who breathed his last on Wednesday after collapsing in his office.
“MCP has lost one its dedicated members,” said Ching’oma.
Ching’oma said Kanjere was not an ordinary politician but a long serving member of MCP who served in various cabinet portfolios during the late Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda’s rule including Deputy Minister of Works from 1990 to 1992.
He also served in various positions in the party including as Deputy Director of Elections from 1997 and as Administrative Secretary.
Kanjere, who also contested for the presidency of MCP during the 2013 convention, was a renowned architect and was Managing Director for Kanjere and Associates Consortium.
Chakwera has since said Kanjere will be remembered as a loyal member of the MCP, a devoted architect, and a man who devoted his life to the service of the public.
The remains of Kanjere will be laid to rest at Nanjiri Village in Lilongwe.