Chihana family to construct K100mil mausoleum for Malawi pro-democracy hero

Following negligence by the Malawi government to honour fallen heroes, the family of late Chakufwa Chihana has been forced to raise funds on their own amounting to K100 million to construct him a mausoleum.

Chakufwa Tom Chihana is a name that is associated with multiparty politics of Malawi
Chakufwa Tom Chihana is a name that is associated with multiparty politics of Malawi

Son to Chihana,  Enock confirmed the development in an interview with a local newspaper.

Apart from the mausoleum, Enock said the family intends to build a library and establish a trust to oversee the legacy of the  late Chihana senior.

“We plan to build a mausoleum first then we will establish a library and a trust to oversee the legacy of our father” Enock is quoted by the Nation Newspaper.

Enock who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Rumphi Central Constituency said part of of the funding is coming from Human Rights Organisations including the Amnesty International which in 1992 named Chihana Prisoner of Consience.

The late Chihana led an underground movement in calling for a referendum in 1993 to end the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) one party system of government.

The late Chihana was a Human Rights Activist, Pre-democracy advocate, Trade Unionist and a politician.

He spent a couple of years in exile and was at one time arrested at the airport on his return.

Chakufwa died in 2006 at a South African hospital.

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Byron
Byron
5 years ago

Keep on insulting those who did the spadework for the good of Malawi but God is watching and will judge. Catholic bishops never had a premeditated underground work to challenge Kamuzu.It was Chihana with the likes of Ahmad Dassu,Mapopa Chipeta, Rev Peter Kaleso, and some other good- natured Malawians both abroad and in Malawi, who held meetings and seeked help from Western powers to bring democracy to the impoverished and backward Malawi.Catholic bishops only released a pastoral letter that was in general and that touched on economic and social problems affecting Malawians but did not challenge Kamuzu’s throne directly. They… Read more »

Greencardless Malawian
Greencardless Malawian
5 years ago

GOOD JOB! SHAME THESE FAILED FOOLS, THEY SHOULD REALY BE THE ONES DOING THAT WORK BUT WHAT CAN I SAY, THEY ARE FOOLS AND WHO EXPECTS ANYTHING FROM A FOOL…?

koma kumaneko
koma kumaneko
5 years ago

Goodnews indeed

suspect zero37
5 years ago

osangonena kuti ndalamazo wakuoasani abiti mtira bwanji?

Chambe
Chambe
5 years ago

That’s the way to go! There was no need for the government to have spent the staggering K 100m in a family matter. This could have started a precedent for the other politicians who died before him and those after him.

Bellings Nyamazi
Bellings Nyamazi
5 years ago

Those who write that Chihana was an opportunist are stupid and nepotistic. learn to appreciate. If anything, political leaders of to day are the ones one would call great opportunist especially those in power.

Tigawani
Tigawani
5 years ago

Repent of your sins and be baptised in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins and ye shall receive the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:38
Did you repent?

Wawa
Wawa
5 years ago

This is good news

J. Chagoma
J. Chagoma
5 years ago

Chihana was not brave. He waited until the environment was favourable to come back home. The Catholic Bishops and pressure from western countries did the whole job of fighting one party not Chihana. He was an opportunist.

Francis Kaisi
5 years ago

Chihana was an opportunist who hijacked the agenda for Catholic bishops and claimed to rebarate Malawians. Question is where was he when Kamuzu was a lion?

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