Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nicholas Dausi eulogized veteran radio drama Smart Likhaya Mbewe Sunday as one of the great sons of the soil, hailing his artistic prowess that educated and entertained the nation through radio drama in a moving funeral oration at his home village Muliya in Mulanje.
Dausi said ‘Mbwiye’ Likhaya Mbewe who was well known as ‘Kapalepale’ who died on Saturday was a fine man full of talent.
He did his duty to his country through informative radio drama. Dausi told hundreds of mourners .
Likhaya Mbewe’s eldest son Wilfred said the family is devastated with their father’s death though at the same time they are excited with the values they learned from him.
He also said the Likhaya family is highly indebted to lawmaker Patricia Kaliati’s and family as well as Michel Usi for their unwavering support they rendered to their father from the time he suffered stroke six years.
National Theatre Association Of Malawi President Eric Mabedi urged Malawi Broadcasting Corporation to revert Sewero lasabata ino to Kapalepale as it used to be called in honour of the departed Smart Likhaya Mbewe.
MBC Director General Aubrey Sumbuleta described Smart Likhaya Mbewe as a product of hard working who was accomodating views from people of all ages.
Sumbuleta vowed that MBC will continue to preserve the legacy of radio drama left behind by Mbewe adding his management will consider the proposal to restore Kapalepale on sewero la sabata ino.
Mulanje West Parliamentarian Patricia Kaliati described late Kapalepale as a true legendan d organiser who will greatly be missed.
As tears made way down her chicks, She also praised Usi for his humility and selfless support towards late Likhaya throughout his illness.
Born Davison Jonam Likhaya Mbewe on October 10, 1934 Kapalepale was first ropped into radio play in the early 60’s.
His first radio performance impressed the team at MBC and was permanently ropped into sewero lasabata ino radio play.
He later spearheaded another popular play on MBC called Pamajiga.
‘Mbwiye’ ended his career in 2004 and ventured into pigeon pea farming but that only lasted for two years before suffering stroke.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :