Former cabinet minister Harry Thomson no more

Former Cabinet minister Harry Thomson has died in a hospital in South Africa, the Office of the President and Cabinet has announced.

Harry Thomson: No more

Lloyd Muhara, chief secretary to government says Thomson died in the morning of June 6.

Late Thomson was one of the champions of multiparty democracy in the run up to the 1993 referendum on whether Malawi should adopt multiparty democracy or maintain the iron fist of Dr. Kamuzu Banda’s one party rule.

A member of his family said the family was discussing on the program of his funeral and burial ceremony.

The family member said Thomson has been sick for a year now, saying this was why he did not contest for the Chikhwawa north parliamentary seat which he won during the 2014 elections.

He held a number of cabinet portfolios during the President Bakili Muluzi reign after the 1994 multiparty elections but was arrested in 2004 after the United Democratic Front (UDF) sponsored presidential candidate Bingu wa Mutharika left the party soon after he was elected into power to form his own Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Thomson was arrested at Sanjika palace gates on his way to meet Mutharika for peace talks and it was alleged that he had a gun in his vehicle, which Thomson said was fully lincenced.

He was once secretary general of UDF when the party was governing the country and also held the title of leader of government business in Parliament.

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Mwaulambia
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Mwaulambia

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE HON HARRY IAN THOMSON. I will miss your hardworking spirit. I remember you Sir as dedicated Minister of Trade and Industry, later Minister of Natural Resources as well as Secretary General of the United Democratic Front. I remember you as a media friendly minister. Humble and committed. My deepest condolences to the Thomson family.

tosh
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tosh

REST IN PEACE HARRY THOMSON

Liberator
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Liberator

Munthu wanzeru.Mulungu akanati mukhale kaye zaka ziwili chitsogole kaye chimanyi chachiwisichi ndi mtundu wake wonse!!

deNZO
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deNZO

musawafunire anzanu zinthu zoipa. Anthu oipa inuuuuu. Mfiti zotheratu ndi inuyo. kumawatukwana anzanu zoona??????????

wawa
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wawa

Awa ndi amene anali atsogoleri eni eni.Osati izi za TIPPEX, Kuberandikudzikonda.

May your soul rest in peace Harry Thompson. You fought a galant fight ; and were a very WISEMAN.OSTAI IZI ZA DPP ZOMAGULITSANA UCHITSIRU

Mandado@147
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RIP the good people die while evil doers His Tip-ex-ellency lives this is sad

deNZO
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deNZO

Musawafunire anzanu zinthu zoipa. Anthu oipa inu, mfiti zenizeni ndinuyo!!!!

deNZO
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deNZO

Inuyo kulira ndi kwanu ndikale. munayamba 1994 atibera mpaka pano 6x. Ngati anzanu anakwanitsa kuwina ali kunja kwa Boma 2014 kumatinso atibera, apa inu munali kunja kwa Boma ngati mumene analiri anzanuwo KOMA INU zakunyerani. Inu imakukhalani ndi nyimbo yomweyo titled: ATIBERA basi.

critical thinker
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critical thinker

RIP