Sombre mood engulfed thousands of people’s faces at College of Medicine in Blantyre on Tuesday as the body of the deceased Principal Secretary for Information Anthony Livuza was being repatriated to his home village in Mulanje.
Livuza died on Sunday at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital in Blantyre after succumbing to blood clotting and kidney failure that resulted from a hypertension.
Among those who paid their last homage included, among others, Consumer Association of Malawi (Cama) Chairperson John Kapito,
Chitsulo and Times Media Group officials.
The departed Information PS was also at the centre of digital migration transformation activities which the country is expected to roll out by the end of this year.
Tributes have come from many including Director of Information Grey Mang’anda and Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) chairperson Anthony Kasunda who said his death is “a big shock.”
Media Council of Malawi chairperson Rev. Patric Semphere said Livuza was a distinguished journalist and was a professional representative and pillar of the industry in Government and the country as a whole.
Livuza, a holder of a Masters degree in Mass communication obtained at Cardiff University, UK died at the age of 44 and is survived by a wife and three sons.
He will be buried on Wednesday in his home village, Namputu in the area of traditional authority Chikumbu, Mulanje.