Kazako says Malawians need to actual death date of  Wa Mutharika: Born Ryson Thom, lived as Bingu and died as Daniel Phiri

As some Malawians continue to take to social media  to celebrate the life of Bingu wa Mutharika, government has said it is high time the nation knew the actual date the former president died.

Bingu wa Mutharika
The statue for late President Bingu Wa Mutharika at Parliament Building in Lilongwe

Bingu died a sudden death in his eighth year as President. He ruled the country from 2004 until his death in April 2012   after suffering from a cardiac arrest and there were three different signs of date of death [5th April; 6 April and 7 April].

Why there were three different signs of date of death remains one of unanswered questions to date.

However, some Malawians thought government would conduct a ceremony to celebrate his life particularly for his great role in developing the nation.

But the Minister of Information, Gospel Kazako said Bingu was a great leader worthy celebrating, but that can be if his actual date of death is known.

“One of the things that we have to agree as a nation when did Dr. Bingu wa Mutharika die? Did he die on 5th April or 6th April or 7th April?

“So, we are humbly requesting those that were there to literally come out so that this can go in the books of history, but also it is going be very ease for government to set a day to be celebrating his life,” said Kazako, who is also government spokesperson.

He further outlined that such information would be important for “planning purposes and history sake”.

Kazako explained:”You know, there things that we are able to see that initiated by the late Bingu. There also certain plans that this government has taken a position to continue implementing projects that were earmarked by him.”

The Information Minister described the Tonse Alliance administration as a civilized government that respects all former Heads of State which is why President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera took time to visit former Presidents [ Dr. Joyce Banda, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and Dr. Bakili Muluzi).

“We are a civilized government, but also we believe in unity, love, harmony and we believe in doing things very well and we don’t believe in sowing seeds of disunity or hatred.

“And we respect all the former Heads of State. So we need to put everything in the right perspective and everything must be very accurate,” he said.

Bingu was born as Brighton Webster Ryson Thom on February 24 1921 but changed his name to be Bingu wa Mutharika and when he died as government was trying to hide his death and took his body to South Africa under the name of ‘Daniel Phiri’.

Government erected Wa Mutharika’s statue at Parliament premises in Lilongwe.

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Gent
Gent
13 days ago

Chkwawa boy tribalism is so detrimental to Malawi. Rwanda is standing as a good example. He is a Sena by tribe but do not attack him based on tribal lines rather on individual mistakes. I am also a Sena but I believe in One Malawi for all and equal opportunity for all.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
13 days ago

musasitaitse nthawi. agalu aja kubweretsa anthu ku malilo a bingu a falisi inu kulemba pa ntanda za bodza. inviting people of all corners countries to witness your lies. zoli zoli ngati zoona.

fusani pitala anali m ‘bale wake if zisatikhudze nta.wats important to know now after ages. za njeee

Truth Only
Truth Only
13 days ago

Please Hon Minister Kazako, you have a colleague who is a Minister in the Tonse government who was at the forefront of the concealing of the facts. You have the police, NIB and the doctors who can tell you when Bingu died. And no Bingo was an aspiring dictator and almost there but for God’s intervention.

Anzanufe
Anzanufe
13 days ago

Another dunderhead not worth minister. Surely he needs prayers

Waimanya wandatole
Waimanya wandatole
13 days ago

Just use the average

Tizanka
Tizanka
13 days ago

Rest in peace Bingu. May those who celebrated and keep on celebrating his death find forgiveness

braveheart
braveheart
13 days ago

What people really want to know is who killed Bingu? Not the cardiac arrest story,NO!

Chkwawa boy
13 days ago

Kazako start with your grandfather I lower Shires. That’s total insult from you Nsena Kazako. I didn’t know that there are some stupid Sena’s like you.Uzaziona nawenso. Utha udyo nphwanga. Wacepanazo.

Edwin Macford
Edwin Macford
13 days ago

This is the craziest government never exixt before, how come not know the date of your own president and able to remember about John Chilembwe who died 1900 years ago. What did they write on his death certificate and how did they notice that he was dead? Who notice it?

Hate it or take it but it's a fact
Reply to  Edwin Macford

It is your DPP administration which was and is still crazy for hiding the death of your leader.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
13 days ago

afuse pitala zisatikhudze izi

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
13 days ago

Methinks the dude actually died on April 1 — the famous fool’s day. Since he was indeed an idiot, APM orchestrated the move of the death date to April 5 or 6, or whatever: any day other than the fool’s day. You see, once a fool always a fool, until death doth you part, so APM thought.

This is my highly informed opinion. If you disagree with it, then come up with a better explanation. I dare you!! Mxii! After all, this thug doesn’t deserve to be remembered in any way or form.

Hate it or take it but it's a fact
Reply to  Ngombwax

Kwambiri he did not deserve it, he hacked and killed innocent people in Mzuzu, celebrated for what? For killing people.

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