Malawi bury Bingu, pictorial focus: Nyasa Times

Former President Bingu wa Mutharika, who died on 5 April after a cardiac arrest, was on Monday buried at his sprawling farm at Ndata in  Thyolo next to his first wife Ethel in a huge white marble mausoleum called Mpumulo wa Bata.

Tears for Bingu

These are some of the pictures from the funeral ceremony.

Former president Bakili Muluzi having a talk with chair of the funeral committee Henry Mussa.

Malawi leader of opposition, veteran politician John Tembo, 78, at the funeral

Mourners attend the state funeral o Mutharika . (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)

Widowed first lady Callista Mutharika with vice president Khumbo Kachali. -Thokozani M. Chikuni/ Nyasa Times

Tears for Bingu

Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki attend the state funeral of Bingu wa Mutharika. Photo credit Thokozani M Chikuni/ Nyasa Times

Zimbabean president Robert Mugabe, left and his wife Grace, right, attend the state funeral of Mutharika. Thokozani M Chikuni/ Nyasa Times

Charles Namondwe, Malawi's ambassador to China and a cousin to late Mutharika speaking at the funeral claimed Malawians held partiess in celebration of Bingu's death.Thokozani M Chikuni/ Nyasa Times

Distinguished mourners. Thokozani M Chikuni/ Nyasa Times

Catholics conduct funeral mass for Bingu.Thokozani M Chikuni/ Nyasa Times

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