Malawi Minister Eunice Kazembe dies: JB pays tribute

Former Minister of Education, Eunice Kazembe, who was now the Minister in the Office of President and Cabinet responsible for  Good Governance has died.

Kazembe, 61, died at a South African Hospital following a stroke.

“It is with great sadness that Mrs Eunice Kazembe died peacefully following a stroke she suffered,” family member told Nyasa Times on Monday.

President Joyce Banda has since paid tribute to her minister .

“I am sad to inform you of the passing away of my minister in the President’s office, Hon Eunice Kazembe,” said the President in a brief statement. 

She noted that late Kazembe served Malawi under her government “with profound commitment and sincerity.”

Eunice  Kazembe:  Dies
Eunice Kazembe: Dies in South Africa

President Banda said: “Join me in prayers for God our maker to bring comfort to her family at this most difficult time.” 

Kazembe previously served as of Chairperson of the defunct Malawi Development Corporation (MDC) and Malawi’s Ambassador to the Taiwan.

She has served in various Ministrial posts during between 2004 and 2013.

Kazembe was  a trustee and co-founder of Chisomo Children’s Club.

Until her death, Kazembe was MP for Chiradzulu South.

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