Malawian Mandela dies at 89: Matchipisa Munthali

Nelson Mandela of Malawi, otherwise known as Matchipisa Munthali  a politicians of Mlowe, Rumphi has died at the age 89.

Matchipisa: No more

Matchipisa: No more

Matchipisa earned the nick name Mandela as he was malawi’s longest-serving detainee  under Kamuzu Banda dictatorship.

He was condemned to prison life for 27 years like South Africa’s Nelson Mandela.

His death was announced by United Democratic Front (UDF) a party he served.

“With deep sorrow and sadness the United Democratic Front party regrets to announce the death of Mr.Matchipisa Munthali who died late this afternoon at Rumphi District Hospital,” UDF spokesman Ken Ndanga said on Monday

“The late Munthali was until his death a dedicated member of the UDF party and actively participated in the May 20,2014 as one of the parliamentary candidates for the UDF party,” he added.

Meanwhile, the UDF party is discussing with the Munthali family for the funeral program which will be announced in due course.

Matchipisa has been involved in multiple charity projects. He was also instrumental in bringing electricity to Mlowe and dug deep to help build Mlowe Community Day Secondary School.

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May your soul Rest In Peace

nzika # 1

may his soul Rest in Peace


go home peacefully gogo Matchipisa. You lived a good life. MYSRIP

Eliam k

RIP BIG MAN I Once visited him at his nice stone house at mlowe


May his soul rest in peace…..


Rest in peace


the lord was gracious to this man living all that long


Those of us who suffered under the MCP dictatorship wish to hear Chakwera apologise for the MCP attrocities that lasted a very long time.
But because the MCP are short-sighted, they will not apologise, thus alienating the many of us even further. In the end, MCP will fail to rule, although it has some good people.
When your party has made a mistake, leaders should own up.
In South Africa, they had the Truth Commission that took care of the anger and pain. The Bakilis did not want this to be conducted in Malawi.
Under MCP, suffering and attrocities were real.

hoza john

Hamba khahle Machipisa Munthali, we had a nice chart in my office while @ OIBM Rumphi Branch. May your soul rest in peace.


We liked you gogo,but God likedyou too RIP gogo.

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