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