MCP’s Chidaya laid to rest: Chakwera gives powerful eulogy

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) members and other politicians joined thousands of mourners who bade farewell to long-serving party administrative secretary Potiphar Chidaya at the Area 18 Cemetery following his demise.

Chidaya’s widow lay her wreath. -Photo by Alfred Chauwa, Nyasa Times

Chakwera last respect as he lays his wreath. – Photo by Alfred Chauwa, Nyasa Times

Msowoya pay respects.- Photo by Alfred Chauwa, Nyasa Times

Carrying the casket with remains of Chidaya.-Photo by Alfred Chauwa, Nyasa Times

Chidaya died at Kamuzu Central Hospital on Saturday after losing battle to kidney failure.

He was buried on Monday at a moving ceremony at Area 18 cemetery in the capital city.

MCP president and leader of opposition Lazarous Chakwera led the mourners and paid respects to the man who served the party diligently.

As administration secretary, Chidaya, who rose to the position during the reign of former MCP president John Tembo, was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the party.

He described Chidaya as a rare breed of a politician.

“Chidaya was a gifted teacher who taught me a lot of things, he was a man of wisdom, he was a person who knew how to solve problems,” said Chakwera.

Chakwera urged party members to emulate the way how Chidaya was handling himself.

“Lead, as Portipher led, by example,” said Chakwera.

“He was the people’s person and that’s how he will stay, how he will remain in our hearts and in our memories forever,” Chakwera said.

MCP Central Region Chairman, Patrick Chilondola, said Chidaya was a corrupt free person.

“Look at the house that he was living, and yet he was the one dealing with all Members of Parliament and when you are giving him money he was asking what is this money for and he was accepting the money once you clearly indicate what is that money,” said Chilondola.

Speaking on behalf of other political parties, former deputy speaker Loveness Gondwe advised MCP members to preserve the legacy of Chidaya by keeping all four stones of the party which are Unity, Obedience, Loyalty and discipline.

“Why are you fighting within the party, why? MCP is the hope of Malawians but why can’t you put your house in order and move forward,” said Gondwe.

The ceremony was graced by several political heavyweights including all three MCP vice president, Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya, former Chief Justice Lovemore Munlo, former Speaker Louis Chimango, MCP lawmakers and Peoples Party secretary general Ibrahim Matola.

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ken mwangofi
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Was a man indeed, a man with principles. Let us not forget what we learn from these people

kings
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MHSRIP.

Mr. Matera
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Bambo Chidaya bambo anga muuse mumtendere. God be with you all the time. R.I.P

Kaunda Chirwa
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May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Ulidere mkulinga utayenda naye
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Ulidere mkulinga utayenda naye
Ndidali pomwepo mmene anthu adali kulankhula molira. Ifa ya Chidaya itiphuzitse a Malawi tonse khalidwe labwino, lokonda upemphera, lokonda dziko lathu, lokonda Chipani chathu, lokonda umodzi. Kulankhula kwa Gondwe mmalo mwa zipani zotsutsa kudandigwira mtima kwambiri maka maka pamene adzakambapo za mikangano imene ilipo Mchipani cha MCP chimene anthu akuchiyembiekezera kupanga Boma mchaka cha 2019. Mamembara a Chipani amene mwagalukira mtsogoleri wa bwino, wowopa Mulungu, nzeru zanu zili kuti? Kodi mufunadi kuti mchaka cha 2019 MCP ilamulire dziko lino, kodi maphokoso amamanga mudzi, dziko kapena Chipani? Msatero ayi. Imfa ya Chidaya ikhale yotiluzamitsa tonse ndi mtima umodzi kuti motsogozedwa ndi… Read more »
Rift Valley
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May his soul rest in peace

Maunits
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He was gentle man served for all four president of MCP Ngwazi Dr Banda, Gwanda Chakuamba, John Zenus Ungapange Tembo and incumbent Prof Lazarus Chakwera. Rest in Peace Portipher Chidaya.

Ntumbuka Wa Atumbuka
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I will remember Potiphar Chidaya for the revelations on JZU. May his soul rest in peace.

nadie zeuzeu
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may you rest in peace bwana. mwatisiya mmavuto mwa agalatiya osunga ndalama mmanyumba, mma car boot, mma pilokesi, mma account a kunja olo mmaina aazibale awo, milandu yake yosakambidwa olo kufufzidwa. aahhh tuweta njoka mm massion bwana. tikupempherera mzimu wanu bwana. tikukulilani, tazivera tokha- kudziwa komwe ndalama yacokera koma ndi yanji. enawa ndi envelope phatiphati
cisazo cabwino bwana.munatiphuzisa nchito ndipo ife amene timatsata zincito zanu ndithu sitimakhala ndi nkhawa. koma cimwemwe mu ntima. ZIKOMO BWANA NTIMA OKONDA KULANGIZA

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