The body of Malawi’s ambassador to the United Nations died Necton Mhura who died following a long battle with cancer is expected in the country on Tuesday for burial.
Mhura, who once served as Deputy Chief Secretray to Government from 2010 to 2012 died at New Jersey hospital on February 19 2018 in US.
His remains will arrive through Chileka Airport in Blantyre on Tuesday at 3:15pm aboard Ethiopian Airways flight number ET 21.
Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nicholous Dausi said burial will take place at St Mary’s Cemetery in Zomba on March 1.
Prior to his appointment to the UN, Mhura served from 2015 as ambassador to USA, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Bahamas and Puerto Rica.
He also worked as a research fellow at the University if Wdinburg in UK from 1985 to 1988.
Mhura has a background in law as a former dean of the Faculty of Law at Chancellor College School of Law in the University of Malawi, between 2004 and 2007.
He also served as acting dean from 1997 to 2000 and head of the law department from 1996 to 2002.