The Mulhako wa Alhomwe, a Lhomwe Cultural Heritage Grouping, led by Paramount Chief Nkhumba and all the Lhomwes from Thyolo, Phalombe and Mulanje has congratulated Her Excellency Joyce Banda for ascending to position of President following the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika last week.
The grouping said in a statement released by its national spokesperson Hastings Maloya that it was pledging total support to President Banda, saying it wished her and the government success and prosperity.
The grouping then hailed all Malawians for the peaceful conduct during the transition period adding “It is our call that we maintain peace at all times.”
Mutharika, who was patron of Mulhako, died at Kamuzu Central hospital on April 5, 2012 of Cardiac arrest.
The group expressed deep shock and sadness on the untimely death of its Founder and Patron.
Mulhako said Mutharika’s death is a great loss to the Lhomwes and Malawi.
“However, we are pleased to note the sentiments by President Banda that the late Professor Mutharika be mourned with dignity. This proves we have a caring leader,” he said.
Maloya said the Mulhako is also extending its condolences to the First Lady Callista Mutharika, Peter Mutharika, the children and the entire bereaved family at this very difficult time.
“Our condolences also go to the President Banda and the entire government,” he said.
President Banda used her first official day in office to purge members of her predecessor’s government, including the information minister Patricia Kaliati who is suspected of being in a high-powered group trying to block her ascension to office.
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