Muluzi’s daughter laid to rest as ex-Malawi president wept: Pictorial

Mourners packed Kapoloma village in Machinga district  for the funeral of   former president Bakili Muluzi ‘s first born daughter, Esmie Muluzi Malisita, who was on Monday struck dead by lightning, together with her close friend Hazel Busile in Blantyre.

Muluzi wept

The funeral at Kapoloma

Chakwera consoling Muluzi

Muluzi’s friend gives a consoling hug

The mourners including politicain Ken Msonda

The children of the deceased

Bishops were also part of mourners

Former official hostess to founding president Kamuzu Banda, Mama Cecilia Kadzamila was among mourners

The only brother to Esmie, Minister Atupele Muluzi and his wife lay wreaths

Parents: Bakili and Anne Muluzi paying tribute

Laying wreaths the family

Tribute to Esmie Muluzi Malisita

People of all walks of life travelled to Muluzi’s home village of Kapoloma,  Machinga district 160 km north of Blantyre to pay their tribute to Muluzi-Malisita who was Director for Joy FM Radio, one of Malawi’s private radios.

Mourners included Bishop of the Catholic Church, Muslim Sheikhs, politicians said such ad Leader of Opposition Lazarous Chakwera, Francis Mphepo secretary general of ruling DPP who represented President Peter Mutharika, the captains of business and industry, lawmakers and members of United Democratic Front (UDF).

Former president  Bakili Muluzi – a prominent businessman before he won the first democratic elections in 1994 –  was seen weeping when he viewed the body of his daughter before burial.

Annie Muluzi, who was the first woman to be called First Lady in Malawi at the birth of democracy, the mother to the deceased also flew in from United Stated, her base, for the sad funeral.

Muluzi- Malisita, who was married to Dr Ken Malisita a medical doctor, was also sister to Minister of Lands Housing and Urban Development Atupele Muluzi.

Born on August 31 1969 Muluzi-Malisita is survived by a husband and three children.

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Yes she was a christian


Ochita pretend to be amvano ndiye ndi ambili among Malawians. Ochita pretend to be christiatians ndi ambilinso. Timangokumvelani.Zoona mwana wa mzanu wamwalila pamodzi ndi Esmmie osamusamala olo! Money talks! If you have money, everybody wants to leak your ass.!Tikuziona izi koma dziwani kuti kuno ndi kunja.Amene muwanyozawo tsiku lina adzakhala anthu mark my words! RIP Hazel.

Francis Matope

Very sad but God’s time is the best. There is no untimely death. Death is like a blackout. Let us always be ready for we are next on line

Daniel Hussein

May her soul rest in peace.


Zokondelazo anayambisa amayi. Condolence message inali kwa muluzi fellow politician . The other malilo amtaa kuitchula nde next time mukamva ali pa political platform ndimakukondani a malawi. Zopusa. Politicians work for themselves and pleasing fellow politicians and not for malawians. This is behaviour of politicians including politicians pretending to be amvano


pepani a chair pepani pepani limbani mtima mulungu akhala pakati panu . mulungu anapereka ndipo mulungu yemweyo watenga . I’ve tili pakati panu kulira limodzi. ndipo ziwani kuti timakunyadirani komanso tima kupemphererani ndinu munthu wokonda mtendere chauta apitiliza kukudalitsani. may the soul of esmie the humble mother rest in peace


Mphenzi? kalipo kalipo. koma mwaphesa munthu osalakwa.


A semani, there is nothing like ‘kalipo kalipo’. Are you suggesting that the lightning that struck the two ladies was man-made? I suppose you do not understand the scientific explanation of how lightining is formed and which people are at risk when clouds form! Get facts from those who know instead of trying to blame innocent people. People who think like you are enemies of progress. They think they have answers to all the happenings of the world, even to things they do not understand. My condolences to the bereaved families.

James Mpata

To the former President of the Republic of Malawi and first Democratic President of Malawi and his entire family kindly accept our deep sympathy. Allah gives and takes. We plan but he decides and to him be the glory. May your daughter’s soul RIP.

Dr. Muluzi you did so much for all Malawians and no sane Malawian will forget you and your ever welcoming and joyous face. May you be consoled in the name of Allah. James and Diana Mpata and family.

Zaya ku Nkhongo

Pepani ndithu aChair bambo wanga. Mulungu anatipasa Chemwaliwa koma iyenso wamukondesesa kwambili kumuyitana akakhale naye. Tivomeleze ndithu kufuna kwa iye Namalenga. It’s deeply saddening ngati kholo ndilo limene litsanzikana ndi ana ake mwanjila imeneyi. May God our almighty grant you the serenity and peace to go through this difficult phase of life. Stay strong aChair wanga and know that you are always remembered and in our thoughts and prayers in this dark hour.


Pepani, just a question; was she a christian? Is that a coffin?

We shall meet when Jesus comes.

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