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.
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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :