Nga Mtafu’s burial on Friday

Burial for former minister Dr George Nga Mtafu who died on Tuesday will take place on Friday at Ntonda in Blantyre, United Democratic Front (UDF) spokesperson has disclosed.

Nga Ntafu survived by a wife  Elvy

Nga Ntafu survived by a wife Elvy

Mtafu, one of renowned politicians and neurosurgeon, died at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital on Tuesday afternoon where he was rushed to after the vehicle he was driving (Nissan March LA 4756) collided with a Ministry of Health lorry (MG 875 AC).

The accident occured at about 12pm (Tuesday) at Chatha trading centre along Chileka road in Blantyre.

UDF spokesperson, Ken Ndanga disclosed on Wednesday that burial will take place on Friday at Ntonda (Khumbo Farm) along Chikwawa Road in Blantyre.

”The body will be collected from College of Medicine on Thursday to Chileka -left turn before the junction to Kalibu Academy. Vigil is taking place at his house in Chileka,” disclosed Ndanga on his
Facebook page.

President Peter Mutharika and other politicians including former Heads of States, Bakili Muluzi and Joyce Banda have joined the nation in mourning the sudden death of Mtafu.

”We will remember George’s great contributions to building and strengthening the country. He was amongst the people who worked hard for our young democracy, we will forever remember his legacy and unique contribution to Malawi. George will be missed and he will never be forgotten,” Mutharika said.

Mtafu was once arrested and imprisoned without trial for making a statement disagreeing with President Hastings Banda’s pronouncements. Upon his release in 1991, he became active in reform politics, and is one of the founding members of United Democratic Front (UDF).

He served in various ministerial portfolios during the UDF regime under Bakili Muluzi presidency, and in 2012 Mtafu was appointed as Chief Technical Advisor in the Ministry of Health.

Mtafu was also once UDF treasurer general and the party’s leader in Parliament.

He is survived by wife, Elvy a commissioner at the Malawi Electoral Commission, and children.

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G man
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RIP

yunusu
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Why do we say survived by a wife and children when the person has died shouldn’t we say left behind a wife and children DEBATE

ochenji
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No. 16 ndiwe ozelezeka kwambiri, kodi ukuona ngati yankho lanu loti mukhale pampando lidzela ku imfa, forget it, mind u, tell ur friends u never a president of this country

The Binoculars
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Very sad indeed.Precious life gone too soon.These small cars are quite vulnerable in case of head on corrisions.Why should a former minister driving ka small car -a Nissan march?

NYONYO
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NUMBER 20. NGA HAS LEFT 3 LEGITIMATE CHILDREN ALL SUCCESSFUL 2 ARE BASED IN THE USA AND 1 IN SOUTH AFRICA. UNLESS YOU KNOW OF OTHERS WE DO NOT KNOW.

Winston Msowoya
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I would like to extend my heart- felt condolence to family and friends of the late Dr.Nga Ntafu for his tragic demise in motor accident.Suffice to say,that his departure is a double loss to his family on one hand and,to the whole nation,on the other.Muthalika refered to him as the Statesman,but on the contrary,I call him a discerning neuro- surgeon of our time.We can call the late President of Botswana Sir Seletse Khama and the late Tanzanian President Julius Kambalage Nyerere just to name a few,Statesmen.As the only neuro-surgeon in the country and indeed,very few in Africa,we have lost something… Read more »
Muyande
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RIP,my dear friend,Uncle and family doctor!

kalang rachel
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my condolence to the familly of Ngafu…may his soul rest in peace..

Chikopa
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Chindele @ 4 if all the northerners are to be buried in the north means cost of funeral will be in Billions. Is this worth it? Malawi is one and tribes or district of origins are the ones giving us headache as they are dividing us. Did you hear his wishes of where to bury him?

Good Girl
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How many children has he left behind?

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