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.
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
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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :