Malawi’s ruling Peoples Party has expressed sadness over the death of former Minister of Education, Eunice Kazembe and has since sent its condolences to the bereaved family.
Kazembe, 61, who was now the Minister in the Office of President and Cabinet responsible for Good Governance died at a South African Hospital following a stroke.
PP’s deputy publicity secretary Ken Msonda said in a statement that the ruling party is “very saddened” by Kazembe’s untimely passing.
“Her passing on is a great lost to Peoples Party and its leadership. Late Hon Mrs Eunice Kazembe’s passing on shall surely affect us as a party,” reads the statement issued on Monday.
Msonda said Kazembe served the Peoples Party with integrity, humility and dedication. He said Kazembe was a very focused and matured politician.
“We send our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family as they pass through this very traumatizing and trying moment. May God Almighty be with the deceased family, relatives and friends and give them strength,” said Msonda.
President Joyce Banda also paid her tribute to her late minister who came from Chiradzulu district and was Member of Parliament for Chiradzulu South.
“I am sad to inform you of the passing away of my minister in the President’s office, Hon Eunice Kazembe,” said the Malawi leader.
She noted that late Kazembe served Malawi under her government “with profound commitment and sincerity.”