Sorrow engulfs Ndirande over Jethro Sangala’s death

Ndirande in Blantyre, Malawi’s most populous city township, was from Friday, June 6 2019 until on Sunday, engulfed in deep sorrow following the death of one of the township’s most longtime revered women, Jethro Che Wilisye Sangala.

Nankhumwa comforts Aaron Sangala
Mourners carry the remains of Jethro Sangala
Nankhumwa pays tribute as he views the body
Jethro Angela no more

The late Jethro Sangala, wife of the late James Frederick Sangala, the nationalist on the K100 note, died on Friday and was laid to rest on Sunday at HHI cemetery in the city of Blantyre after a moving funeral service led by clergy from Kachere CCAP Church, where she was a member.

The late Jethro Sangala was mother to Aaron Sangala, the immediate past Member of Parliament (MP) for Blantyre (Ndirande) Malabada constituency. Aaron Sangala is also ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Deputy Secretary General and former cabinet minister.

She was also mother to renowned musicians CODE and Shadrek Sangala. She was 79 and she is survived by 9 children and 14 grandchildren.

President Peter Mutharika, who delegated DPP Vice President for Southern Region, Kondwani Nankhumwa to represent him, expressed deep sorrow over the death of Jethro Sangala, saying the nation had lost a courageous woman who dedicated her entire life to educating fellow citizens about the importance of love and unity.

In his eulogy on behalf of the President “who was preoccupied with other state matters”, Nankhumwa said the President had sent him to deliver to the bereaved family and the entire Ndirande community his personal condolences following the death of “your mother”.

The DPP VP said what had compelled the President to do that was because the death of Jethro Sangala was not an ordinary loss to the Sangala family but a painful loss to the entire nation because the Sangala family is associated with almost every social, economic and political spheres of this country.

“History about Malawi can never be complete without the mention of the Sangala family. It is from the Sangala family that high-profile politicians, sport athletes, including great professional footballers, musicians, among others, have come from. It is for this reason that the President feels greatly touched by the death of our mother,” said Nankhumwa.

Other speakers during the ceremony at the Sangala’s Residence in Ndirande included a family representative, traditional chief of the area, DPP Regional Governor Charles Mchacha and MP for Blantyre (Ndirande) Central, Chipiliro Mpinganjira, among others.

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Better me
Better me
1 year ago

So all that are commenting here are liars eisshhhh

COPS
COPS
1 year ago

But the deceased names akunveka achimunatu… jethro Che Wilisye???? i thought it was a man in the first place, anyway RIP

Brenda Soko
1 year ago

Mama Jethro was a wife to Mauclen Sangala…RIP Ma!!! I hope takonza pamenepo.

oMachemba
oMachemba
1 year ago

NyasaTimes: We trust your reportage; but in this case, eat the humble pie and correct the story, please.
che Wilisye was not the wife of the legendary James Frederick Sangala, of the Nyasaland African Congress; the man born at the turn of the last century.
She was born around 1940, and by then, the Sangala family had assumed the legendary status in Ndirande and around the country – thanks to JFSangala’s contributions to the fight against colonialism in present Malawi.
To the point and to be clear: These facts in themselves do not diminish the significance of the matriarch.

Bumba
Bumba
1 year ago

Nyasa Times, Jethro Sangala CANNOT be the wife of James Fredrick Sangala who was born in 1900 and led our country’s nationalist movement. Rather she was wife to John Twaibu Sangala who was murdered in Mwanza by the Dr Banda’s regime. Her husband was murdered together with Aaron Gadama, Dick Matenje and David Chiwanga. Please, research before writing and publishing.

Eduardo, Provincia de Niassa
Eduardo, Provincia de Niassa
1 year ago
Reply to  Bumba

This is another misrepresebtation of facts. Kodi mwatani anthu ine lero, The writer of the first comment on top is the one who is right. The Sangala who was murdered by Kamuzu was from Mayani, Dedza.

Biti Tundulu
1 year ago
Reply to  Bumba

Inunso ndiye mwanamatu, uja anafa ndi achina Gadama was John Twaibu Sangala anali wa ku Chutundu ku Dedza, his wife was Jane Genda who passed on sometime back….ambiri mukuoneka history ya dziko lathu simulidziwa…anthu olemba akuchepa, ntchito kumangokhala pa facebook.

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