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President Chakwera to attend burial of Lucius Banda

President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera will on Thursday lead Malawians at the funeral ceremony of departed music legend Lucius Banda who will be buried in Balaka District.

He died on Sunday in South Africa while receiving treatment.

Meanwhile, an uncle to the deceased, Eliyasi Kamoto has thanked the government, especially President Chakwera for the love and compassion displayed to their relative throughout the period that he had been in hospital.

“I have seen the Vice President Dr. Michael Ussi among us, I have also seen the Minister of Local Government and National Unity Richard Chimwendo Banda here, please covey our heartfelt thanks to the State President,” he said at Chileka Airport yesterday when welcoming the body.

Late Banda lies at his residence at Andiamo( Kaumphawi Village) where a vigil is being held, awaiting burial on Thursday.


By Mary Makhiringa, MANA

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