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Ntafu to be laid to rest in Blantyre

Written by  Sam Phiri

Chief Technical Advisor in the Ministry of Health and former Parliamentarian and Minister in the reign of United Democratic Front (UDF) Dr. George Nga Ntafu will be laid to rest today 23 October 2015 at Khumbo Farm, Ntonda, in Blantyre along Blantyre-Chikwawa Road.

Ntafu to be laid to rest in Blantyre Ntafu to be laid to rest in Blantyre

Nga Ntafu, was one of renowned politicians and a neurosurgeon, who died on Tuesday at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital where he was rushed to after being involved in car accident at Chatha along the Chileka road.

According to a statement released on Wednesday, UDF Spokesperson Ken Ndanga said before the burial there will be a church service at Sunnyside Adventist Church this morning.

“The body will be collected from College of Medicine on Thursday at 3pm to Khumbo Farm. Vigil is taking place at his house in Chileka,” wrote Ndanga.

Meanwhile during the week State President Peter Mutharika expressed his shock over the untimely death of the late Ntafu.

"The First Lady and I are shocked beyond words at the death of a statesman, Dr. George Nga Ntafu. The tragic, the inconceivable, has happened.

“But we are being comforted by the memory of his long, full and inspiring life. We are so proud of his devotion to helping thousands of Malawians through his medical profession and political career as he sought to change our mother Malawi for the better,” wrote Mutharika.

Mutharika said he will remember Ntafu for his 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,” added Mutharika.

He was voted out of August house in 2009.

Born on Likoma Island, Ntafu was trained as a neurosurgeon in Germany and returned home in the 1980s and was based at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre.

Ntafu fought gallantly for democracy in the early 1990s during the first reign of Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda and thereafter served in the first democratically elected government as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Likoma and cabinet minister.

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