The body of Necton Mhura, Malawi’s permanent representative to the United Nations, arrived in the country Tuesday through Chileka International Airport in Blantyre.
Mhura died on Monday last week in the United States (US).
Mhura’s body was taken straight to College of Medicine Mortuary in Blantyre, before heading to its final destination, Zomba, where burial will take place tomorrow.
Government officials, Blantyre City Council Mayor Wild Ndipo and Democratic Progressive Party supporters lined up to welcome the body of a son who served Malawi well.
Family member, Tawanda Tambula, said the family has lost a pillar.
Tambula said Mhura was more than a father to the entire family, as he used to provide both financial and moral support.
“We have lost a pillar in our family. He was paying school fees for a lot of people in colleges and secondary schools and we will miss that. We cannot even begin to explain how we will miss him,” he said.
A statement released earlier by the Office of the President and Cabinet indicates that the burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Zomba City.
Mhura has, since 2015, served in many diplomatic missions including the US, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Bahamas and Puerto Rico.
He also served as the dean of the Faculty of Law at Chancellor College, University of Malawi, between 2004 and 2007.
He also worked as a research fellow at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom from 1985 to 1988.
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