The body of Necton Mhura, who was the country’s representative to the United Nations, was laid to rest in Zomba Thursday.
Mhura died on Monday last week in the United States (US).
Emmanuel Fabiano, Minister of Foreign Affairs, who represented President Peter Mutharika, said the country has lost a dedicated citizen.
He described the late Mhura as a humble and hardworking person who has contributed a lot to the development of the country.
Among the dignitaries that were at the funeral ceremony were University of Malawi (Unima) Vice Chancellor John Saka, Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda and US Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer.
Mhura served in various diplomatic missions.
He served from 2015 as ambassador to the US, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Bahamas and Puerto Rico.
He also worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom from 1985 to 1988.
Mhura also served as the Dean of the Faculty of Law at Chancellor College, a constituent college of Unima, between 2004 and 2007.
He also served as acting dean from 1997 to 2000 and head of the law school from 1996.
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