Peter Mutharika leads Malawians in Poppy Day commemoration
President Peter Mutharika Sunday led Malawians in commemorating Poppy Day at the War Memorial Tower in Zomba.
This comes as the world commemorates 101 years since the end of the First World War on November 11 1918.
The function, was witnessed by some ex-servicemen who were clad in their uniforms in honour of their fallen comrades who they fought with side-by-side during the two world wars.
Among other key personalities who laid wreaths after Mutharika were Malawi Defence Force Commander, Vincent Nundwe and acting Inspector General of Police, Duncan Mwapasa.
Speaker of Malawi Parliament, Catherine Gotani-Hara Chief Secretary to government, Lloyd Muhara, and Ken Zikhale-Ng’oma, who represented the leader of opposition in Parliament, also laid their wreaths.
In Mzuzu, at a similar event, Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Madalitso Kazombo, said Parliament respects the fallen soldiers who lost their lives for the sake of peace for Malawians and the world at large.
“Parliament respects the fallen soldiers and also the current men and women in uniform. The fallen soldiers fought for Malawi and Africa in general for the sake of peace. And this is also what is happening now as our soldiers still join others soldiers in peace-keeping missions in Africa through the United Nations. That is why we are here to support them,” Kazombo said.
War veteran and Ex-Service League of Malawi chairperson retired, Brigadier General Charles Kalumo, appealed for support of the war heroes who he said are in the legion of 4,000.
About 19, 000 soldiers from Malawi