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Thousands mourn Helen Singh

Thousands of people from all walks of life Tuesday, celebrated the life of a politician, Helen Singh, who died on Saturday night at Blantyre Adventist Hospital.

People trekked to Comesa Hall in Blantyre where they paid their last respects for the founder of the United Independence Party (UIP).

Singh who died at the age of 64 is survived by two children, David and Samuel, and five grandchildren.

In a moving eulogy, David, the elder son to the deceased, said the death of his mother is a call for celebration as she lived her life well.

He confessed being a troublemaker but became a born-again Christian in 2011 with the aid of his mother.

Samuel, on the other hand, described his mother as incomparable in all spheres of life.

“When an ambassador has finished work in a country he returns home. She was an ambassador of Christ and has returned home,” he said.

Singh was the first woman to be appointed Impi of the Maseko Ngoni by the late Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani IV in 2008.

She is remembered for advocating against recycled politicians who she likened to crooked potatoes that could not be straightened.

She becomes the second 2014 presidential aspirant to pass on after James Nyondo of National Salvation Front who died in July 2015.

The remains of the late Singh were cremated at Limbe Cremation Centre in Blantyre in line with her wish, just like her husband who died some years ago.

She came from Mauyana Village Traditional Authority Kwataine in Ntcheu District.

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