Chilima leads mourners at late Mvalo’s funeral

By Wanangwa Tembo

Mother to businessperson Frank Mvalo and in-law to Justice Minister Titus Mvalo, Agnes Grace Mvalo, has been laid to rest in Traditional Authority Mabilabo’s Emanyaleni Village in Mzimba at a ceremony attended by Vice President Saulos Chilima.

In his eulogy, Inkosi Mabilabo described the deceased as a mother and pillar for many people within and beyond her home village.

“We have lost not just a woman but a mother and pillar that anchored this village and beyond,” he said.

Chilima paying last respects

Family representative Peter Mvalo also described the late Mvalo as a loving and hard working mother.

“Her departure is a great loss to the family. Her death is a shock to us,” he said.

He said Mvalo got sick while in South Africa where she had gone to cheer her sick sister.

He expressed gratitude to the Malawian High Commissioner in South Africa for assisting the family with arrangements to repatriate the body to Malawi.

The late Agnes Grace Mvalo, who worked as a secretary and a teacher before joining NBS Bank, was born in 1946 and died Tuesday last week aged 78.

A dedicated member of the Anglican Church, she is survived by two children and eight grandchildren.